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