Wevelgem

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WEVELGEM

Province : West-Vlaanderen
Additions : 1977 Gullegem, Moorsele

Wapen van Wevelgem

Official blazon

  • (1911) In blauw een zilveren berg.
  • (1981) In lazuur een berg van goud.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 12, 1911 and again on October 29, 1981.

The arms show a golden mountain, canting for the Guldenberg Abbey, which owned the village from 1754 until the end of the 18th century. The arms also appear on the seals of the village from 1772 and 1779.

In 1911 the arms were incorrectly granted with a silver field (see below), which was corrected in 1981.

Wapen van/Blason de Wevelgem

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Wapen van/Blason de Wevelgem

The arms on a police badge (source)


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Literature : Servais, 1955