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Six episodes of Yesterday TV series “History Hunters” commenced from Tues 17 Mar 2020 at 8pm. The UKTV Original series follows father-and-son team Dave and Steve Nuwar as they search for little pieces of history and the riveting tales behind them. Owners of Herefordshire military antiques store War & Son, the History Hunters travel the country to source items from fairs, auctions and house calls, and trace the deeply personal, historical and moving stories behind each one.

Catch up of "History Hunters" is available from UKTV Play:

https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/history-hunters/watch-online/

Produced by Brown Bob Productions, “History Hunters” are Dave and Steve Nuwar, War & Son recruits Peter Weston and Marie Westcott, and of course War & Son’s canine mascot, Trooper! However, the true stars of the show are the artefacts featured which provide a unique and personal insight into military history.

War & Son would like to thank the following organisations for providing locations, historians, curators and speakers who contributed instrumentally to the show: The National Army Museum, The London Fire Brigade Museum, The Museum of Military Medicine, Halswell House Historic Homes, The Dog’s Trust and St. Peter’s College Oxford, amongst many others.

 

 

 

 

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Use of War & Son’s website and purchase of its items are subject to the following conditions:

        1.Ordering

1.1 Terms
In order to mark an item as reserved, War & Son must receive a deposit payment of 10% of the total price. We will only hold items on reserve for a maximum of 5 days pending receipt of full payment or the first payment set out in a Layaway plan. In the unlikely event that an item is unavailable at the time you place your order, War & Son will inform you by return email.

1.2 Privacy
Your privacy is important to War & Son. Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any external entities or individuals. War & Son complies with the Data Protection Act 1988.

 
        2.Payment

2.1 Payment Methods
Payments are to be made in sterling in the following forms: cheques, cash, postal orders, international money orders and direct bank transfers and credit cards via Paypal. Cheques, cash and postal orders are to be made payable to 'War & Son' and sent to 14 Drapers Lane, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8ND.

2.2 Secure Credit Card Payment
Your credit card details are not stored on our website and are processed via a secure SSL connection with our payment provider, PayPal.

2.3 Payment by Telegraphic Transfer
For Bank Transfer, our details are as follows:

Bank: Lloyds
Sort Code: 30-96-52
Account No: 24111160
IBAN: GB25LOYD 3096 5224 1111 60
BIC: LOYDGB21553

2.4 Lay Away Plan
War & Son offers its customers this payment option for higher value items, subject to prior agreement by War & Son. Payment of your item can be spread over 3 monthly instalments. The first payment is taken at the time of order, and remaining 2 payments are taken each month thereafter. Your item(s) will be despatched to you when all payments have been made. If you wish to pay by cheque, please ensure you mail us 3 post-dated cheques together with your order. Full settlement of balance can take place at any time within the agreed timeframes. War & Son reserve the right to withdraw from the sale and take the deposit if payments are not met in a timely fashion.
 

        3.Shipping

3.1 Timescales
Orders are despatched within 1-3 days of payment clearance. Please allow up to 10 days for increased insurance/non Royal Mail courier delivery. Most items are delivered within 2-3 working days if in the UK.

3.2 Insurance
All items purchased from War & Son are subject to a shipment contract. The risk of loss for such items pass from War & Son upon our delivery to the carrier. We package items to prevent damage, but in the event of a parcel being lost in transit we will not be held liable for such a loss. Insurance, to the limits quoted by the delivery company involved, is included in our quoted delivery prices. Quotations for additional or special insurances can be provided.

3.3 Export and Customs
None of War & Son’s items require any ownership or export licence by the UK authorities. War & Son is able to distribute overseas in accordance with UK legislation, however distribution is subject to any legal restrictions that may exist at the point of delivery. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any items ordered can be lawfully possessed in the country of destination, indemnifying War & Son from any overseas legal requirement.

We accept no responsibility for goods detained or refused entry by overseas customs agencies. All items despatched correctly conform with UK delivery regulations. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to comply with all export and import regulations relating to their purchases and also to obtain any relevant export and/or import license.

3.4 Other Conditions
Due to postal carrier restrictions War & Son does not send packages to P.O. Box addresses. International clients must always provide a fixed residential or office address.
 
        4.Returns

4.1 Guarantee
It is War & Son’s aim that all items advertised on this web site are of original period manufacture unless stated otherwise. War & Son does not intentionally deal in any copy or replica medals or militaria.

4.2 Descriptions
Items are described according to our best ability and knowledge. Statements by War & Son on the website, whether description, context or condition, made orally or in writing elsewhere, regarding the authorship, origin, date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance or condition are merely statements of opinion and are not to be relied on as statements of definitive fact. War & Son’s images are for guidance only and should not be relied on either to determine the tone or colour of any item or to reveal imperfections. Many items are of an age or nature which precludes their being in perfect condition and some descriptions or condition reports may refer to damage and/or restoration. We provide this information for guidance only and the absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others.

4.3 Terms of description
The expressions 'Gold', 'Silver' or 'Bronze' relate to the grade of the medal/award or the appearance or plating finish of metal items and does not always imply a solid metal content of this description unless otherwise stated.

4.4 Definition of forgery or fake
War & Son defines a ‘forgery’ or ‘fake’ as an item constituting an imitation originally conceived and executed as a whole with a fraudulent intention to deceive as to authorship, origin, age, period or source where the correct description as to such matters is not reflected by the description on the website and which has a value materially significantly less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description in the catalogue. No item shall be capable of being a forgery or fake by reason of any damage and/or restorative work of any kind.

4.5 Liability
War & Son will not be liable (whether in negligence, other tort, breach of contract or statutory duty or in restitution or under the Misrepresentation Act 1967 or Sale of Goods Act 1979, or in any other way) for any lack of conformity with or inaccuracy, error, misdescription or omission in any description or statement on the website or made in writing or orally or by conduct or otherwise.
 
4.6 Returns policy
Should you be able to satisfy us that an item is a forgery or fake (as defined by 4.3), contact us by email within 5 days of receipt of items. In the event that War & Son are of the opinion that the supplier's item is a forgery or fake, we will provide a full refund of purchase price once the items are returned within a further 7 days for UK (14 days outside the UK). This is provided the items remain in exactly the condition sent.
 
        5.Copyright and Trademarks

5.1 Copyright
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of War & Son or its content suppliers and protected by United Kingdom and international copyright laws.

5.2 Trademarks
Use of War & Son's trademarks, logos, images, text, page layout, form and intellectual property is strictly prohibited.

VAT NUMBER: 256880567

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War & Son are family dealers of medals and military antiques. Father and son, Dave and Steve Nuwar have 30 years knowledge and experience of buying and selling military memorabilia and combat collectibles. War & Son's shop is located on 14 Drapers Lane, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8ND and is open 10:00 - 15:00 Monday - Friday. Having established initially as Welsh Medals & Militaria with a shop in Pontcanna, then dealing in medals & militaria via Jacob's Antique Centre in Cardiff, War & Son can also be found on the road at UK Medals & Militaria fairs and, as members, at the Orders & Medals Research Society Conventions.

What sets War & Son apart is their focus on quality and rarity. Since Dave's collecting days he has always maintained that each item tells a story of its own. Only military antiques and war medals give such a personal insight into history, being touched or awarded to the people who often gave everything for the greater cause.

A note from the 'Son'

rsz 5
My father, Dave, has collected military antiques longer than I have been alive. Early memories include being frightened by a rather smelly zulu shield he kept in the corner of the dining room. Years later, the fear has evaporated by finding out the correct name for the shield is a delightful ‘Umbumuluzo’ (if only I had been told at the time!)

In my teens I recall my father extolling the virtues of medals as little pieces of art. At the time, I accepted that some of them can be intricate like jewellery. But I was more interested in Edward Hopper’s paintings, Jack Kerouac’s writing and collecting 60s records. Peace not War. Gradually, I began to see some similarity in uncovering the story behind the stark name on a medal and imagining the life of the shady, behatted man in Hopper’s Nighthawks. In studying ancestral roots, the metal comes alive. It is possible to find a place of birth, discover the colour of a soldier’s eyes, see newspaper snippets or handwritten letters home. Know when he lived and died.

I used to find a wartime artefact or personal medal somewhat macabre. But they give more than a photographic flash bulb to the past. They can teleport you: sail aboard doomed submarine H.M.S. Triumph in WWII. Be part of Sergeant Harrison's Manchester Battalion, as he holds off the German advances in woodland during WWI. Pilot a low-level Mosquito bomber with legendary airman, Squadron Leader Sydney Clayton.

landroverAs the shadows grow longer across our old Empire's lawns, I do not gage a detachment or remoteness in younger generations. It may sometimes seem like another planet when reading about British soldiers fighting King Kalkali of Ashantee and mapping out just how many far flung places Britain & the Commonwealth was at war. But don’t ever think we don’t value who has gone before us. That goes for my father, and also my grandfather who was from the Middle East, and my grandmother from Singapore. See - I am a human by-product of Empire!

We welcome you to browse and buy our antique military items; each one original and a monument in time. Please get in touch and we will do our best to answer your questions, help or supply you with whatever you need. This works both ways: if you have a juicy wartime artefact you know we’ll be interested in, drop us a line!

Also, find out if our War & Son Landrover is in your area by following us on Twitter. If nearby, we can always drop by to look at your military antiques!

** SHOP OPENING HOURS **

War & Son's shop is open 10:00-15:00 Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays. Please visit us at 14 Drapers Lane, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8ND!

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** LATEST NEWS **

Steve Nuwar's new novel, Crystal Garden, has just been published by Midnight Street Press. It is available to buy on Amazon or Kindle.

"Steve Nuwar's novel takes us back to 1960s San Francisco as Phil and Janice find their places in the city at the time of mind-expanding explorations of LSD. But it soon turns out there is a dark side to the new freedom. Crystal Garden is reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's 'A Scanner Darkly'." - Gary Couzens

"Crystal Garden is an entertaining insight into tripping, love and the rise of the counter-culture in 60s San Francisco. When Phil and his friends experiment with LSD they quickly become attuned to revolutions both personal and global; yet does the drug represent freedom or simply another form of control?" - Andrew Hook

War & Son Terms & Conditions
Use of War & Son’s website and purchase of its items are subject to the following conditions:

        1.Ordering

1.1 Terms
In order to mark an item as reserved, War & Son must receive a deposit payment of 10% of the total price. We will only hold items on reserve for a maximum of 5 days pending receipt of full payment or the first payment set out in a Layaway plan. In the unlikely event that an item is unavailable at the time you place your order, War & Son will inform you by return email.

1.2 Privacy
Your privacy is important to War & Son. Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any external entities or individuals. War & Son complies with the Data Protection Act 1988.

 
        2.Payment

2.1 Payment Methods
Payments are to be made in sterling in the following forms: cheques, cash, postal orders, international money orders and direct bank transfers and credit cards via Paypal. Cheques, cash and postal orders are to be made payable to 'War & Son' and sent to 14 Drapers Lane, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8ND.

2.2 Secure Credit Card Payment
Your credit card details are not stored on our website and are processed via a secure SSL connection with our payment provider, PayPal.

2.3 Payment by Telegraphic Transfer
For Bank Transfer, our details are as follows:

Bank: Lloyds
Sort Code: 30-96-52
Account No: 24111160
IBAN: GB25LOYD 3096 5224 1111 60
BIC: LOYDGB21553

2.4 Lay Away Plan
War & Son offers its customers this payment option for higher value items, subject to prior agreement by War & Son. Payment of your item can be spread over 3 monthly instalments. The first payment is taken at the time of order, and remaining 2 payments are taken each month thereafter. Your item(s) will be despatched to you when all payments have been made. If you wish to pay by cheque, please ensure you mail us 3 post-dated cheques together with your order. Full settlement of balance can take place at any time within the agreed timeframes. War & Son reserve the right to withdraw from the sale and take the deposit if payments are not met in a timely fashion.
 

        3.Shipping

3.1 Timescales
Orders are despatched within 1-3 days of payment clearance. Please allow up to 10 days for increased insurance/non Royal Mail courier delivery. Most items are delivered within 2-3 working days if in the UK.

3.2 Free UK Postage
Unless otherwise stated, War & Son will cover all postage costs to UK addresses, including where additional insurance may be required. All prices stated are inclusive of postage in the UK only. Items are distributed in the UK by Royal Mail Special Delivery, unless additional insurance is required. War & Son reserves the right to change this method of delivery, courier or handler.

3.3 Shipping outside of the UK
For all purchases made outside of the UK, please contact initially for a postage & packing quotaion. War & Son's overseas shipments are insured up to 3000 GBP and an appropriate courier used within these limits. For insurance levels above this amount, we will obtain quotations from other handlers. It is the customer's responsibilty to be aware of their country's customs regulations and pay any additional customs levies (please see 3.5)

3.4 Insurance
All items purchased from War & Son are subject to a shipment contract. The risk of loss for such items pass from War & Son upon our delivery to the carrier. We package items to prevent damage, but in the event of a parcel being lost in transit we will not be held liable for such a loss. Insurance, to the limits quoted by the delivery company involved, is included in our quoted delivery prices.

3.5 Export and Customs
None of War & Son’s items require any ownership or export licence by the UK authorities. War & Son is able to distribute overseas in accordance with UK legislation, however distribution is subject to any legal restrictions that may exist at the point of delivery. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any items ordered can be lawfully possessed in the country of destination, indemnifying War & Son from any overseas legal requirement.


We accept no responsibility for goods detained or refused entry by overseas customs agencies. All items despatced correctly conform with UK delivery regulations. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to comply with all export and import regulations relating to their purchases and also to obtain any relevant export and/or import license.

3.6 Other Conditions
Due to postal carrier restrictions War & Son does not send packages to P.O. Box addresses. International clients must always provide a fixed residential or office address.
 
        4.Returns

4.1 Guarantee
It is War & Son’s aim that all items advertised on this web site are of original period manufacture unless stated otherwise. War & Son does not intentionally deal in any copy or replica medals or militaria.

4.2 Descriptions
Items are described according to our best ability and knowledge. Statements by War & Son on the website, whether description, context or condition, made orally or in writing elsewhere, regarding the authorship, origin, date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance or condition are merely statements of opinion and are not to be relied on as statements of definitive fact. War & Son’s images are for guidance only and should not be relied on either to determine the tone or colour of any item or to reveal imperfections. Many items are of an age or nature which precludes their being in perfect condition and some descriptions or condition reports may refer to damage and/or restoration. We provide this information for guidance only and the absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others.

4.3 Terms of description
The expressions 'Gold', 'Silver' or 'Bronze' relate to the grade of the medal/award or the appearance or plating finish of metal items and does not always imply a solid metal content of this description unless otherwise stated.

4.4 Definition of forgery or fake
War & Son defines a ‘forgery’ or ‘fake’ as an item constituting an imitation originally conceived and executed as a whole with a fraudulent intention to deceive as to authorship, origin, age, period or source where the correct description as to such matters is not reflected by the description on the website and which has a value materially significantly less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description in the catalogue. No item shall be capable of being a forgery or fake by reason of any damage and/or restorative work of any kind.

4.5 Liability
War & Son will not be liable (whether in negligence, other tort, breach of contract or statutory duty or in restitution or under the Misrepresentation Act 1967 or Sale of Goods Act 1979, or in any other way) for any lack of conformity with or inaccuracy, error, misdescription or omission in any description or statement on the website or made in writing or orally or by conduct or otherwise.
 
4.6 Returns policy
Should you be able to satisfy us that an item is a forgery or fake (as defined by 4.3), contact us by email within 5 days of receipt of items. In the event that War & Son are of the opinion that the supplier's item is a forgery or fake, we will provide a full refund of purchase price once the items are returned within a further 7 days for UK (14 days outside the UK). This is provided the items remain in exactly the condition sent.
 
        5.Copyright and Trademarks

5.1 Copyright
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of War & Son or its content suppliers and protected by United Kingdom and international copyright laws.

5.2 Trademarks
Use of War & Son's trademarks, logos, images, text, page layout, form and intellectual property is strictly prohibited.

VAT NUMBER: 256880567

Lay Away Plan

War & Son offers its customers this payment option for higher value items, subject to prior agreement by War & Son. Your item is immediately reserved and payment of your total is made over 3 equal instalments.

The first payment is taken at the time of order, and remaining 2 payments are taken each month thereafter. Your item(s) will be despatched to you when all payments have been made. If you wish to pay by cheque, please ensure you mail us 3 post-dated cheques together with your order.

Payment Methods

Payments are to be made in sterling in the following forms: cheques, cash, postal orders, international money orders and direct bank transfers and debit and credit cards via Worldpay and Paypal. Cheques, cash and postal orders are to be made payable to 'War & Son' and sent to 14 Drapers Lane, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8ND.

Secure Credit Card Payment

Your credit card details are not stored on our website and are processed via a secure SSL connection with our payment provider, Worldpay or PayPal.

Payment by Telegraphic Transfer:

Acc. Name: War & Son
Sort Code: 30-96-52
Account No: 24111160
IBAN: GB25LOYD 3096 5224 1111 60
BIC: LOYDGB21553
VAT NUMBER: 256880567

 

Shipping

UK - Items are shipped by Royal Mail Special Delivery for items valued over £100 at a charge of £9.95 p&p and Recorded Signed For under £100 at £5.95 p&p. Some items are shipped via ParcelForce at £9.95 due to their size.

International -  Items are shipped via Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed for items over £100 value at a charge of £44.95 and £22.95 for items less than £100 in value.

 

War & Son are family dealers of medals and military antiques. Father and son, Dave and Steve Nuwar have 30 years knowledge and experience of buying and selling military memorabilia and combat collectibles. War & Son's shop is located on 14 Drapers Lane, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8ND and is open 10:00 - 15:00 Tuesday - Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Having established initially as Welsh Medals & Militaria with a shop in Pontcanna, then dealing in medals & militaria via Jacob's Antique Centre in Cardiff, War & Son can also be found on the road at UK Medals & Militaria fairs and, as members, at the Orders & Medals Research Society Conventions.

What sets War & Son apart is their focus on quality and rarity. Since Dave's collecting days he has always maintained that each item tells a story of its own. Only military antiques and war medals give such a personal insight into history, being touched or awarded to the people who often gave everything for the greater cause.

A note from the ‘Son’

rsz 5My father, Dave, has collected military antiques longer than I have been alive. Early memories include being frightened by a rather smelly zulu shield he kept in the corner of the dining room. Years later, the fear has evaporated by finding out the correct name for the shield is a delightful ‘Umbumuluzo’ (if only I had been told at the time!)

In my teens I recall my father extolling the virtues of medals as little pieces of art. At the time, I accepted that some of them can be intricate like jewellery. But I was more interested in Edward Hopper’s paintings, Jack Kerouac’s writing and collecting 60s records. Peace not War. Gradually, I began to see some similarity in uncovering the story behind the stark name on a medal and imagining the life of the shady, behatted man in Hopper’s Nighthawks. In studying ancestral roots, the metal comes alive. It is possible to find a place of birth, discover the colour of a soldier’s eyes, see newspaper snippets or handwritten letters home. Know when he lived and died.

I used to find a wartime artefact or personal medal somewhat macabre. But they give more than a photographic flash bulb to the past. They can teleport you: sail aboard doomed submarine H.M.S. Triumph in WWII. Be part of Sergeant Harrison's Manchester Battalion, as he holds off the German advances in woodland during WWI. Pilot a low-level Mosquito bomber with legendary airman, Squadron Leader Sydney Clayton.

landroverAs the shadows grow longer across our old Empire's lawns, I do not gage a detachment or remoteness in younger generations. It may sometimes seem like another planet when reading about British soldiers fighting King Kalkali of Ashantee and mapping out just how many far flung places Britain & the Commonwealth was at war. But don’t ever think we don’t value who has gone before us. That goes for my father, and also my grandfather who was from the Middle East, and my grandmother from Singapore. See - I am a human by-product of Empire!

We welcome you to browse and buy our antique military items; each one original and a monument in time. Please get in touch and we will do our best to answer your questions, help or supply you with whatever you need. This works both ways: if you have a juicy wartime artefact you know we’ll be interested in, drop us a line!

Also, find out if our War & Son Landrover is in your area by following us on Twitter. If nearby, we can always drop by to look at your military antiques!

** SHOP OPENING HOURS **

War & Son's shop is open 10:00-15:00 Monday to Friday. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Please visit us at 14 Drapers Lane, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8ND!

Front cover** LATEST NEWS **

Steve Nuwar's new novel, Crystal Garden, has just been published by Midnight Street Press. It is available to buy on Amazon or Kindle.

"Steve Nuwar's novel takes us back to 1960s San Francisco as Phil and Janice find their places in the city at the time of mind-expanding explorations of LSD. But it soon turns out there is a dark side to the new freedom. Crystal Garden is reminiscent of Philip K. Dick's 'A Scanner Darkly'." - Gary Couzens

"Crystal Garden is an entertaining insight into tripping, love and the rise of the counter-culture in 60s San Francisco. When Phil and his friends experiment with LSD they quickly become attuned to revolutions both personal and global; yet does the drug represent freedom or simply another form of control?" - Andrew Hook

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

Medals & Military Antiques

War & Son are family dealers of war medals and military antiques. Father and son, Dave and Steve Nuwar have 30 years knowledge and experience of buying and selling war memorabilia and militaria. They buy and sell British Victorian war medals, WW1 and WW2 medals, gallantry medals and military antiques.

Visit War & Son's shop on 14 Drapers Lane, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8ND. Opening times are 10:00 - 15:00 Tuesday to Friday. 10:00-14:00 Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

What sets War & Son apart is their focus on quality and rarity. Since Dave's collecting days he has always maintained that each item tells a story of its own. Only military antiques and war medals give such a personal insight into history, being touched or awarded to the people who often gave everything for the greater cause.

VAT NUMBER: 256880567

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