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Appelscha (The Netherlands)

Ooststellingwerf municipality, Fryslân province

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[Appelscha villageflag] by Stefan Lambregts for:
adopted 1977.
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Appelscha village

Appelscha (Frisian: Appelskea), a village in Ooststellingwerf, Fryslân province in the Netherland, is the symbol against the misunderstanding that Fryslân is as flat as a penny: the Bosberg arises there in the landscape, of which the climbing is not for the fainthearted, as the height is no less than 29 meters!
The flag of Appledamage (as the English translation is) is at this webpage.
The flag was designed in 1977 by Mr. Piet Bultsma.
Two red stripes symbolize the heather, abundantly present here. Between them a white stripe for the "compagnonsvaart" canal; in it three black rectangles, peat-blocks for the peat-digging in the past. The yellow triangle symbolizes the "Bosberg", aka the Frisian Mont Blanc, and the sandy soil. The clover-leaf in the triangle is for the fertility, and cattle-breeding.
Literature: Genealogysk Jierboekje jg. 1980 (article by Piet Bultsma from Kollum).
Vexilla Nostra jg.14, jg. 15 (nr.109-pag.72 en 110-pag.92)
Jarig Bakker, 15 Jul 2003

Appelscha Coat of Arms

[Appelscha Coat of Arms] from this website.