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life in a small Town in Central Netherlands
Monday, November 3, 2008
Entry Gate Emblems
In the museum are a few big stone tables with the emblems, one of them is of the emblem of Woerden. After enquiry it appeared they belonged to the old entry gates. The walls around the city has been removed a long time ago but the entry gate remained longer. At a moment it was decided to demolish it. One building contractor was willing to do it for quite a low price. Later on it appeared this man made a fortune with demolishing builings of the middele ages because he know they contained a lot of lead (which was a valuable metal at that time).
The diamonds in the embleem is a figure which comes back in heraldic signs in this area.
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.