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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


Branderijstraat!
wow, don't think many locals would know where the Branderijstraat is.
or w/b able to tell what the street behind the church is called.
(I knew, but only because friends used to live there).
and you are in NEW Zeeland?
- would love to hear your story!!! -



Must confess to a little bit of cheating .   I figured something that old in Vlissingen would have to be part of the St Jacobskerk. A 20 second browse on Google maps/streetview revealed it .

I was born in the Badhuisstraat. The house is no longer there sadly, it was one of the ones demolished at the end of the Paul Krugerstraat. (I believe they were going to pull it through at one stage but that obviously never went ahead.) I spent the first 16 years of my life living in Vlissingen until 1981 when we emigrated as a family to Nieuw Zeeland.

My last visit was in 2006 and there has been plenty of inevitable change over the 40 odd years since I lived there, particularly the high-rises on the Boulevard.
 



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Hi, interesting story! My wife lived in Badhuisstraat 73 and 81. This is her story:

Originally posted by Marjo Marjo wrote:

Hello, My name is Marjo Moens. In 1959 we moved into Badhuisstraat 73, the house with the cast iron balcony on top. At that time we had neighbours across the street from us. So it could well be that I knew you or your parents. Although in 1965 I was only 14 years old. I think I blocked the whole period of demolition out of my memory. Vlissingen started to change then and it has gone from bad to worse. It is no longer a place I like to go to, but as my sisters and brother stll live there we visit once in while.


I remember the families Haring, Verhagen, Kieboom, Beckers. BTW: we visited NZ in 2000 and loved it. Where are you living now?
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Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

Hi, interesting story! My wife lived in Badhuisstraat 73 and 81. This is her story:

Originally posted by Marjo Marjo wrote:

Hello, My name is Marjo Moens. In 1959 we moved into Badhuisstraat 73, the house with the cast iron balcony on top. ...

I remember the families Haring, Verhagen, Kieboom, Beckers. BTW: we visited NZ in 2000 and loved it. Where are you living now?
Marjo


What a small world, we may have been next-door neighbours :) , depending on the numbering at the time. Originally our house was 71b, but in 1972 or thereabouts they renumbered the street to get rid of the a/b and we became number 123. Next-door to what was a bakery, then the shop-window was used by a real-estate agent when he retired. There was no house opposite ours, out the window we looked over the Stadhuisplein and the Paul Krugerstraat.
Those family names don't sound familiar.

Wellington (well Whitby, Porirua about 30kms north to be exact) is home these days and has been for the last 30 years or so.


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1937


local!!!

I too was under the impression you used to live across the street.
you WERE neighbours!!!

I'm sure you're in a 'better place' now.
and repeat: <particularly the high-rises on the Boulevard>






september 1969






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1944 !



does THIS mean anything to you?





1964 - 1965









1975
already 'improved' the streets with Bachten Komme
and in the process of killing de Kom.
Boulevard looks pretty normal?





1970




1955




1972






(idiots)









and the road to Bresjes...



+ for what it's worth-
some of the blah blah blah:
Vlissinger, januari 1978 --- PZC, 11 januari 1980 --- PZC, 17 februari 1981 --- PZC, 19 februari 1981 --- PZC, 28 februari 1981 --- PZC, 12 februari 1981


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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:



does THIS mean anything to you?

...


Wow, thank you so much for posting those, that’s the place alright. I’ve got memories of het Stadhuisplein just being there. It never occurred to me that houses had to be demolished to make way for it but one of the photos quite clearly shows that.

So am I right in thinking that your wife did indeed live next door for some time, the place with the iron fence spikes (is it a balcony) up top?
Shame they pulled them down, although in fairness our house was badly in need of a complete renovation, and the one time I did visit next door (late 70s, there were squatters in there at the time, nice guys actually) it needed a lot of work as well. I’m pleased they kept that façade, the rest of the ‘new’ building is a bit of a monstrosity in my view.

I also remember very clearly the building of the retirement apartment block across the road. Especially when they were pile-driving the foundations. Lots of noise and our house used to shake.
Once built I used to play football in the carpark behind it (garage doors make great goals) and I remember getting told off by the oldies for playing in the elevator.

I also recall when they were filling in the Spuikom (I think I've got the name right) and the ugly brown pipe running along the Boulevard all the way from Michiel's statue for months and months, and the displaced water comping up through the cobblestones in the alley running behind the Badhuisstraat (Duinpoortweg...I had to look that up )

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Originally posted by floydbloke floydbloke wrote:

Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


does THIS mean anything to you?
...


Wow, thank you so much for posting those, that’s the place alright.


+1

More comment later but these are sensational. TY so much Ine!
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TY!



1979

and at the other side, soon to be replaced by the ugly (sub) ABN Amro bank.
since last year even the ABN Amro head office at the Coosje Buskenstraat is closed.


about the pics- didn't mention where I got them from this time. as I think it's common knowledge by now, I'm in the annoying habit of nicking pics from the Flushing archives.
(to be found here. clicking 'beeldbank' will take you there. + https://krantenbankzeeland.nl/).
there are pics of the demolishion of het Burgerweeshuis/orphanage and the other houses as well, but didn't have the heart to post them to haunt Marjo with.





1971, improper use of a crane









1972


we used to call it 'de Kom'.



1958




1973
en het haventje van Meijer


and I learned to iceskate on it.
(we lived at the opposite side -from you- then, just around the corner).




1963


didn't we all?





ice! 32,1 degrees C yesterday!




sometime between 1925 and 1935



bitter-sweet memories are what's left of de Kom and het haventje van Meijer. destroyed!



1975




1975




june 1975




;-) 1974




1975




1975






it was actually for safety, raising the dikes after the 1953 flood
(but I don't buy it).

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(see the chimneys of the PZEM on one of the previous pics?)




Badhuisstraat
view from the water tower, 1972





ditto, 1970






1966, from the tower of the town hall





1975, from de Schutterijflat- getting rid of de Kom



as a teen I decided I wanted to live in the Badhuisstraat (not Boulevard. been there, done that). ever since I had fallen in love with the house of an acquaintance (#65. he was a photographer btw, actually still is. with a Nikon and a serious Hasselblad. -while I had a serious Zenit E + Helios at the time. ;-) - ). those living rooms were SO incredibly spacious! and almost became your neighbours too. ;-) in 1981 -again-, when we were offered the Lijnbach (typewriters!) house, rent was f500 per month, twice as much as what we paid. but happened to be in the neighbourhood as well? ;-)

'this' is my birthplace, behind the waves:







not in those houses. picked that one to show it's an interesting place. ;-)
the houses didn't survive the war.
when my parents moved there, in 1957, it was still like that though, occasional 'showers' and waves washing over.
the glooiing/seawall was built in 1958/1959. (and I was born in 1960).
but we still had a bunker at our disposal, a wonderful playground (nowadays the Westpoort flat).








ice!

and doesn't our boulevard look nice?




november 1944, Vlissingen liberated






Sottegemstraat- 1944, inundation of Walcheren


the house on the left, with the see-through bay window, used to be ours for a quarter of a century.




1928


1st learned they called it the engelse wijk / english neighbourhood, long after we had left.
our house, -very spacious, much bigger than the rest, the only one with 2 kitchen windows-, is no longer there, demolished of course. in 2010.
all of these houses had to go until an architect from Amsterdam showed up, asking if they had completely lost it.
(pres. an interesting area for project developers as well? close to the inner city and at a 2 minutes walk from the Lion steps/boulevard).








1944


our house was once the last house of Vlissingen.
in 1934 they built the bath house behind it.







behind it was a whole lot of nothing.
and then the airport.









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rara, waar ben ik / where am I?





new friend! and a very quick snap, when he was about to be returned to the water with the lens that was attached the moment I met him (@35mm).
(did shoot loads for the challenge, but, again!, still trying to figure out what was shot with what. ).
HOT here!

hope y'all won't melt!


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(yes, that was boring ;-))






























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something for Peter aka KoBra




1987- ©RubenOreel   -I'm not that tall-






SINT JACOBSKERK / SAINT JAMES'CHURCH
Vlissingen





behind the Kerkstraat / 'church street'
(in between Oude Markt/'old market' and Bellamypark/'Bellamypark')

located at the Oude Markt




1961 (look at 'de Hema'! :-O)


and in front of the Branderijstraat


1905


+ a couple of lean-tos


1973



dedicated to St. Jacob aka St. James the Great



patron of pilgrims and veterinarians, equestrians,
furriers, tanners, pharmacists, oyster fishers

and of ...woodrim :-)











behind it lies the Sint Jacobsstraat







dog on wheels!
came up to me to play fetch ball
(why am I an idiot, trying not to bother people,
instead of just asking if I could take a -normal- pic :-S)










pecten jacobaeus
coquille Saint-Jacques
Pilger- oder Jakobsmuschel







and then there is a café




('english' is the new dutch!)









at the corner of the Vrouwestraat





now called Sint Jacobscafé
(I didn't know that )





(which could be of interest too? ;-))

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St. James'church- built 1308 - 1328.
expanded around 1500 and in 1558.




1911- coming down


severely damaged by fire on september 5, 1911.
that was btw caused by plumbers.






leaving a mess









1912 - restoring a church





made in England


restored in 1915.
severely damaged again during WWII.
(+ lots of mopping to do after inundation &
floods, because, -unlike most churches-,
it's located at a rather low spot.
almost 2 meters of water inside in 1953).




visitors were here




the bells were taken in 1943. they would never return.






1951
new bells installed- overlooking de Kom




on the largest bell a quatrain:
Eenmaal verstomd door ruw geweld,
Na acht jaar in zijn eer hersteld,
Verkondt de toren andermaal,
De vrijheid in de klokkentaal.

once silenced by severe violence,
after eight years restored to its glory,
the tower chimes once again,
freedom in the language of bells.

(verbeteringen welkom? ;-))







restoration completed in 1954.
last restoration in 1998.
the tower (47.5 meters long)
belongs to the municipality of Flushing.











+ (what's hopefully??? a) prezzie for Peter inside?

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