Veterans to get support from military memorabilia shop in Bedford

A new antique centre selling military memorabilia has opened in Bedford to suppport veterans.

By Clare Turner
Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 11:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 10:48 am

Called Military Medals & Books (Bedford) Ltd, it has cabinet spaces to rent, offers military research and gives all profits to Woody’s Lodge - a charity supporting veterans.

The person behind the idea is Chris Murphy, a businessman who has spent great part of his life collecting medals and militaria, as well as researching the story of the people behind these antiques.

A veteran of the British Army himself, Chris has enjoyed collecting many interesting medals, books and military items for more than 25 years, having grown a great collection, now partially on sale at the antique centre.

Military Medals & Books (Bedford) Ltd

“With years of personal military service and having built successful businesses in the UK and Europe, I can now devote my activities to support veterans across the UK”, said Chris.

The shop, at Deep Spinney, Biddenham, is run on a volunteer basis and is open Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Woody’s Lodge is a charity helping veterans with housing, benefits, pensions and finance and NHS referrals, as well as with socialising and re-connecting with old friends and family.

For more details about the shop, visit here for further information.

Chris Murphy