Peter Gill's Virtual Home

My Virtual Home, My Hobbies.

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Hobbies and other Interests.

This part of the site is to show you all the different hobbies and interests that I have, or had over the years.

Hopefully, looking at these pages will spur you on, to also try out different hobbies, instead  of just sitting in front of the television. Most children these days, seem to have moved away from hobbies due to television and computers. So I am hoping that these pages will show that there is more to life than just watching television and computers. 

Hobbies and other Interests.

Computer Museum

Visit our museum of computers and computer parts.


My collection of Badges and Button Badges. 

Button Collecting 

Button collecting. Unusual but a nice hobby for the women. 

Odds and Ends 

Odds and Ends Collectibles. 


This is a small collections of tins that I own. I have a couple of oldish tins, but most are modern day. 

Bank Notes Collection

This is a collection of bank notes that I have been able to gather together over the years. Although my main collection is coins, these notes have managed to slip in one way or another.

Rock and Gemstone Collection 

This is my collection of Rocks and Gemstones. I do not know too much in regards to the stones identities, except for my bought collection which was labelled.... If you can identify any of the stones, please let me know. 

Postcard Collection 

This is a collection of postcards that I have gained over the years. Some of them have a personal touch as they were sent by relatives who are now no longer with us. 4 Pages.

Metal detecting

This is one of the best hobbies a person can have, you get exercise, fresh air and lots of great finds.

Military Museum

My Military Museum, this is my collection of badges, buttons and other military objects that have been collected over the years.


Everyone has come from somewhere, so why not find out more about who you are, and who your family are?

Theatre and Magic 

We all need to be entertained in one way or another. This was one part of my life that I really enjoyed. (Don't ask me how to do tricks, I will have to kill you......) 

Horse Riding

One thing I have always wanted to do was horse riding. I was going on holiday and decided that I was going to go on a couple of horse rides, lessons were needed!!! This was the start of a great adventure, which I have really enjoyed.


This is a collection of keyrings that I have been putting together for many years. There are thousands of different types of keyrings out there, here are a few of them.

Spoon Collection

This is a collection of Decorative spoons that I have collected over the last 15 - 20 years.

Knife Collection

Here is the collection of knives that I have.... Not all fancy, but hey it is a collection.


For many years I was involved in radio / TV and general electronic projects... It was a great hobby, but just took up too much time which I never had. Today electronics has also become complicated with the digital age making a lot of the appliances a case of pull a board and replace. This has taken the fun out of the repairs.


Puzzles are fantastic to keep you busy when you have time to spare, and they keep the brain active and fresh. There are many different types of puzzles available, and can be bought fairly cheaply, or hand made quite easily with few tools.

Phone Cards

Phones have changed drastically over the years. One thing that the phone industry has bought to make life easier is phone cards.... What I like about them, is that they show what is happening around you at that time.... also being an history lesson for the future. All the major events like the "World Cup" etc have cards to remind you of those events. They are quite small so easy to store in a small box, therefore not taking up much space.