Kolberg remembers Płowce as “the most outstanding village in the region of Kujawy”. He writes: “it’s a vast area which is famous for a victory of Ladislaus I over the Teutonic Knights in 1331. There is a monument commemorating this battle. The town is also the home of the family book collection created by the castellan Biesiekierski. In addition, the collection includes antiques such as: spurs, stirrups, parts of beavers and flagpoles of the Teutonic Order, stone hatchet (pagan), knives etc.”
According to Kolberg, at that time, in the vicinity of Płowce people still used to find plenty of objects from the battle with the Teutonic Knights.
The author writes also about a few inhabitants of Płowce. One of them was suffering from hallucinations. From time to time, at night, the man saw the army of the Teutonic Knights. The apparition disappeared with the first crowing of a cock. The man believed that those delusions indicated poverty and war in the country.
Another person from this town described by Kolberg is a leader of the village presented as extremely just in deducting taxes, which was especially surprising since he couldn’t neither read nor write.
Next inhabitant remembered by Kolberg was “old Nicolas”, who, for many years, worked as “a herdsman and a village barber-surgeon”. He walked with a long cane, decorated with metal buttons and tin. The cane had some hieroglyphs illustrating the genealogical relations of many families from Płowce and important dates from the history of the town.