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Scheveningen (The Netherlands)

Den Haag municipality, Zuid-Holland province

Last modified: 2003-09-27 by jarig bakker
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Scheveningen village

Description villageflag of Scheveningen: blue with three white herrings, paced on top of each other, directed towards the hoist, placed at flagcenter over the full flagheight; each herring with a three-leaved yellow crown, floating over the head.
adoption date unknown.

Scheveningen old flag

[Scheveningen old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 10 Aug 2003

Scheveningen is an old fishing village, part of Den Haag and famous bathing resort (see f.i. the Kurhaus).
There was an older flag in use.
Description: three equally wide horizontal stripes of red, white, and green.
This village flag is no longer in use, but was in former times found on fishing boats. On the bow of fishing pinks (one of which took Prince Willem Frederik, later king Willem I from England to Holland) two rectangles were often painted in the village colors. The flag was mentioned in the book of van Lennep and Ter Gouw "De Uithangteekens", 1870, p. 199.
The "Exploitatiemaatschappij Scheveningen" did not reinstate this flag, but instead chose a white-blue flag with in the center the Scheveninger CoA (1961). It was stated that these colors were chosen because they formed a combination, which according to tradition were the typical Scheveninger colors. We (that's Sierksma) know nothing about that!
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962 [sie62]

Based on Sierksma's remarks and on Ralf Hartemink's observation:
"The arms were designed at the beginning of the 20th century. The arms are not historical, Scheveningen always belonged to The Hague, so there are no historical seals or images for the village. The arms indicate the importance of fishing for the local
economy and are most likely based on the arms of Enhuizen."
it doesn't seem to be worthwhile to include that exploitationflag on FOTW-ws.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Aug 2003