Tribute to Heroes - How It Came To Be
My father was still serving in the Royal Marines when I was born (in Malta), so my earliest memories are of army barracks and all things military, especially as WWII had only been over for a few years. It did not take long for me to take a real interest in WWII as a hobby and I was soon gathering mementos and books etc, in fact anything and everything I could get my hands on relating to the war. Without realising it, I was fast becoming a serious collector.....>
As I was growing up, I became more and more intrigued by the heroics of the US forces in the European campaign and was adding more and more US militaria to my collection. I had medals, uniforms, helmets and anything at all US from WWII that I could find .... (not so simple in the days before Ebay!).
After I was married, I converted our attic into my own little personal museum.....I loved it!
Then we bought a larger house requiring extensive building work. Ah, well....While the builders are in, might as well have them build a proper home for my WWII stuff, then... So, my lovely, long suffering wife, Sarah, let me build my museum....Tribute to Heroes was born!
I have my own small business and from it, I support various charities helping ex-servicemen/women and when anyone visits Tribute to Heroes, I ask them to make a donation to one, or all of them..... It works!