Hi! My name is Henry Norval and this is my personal website. Here I will share my life’s interests like Aircraft, my cooking recipes, my family history and whatever else comes to mind.

There is but one rule I live by – “Live and Let Live!” 6 + 3 = 9 and so does 5 + 4 = 9 proving there are many ways to achieve the end result, so if I do things differently to you … don’t stress it, we will both get there.

— Henry Norval

Do not hurt others
Mirage F1CZ

Airplane photographs including the Mirage F1

Over the years I have taken and “stolen” many photo’s of Airplanes from Airshows, in and around Airports. There is also information on the Mirage F1CZ from 3 Squadron, South African Airforce. The squadron was disbanded in 1992.

I had the privilege of being part of 3 Squadron from 1983 to 1989. Had to be one of the highlights of my life. Met many wonderful people and still have many of them as friends

Family History and Genealogy

I have for years had a keen interest in our Norval Families history. It is by no means a complete family tree as there is still so much more that needs to be added. Unfortunately, working for myself limits my time to pursue this hobby of mine.

The prominent surnames thus far are Norval, Botes, De Wit and Maritz. Norval from my Father’s side, Botes from my Mothers side, De Wit from my Maternal Grandmother and Maritz from my Wife’s side.

History of Benoni South Africa

Having spent my entire 58 years in benoni I have seen the changes and developments of our once proud Town. Read more about Benoni and its History.

Norval Blog Lamb Ribs

Henry’s Blog

Visit my Blog for my homemade recipes and other topics. One of my hobbies is experimenting and trying to replicate my Mothers and Wife’s recipes. Many failures but quite a few successes as well.

I used to be a huge fan of the Braai but lately cooking and frying has become one of my favorite methods of preparing meat.

Towns and Farms which The Norval Family is linked to

I am busy gathering information on Towns, Concentration Camps (Boer War) and Farms that are linked to the Norval surname. If you can help me with info please contact me.

The towns that I have so far are Norvalspont, Wepener and the Farm Bos Duiven Kop.

Links to GSSA and other interesting sites

The Genealogical Society of South Africa (GSSA)

Barcode Scanner and Printer Sales JNS Technologies

Shaunn.co.za driven by

Rockio Clothing’s Beautiful Printed T-Shirts

Captain Castle Jumping Castle Hire

Wildlife Photography in
South Africa