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Exmorra (The Netherlands)

Wûnseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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[Exmorra village flag] Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 19 Apr 1955; design: Kl. Sierksma

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Exmorra village

Exmorra's (Frisian: Eksmoarre) population in 1958: 430, with the hamlets Bonjeterp (60) and Bruindeer (15). It's a "terp" (mound) village west of the cosmopolitan agglomeration of Bolsward, near the former Makkumer lake. Here several projects to fend off water-invasions were executed, like the Exmorrahem polder, the Exmorrahemdike (now dug up), and the Exmorsterwal (another sleeping dike).
Nickname: "Krante plakkers" (newspaper stickers), "Smoarfretters" (fateaters) - They were accused of doing nothing and filling their bellies with the fat left after the bacon was cooked. <fortunately no nickname is mentioned connecting these honorable people with Gomorra - I've asked a good citizen of Morra (Dongeradeel) if it had anything to do with that Biblical place, and survived (after a close escape :-).
Exmorra Coat of Arms: red, charged with five golden cloverleaves, placed 3:2, with a silver base, charged with a red waterlilyleaf.
Source: "It Beaken", magazine of the Fryske Akademie, Dec 1969.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 28 Sep 2003

Exmorra Coat of Arms

[Exmorra Coat of Arms] from "It Beaken", magazine of the Fryske Akademie, Dec 1969.