Welcome to zs6p.com
My name is Tjerk Lammers and I was born in Drachten in 1939 just before the outbreak of WW2. Drachten is a town in Friesland, the most northern province of the Netherlands. After surviving the war on a meagre diet of dry bread and an occasional rat, I was sent by the Red Cross to Denmark. There I stayed on a dairy farm for about a year to regain my health. Shortly after my return to Friesland our family emigrated to South Africa where we settled in Pretoria, the capital city.
I completed my secondary schooling at Afrikaans Seuns Hoër Skool in 1957. I then studied towards a degree in mechanical engineering at the Pretoria University for two years but never completed my studies. However the knowledge gained has stood me well in both my professional life and hobby. Thereafter I joined my father at Lammers Garage.
Tjerk and Sylvia at Rozanne's wedding. 1989
I married my wife Sylvia, born Havenga, in 1964. Three children were born, our son Klaas, daughters Rozanne and Marjonne who passed away at the age of seven.
Klaas and Rozanne and their children live in Cape Town with the exception of Marius, Klaas’ son, who lives in Hong Kong and flies an Airbus 306F for Air Hongkong.
The contents of my website are spread over many pages. You can trace the family history, look at family photos both present and of days gone by and get acquainted with my hobby, Amateur Radio and why it affords me much pleasure.
The site is far from finished and at this stage I guess it will take at least a year to make it presentable!
Pretoria November 2015