At this place the site had been deeply cut in order to prepare the ground for the railway. Not far from here in the “rue Helenter” a little chapel, erected in memory of the local priest Jean Baptiste Laplume (1797–1869), had been constructed on order of his follower, the priest Th. Schiltz. The priest Laplume had been killed at this very same place by a cupid young militia.
At the age of 26, the young priest Laplume had been ordained. He first had been a curate in Schouweiler, then later priest in Dippach and up from 1843 priest in Hostert. During his mandate the new church in Hostert had been constructed and he was also very active in complementing the documentation about the roman excavations in the community.
Jos Fischer is the name of the artist who created the little memorial. He also created the tombstone of the priest Laplume at old the Hostert cemetery.
The graceful construction had been erected on the slightly elevated slope. Its narrow front side is finishing on a pointed gable. The wall below is opening in form of a trefoil gothic arch and allows a glimpse into the semi dark vestry. Here, above the stone altar, you can see a crucifixion scene, showing Jesus, Mary and St.John. In the vault you can still find the traces of an old picture, once showing probably the firmament.
|The memorial tablet on the interior right side of the building had been composed by a friend of the priest.He compares the tragic destiny of the priest to the agonies of the crucified Jesus.||Retrospectively Rameldange can be considered as a village with an old tradition in handicraft. Besides joinery or sculpture, the linen weavers craft had always marked the village. The street name “Rham”, meaning the frame of the loom goes back to this tradition.|