Acronyms that contain the term flagg
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- Flagg is a small Peak District village, set in the Derbyshire Dales, halfway between the small market town of Bakewell and the spa town of Buxton, in the area officially known as "The White Peak". 1000 feet above sea level, Flagg is recorded in the Domesday Book as "Flagun", and is believed to have originally been a Viking settlement engaged primarily in lead mining, the evidence of which can still be seen today with many spoil heaps and disused mine shafts in the area. In the mid-19th century, well dressings were held during "Wakes Week", which was always begun on the first Sunday after June 24. There were two wells, one opposite to Ivy House Farm, and the other opposite to Edge Close Farm. These days, Flagg is predominantly a farming village, concentrating on all aspects of agriculture, but is actually best known throughout the United Kingdom for the point-to-point races held annually on Easter Tuesday by the High Peak Hunt. On one occasion, King Edward VIII, the then Prince of Wales, actually rode at the races. The village is also very popular with hikers and campers, having numerous well known walks within or close to its boundaries, and several campsites catering for tents, caravans, and motorhomes. The village is a short distance from Tideswell, Ashbourne, Matlock, and the Manifold Valley.