Hi Aardvark and welcome to the forum
No I don't find it rude at all it's actually very helpful, if I have something wrong then it's nice to be told about it and I appreciate any corrections.
Hmm where should I start? Bedford Shopwatch have been having a bit of a shake-up lately so I'll start there...
Bedford Shopwatch is licensed on 456.3500 to Retail Radio Link, however it has been reported that it's not been used for some time (even though the license for it is still being paid so it's still available to them). The reason for this is that it's been taken over by the bedforbid, they use Mototrbo Digital so for those frequencies you will need to use DSD (have a look around the forum for info on that) to listen to them.
Me and my collegue are going to do some research and ring arounds about Bedford over the next couple of hours so I'll report back here shortly with an update, and thanx again for your input it's appreciated