Life in the old calibration
The presentation of the design of the oak and flax crushing house took up a lot of time at the meeting of the wiesenbronn municipal council on tuesday evening. After the presentation by graphic designer bernhard ziegler and various ideas and suggestions, the council agreed that on the one hand, the history of the two houses should be expressed in words and pictures, but on the other hand, if possible, "a little life should be brought into the building".
According to the ideas of the graphic designer, in addition to stable information panels, pictures of the calibration process of the finders and keepers in the middle ages are planned, as well as illustrations of the professions of buttner and schroter. Ziegler explained that the scraper was mainly responsible for bringing and loading wine barrels onto carriages, into houses or onto ships. History and "little stories" should go hand in hand garnishing the texts. Thus, the earlier story that the midwife living in the oak fished the newborns out of the water of the well and brought them to the wombs in bed.
There are also plans for instructions on calibration values and fee lists, and an image of the so-called "cubicizer" for the calibration process, which was originally located in the town hall, after the calibration was later housed in the town hall. Mayor doris paul suggested that information also be provided about the fact that barrels were made from the oak wood of the wiesenbronn forest "and are being built again today".
Gerhard roth wanted to know if all of the existing utensils should be moved out, to which it was agreed that the fasser and butten should remain. Roth also suggested reactivating the well, which is why a test drilling should be done. "During tours, people often ask why there is no water in the fountain of the oak tree", said rosmarie hofmann, who knows a lot about the history of wiesenbronn and is acting as an adviser.
Planner thomas wirth from buro arc.Grun. Could imagine a drinking water supply "so that the water could be relatively simple and dosed". The council agreed that the first thing to be done is to find out what kind of water supply is needed.
Norbert kahl suggested a pedagogical concept "because when children visit the oak, something has to happen, for example with the tapping of water". Rosmarie hofmann also spoke in favor of carrying out, for example, the calibration of a barrel on various occasions. Further suggestions went in the direction of "quizzes for children" or filling a barrel with plastic buckets.
"We should go in the direction of preparing the proposed concept with our archive as a basis and then "root" the whole thing, summarized the mayor. According to the suggestion of thomas planner wirth, offers are to be solicited before the summer vacations "so that printing can take place. We have the sum of about 7500 euros as a target".
Pictures of the flax building are to be placed in the flax crushing house, which currently still houses utensils from the wagner and cobbler trades. "Text and picture showing the complete process from growing to harvesting, rusting, spooling, drying and breaking to weaving" was the presentation of graphic designer bernhard ziegler.
Rosmarie hofmann drew attention to the very difficult work involved in obtaining these textile fibers. She explained that the flax crushing house at the end of the village in the direction of kleinlangheim was built in 1848 and that after the decline of flax cultivation at the beginning of the 20th century, the house was rebuilt. The building was used as a wheelbarrow at the beginning of the twentieth century. "In the third reich, flax was increasingly cultivated again, and after the second world war, flax was still processed in the groblangheim flax factory seiling until the 1960s".
The historian pointed out that there are still traces of the fireplace outside the house that was used for rusting. A reconstruction did not meet with the approval of the round table. "In this case, it is not a question of creating a kind of open-air museum", said thomas wirth. In the case of the flax crushing house, for which 7500 euros have also been budgeted, the council agreed that not too much text, but more illustrations "and something to touch", said thomas wirth from the buro arc should be created.