Dadizele Things to Do

  • Dadizele in springtime
    Dadizele in springtime
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    View from the backside
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    The Castle and Basilica
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    The real oldest house of Dadizele !

    by wandeljp Updated Sep 8, 2010

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    The real oldest house of Dadizele !

    As already stated in previous "tips" in October 1918 marked the Allied attack against releasing the village. This way, the destruction of many houses was inevitable.

    A house, oddly the first on entering the village was spared and still today has exactly the appearance myself in 1918. We tested on old photos.

    You use any can be found at the roundabout opposite the cemetery.

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    Comme déjà dit dans les précédents "tips" octobre 1918 marqua la contre attaque alliée libérant le village. Ceci faisant, la destruction de nombreuses maisons fût inévitable.

    Une maison, curieusement la première en entrant dans le village, fût épargnée et a encore aujourd'hui le m^me aspect qu'en 1918. J'ai pu le vérifier sur d'anciennes photos.

    Vousd pouvez la trouver au rond point, face au cimetière.

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    Have a look on the British cemetery (first war)

    by wandeljp Updated Jun 27, 2009

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    Dadizele : view on town from the cemetery
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    Have a look on the British cemetery (first war)

    During the First World War (1914 - 1918), a front line (west) takes place between the North Sea and Switzerland. During that conflict of four years, millions of young soldiers from each camp will lose their lives ... for our freedom. The Germans on one side and the Allies: the British Empire (and therefore also Canadians, Newfoundland, India, New Zeeland, Australia, South-Africa, Hong Kong ...), France, Belgium and in the end conflict the U.S. of America to fight in the area where I live, leaving indelible traces in the landscape.

    The first 2 months of conflict will be a war of movement to go after sinking into a war of trenches. Dadizele was for 3 and half years occupied by the Germans in front of the limit.

    From October 1914, the high command puts the British armies in the area of Flanders in order to protect the ports of Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk, so important for their supply.

    From 8 August 1918, the allied back offensive has begun: and from September and October reached the area of Ypres (and therefore Dadizele)

    In the "New British Cemetery" is the bodies of British soldiers in 1008, one Canadian and 20 Newfoundlands soldiers . In the civilian cemetery adjoining , you will find the graves of 27 British soldiers and 2 German soldiers.

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    Durant la première guerre mondiale (1914 - 1918), une ligne de front (ouest) se déroule entre la mer du Nord et la Suisse. Durant ce conflit de quatre ans des millions de jeunes soldats de chaque camps perdront la vie... pour notre liberté. Les Allemands d'un côté et les Alliés: l'Empire britannique (donc également Canadiens, Newfoundlands, India, New-Zeeland, Australia, South-Africa, Hong-kong...), la France, la Belgique et en fin de conflit les EU d'Amérique de l'autre se battront dans la région où j'habite, laissant des traces indélébiles dans le paysage.

    Les 2 premiers mois de conflits seront une guerre de mouvements pour la suite aller s'enliser dans une guerre de tranchées. Dadizele était durant 3 ans et demi occupée par les Allemands, en limite du front.

    A partir d'octobre 1914, le haut commandement place les armées britanniques dans le secteur de Flandre afin de protéger les ports de Calais, Boulogne et Dunkerque, si importants pour leurs approvisionnement .

    A partir du 8 Août 1918 , la contre-offensive allié est entamée: et à partir de Septembre et Octobre atteint la région de Ypres (et donc Dadizele)

    Dans le "New British Cemetery" repose les corps de 1008 Soldats Britanniques, un Canadien et 20 Soldats des Newfoundlands. Dans le cimetière civil attenant, on trouvera les tombes de 27 autres soldats Britanniques et de 2 soldats Allemands.

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    Visit the basilica (1)

    by wandeljp Written Jun 22, 2009

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    Visit the basilica

    As almost everywhere in Belgium, again believers are Roman Catholics here.

    It Monsignor Malou, Bishop of Bruges in 1854 decided that the construction of the building dedicated to the Virgin. He appealed to the English architect Pugin Welbey to complete the project.

    The church was named basilica from 1882. The interior is richly decorated and has a crypt (see tips below) and beautiful stained glass windows.

    Dadizele being located in the German during the First World War, she had to suffer the bombing (allies) because of its dominant position in the village center. It was rebuilt in the same way after the war.

    It is undergoing what should be the last phase of a deep restoration ... and the result is wonderful.

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    Comme pratiquement partout en Belgique, ici aussi les croyants sont ici Catholiques Romains.

    C'est Monseigneur Malou, évêque de Bruges qui en 1854 décide la construction de l'édifice dédié à la Vierge. Il fait appel à l'architecte Anglais Welbey Pugin pour mener le projet à bien.

    L'église est nommée basilique en 1882. L'intérieur est richement orné et possède une crypte (voir tips suivant) et de somptueux vitraux.

    Étant situé en zone Allemande durant la première guerre mondiale, elle eut à souffrir des bombardements (alliés) du fait de sa position dominante au centre du village. Elle fut reconstruite à l'identique après la guerre.

    Elle subit actuellement ce qui devrait être la dernière phase d'une profonde restauration...et le résultat est merveilleux.

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    Have a look to the castle

    by wandeljp Written Jun 22, 2009

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    Have a look to the castle

    With the Rosary and the municipal park " 't Torreke" the park Mariastede form a green oasis in the center of the town.

    The park is owned by the municipality (formerly of the Diocese of Bruges) and is made available to the non-profit "Mariastede" who care for adults with mental or physical disability. And over the years, many have made the area pleasant for a walk. In 2008 a lot of work had restored the bridges around the pond.

    Trails have been (re) designed for the delight of walkers.

    The park is open from sunrise to sunset every day. In many places it offers unique views of the castle and the basilica.

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    Avec le Rosarium et le parc communal " 't Torreke" le parc du Château Mariastede forme un oasis de verdure au centre de la commune.

    Le parc est propriété de la commune (anciennement de l'évêché de Bruges) et est mis à disposition de l'association sans but lucratif "Mariastede" qui prends soin de personnes adultes handicapées mentales où physiques. Et au cours des années , les nombreux aménagement ont rendus le site agréable à la promenade. En 2008 des travaux importants ont restaurés les ponts autour de l'étang.

    Des sentiers ont été (ré)aménagés pour le plus grand bonheur des promeneurs.

    Le parc est ouvert du lever au coucher du jour. En de nombreux endroits il offre des vues uniques sur le château et la basilique.

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    Walking around the town

    by wandeljp Updated Jun 1, 2009

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    Walk the "Pompeschitterspad"

    This walk takes you to the interesting points of the village. It includes the park (refurbished) Mariastede castle, the statue of Pompeschiter near the cemetery, of course, also next to the Basilica of the Rosary.

    The possibilities are numerous and depending on the season you can experience cultures around:
    apples and pears, strawberries, cauliflower, zucchini, leeks, as well as chrysanthemums or tobacco ...

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    Cette promenade vous emmène vers les points intéressants du village. Elle passe notamment par le parc (réaménagé) du château Mariastede, la statue du Pompeschiter prés du cimetière, bien sûr également à côté de la basilique, du rosarium.

    Les possibilités sont nombreuses et suivant la saison vous pourrez découvrir les cultures alentours:
    des pommes et des poires, des fraises, choux-fleurs, courgettes, poireaux, mais aussi chrysanthèmes ou encore tabac...

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    Views from across the lake at Dadizele

    by angiebabe Written May 18, 2009

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    Walk right around the lake so you get to see the view right through across the lake to the church and 'castle'.

    We got to see a heron looking quite picturesque in the solitude.

    There is a well cleared path that takes you right around the path and the ground is quite steady terrain for walking.

    Surrounded by the suburbia of Dadizele its lovely to have such a picturesque area for the locals and those in the know to enjoy some time out!

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    Dadizeles lovely park

    by angiebabe Written May 18, 2009

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    Theres a walking path that takes you right around through a childrens farmland area and around a lake, all right in the middle of Dadizele. It is a very relaxing place to be - away from the hustle of suburbia and into a lovely area of nature.

    From the Pumpshiter park area go around past a small pond and over a bridge, past the 'castle' to a clearing and walking paths are evident along with a map of the routes.

    Nice views of both the 'castle' and the church from the other side of the lake.

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