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Utrecht polderboards (The Netherlands)

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Leidse Rijn polderboard

[Leidse Rijn polderboard] by Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004
adopted 19 Dec 1988; design: Hans van Heijningen

Official name: Waterschap Leidse Rijn; seat: Utrecht
Flag adopted 19 Dec 1988; design: Hans van Heijningen
Description: A green hoist with in hoist top a yellow Roman helmet of 4/10 flagheight; the fly with three equally wide wavy stripes of white - red - white.
The colors are derived from the arms. The very specific feature of the Roman helmet, together with the color of meadows has been placed at the hoist. Meadows are to be found North and South of the Leidse Rijn, and are characteristic for the whole area. In the fly the symbol of the river Leidse Rijn is presented wavy. This river is the Utrecht part of the Oude Rijn (Old Rhine), which flows from Utrecht via Woerde, Bodegraven, Alphen aan den Rijn and Leiden to Katwijk and in the Northsea.  The colors of the city of Utrecht are white - red (red keys on silver) - it's only logical to put those colors in the fly.
The Roman helmet was part of the former polderboard of De Vleutense Wetering, which merged into Leidse Rijn.
Source: Vexilla Nostra #161, Mar/Apr 1989.
Text: Hans van Heijningen
Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004


Proosdijlanden polderboard

[Proosdijlanden polderboard] by Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004
adopted 14 Jan 1981; design: Mr. G.A. Bontekoe

Official name: Waterschap de Proosdijlanden; seat: Mijdrecht, Utrecht province.
adopted 14 Jan 1981; design: Mr. G.A. Bontekoe
Flagdescription: Five stripes proportioned 1:1:6:1:1 of red, white, blue, white, red; the red-white stripes connected by a wavy line; the blue stripe at 2/3 flaglength charged with a white mute swan, swimming on a narrowed and shortened white horizontal bar, the swan's knob and feet black, the beak red.
The arms of this polderboard is composed of at least five municipal arms. The flag has about neglected them.
The seat is Mijdrecht. The colors of the Mijdrechter arms are white and red, which is why there are red-white stripes on top and bottom. The waves represent the water-functions of the polderboard, as well as the blue central stripe. The swan is a pars-pro-toto for the two swans supporting the polderboard arms, but it is swimming.
Source: Vexilla Nostra #150, May/Jun 1987.
Jarig Bakker, 17 May 2004


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