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ORANJEMUND DISCUSSIONS! => Looking For Oranjemunders! => Topic started by: Sylvia Brünner on May 09, 2009, 11:06:14 AM

Title: Where is Victor Nortier?
Post by: Sylvia Brünner on May 09, 2009, 11:06:14 AM
My mom is moving to a smaller house and found many old things, pictures, etc. Among these things a photo cut out of Oranjemund newsletter of Vic Nortier with Wikkie Steyn with a Hammond Trophy?
Now I wonder where is Victor and his brother André. Anybody knows?
Title: Re: Where is Victor Nortier?
Post by: Gerda Cloete on May 12, 2009, 07:57:22 AM
Why not post the pic?. I remember hin as quote handsome..
Title: Re: Where is Victor Nortier?
Post by: Michael Alexander on May 12, 2009, 10:23:47 PM
Er.... me being younger than you lot.... but what is a hammond trophy?

 idontknow
Title: Re: Where is Victor Nortier?
Post by: Sylvia Brünner on May 17, 2009, 03:42:10 PM
 idontknow I don't know Michael. Could it be a Trophy won with Golf?  It is THE Hammond trophy; not a hammond trophy :)
Title: Re: Where is Victor Nortier?
Post by: Bob Molloy on May 18, 2009, 12:34:07 AM
Charles Hammond was the owner of Rumbles, the building company which had the very lucrative contract for building Oranjemund. He was a rather overweight, cigar-smoking, streetwise Cockney with not much going for him other than his money. His wife, Joyce, was a very charming woman. After his death she donated the trophy in his memory, though why anyone would want to remember him beats me.
Regards,
Bob.
Title: Re: Where is Victor Nortier?
Post by: Michael Alexander on May 18, 2009, 08:18:56 AM
A Bot of the topic, but what happened to the Rumbles company? Did they go on to become another firm, were they just around for the Oranjemund project, where were they based? Perhaps in some office on Cape Town, in the back of a dusty storeroom , one might be able to find the old plans and perhaps a few snaps of the "birth" of Oranjemund....


Just a thought!

Title: Re: Where is Victor Nortier?
Post by: Gerda Cloete on May 18, 2009, 08:29:21 AM
Hi all...Yes Johan Hammond was the big cheaf of Rumbles. some of you might remember my DAd, Gert Cloete. He was the Foreman of Rumbles. They also had a Head Office in Pretoria. My dad died in October 1971.. Rumbles closed down in Oranjemund not to long after that. Koos Vermaak worked there as well. Andrew Botha went back to Pretoria and stared a Glass Business - AB Glas. He is now retired and his son is running the business. We still have contact.
Title: Re: Where is Victor Nortier?
Post by: derek on August 12, 2014, 10:25:32 PM
Vic moved to Joburg in about 1981 and was I think in contact with/ working with Clive Badenhorst who was the IBM salesman for Oranjemund during the 70's.
Title: Re: Where is Victor Nortier?
Post by: Sylvia Brünner on August 15, 2014, 10:45:02 AM
Thanks Derek for your answer.
Title: Re: Where is Victor Nortier?
Post by: derek on December 30, 2014, 10:36:46 PM
Hello again,

When I look at the list of members I see there is a vnortier
maybe you should send a message.

I have sent a message as I would also like to say hello to Vic again, it is I think 33 years since I saw him in JHBG

Best regards,

Derek