No, it’s not as if the British are back in control.
The Union Jack flag was raised Wednesday in front of Islip Town Hall to pay tribute to the town’s namesake and sister city, Islip, Northamptonshire, England, town officials announced Friday.
Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter was joined by a former town councilman from England’s Islip, Tom Love, who was on hand for the flag raising while visiting Long Island.
Carpenter also declared Sept. 12, “Islip England Day” in the Town of Islip, N.Y.
Photos come courtesy of the Town of Islip.
In 1683, William Nicoll formerly of Islip, Northamptonshire, England, came to East Islip and purchased the first grant, a 50,000-acre plantation known as the Islip Grange from the Sachem Winnequaheagh Indian of Connetquot.
As a result, William Nicoll became the first patentee of Islip and settled in East Islip in 1701.
“Today we raise the Union Jack in recognition of our connection to Islip, England, and present Mr. Tom Love, a former councilperson in the City of Islip, Northamptonshire, England, with this special proclamation, recognizing September 12, as Islip, England Day,” Carpenter said.