Above is the Lydiate flag with its heraldic-type symbols.
I thought it about time I got my head around what the symbols actually mean so I approached Parish Council Chairman Dave Russell and his lovely historian wife Pam. Of course they educated me…..
The top left is the coat of arms of the Lydiate family who were early Lords of the Manor of Lydiate.
Top right is the Anderton Family coat of arms
Below it is the Ireland coat of arms
The trees and earth represent the Lydiate Wood and the good arable land around it as quoted in the Domesday Book.
I am told that the crest design was created by a former Parish Clerk – A Mr Newton.
The photo above is amongst those on my Flickr site at:-