Information on the background image

fietsers heemkundekring schaijk-reekThe background image at the top of this website is a detail from a photograph in the collection of Heemkundekring Schaijk-Reek (nr. SAKc1000027g).

It was taken in the village of Schaijk (municipality Landerd, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands), in the 1950s or early 1960s. The full picture shows cycle paths at the side of the road.

According to the Heemkundekring what we see is the yearly bicycle tour connected with Carnival – but there is little ‘carnivalesque’ to be discovered in the picture, the clothing is quite summery and the British and French (?) flags in the background rather suggest a liberation festivity in May or September.