Episode 2: At the expense of the KingFirst aired: Tuesday, 12 January 2016 at 17.32 hours
Three villages with ‘royal’ sounding names are located on the border of Friesland, Drenthe and Overijssel: Frederiksoord, Willemsoord and Wilhelminaoord. In this episode of Qwestie van Tijd, we investigate how these villages originated and where those royal names come from.
Villagers from Steenwijk immediately give some valuable clues about where our research should begin. Leonie decides to start of with a visit to Jan Mensink in Frederiksoord. He is the director of the ‘Maatschappij van Weldadigheid’. In the museum ‘Koloniehof’ we find out more about the daily life in the villages. Bennie Mensink was born and raised in Wilhelminaoord. His grandfather was the first one to settle there in 1901. Bennie tells us about growing up and living in Wilhelminaoord and how that differs from other villages.