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Greonterp (The Netherlands)

Wymbritseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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[Greonterp villageflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 24 Sep 2003 See also:

Greonterp village

Greonterp: Flag: diagonal from top fly to hoist bottom of silver and blue; in silver a red water lily leaf placed diagonal right.
coat of arms: per bend sinister of silver and blue; in silver a red water lily leaf in bend.
Greonterp was in Wonseradeel before it was incorporated in Wymbritseradeel. Together with the other 26 villages in that municipality it received in 1955 a villageflag; the flag was similar to the southern villages of Wonseradeel, see Tsjerkwerd, Dedgum, Allingawier, Exmorra, Hieslum, Parrega, and Ferwoude. The flag-project is described on the Wûnseradiel page.
Since 1 Jan 1984 Greonterp is part of Wymbritseradiel municipality. The old name was "Grevingeterp" (digging mound). Population (1958) 215; (2000) c. 100. The village is south of the town of Bolsward, and was for school- and church-going purposes totally dependent of the Roman Catholic village of Blauhûs. Greonterp's pride is its bell-cage, which after a short occupation by the Blauhûster Dakkapel has been regained by the villagers' collecting abilities.
The Dutch author Simon van het Reeve wrote this poem about Greonterp:

BOETPSALM
Vol alcohol, zwaarmoedigheid,
En eerbied voor de Maagd,
Woon ik in Friesland.
Niet mijn, Uw wil geschiede.

(Penitential psalm
Full of alcohol, melancholy,
and veneration of the Virgin,
I live in Fryslân,
Not my, Your will be done)
<This author made more enemies in Fryslân, than all Spaniards, Geldersen, and Hollanders combined :-)>
Poem is at this website.
Greonterp is in the vicinity of three tiny lakes: de Vliet, het Rietmeer en het Sipkemeer, only yachtable by canoe and windsurfing planks.
Source: It Beaken, magazine of the Fryske Akademie, Dec 1969.
Jarig Bakker, 24 Sep 2003


Greonterp coat of arms

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