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Eendracht Maakt Macht 1

They did not have sufficient funds to build a parish church, so they built a windmill instead. Yes, that's right. When the Meterik community wanted its own church in the village around 1890, there was no money allocated and a rather lukewarm response from the town council of Horst. So, the mill 'Eendracht Maakt Macht', which was built in Meterik in 1899, was employed to grind cattle feed for the farmers. Not only was the church built, it also had money from the mill for its annual running expenses. The name 'Eendracht Maakt Macht' is very appropriate, as it stands for "together makes us strong".

Eendracht Maakt Macht 1

They did not have sufficient funds to build a parish church, so they built a windmill instead. Yes, that's right. When the Meterik community wanted its own church in the village around 1890, there was no money allocated and a rather lukewarm response from the town council of Horst. So, the mill 'Eendracht Maakt Macht', which was built in Meterik in 1899, was employed to grind cattle feed for the farmers. Not only was the church built, it also had money from the mill for its annual running expenses. The name 'Eendracht Maakt Macht' is very appropriate, as it stands for "together makes us strong".

comments (22)

Very cool shot.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Michael.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 26 Jun 2018, 01:34
You do windmills well! Terrific perspective .
Ayush Basu: Thank you! I think I got lucky with the viewpoint on this mill, Bonnie.
Great picture and a fine story...
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Larry. I am pleased you like both.
Good p.o.v. Ayush, windmills can be difficult to capture.
Ayush Basu: Thank you! I think I got lucky with the viewpoint on this mill, Frank.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 26 Jun 2018, 04:14
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue sur ce joli moulin.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Martine.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 26 Jun 2018, 04:57
a very different kind of vantage point

i like it a lot
Ayush Basu: Thank you! I think I got lucky with the viewpoint on this mill, Sherri.
Il est magnifique et cette contre plongée est vraiment réussie.
Bonne journée Ayush
Ayush Basu: I thought it looked majestic in this view, Pascale. Have a great day ahead.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 26 Jun 2018, 07:22
A wonderful thing. Long may it grind..
Ayush Basu: It survives due to the efforts of volunteers, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Jun 2018, 07:43
There is a lesson in life there Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Wise remark, Chad.
A mill is much more useful
Ayush Basu: All thanks to the volunteers, Bill.
Une vraie chance pour ce moulin ..il est superbe , et tant mieux si la petite histoire dit qu'en plus l'eglise a pu être construite ..Merci
Ayush Basu: I expect it should survive for the time being and also in the future, thanks to the efforts of the volunteers, Claudine.
What a lovely mill, I like your angle, and a fascinating story as well.
Ayush Basu: Thank you! I think I got lucky with the viewpoint on this mill, Brian.
A fine looking windmill; well seen from this angle, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: It is a thing of beauty, Beverley, and it has aged well.
Taken from a good angle
Ayush Basu: Thank you! I think I got lucky with the viewpoint on this mill, Martin.
A terrific point of view for this - and what a great story!
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you liked both, Elizabeth.
Now that's a story of "faith," Ayush. Build it and they will come.
Ayush Basu: Well said, Ginnie. This mill has promise for the future.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jun 2018, 09:49
Fabulous point of view, Ayush. I am always very impressed these landmarks.
Ayush Basu: It has unbroken wind access in front so I am hopeful it will survive for a long time, Astrid.
awww, what a great story, and such a pretty picture of such a pretty windmill
Ayush Basu: Thank you! I think I got lucky with the viewpoint on this mill, Elaine.
Gotta love these things.. smile
Ayush Basu: One of my favourite things in the Netherlands to shoot, Rob. Good to see you back after a while!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jun 2018, 21:09
Ex unitate vires - the national motto of South Africa, before 1994. It means "From unity, strength", which is Eendracht maakt macht. Good for the people of Meterik.
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, Louis, a football club here also has the same motto.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Jun 2018, 09:55
Oh, this is a wonderful image of this mill with such a special story. Ja, ik stem deze woordje ook too, "Eeendracht Maakt Macht" . Our politicians should follow this saying.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jul 2018, 10:25
In the circumstances this is an excellent name for the windmill.

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