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Arthur Hugh Bunting (1917—2002) crop scientist

Basil Bunting (1900—1985) poet


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Edward Bunting (1773—1843) collector of folk music

Eve Bunting (b. 1928)

Jabez Bunting (1779—1858) Wesleyan Methodist minister

John Bunting (1839—1923) sharebroker and cotton spinner

Sidney Percival Bunting (1873—1936) political activist in South Africa

Sir Percy William Bunting (1836—1911) social reformer and journal editor

William Maclardie Bunting (1805—1866) Wesleyan Methodist minister


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A thin cloth of woven wool supplied in various colours from which flags of the International Code of Signals, and other coloured flags such as ensigns, were traditionally made. Originally, the name for bunting was bewpars. It was the most satisfactory material for flags as it was light enough to spread well even in a gentle wind, and was more resistant to fraying in a hard wind than many heavier materials.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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