Category: <span>Leopoldsburg</span>

The Solarium

This article is from De Bourg 4/2010 From Latin: place where one can take a sunbath, also solarium. Before 1940, in the mid-harvest period, the owners and managers organized all kinds of water sports such as competitive swimming, clean-diving of the two seesaws. Water polo matches were also regularly held…

Home of the first mayor

Old postcards of the Church ‘OLV Tenhemelopneming’ and the old post office also regularly mention the home of the first mayor, Vander Elst. You can also find a sign on the building itself that states this. Let’s go back to 1844, when BOURG’s allotment plan is already 2 years old….

There are beautiful stamps of Leopoldsburg, Heppen and the Camp Beverlo?

I am not a stamp collector myself, but on my search for postcards I did come across a number of beautiful stamps (and have therefore purchased them). On the right and below you can see my, without a doubt, limited collection. If you are still looking for yourself, I still…

First Post

We often think that the old postal office at the Church ‘OLV-Tenhemelopneming’ was the first post office in Leopoldsburg. However, this is not the case. Already before the construction of brick roads, coaches (‘malle-post’ 1) drove our region to Diest and Hasselt on a daily basis. At the time, the…

Waffen-SS arm-eagles exist under the name of ‘Leopoldsburg-version?

The name ‘Leopoldsburg version’ is a name that older collectors gave to these eagles until about 2005, perhaps because they were common and appeared in that region until after the war. Perhaps this should be seen in the context of local (militaria) shops, or shops where military insignia was sold…