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Dedgum (The Netherlands)

Wûnseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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[Dedgum villageflag] Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 19 Apr 1955; design: Kl. Sierksma

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Dedgum village

Dedgum (Frisian: Dedzjum) is a village in Wûnseradiel municipality in Fryslân province, with (1958) 171; (1974) 97 inhabitants. It is SSW of Bolsward city. East of Dedgum was the old Sensmeer (made dry 1633). The hamlet Arkum belongs to this village, so the "terp" was dug up.
Nickname: "Einekuorren" (duck-cages) indicating the former livelyhood off the lakes.
Coat of Arms: In green four silver cloverleaves places 1:2:1, with a silver canton, charged with a red waterlilyleaf.
Source: "It Beaken", magazine of the Fryske Akademie, Dec 1969.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 28 Sep 2003

Dedgum Coat of Arms

[Dedgum Coat of Arms] from "It Beaken", magazine of the Fryske Akademie, Dec 1969.