The coastal boundary marker that marks the border between Belgium and France was recently damaged. Border municipal officials de Bunne and Bray-Toons will now unite to retrieve the boundary marker.
In 1814, five months after the fall of Napoleon, successful powers (Prussia, Austria, Russia and the United Kingdom) organized the Congress of Vienna to discuss the future of Europe. The conference concluded with the question of the establishment of ‘Born Napoleon’ post-war frontiers and medium-sized states. From 1815 to 1830 the United Kingdom of the Netherlands was a medium-sized state, now covering the territory of Belgium and the Netherlands. Throughout France, a boundary marker is called ‘born Napoleon’. Boundary markers at de Bunney were Bray-Duns and de Bunne (Adinkerke), then bordering the Kingdom of the Netherlands and France. One on the beach and one at the border crossing in Mol / Baroquet. On the Newport-Dunkerke Canal, you will find two boundary markers between de Bunne (Adingerke) and Quilde. Boundary markers are made of marble from bolognese, indicating 1819, so the separation is clear indicating the exact direction of the land they form (‘N’ in the east and ‘F’ in the west). Recovery After Damage Recently, the beach boundary marker was badly damaged. Christine Gillots, mayor of Bray-Toons, and Bram Tekrik of de Bunnay want to come together on the matter and retrieve the boundary marker. In 2005 an information panel was placed between the two mayors at the same location. This board is also being monitored. It is not yet clear how this will happen. “Merger” Mayor Bram Tekrik: “Historically, you can say that the boundary markers indicate the separation of the two peoples. We have not received anything other than that it is time to change it and this boundary mark will indicate it. ”