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Wardje was an assistant verger in Antwerp. He later joined the Jesuits of Lier, where he became the devil-may-care member of the monastery.

He was also well known among all Lier’s clubs and societies because he sold a record number of almanacs and sponsorship tickets.

Wardje took part in all the processions, usually as flag carrier.


Bell monument

The Bell monument is located in the garden of the Municipal Music Academy. This composition created by artist Jos Vloeberghs was placed here in 1997 on the occasion of the academy’s 75th anniversary...

in front of the Music Academy


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