A HEREFORDSHIRE shop has officially opened its doors to the public after moving premises.

War and Son is a family dealer of war medals and military antiques.

It buys and sells British victorian war medals, WW1 and WW2 medals, gallantry medals and military antiques from as far back as the Battle of Trafalgar.

It recently moved from its shop in Drapers Lane, where the business has resided since opening in 2017, to a new shop in Broad Street.

A new feature of the shop is an underground bunker-style showroom in the basement which owner Stephen Nuwar hopes will give visitors a more authentic experience.

Stephen Nuwar said: "We had the basement space and thought it would be an idea to create a World War One style trench down there to showcase our exhibits in a slightly more interactive way."


It was officially opened on Wednesday, July 27 by the mayor of Leominster Trish Marsh.

Visitors marvelled at the military vehicles parked outside and were shown around them by a guide dressed in full authentic Home Guard uniform.

Father and son Dave and Stephen Nuwar have 30 years of knowledge and experience in buying and selling military memorabilia, war relics and combat collectables.

Last year, the duo featured on the popular BBC daytime show Bargain Hunt when it ran a special World War One feature.

The business started out in Cardiff, before the duo decided to move to the shop in Leominster five years ago.

Dave Nuwar said: "Cardiff was great but we decided we wanted to move the business to a town with a great history of independent antique shops and auction houses and that's what led us here."

The shop is physical and online based and Stephen said that their online presence helped see them through the last couple of years during the Covid pandemic.

He said: "We were glad to have our online shop during the last two years, but we were happy to get the physical shop back in full operation because there is no substitute for seeing the items yourself, especially when it comes to antiques."