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Terherne (The Netherlands)
Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province
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by Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003
Terherne (Dutch: Terhorne), village in the municipality of Boarnsterhim,
Fryslân, it used to be in the former municipality of Utingeradeel.
Contrary to developments elsewhere in Boarnsterhim Terherne managed
to become a quite florishing community with an ever increasing number of
inhabitants, who benefit from the nice position of Terherne in the Frisian
Lakes region, and of course the students of the student society "Bernlef"
in Groningen, who had an illegal movie "De Fryske Kameleon" made
here - the owners of the copyright of the Kameleon-books are gonna sue
During winter the villagers amused themselves by "keatsjen"
(Dutch: kootschieten), the principal element of which were the "keatten"
(koten = cow's knuckle-bones) - it was played on frozen ditches and canals.
Nicknames: Poasken; Brettepoasken; Snotterpoasken; all signifying very
small fishes, sticklebacks - the Terhernster were so poor that they had
to eat that...
Terherne: coat of arms: in red three golden cloverleaves, placed 2 - 2; in base
The coat of arms was found in an old cupboard in the pub "De Zevenwouden" in
Terherne. The arms were next to the arms of Sânwâlden (=Zevenwouden).
It is possible that it is a wrong reproduction of the arms of the former
municipality of Utingeradeel.
Flag: two vertical stripes of red and yellow, proportioned 2:1; in
the red stripe a white lily.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003
Terherne coat of arms
from the Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.