flown in Burnham-On-Sea to mark first ever Somerset Day
first ever Somerset Day took place on Monday (May 11th) to celebrate
11th May was chosen by the public vote to commemorate the efforts
of King Alfred the Great in 878 against the Danes.
distinctive yellow Somerset Flag was flown at the town flag pole
by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council.
Sedgemoor District Council also raised a flag in King Square,
Bridgwater, pictured right, led by Council Chairman Peter
Downing and representatives of the Royal British Legion.
for Somerset, a group of local businesses, ran an online public
vote earlier this year to find a date for the county-wide event.
were three days in the running, each with a special link to the
county. The winning date took 51% of the votes.
Turner, from Passion for Somerset, said the county was the third
largest county in England. "Somerset needs some identity,"
he added. "Actually having a day for Somerset, like many
of our county counterparts have, will really start to get the
message out that Somerset has something really, really special."