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Heukelum (The Netherlands)

Lingewaal municipality, Gelderland province

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[Heukelum flag] by Jarig Bakker, 20 Sep 2004
adopted 6 May 1971, design: Hans van Heyningen

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Heukelum former municipality

Heukelum is a former municipality in Zuid-Holland province, since 1986 part of Lingewaal province in Gelderland.
Flagdescription: Divided per chevron in blue, white, green and red, proportioned 9:7:7:6
The apex of the white chevron is at 1/24 of flaglength at the hoist.
The colors are derived from the arms of older colors of Town and Country of Heukelum: red-white-green for the town; red-white-blue for the country
There is also a geographical explanation:
Blue: river Linge; Green: the dyke; red: built houses; white: for esthetic reasons between blue and green.
Chevrons are suggested by the old name of this area: "Krommenhoek" (crooked corner).
Source: Vexilla Nostra 119-24;  "De Gecombineerde" (newspaper for Heukelum and environments), 6 May 1971.
adopted 6 May 1971, design: Hans van Heyningen.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Sep 2004

Heukelum town

[Heukelum townflag] by Jarig Bakker, 20 Sep 2004
adopted 6 May 1971, design: Hans van Heyningen

Flagdescription: Divided per chevron in blue, white and green, proportioned 5:6:1, the apex of the white chevron at 1/12 of flaglenth at the hoist; at 3/8 of flaglength a red disk with a radius of 1/2 flagheight, charged with a six-pointed white star.
The star is for the Virgin Mary (one of her names is "Star of the Sea").
Heukelom was in olden times a place of pilgrimage, and regularly an "ommegang" (pilgrim's walk around the town) was held, which is represented in the red color.
Chevrons are suggested by the old name of this area: "Krommenhoek" (crooked corner).
Source: Vexilla Nostra 119-24;  "De Gecombineerde" (newspaper for Heukelum and environments), 6 May 1971.
adopted 6 May 1971, design: Hans van Heyningen; The town-flag of Heukelum was officially adopted, but never used.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Sep 2004


Spijk village

[Spijk villageflag] by Jarig Bakker, 20 Sep 2004
adopted 6 May 1971, design: Hans van Heyningen & Stichting Banistiek en Heraldiek

Flagdescription: Divided per chevron in black, white and green, proportioned 5:6:1, the apex of the white chevron at 1/12 of flaglength at the hoist; at 3/8 of flaglength a dark-orange disk with a radius of 1/2 flagheight, charged with a bright-yellow shortened cross
Spijk consisted formerly of Spijk-Overeind and Spijk-Nedereind. The border of these communities, which had different Lords, was right through the village, which is why this is represented on the flag. The colors orange, white and black are derived from the Van Arkel family (Spijk-Overeind), and in the arms of Van Aersen-Van Sommelsdijk the colors white, black and yellow were dominant (Spijk-Nedereind); in the center is a disk is for the village itself, and the cross refers to the parish (compare the flag of Spijk in Groningen province); the cross also represent the storageplace of lordly goods in Spijk.
Green symbolizes the polderland around the village.
Chevrons are suggested by the old name of this area: "Krommenhoek" (crooked corner).
Source: Vexilla Nostra 119-24;  "De Gecombineerde" (newspaper for Heukelum and environments), 6 May 1971.
adopted 6 May 1971, design: Hans van Heyningen & Stichting Banistiek en Heraldiek; The village flag of  Spijk was officially adopted, but never used.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Sep 2004


Spijk Coat of Arms

[Spijk Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 20 Sep 2004

Image after a hand-drawn image, sent by Hans van Heyningen.