For three generations, the Kelders family has been actively engaged entertaining people, but it’s Willem Kelders who has now reached the best of the best in entertainment. My great-grandfather already was a self-supporting businessman. He actually made cigars, but when in lack of customers, these would be traded for goods, which would then be sold
Willem Kelders’s father, Jan Kelders, was born in Boxmeer in 1928 and came from a family of no less than nine children.
Jan Kelders was, until the birth of his son Willem Kelders, occupied with a life as a musician, but soon it showed that there wasn’t enough interest in the subject anymore. He then committed to exploiting fish’n chips stands. This didn’t take long. The company fell apart in 1964, but only a year later, it arose again, and it started to purchase mainly antiques. This signaled the start of the purchase of multiple fairground organs.