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My Name is Stephen Venus.
I am a collector of German Bomb fuzes and a historian specialising in bomb disposal history.
Some of you may have seen my reviews (Fuzeman) on eBay - "A Layman's Guide to Fuzes" and "Fuzes and Their Uses", and recently, "How to spot fake Crabtree dischargers".
I've supplied fuzes and advice to both the BBC and to Channel 4 television and I am currently advising several authors with their memoirs.
Recently, I was contacted by a worried house owner in Blackpool, who, upon lifting up some kitchen floorboards, found two pots with cylindrical objects in them. Fearing them to be bombs, she googled them before contacting me. The objects were declared safe by the Royal Logistics Corps who were called out by the police after taking my advice.
Some of the collection has been seen on Channel 4, on Blitz Street, on Foyles war, and on Call the Midwife Xmas Special.
Recently, I was asked to supply information on WW2 ordnance to the Channel Islands Police Bomb Squad. I have also supplied
training aids to the Royal Logistics Corps and other training organisations, both in the UK and abroad.
I have appeared on the BBC ONE SHOW about the St Pauls’ bomb of September 1940 and I have supplied fuzes for filming.
I am very pleased to have supplied exhibits to the John Lewis Department Store as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations.
It was during the early hours of September 18th, 1940 that John Lewis Oxford Street was destroyed during the Blitz.
I am available to give talks on wartime bomb disposal and to help and advise television producers, publishers and researchers.