Stories from the Nissen family.
- Brought up in a Nissen HutI used to wonder what those rooms had been used for during the war. Long after leaving the school, I discovered that the hostel was specifically built to accommodate Bevin […]
- Lt Col Peter Norman NissenPeter Nissen, the Inventor of the Nissen Hut, was born in the USA in on the 6th August 1871. He attended Trinity College, North Carolina leaving in 1891. In 1896 […]
- Georg Nissen BiographyGeorg Hermanus Nissen was brought up in Norway in a ship building family based in Bergen. As was normal in their period, the second and later sons were obliged to emigrate […]
- Inherited ToolsThis is the story of Georg Hermanus Nissen’s tools and the tool chest that we have inherited. I believe that he gave his tools to his son (Peter) when he travelled […]
- What’s in the Chest?We have inherited Georg Nissen’s tool chest as it has been handed down through the family. The chest we have seems too small for a craftsman of the time, but […]