From: "Woons, Frans J FOR:EX" <Frans.Woons@gems9.gov.bc.ca>
To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 15:07:38 -0800
I just read part of your WebPages. I was also born in the neighbourhood
were you were born! I was born in 1941 in the Marco Polostraat. You
talked, in one of your web pages, about "Het groene bruggetje". As a matter
of fact I crossed this little bridge hundreds of times. The last time I was
there was in October of last year, after an absence of 16 years, when you
too were in Holland.
Concerning the Admiralengracht, I can vaguely remember when the canal was at
"polderpeil" and farmers brought their goods, from their greenhouses, by
boat through the canal to the "Markthallen". Where the "Postjeskade" met
"de Baarsjes" there was an "overtoom" where the little boats where lifted
from the lower "polderpeil" to the higher "stadspeil".
Around 1953 brick walls, supported by spars driven into the ground
("geheid"), were made along the Admiralengracht and the water level raised
by about 1.80 m to "stadspeil".
Met de vriendelijke groeten,
Frans Woons, MNRM
Williams Lake, BC, Canada