A number of street names are in honour of well-known Wirdumers:
Jacob Algerasingel, 1902-1966, Lawyer, Secretary of State.
Theodorus Beekhuisstr. 1808-1893, Family Doctor.
Tjitze de Boerstr. 1866-1942, Professor of Arabian Philosophy.
Doeke Hellemastr. 1766-1856, Schoolteacher, Headmaster.
Sjouke van der Kooistr. 1851-1944, Schoolteacher, Headmaster.
Sybren Valkemastr. 1850-1912, Socialist, Playwright.
Why the new housing estate in Wirdum received English street names
George Emersonstrjitte and William R. Fisherstrjitte:
In World War Two, January 21 1943 a Wellington bomber, under command the of
flight lieutenant George Emerson was hit by German flak, and crashed very
close to the Village of Wirdum.
In a desperate effort the pilot sergeant William Robert Fisher, from
Enfield, Middlesex, England, succeeded in pulling the plane over the houses
of Wirdum, saving this village from a greater disaster.
Fisher was the only casualty. The other crew members had various wounds and
were taken as prisoners of war to Germany, until the end of the war.
Further street names are merely of topographical origin such as:
Arjenspole, Barrahusterdyk, Bollemanssteech, Bredyk, Greate Buorren,
Grienedyk, Hof, Kamp, Kempenaarsreed, Legedyk, Loodyk, Lytse Buorren,
Marwertsterdyk, Oenemawei, Skoallesteech, Pastorijsingel, Swichumerdyk,
Tsjaarderdyk, Uniadyk, Werpsterdyk, Widesteech.
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