Local signage states :-
"BLYTON, A strange spectacle awaits the traveller who enters its church, a spectacle to which kings and presidents have contributed', an impressive display of the flags of the Allies in the First World War.
It began with a mother whose son died in France; she wanted a French flag for the church.
Then the mother of a son who fell in Belgium wished for a Belgium flag.
So it was that the vicar of those sad years set himself the task of collecting the flags of the Allies for his church.
King Albert sent the Belgium flag, and the French president sent the Tricolor.
Admiral Beatty sent an ensign flown at Jutland, and the Viceroy of India, and the Governors of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa sent Empire flags.
The Kings of Italy, Serbia and Rumania responded, and so did the Emperor of Japan, whose country was a friend of Britain then.
The American flag came from President Wilson, and the Portuguese flag came with special affection from the, President of the republic, for it was from Blyton that Sister , Margaret went out to matron the Portuguese hospital in France, when she was decorated with one of Portugal's ancient orders"
DB 12 May 2019