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We want our clay back

Few people know that a large part of the nearly one thousand terps (mounds) that once stood in Friesland were excavated for their clay to enrich the peatland and sandy soil in poorer areas. Canals were dug, rail lines laid out etc. This was a huge undertaking but not much is written about it in the history books. To rescue this history from obscurity, research was conducted as to where the clay ended up and we now want to symbolically 'return the clay' from all the regions.

The village of Blije builds the Terp fan de Takomst. In the autumn of Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018, this village will ask farmers from the North to return a scoop/wheelbarrow of the disappeared clay to Blije. This clay will be the foundation of the Terp fan de Takomst, a …

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We want our clay back

Few people know that a large part of the nearly one thousand terps (mounds) that once stood in Friesland were excavated for their clay to enrich the peatland and sandy soil in poorer areas. Canals were dug, rail lines laid out etc. This was a huge undertaking but not much is written about it in the history books. To rescue this history from obscurity, research was conducted as to where the clay ended up and we now want to symbolically 'return the clay' from all the regions.

The village of Blije builds the Terp fan de Takomst. In the autumn of Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018, this village will ask farmers from the North to return a scoop/wheelbarrow of the disappeared clay to Blije. This clay will be the foundation of the Terp fan de Takomst, a safe new meeting place outside the dike. The return of the clay is framed in a memorable way.

'We wolle ús klaaí werom' is a special one-day activity that draws particular attention to the history of the Frisian landscape.

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