The Peatcutter Meijel

The work of art The Peat Harvester was designed in 1991 by Truus Coumans. The stocky peat digger is busy cutting the lead-heavy peat out of the peat bank with his peat shovel. The face has been clearly worked out, the rest left coarse, almost muddy.

Peat cutters

For centuries, people from Meijel went into the Peel to cut peat. Every year, they would stake a field of peat, which was used in the stove and for processing manure in the stables.

When the Rabobank at Kerkveld in Meijel expanded in 1991, this statue was donated to the community of Meijel as a tangible reminder of the peat workers. After its placement, the statue was moved twice. During the renovation of the village centre in 2015, the statue was moved to its current location, along the oldest road through the Peel.

Nearby

The distances mentioned below are the distances from the location above.

 
0,27km
Walking/hiking routes
 
1,29km
Cycle route
 
4,13km
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4,28km
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4,70km
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4,87km
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5,67km
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5,67km
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5,67km
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6,15km
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6,70km
Walking/hiking routes
 
6,88km
Walking/hiking routes
 
6,95km
Lunchroom
 
6,95km
Lunchroom
 
6,95km
Restaurant
 
7,01km
Restaurant
 
7,07km
Walking/hiking routes
 
7,49km
Walking/hiking routes
 
7,77km
Walking/hiking routes
 
7,87km
Walking/hiking routes
 
7,98km
Restaurant
 
 
8,37km
Walking/hiking routes
 
8,37km
Cycle route
 
8,37km
Cycle route
 
8,45km
Restaurant
 
8,57km
Walking/hiking routes
 
8,71km
Cycle route
 
8,71km
Cycle route
 
8,71km
Walking/hiking routes
 
8,81km
Walking/hiking routes
 
8,91km
Walking/hiking routes
 
9,36km
Cycle route
 
9,38km
Walking/hiking routes
 
9,39km
Walking/hiking routes
 
 
9,54km
Lunchroom
 
9,73km
Walking/hiking routes
 
9,78km
Walking/hiking routes