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Church Sunday: Deventer

Posted by on 29 May 2011 in Deventer, My roots, Vintage postcards | 0 comments

Church Sunday: Deventer

Among the family papers in my possession is an album with postcards of Dutch churches, collected by my grandfather. Most of the cards are from the 1930s. On Sundays, I post cards from this collection in the series Church Sunday. Today: The St. Lebuinus church of Deventer. The St. Lebuinus (or Lebuin) church in Deventer. This 15th century church was built on the location of several earlier churches (the first of which was founded by St. Lebuin, hence the name). Since the reformation the church building belongs to the Dutch Reformed Church (and...

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Gathering dust: Royal visit to Deventer

Posted by on 21 Aug 2010 in 19th century, Deventer, My roots | 0 comments

Gathering dust: Royal visit to Deventer

On Saturdays I rummage through my old cabinet, pull out and dust off an item, and present it here on Roots. Today: A souvenir of the royal visit to Deventer in 1900. On 22 August 1900, Queen Wilhelmina and her mother, Queen Emma, visited and toured the city Deventer. After the visit, a souvenir guide with large photos was published, and a copy somehow ended up gathering dust in my cabinet. I inherited this souvenir guide from my grandfather, Hendrik van Kampen, but I don’t know how it came into his posession. In 1900, the year of the...

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