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Allingawier (The Netherlands)

Wûnseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

Last modified: 2005-04-16 by jarig bakker
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[Allingawier villageflag] Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 19 Apr 1955; design: Kl. Sierksma

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Allingawier village

Allingawier had (1958) 152; (1974) 102 inhabitants, a "terp" (mound) village with two churches in 1958 - one may have been turned into something else, like an exhibition-center.
Nickname: "Ljochten" (lights), signififying that the Allingawiersters were known as being very clever (but any Exmoarster knew that they were no great lights).
Allingawier CoA: in silver a black facing cow's head with a white spot on its forehead and red tongue, with three waterlilyleaves placed 2:1.
The cow's head reminds of the "Izeren Kou" (iron cow), which was present after the Reformation, and has been present in the vicarage, with ritual meaning, a.o. for funerals. At the same time it symbolizes cattle-breeding.
<This may be the origin of the statue of the cow in Leeuwarden, "Ús Mem" (our mother) in Leeuwarden - Fryslân without the Frisian cows is unimaginable>.
Source: "It Beaken", magazine of the Fryske Akademie, Dec 1969.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 28 Sep 2003

Allingawier CoA

[Allingawier CoA] from "It Beaken", magazine of the Fryske Akademie, Dec 1969.