The Black Country flag was designed by Gracie Sheppard.
Gracie designed the Black Country flag in 2012, as part of a competition for the 300 year anniversary celebrations of the Newcomen Engine invention.
Gracie Sheppard's design won the competiton that was organised by The Black Country Living Museum.
The Black Country was described as "Black by day and Red By night" a result of the local furnaces giving out smoke and grime during the day and glowing by night. The flag background is therefore both black and red, with the chains showing a typical product manufactured in the area. The central white area represents the glass cone, a symbol of the region's glass-making heritage since 1790.