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Ammerstol (The Netherlands)

Bergambacht municipality, Zuid-Holland province

Last modified: 2018-12-15 by rob raeside
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[Ammerstol flag] by Jarig Bakker, 28 Apr 2005
adopted 18 Mar 1982; design: Hoge Raad van Adel See also:

Ammerstol former municipality

Ammerstol is a former municipality in Zuid-Holland province, since 1985 part of Bergambacht.
Flag: adopted 18 Mar 1982; design: Hoge Raad van Adel
Description: Three wavy stripes with heights proportioned 3:2:3, blue - white - blue with in top hoist a white lion and a yellow salmon.

The lion and salmon are the exact image of the municipal arms. There is no motivation for the wavy bar, but it probably represents the Lek river, flowing along Ammerstol.

The salmon reminds of salmon-fishing in olden days here. The back-to-back placement is contrary to the rule of courtoisie.
Nickname: "Piepmuizen" - squeakmice, who were continuously pestered by the "katten" of Bergambacht.

Source: Vexilla Nostra 118, 13-17.
Dirk van der Heide's "Groot Schimpnamenboek van Nederland", 1998.
Jarig Bakker, 28 Apr 2005

Ammerstol Coat of Arms

[Ammerstol Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 28 Apr 2005, afterimage in the Koffie Hag Album
Granted 24 Dec 1817

Arms: parti: I. azure a lion rampant argent; II. azure a salmon or per pale.