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Wilck en Wiericke polderboard (The Netherlands)

Waterschap Wilck en Wiericke, Zuid-Holland province

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[Wilck en Wiericke polderboard] by Shipmate.
adopted 21 Apr 1999; design: High Council of Nobility

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Wilck en Wiericke polderboard

Official name: Waterschap Wilck en Wiericke; seat: Waddinxveen, Zuid-Holland province
Flag adopted 21 Apr 1999; design: High Council of Nobility
Flagdescription: Four equallt wide horizontal stripes of white and blue, with in the center of the first stripe a red six-pointed star and in the center of the third stripe a red eight-pointed star.
On 1 Jan 1999 two polderboard in Zuid-Holland province, namely Meer en Woude, and De Gouwelanden, merged to form the new polderboard "Wilck en Wiericke". Both polderboards had earlier been formed by mergers of several other small boards. The former polderboards of De Gouwelanden and Meer en Woude, as well as the older boards of Noordwoude and De Ommedijck had their own flags and arms. Other boards had only arms, namely De Noordplas, Bloemendaal and De Verenigde Polders aan de Oostzijde van de Gouwe.
For the new flag and coat of arms the old designs have been discontinued, so things could be made simpler. The blue stripes
symbolize the rivers Wilcke and Wiericke (as frontier-river). The six-pointed star is derived from the arms of the Van Matenesse family; it also occurred in the arms of Noordwoude, and represents here the western part (Meer en Woude), while the eight-pointed star, which occurs on several arms around Alphen aan den Rijn, represents the eastern part (De Gouwelanden).
Source: Vexilla Nostra, #239, 2003; text: Hans van heijningen.
Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004

Gouwelanden polderboard

[Gouwelanden polderboard] by Jarig Bakker, 19 May 2004
adopted 18 Dec 1979; design: the polderboard

Official name: Waterschap de Gouwelanden; seat: Gouda
Flag adopted: 18 Dec 1979; design: the polderboard.
Flagdescription: Yellow with in the center a blue cross, with arms of 1/4 flagheight, and in the quarters a double black eagle, a blue castle, a red flower on a green stem of two leaves and a turned red head and neck of a roe.
Source: Vexilla Nostra #172.
Jarig Bakker, 19 May 2004


Meer en Woude polderboard

[Meer en Woude polderboard] by Shipmate.
adopted 29 Jan 1991; design: unknown

Official name: Waterschap Meer en Woude, seat: Waddinxveen, Zuid-Holland province
Flag adopted: 29 Jan 1991; design: unknown.
Flagdescription: Three stripes following the hoist-diagonal, proportioned 3:1:3, blue - yellow - blue
Source: DerkWillem Visser's Gemeentewapens en Vlaggen Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004


Noordwoude polderboard

[Noordwoude polderboard] by Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004
adopted 24 Mar 1986; design: High Council of Nobility

Official name: Waterschap Noordwoude; seat: Hazerswoude, Zuid-Holland province
adopted 24 Mar 1986; design: High Council of Nobility
Flagdescription: Two stripes of white and black; over the center a vertical yellow stripe, over a diagonal red stripe from hoist top to fly bottom, each of 1/4 flagheight, with on the red stripe two yellow stars and on the yellow stripe one red star.
The colors and pieces are derived from the arms of the polderboard, granted on 30 Jun 1979, and published in De Nederlandsche Leeuw.
The stars are mutatis mutandis from the Coat of Arms of the municipality of Hazerswoude.
Source: Vexilla Nostra #150, May/Jun 1987.
Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004