“crowsanwra incorrectly said The Baner St Piran predates hundreds of other National flags across the world.
Show us the evidence or be seen for what you are as Churchill said
The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
From a member of Mk Phil Rendle flaginstitute.org
The first time that we know of anyone writing about St Piran’s flag was in 1835.
Davies Gilbert (1767-1839), towards the end of his life, finally got round to editing the histories collected by two previous writers Hals and Tonkin. He added some statistical and geological details and a few notes of his own for each of the over 200 Cornish parishes.
He was writing about the parish of Perranzabuloe (St Piran in the Sands) in 1835 – he gives the date in his book – which was published in 1938.
Here we find the first know reference to St Piran’s flag: “A white cross on a black ground was formerly the banner of St Perran and the Standard of Cornwall; prob¬ably with some allusion to the black ore and the white metal of tin”.
Making it one of the youngest and an invention”
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