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February 5, 2019

In Zierikzee, An Industry That “Madder(s)”…

The next thing I discovered in my 2017 Zierikzee Stadhuis visit (City Council/Town Hall) was an exhibition about Madder, the main “industrial” crop that the island produced. In addition to the life-sized models there were boards containing photographs and information, easy to read and with English language texts so I didn’t bother to re-type everything. Enjoy!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(Kiwi’s note: I think that the sack carriers may be the equivalent of modern day stevedores, men who load and unload ships. Since each “sector” of each trade had it’s allotted rules for who did what, it seems to have also operated in a manner similar to a collective modern day Union.)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

4 Comments »

  1. You might enjoy the book ‘Colour’ by Victoria Finlay

    Comment by Maureen Sudlow — February 5, 2019 @ 3:32 am | Reply

    • Maureen,
      I’ve had a hectic few days but I managed to look up the Victoria Finlay book on Amazon and go to the “look inside” bit… what was meant to be a quick look of a minute or two to see if I liked it or not but turned into me sitting for half an hour reading page after page! 🙂
      I will order this, so Thanks for the excellent tip!

      Comment by kiwidutch — February 7, 2019 @ 6:56 am | Reply


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