Street names

Wirdum:
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.
Swichum:
Ayttadyk
Moskoureed
Om 'e Tsjerke