Flag to fly to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday

CO 090315 Horley Town Council Council taking part in th the "Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth" initiative, helped by local school children. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150903-151700001
CO 090315 Horley Town Council Council taking part in th the "Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth" initiative, helped by local school children. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-150903-151700001

Lynn will join in with a day of flying the Commonwealth flag on Monday.

Across the world Commonwealth Day will be marked at 10am local time, and so the celebration in Lynn, where flags will be hoisted at the Custom House, the Town hall and West Norfolk Council’s headquarters King’s Court, will be 13 hours after the first flag is raised in Tonga.

Bruno Peek, originator and Commonwealth Pageantmaster of Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth, said: “I am amazed how quickly this event has caught the public imagination.

“We are only in our third year, and the involvement of so many people shows the enormous potential of this project and of the Commonwealth.

“We also celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday on 21 April; a special occasion for the Commonwealth too, especially as the Queen is its head.”