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Wommels (The Netherlands)

Littenseradiel municipality, Fryslân province

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village of Wommels Shipmate Flagchart :
adopted 1999; design: J.C. Terluin See also:

Wommels village

At this website is an explanation of the arms and flag of Wommels, seat of Littenseradeel.
In 1999 Jelle Terluin of the "Fryske Rie fan Heraldyk" made a design for the village Coat of Arms. The three green "terpen" (hills built as a refuge against the sea) with signs on top of a scoring board used for the game of "keatsen" (don't know the English translation - 't is the game Philip the Beautiful of Burgund played, during which he died because of excessive sweating) <Wommels is the place where yearly the "keats-season" starts with the "freule-partij"> above the crescent of the Sminia family. On top of that two or noir Saint James shells (of the Hottinga family) and in between a red rose (Jongema). The rose is the symbol of the goal of the pilgrimage and the cresecent may symbolize the Islam (many places in Fryslân use this symbol as "conquering Islamic forces in Lisboa and Damiette"), which fits quite well in the St James (Santiago de Compostella) pilgrimage symbolism. In the flag the St James shell has been rendered in red, with a rose and a leading star. The star marks Wommels as the seat of the municipality.
Jarig Bakker and Chrystian Kretowicz, 2 Jul 2002

Wommels village Coat of Arms

village of Wommels image from this website, reported by Chrystian Kretowicz, 2 Jul 2002