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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 August 2018 at 13:09
love it, Pieter! contributions and posts!
so sorry that august 9 became an excruciating day for you.






ma Evertsen
1573 - 1649

wife of watergeus/sea beggar Evert Heindricxzen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geuzen
mother of admirals Johan and Cornelis -aka Keesje de Duvel -
(http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/cities-walcheren-netherlands_topic111137_page15.html)

statue on Boulevard Evertsen, initiated by -the late- maritime historian/-writer Doeke Roos, sculpted by our friend Jan Haas (2013).
   http://vanderkrogt.net/standbeelden/object.php?record=ZE13ai






This statue also represents the many Flushing women who played a major role in the rich maritime history of Vlissingen and who's husbands and sons were killed during the many naval battles.
Maaijken was a brave woman.


 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 October 2018 at 13:01
Let me add another Flushing woman connected to the sea :

1 Fisherwoman


Groene Boulevard, Vlissingen; sculpture by Herman Bischop

I 'decoloured' the background in a faint attempt to make it less distracting ...

And here's another Flushing lady (TBH I'm not certain she is from Flushing):

2 It's a hard life, Flushing fisherwoman in folk costume


And 3 is a crowd:

3 Slow day for love and ice cream


These were all made during Flushing's "Oude Visserijdagen" with a7rii + Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS.

Last one:

4 Shanty choir Scharretjoe
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Would you believe that one of my ancestors (great-great-grandfather) lived in Flushing in the 19th century?
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stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and those portraits of the ladies are fab!

amazing job on the 1st one too! great BG!
(that flat! and those plastic fantastic 'decorations' on the arsenal!).
but our 'Euromast' is visible again. been covered for a long time. because of some kind of restoration. she looks bombarded btw. (gulls?)).

love the renewed version of the folk costume!
(pres. all of the fish ladies ("scharretjoeee") in Flushing were from Erremuu/Arnemuiden.
traditionally wore 2 headdresses, sometimes just 1. it's easy to recognize by the blue at the back).

do you have more?


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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Would you believe that one of my ancestors (great-great-grandfather) lived in Flushing in the 19th century?

and fled?
mine is from Den Helder ;-)

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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Would you believe that one of my ancestors (great-great-grandfather) lived in Flushing in the 19th century?

and fled?
mine is from Den Helder ;-)


His sun fled and moved to Den Helder
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 October 2018 at 23:30
Thanks Ine!

No, I don't have more; it started raining, and imho the Oude Visserijdagen didn't have much more to offer (on Sunday when we were in Vlissingen); but I like the shots I made, and I learned a few things (about scharretjoeee and Erremuu fish ladies).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2018 at 22:23
at least, you blew me away!
(did I say flat? meant flats/apartment building ).
love the 1st 2 pics! but guess #3 is the jewel in terms of 'story telling'.
amazing you found a day like that. weather has been consistent for an entire tropical summer.
Koos reported what he had seen (not very much) in Vlissingen on saturday, so didn't bother.


so Fred has Zeeland blood and I don't?
(except for my own. doesn't get more Flushing than to be born at the Boulevard? -MHO! ;-) -).


about 'my' lady... lady Evertsen?
could give you the grand tour of her home if you'd like?
J. & K. bought her house this summer. (key exchange in december).
looks so much better inside than you'd expect from the outside. 17th century, golden age. a house named 'de Walcheren'.
been chasing the ship since (not easy!). after pics. it surfaced in Greenwich (National Maritime museum) and on the Veluwe (Kröller-Müller)!





Michiel + vismijn/fishmine, late 50s



the fish ladies used to be beside the Koopmanshaven/pilot's harbour. next to the fishmine. (it didn't survive).
where the little restaurant is, overlooking the pilot's harbour.
(one of the few improvements IMHO. a nice place for a drink on a terrace!).
in folk costumes indeed, selling fish, yelling: "scharretjoeee...". (aka scharretjes/common dab, a flatfish).
M. knows?!




1960


Vlissingen was once a practical city. all had a purpose and all made sense (!).




and from the other side, 1975



it's of all time



on their way...







1900



1905



Nieuwendijk, 1907



1908



1915



1964



1968


but not anymore!


the Erremuu folk costume differs a lot from the Walcheren costume. mostly because of a huge 'bovenmusse'/top headdress. (later folk costume of neighbouring village(s) Nieuw- & st. Joosland is almost identical, except for a slightly different headdress and a buckle, depicting the separation by water). the beuk, a piece of cloth that
serves as 'shirt', is more prude, less 'sexy', than elsewhere. none of the costumes have buttons.
the ladies are walking pincushions, everything held together by pins. and only a few hooks.
and it takes like forever to get dressed.

Erremuu tupmusse is blue at the back

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1890


the fishermen btw used to wear knit sweaters, with patterns typical for Arnemuiden.
and they wore golden earrings, to pay for their burial, should they drown at sea and wash ashore elsewhere.
(typical for all fishermen).
common on Walcheren are earrings depicting a snake, biting its own tail.
https://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/en/geheugen/view/paar-gouden-oorringen-walcheren-onbekend?coll=ngvn&maxperpage=36&page=1&query=oorringen+walcheren&identifier=NOMA01%3AHM2554

(met a lady in Erremuu folk costume in Veere, during a sail event, a couple of years back. 85 years of age.
thought she served as decoration, for some couleur locale, but she was just a visitor. 1 of the few fossils left that still dress that way on a daily base.
told she had visited Volendam once. "NEVER again!", she said, the gazillion Japanese tourists over there all came after her. hunting her down with their cameras. ).



Arnemuiden, Erremuu in dialect, is still THE fishing town on Walcheren. although no longer connected to the sea. inland even, belongs to the municipality of Middelburg. it's a rather closed community. and most of the Erremuu people either go by the name of van Belzen or de Nooijer.
(sometimes Meerman or de Ridder).
but they park their boats in Flushing.






wrong parking





the ARM44 (ARneMuiden) in 1980
-all pics courtesy of Zeeland library or Flushing archives btw-





1900



1905, Bellamy'park'!



1905

'Vlissingen- Arnemuiden fishing fleet'
but Vlissingen had fishing boats too!








1955, ARM36 being built in Vlissingen at the Zeehondenwerf
(but Arnemuiden had warfs as well)




1932



on board, 1924








1960


as a toddler I saw these every morning, coming from behind the Bomvrije tower and returning from sea in the evening, followed by a gazillion gulls.



1963

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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 October 2018 at 22:27
Wow Ine, what a treat!
Thanks for opening the archives!
When I read about "Oude Visserijdagen" I was expecting to see scenes like these ...
You have made Erremuu come alive! Is Arnemuiden worthy of a visit?

TFS, also on behalf of Marjo
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Absolutely great. Made my morning far more interesting.
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