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Wemeltje Kruit - Gasselte, NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie
N 52° 58.253 E 006° 47.256
32U E 351435 N 5871321
Quick Description: At the Kerkstraat, Gasselte, Drenthe The Netherlands is a statue of Wemeltje Kruit in characteristic attitude with her bike, created by Bert Kiewiet.
Location: Drenthe, Netherlands
Date Posted: 11/3/2012 7:48:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMFMCC
Views: 7

Long Description:
Bronze statue on a concrete plate, high 1.90 mtr.
Showing Wemeltje Kruit with here bicycle, wears an old jacket and runs on old Dutch wooden clogs.
Plaque with information is mounted on a large boulder.


Wemeltje Kruit ( 09/01/1887 - 09/27/1963 ) was a sales woman and a striking village figure, which was called Wemelie, in the village Gasselte.

Wemelie earned the costs by using her bike to ride around with merchandise along the places in the surroundings of the Hondsrug and House to house to sell her stuff.

Her visit in a place in the Church by Sunday morning they announced on the spot to sit, giving residents knew that they would come along that week.

She lived in a caravan on the site of the current ice skating rink in Gasselte.

She died in september 1963 in Assen in the hospital at the age of 76.

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