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adopted 30 Mar 1972
The flag, adopted 30 March 1972, is adapted from the Coat of Arms. Yellow is
for sand-drift, black for the soil the houses are built on. The lozenge
field is a barrow, symbol for agriculture. The Veluwe, of which Nunspeet
forms a part, is the only region in the Netherlands, where deer can be
found in the wild.
Jarig Bakker, 9 October 1999
Granted 30 Mar 1972.
webpage is the flag of the village-hall of Vierhouten, a village in
the municipality of Nunspeet, Gelderland province.
The villagehall was opened 10 Oct 1953, and a special flag was hoisted, which had been made for the occasion. It has a blue field with in the center a yellow disk, charged with blue "OVO".
From the disk four yellow stripes reach the ends of the flag; on the four blue fields thus formed are four yellow trees: 2 broad-leaved trees and two fir-trees. The flag is triangular. The trees symbolize the name of the village: "Vierhouten" = four woods.
The letters OOV represent: “Ontspanning en Ontwikkeling Vierhouten” (recreation and Development Vierhouten), the main purpose of the villagehall.
At first this flag was hoisted to signify the the hall was open. Later it was hidden in an attic and its existence was forgotten. In 2003 Mr Sherlock Holmes was hired, and he found the attic and the flag, which was afterwards exposed when the 50th year of the villagehall was celebrated.
Because of its bad condition the flag can't be hoisted anymore, but a replica has been made by some volunteers, which can be hoisted to show that there is business in the villagehall.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Mar 2005