The flag pole has been taken down from the County Hall roof and will soon be replaced by a taller flag pole.
Flags are flown every day of the year from that pole and some of them take a battering as they are blown against the stone finials that surround the tower. Mostly it is the Union Flag that is flown, but there are also the Abingdon Flag, St George’s Flag, Armed Forces Flag, and Commonwealth Flag. I remember the days when the EU Flag got flown on Europe Day once a year.
There is also a campaign to get a Rainbow Flag flown during Oxford Pride on Saturday 3rd June 2017.