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The Kantens mill is right on the Boterdiep. Thus grain could easily be brought in for grinding. The mill has withstood many storms and decay and was therefore also called 'd'Olle Strieder' (Groningen for “the old warrior”).
This mill nowadays bears the name 'Grote Geert'.
The corn and hulling mill was built in 1818 and raised in 1852. During this elevation, a poem was applied to the gable stone above the bricked-up western entrance: When it was counted 1818 / And our Lord appointed me here / Am I after a time of thirty years / Withstanding storms and danger / Increases my position below / From more than three cubits.
The name 'Grote Geert' only dates from the first half of the twentieth century.
How is it possible that the mill suddenly changed name?
Source: The Stories of Groningen
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“Stories along the Boterdiep trekking route”