Heimatverein Wadersloh makes village history visible

Heimatverein Wadersloh makes village history visible
Heimatverein Wadersloh makes village history visible

Wadersloh (mf/bb). One of the most important tasks of the Wadersloher Heimatverein is to work through and make visible the history of the village, the preservation of traditions and a culture of remembrance. The association recently set a visible sign of the change in Wadersloh’s town center over the centuries with the installation of a historical view of the village, which shows Wadersloh through the ages on the building of the Miss Elly café (Hotel Karger).

For Winnie Schlieper, Jessica Jemella, Herbert Fortmann, Josef Duffe and Wilhelm Karger, the project is another building block in their joint effort to depict the eventful history of the place. It fits seamlessly into other projects, such as the redesign of the Jewish cemetery, the work related to the Riga Committee and the culture of remembrance in general. The large-format view of the church square “Wardesloh” from 1869 provides important insights into the change in Wadersloh. Since the 9th century, the village has been called “Wardeslo” and, as is well known, has not only changed its name to “Wadersloh” up to the present day, but also significantly changed its basic appearance.

Of the large number of distilleries in the historic town center, only today’s Hotel Karger with the “Old Distillery” room has been preserved. In many places, new living space has been created. Only the old vicarage (Wilhelmstraße) or the half-timbered house of the Teckentrup family (“Salon Teckentrup” at the church) and the “Alte Schulte” (last “Kum män rin)” are reminiscent of the time before 1869. Even today’s majestic 4th The parish church of St. Margareta was not built until 1894. The graphical representation of the historic church square area, which still shows the third parish church that was located on this site until 1890, is all the more exciting. The pictured village view from 1850, which was used by the pharmacist Libeau (today: private house of the Herbort family, Liesborner Straße/Wilhelmstraße) as a letterhead, is also particularly interesting.

The Heimatverein also attached great importance to the depiction of the historic church seal with the Lipper rose and a male dog in memory of the direct neighborhood (Count Bernhard zur Lippe, Burgrave von Stromberg). Today, the male can only be found in the coat of arms of the Schützenverein Geist e. V. again. Today, the official coat of arms of the community of Wadersloh shows the Lippe rose with free abbot’s crooks as a symbol for the three Wadersloh districts and as a reminder of Liesborn’s abbey history.

With the historical presentation, the Heimatverein is setting another lasting monument to the town of Wadersloh in memory of its eventful past. The representation deliberately arouses curiosity to follow the changes in the heart of Wadersloh. The idea came about when Herbert Fortmann gave a guided tour of the town. With the location on “Miss Elly” and the clear view of the church and the surrounding buildings, history comes alive and at the same time offers a starting point for guided tours through the town. Thanks to the support of Herbert Fortmann, who took over the compilation in 2017 in his function as the then chairman of the association, the Fleiter Druck company and the support of Josef Duffe, who implemented the framing, the display board now invites you to explore the local history.

Appointment note: The Low German Krink of the Wadersloh home association will meet again from September 20th in “Miss Elly’s” “Heimatstube”. Contact person is Josef Duffe.


The article is in German

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