Statue of Manke Meine and Kromme Knilles - Akkrum
The statue of the two giants Manke Meine and Kromme Knilles tells the legend of the origin of the village of Akkrum. Around the year 1400 they are said to have dug a ditch. While working, Knilles discovered an enormous bend in the ditch. "Oh, crooked!", he exclaimed to Meine. The farmers around the settlement heard this and thought it was a nice name for their village. The giants, on the other hand, got into a fight and each stubbornly worked on their own piece of ditch. Manke Meine made a straight ditch in the direction of the west, which is how the Meinesloot came into being. And Knilles, without looking back, dug a ditch to the north and made the Kromme Knilles. The ditches are still named after these digging giants.
The work of art was placed on 2 May 1997 as a gift to the Tusken de Marren Marina Foundation. The artist is Jan de Wit.
Photographs by: René & Peter van der Krogt,