do you react to a flag-seller in the
street? Do you hurry past
the other side? Do you buy a flag
simply to avoid embarrassment?
are you among the minority of willing
category you fall
the attitudes and enthusiasms which marked the birth of
the British flag-day have changed radically over the
years. The flag-day had
beginnings in 1912 and grew rapidly
during the First World War,
£15 million was raised by this method.
response to adverse public criticism
sides by too many charities, the
Metropolitan Police try to limit flag-days in Greater
four major combined onslaughts
Local authorities are permitted six weeks in
one year for such work. Generally
give preference to local causes.
Charity still begins
home. Alternative forms of
sponsorship and fund-raising schemes are increasingly
example, sells direct to the public
from shops stocked with home-produced and recycled goods.
Ironically, a small batch of charity emblems was
to Oxfam, and items which originally
only a few pence were offered for
as collectors' items.