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Poppenwier (The Netherlands)

Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province

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[Poppenwier village flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003

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Poppenwier village

Official name: Poppenwier (Dutch: Poppingawier), a village in Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân. It used to be in the former municipality of Rauwerderhem, in the so-called "Legean"-region, and the originating place of "Poppingawierster korfballen" - a sport with participation of young and old, on a field with 24 divisions, with two teams of 12, with a closed basket.
The Legean - Lege Geaën (low regions) was a region in the former municipalities of Rauwerderhem and Wymbritseradeel, with the villages Offingawier, Gauw, Sibrandaburen, Terzool, and Poppingawier; along the old Middelzee and the Snekermeer, safeguarded against the Snekermeer by the Groene Dijk (green dike).
Poppenwier: Coat of Arms: In red two roses and in base a fleur-de-lis, all in gold;.
Poppenwier was formerly known for the Albada family; now there is still the Albada house. The red field of the Albada's has been adopted for the village coat of arms, as it also connects to the arms of the former municipality of Rauwerderhem. Furthermore the roses and the fleur-de-lis were from the Albada arms.
Flag: two vertical stripes of red and yellow proportioned 2:1; in the red stripe a yellow rose.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003

Poppenwier Coat of Arms

[Poppenwier Coat of Arms] image from the Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.