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Overijssel polderboards (The Netherlands)

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Bovenvecht polderboard

[Bovenvecht polderboard] by Jarig Bakker, 2 Dec 2003
Design: Kl. Sierksma.

Dutch name: Waterschap De Bovenvecht; seat: Hardenberg (Overijssel province).
Flag: wavy stripes red-white-red, proportioned 5:3:5; on top and bottom a white and black triangled border of 3/10 flagheight; white against red. Adopted after advice High Council of Nobility. Design: Kl. Sierksma.
Text: Kl. Sierksma; image: Hans van Heijningen.
Source: Vexilla Nostra #121, Jul-Aug 1982.

Other info:
On 28 Jan 1970 the polderboard of De Bovenvecht adopted its own flag, adviced and designed by the Stichting Banistiek and heraldiek. The colors of the arms of white, black and red have been used as if for a war-flag (reminding of the Battle of Ane in 1227, where de Bishop of Utrecht and his harnasses knights drowned in the marshes while intending to invade Drenthe), representing the Vecht river in the marshy area, with on both sides the watercontainment girdles in the form of white and black triangles.
Source: Vexilla Nostra V:28 (1975).
Jarig Bakker, 2 Dec 2003


Regge en Dinkel polderboard

[Regge en Dinkel polderboard] by Jarig Bakker, 2 Dec 2003

Dutch name: Waterschap Regge en Dinkel; seat Almelo (Overijssel province).
Flag: 5 wavy stripes diagonally from top fly, of green, blue, etc, with in the canton two illuminated and opened castles of 1/5 flagheight.

Other info:
Description: green, with 2 blue 3x waved flight-bend in the lower fly, and 2 red towers in the upper hoist.
The waterschap is a river board for the eastern part of Overijssel. The flag, in a very remarkable combination of colours, shows the two rivers Regge and Dinkel flowing through the green fields; the two towers taken from the arms, represent the important towns in the region
Source: Vexilla Nostra #122, Sep-Oct 1982. - Vexilla Nostra V:28 (1975).
text: Kl. Sierksma; image: H. van Heijningen
Jarig Bakker, 2 Dec 2003


Salland Polderboard

[Salland Polderboard] by Jarig Bakker, 2 Dec 2003

Official name: Waterschap Salland; seat: Olst in Overijssel province.
Flag: nine wavy stripes of yellow and blue, proportioned 9:3:5:3:5:3:5:3:9, with in top hoist over the first five stripes the shield of the coat of arms.

Other info:
Flag: yellow, with 4 blue 4x waved stripes, in the upper hoist the arms, viz: "Quarterly: I. gules a cross argent; II. or a fess wavy azure, thereon a lion gules armed and tongued azure; III. or an eagle sable armed and beaked gules; IV. azure a cross argent.
The waterschap is river boiard, in charge of a number of brooks in Overijssel province. The flag shows the sandy soil of the region with 4 parallel brooks. In the corner are the arms, consisting of 1. The diocese of Utrecht; 2. the province of Overijssel; 3. The city of Deventer; 4. the city of Zwolle.
Source: Vexilla Nostra #122, Sep-Oct 1982. - Vexilla Nostra V:28 (1975).
text: Kl. Sierksma; image: H. van Heijningen
Jarig Bakker, 2 Dec 2003


Schipbeek polderboard

[Schipbeek polderboard] by Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004
adopted 16 Dec 1981; Mr. J. van der Zwaag

Official name: Waterschap De Schipbeek; seat Markelo, Overijssel province
Flag: Five stripes, red, yellow, blue, yellow, black; over all  a white diagonal stripe from hoist bottom to top fly of 1/5 flagheight, charged with three narrow red chevrons pointing towards the fly.
The polderboard "De Schipbeek" celebrated on 16 Dec 1981  its 100th anniversary, That occasion was used by the personel to present the Board of Directors with a flag, designed by a former worker of the polderboard, Mr. J. van der Zwaag.
The Schipbeek flows through the provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland. Blue, yellow and black are the colors of Gelderland - these colors dominate the right half of the flag, while the colors of Overijssel, red, yellow and blue. The diagonal white stripe with the chevrons symbolize the water and locks in the Schipbeek, and the work done by the polderboard.
Yellow and black also symbolizes the relationship with the city of Deventer; white and red are the colors of the arms of Schipbeek. Black, red and yellow, finally, are the colors of Western Germany, where the brook originates.
The flag has been approved by the High Council of Nobility.
Source: Vexilla Nostra #137, Mar/Apr 1985.
Text: Otto J. Wiering
Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004