Wiggelaar Relocation since 1883
More then 130 year experience
Instead of buying furniture, grandmother Wiggelaar on March 1, 1884, after much talk of her husband, gave permission to give the money a completely different purpose. Until that time, the founder of our current company was a cheese servant at the Wijsman company, for whom we are still responsible for transport work today.
For the present amount, of fl.300, – a horse and carriage and a donkey stuff were purchased. That donkey stuff was necessary, because my uncle Cris was not yet sixteen years old and therefore was not allowed to drive with a real horse. In that gray, distant past, my grandfather was also the agent of ‘De Hooiberg’ brewery, now the internationally known Heineken brewery. Grandpa tapped the beer from barrels in bottles, it had little to do with a modern bottling plant.
Grandpa hated spilling, he preferred to take some firm gulps himself. That this would be the cause of a stomach bleeding at the age of 34 seems a bit exaggerated. Manual labor was no longer possible for my grandfather, but he was involved in business management until his death at the age of 86. Our services then was completely different.
Rugs were beaten, ladies were taken to the theater, payments an collections were made, keys to warehouses were kept and, of course, thorough porterage. In 1924 his sons Christiaan and Paulus took over and grandfather became a partner, but one of the old stamps that never left the management. This only happened in 1940 at the time of his death.