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Warns (The Netherlands)

Nijefurd municipality, Fryslân province

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[Warns flag] by Stefan Lambregts of Shipmate, 5 Jul 2004
adopted 2004; design: Fryske Rie Foar Heraldyk

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Warns village

Warns (Frisian: Warns, say: Waans) is a village in Nijefurd municipality in Fryslân province. Its new flag and arms were published in "It Genealogysk Jierboekje 2004", designed by the Fryske Rie Foar Heraldyk.
No official description available yet.
The flag and Coat of Arms are based on the old village-arms: silver two fesses noir. They were granted end 2003.
Warns was formerly in Hemelumer Oldeferd, with c. 1000 inhabitants. In the 18th century renowned for shipping, close to the former Zuiderzee.
In 1345 Count Willem IV of Holland had the temerity to invade Fryslân. The crucial battle took place at the "Reaklif" near Warns, and Willem and his knights were beaten comprehensively, the count himself was killed. On a (surrogate) basaltblock on the Reaklif is still written "1345 leawer dea as slaef" (1345 rather dead than slave). It was remembered every 26 September till 1500, and was named "Fryske Leaffrouwedei" (Frisian Blessed Virgin's day). On 26 Sep 1945 the day of
remembrance was reinstated, and celebrated since then every year.
Flag and arms available at this site.
Jarig Bakker, 5 Jul 2004

Warns Coat of Arms

[Warns Coat of Arms] from this site.