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Rural Oostkerke a village on 9 km of the North Sea

A bike trip with a storm of 100 km/h, I got safety of the tree along canal


Oostkerke developed on a natural or artificial elevation in a salt marsh area. Although first mentioned in writing in 1028 as Ostkerka, the genesis may date back to the 8th century. In 1089 there was first talk of an independent parish.

Legend has it that the first church was built on the grave of one Guthago, who is said to have been a Scottish prince who converted the inhabitants of the Flemish coast to Christianity in the 9th century. This Guthago was canonized in 1159 and thus the patron saint of the church founded around 1100. Its patronage was in the hands of the Abbey of Saint-Quentin-en-l'Isle, and as a result the church was eventually dedicated to Saint Quintinus.

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