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The arms of Zuid- en Noord-Schermer (South and North Schermer) were:
Azure two pikes or. Confirmed 22 oktober 1817. I guess the two pikes represent
the two parts.
The arms of Oterleek were: Or, charged with three downward chevrons gules. Confirmed 22 oktober 1817.)
Schermerhorn used to have a mole in their arms and flag. Yet, Sierksma gives 1962 for the adoption of the flag and the text suggests it used a different flag before that. I wonder whether there used to be a mix-up between "mol" (mole) and "molen" (mill) all the more so because "molen" was often spelt "mole".
The arms of Schermerhorn were: Vert, a mole sable on a natural base. Confirmed 22 oktober 1817.
Apparently, this is where the green comes from. De Schermer, originally "Schermeer", was one of the big lakes of Noordholland, poldered in by Jan Adrriaenszn. Leeghwater from 1631 to 1635. He needed 51 mills for this enterprise so the mill is quite appropriate. [I doubt I would have placed it in the blue water though.]
In 1962 Schermerhorn was the only one with a flag, which in 1962 was made equal to the arms, except the mole had no base.
The new municiality was created 1 august 1970. (We probably have all that on our page though.)
Sources: - Nederlands vlaggeboek - Sierksma, 1962 [sie62]
- De gemeentewapens van Nederland - Sierksma, 1962.
- Grote Winkler Prins Encyclopedie, 1975.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 6 Nov 2003
Granted 27 Jan 1971