Geert Greven

Theo Visser, West Australia

I want to add some information about a bakery, that my father had in Nijmegen prior to emigrating to Western Australia in 1956.

His name was Theo Visser, I am his eldest son Albert. He had a bakery originally in the Groenestraat, before the war, then he moved to premises in the Molen Straat. In about 1940/41, he moved to Graafseweg 184. Actually next door to the Villanova Church, which was still standing then. The shop was at the front of the house, and the bakery was originally at the back but was later moved to the cellar underneath the house and shop.

In 1953, he sold the premises and moved the business to the corner of Looimolen Weg and Flora Weg (Floraweg 61). This was a very big 2 story house, named "ONS NESTJE". We lived on the ground floor, whilst the upstairs apartment was rented out. The bakery was at the back of the house.
This big house was downhill from the "WITTE MOLEN", from where we got most of our products.

Unfortunately no photographs are available of the house at the Graafseweg and also the Floraweg.

"ONS NESTJE" was subsequently demolished after we left for Western Australia.

In Western Australia he continued in business with me as a milkman.

My father passed away in Melbourne in 1963,

As regards the passing away of Mr. Paul Wienen. We used to know him in Western Australia as a businessman. And we send his family our sincere condolences.

Hoping this information may be of some interest to your leaders, and I would be glad to receive any reaction on this.

Wishing you all the best

Regards

Albert Visser
19 Bucktin Street
COLLIE - W.A. (6225)
EMAIL : Bert184@gmail.com

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Reactie 1:

Piet Thijssen, 11-07-2017: A photograph of "Ons Nestje" at the Archive is dated 1955-1960. So that was short before the demolition.


detail van RAN F16589

Reactie 2:

Gerard Damen, 09-08-2017: I am Gerard Damen. I remember Albert Visser. Albert and my person we were member from scouting (Sint Augustinusgroep) in the Azaleastraat downstairs in the cellar from the boys school.
With the Sinterklaas party I remember a big suprice from you, a book from the book shop Ten Hoet in the Molenstraat.
My age is 79 years.
Many greetings from Gerard Damen, e-mail: damengerard@upcmail.nl
Reactie 3:

Albert Visser, 21-12-2017: Gerard Damen, my memory of you is very vague though, but I thank you for the photo and info. ONS NESTJE, was situated on the bottom of the hill (Looymolen Weg) and on top of the steep hill was the WITTE MOLEN. We occupied the ground floor as the first floor was rented out. the annex part on the back was the bakery. It was a twin oven and very new. And it was heated by means of an oil burner. My Dad also rented out 3-wheeler "bakfietsen" as well.
And once a month he went with some friend to the Apeldoorn used car market. I remember he sometimes brought back a SKODA small delivery van, which he fixed up as well and also used to deliver bread.
Reactie 4:

Peter van Lee, 09-01-2018: Ik woonde vroeger op Muntweg, later Korte Bredestraat.
Ik ben begin jaren vijftig regelmatig bij de Vissers geweest. Mijn vader prutste samen met Theo aan auto's, die werden gepoetst en eventueel gespoten bij Visser in een ruimte naast de bakkerij.
Visser verhuurde ook wasmachines, hoovertjes die hij op een bakfiets bezorgde en ophaalde. Je kon er ook een wringer bij huren. Bij hun vertrek naar Australie hebben we fotos van de drie zonen gekregen, ik heb deze een paar jaar geleden teruggevonden bij het opruimen van mijn vaders huis na zijn overlijden.

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