Nice walk through Landscape De Liereman. It was nice mud stairs around the Echelkuil 😜.The 'Echelkuil' takes its name from the former 'echel nursery' (echel = leech) of Dr. Smagghe from Turnhout. The medicinal leeches were found in the ponds and were an indispensable element in the medicine of the time and she exported them to French hospitals for bloodletting. Smagghe bought up old horses. He put them on a rope in his ponds or echelon pools. The leeches crept onto the horse's legs. Smagghe had tied boots to it. When the leeches let go, they fell into the boot. So he could harvest the hedgehogs.
How pathetic that was for those horses 😢.
3 days ago
Today we tried to solve the murder of Marietje Kessels, but unfortunately we did not succeed. So I'll be back soon to finish this geocache.
Nice that Marietje Kessels "lives on" in this way.The murder of Marietje Kessels in the Sacred Heart Church of the Noordhoek in Tilburg is a crime that took place on August 22, 1900 and caused a nationwide commotion. The case was never solved and 'Marietje Kessels' has remained a well-known name in Tilburg ever since.
October 2, 2021