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Poppenwier (The Netherlands)
Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province
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by Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003
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
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
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
from the Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.