Next Episode of The Repair Shop is
The Repair Shop is a workshop of dreams, where broken or damaged cherished family heirlooms are brought back to life.Furniture restorers, horologists, metal workers, ceramicists, upholsterers and all manner of skilled craftsmen and women have been brought together to work in one extraordinary space, restoring much-loved possessions to their former glory.Many of these items have incredible stories behind them and a unique place in history: from an accordion played in the Blitz by a woman who is now in her 90s, to a beautifully crafted clock made by a father who was completely blind; a Pinball machine that is currently being used as a kitchen counter, and a Davenport desk with its trademark fake drawers which fooled burglars - and their crowbar.The Repair Shop is an antidote to our throwaway culture and shines a light on the wonderful treasures to be found in homes across the country.
The team take on a dented trumpet, a decorative belt awarded to a Victorian sporting hero and a metal roundabout.
First to arrive at the barn are sisters Christine Hopkins and Pauline Samways from Kidderminster, who bring in a miniature bicycle built by their grandfather. Elsewhere, silversmith Brenton West takes receipt of a small mosaic crucifix with an extraordinary story, and Steve Fletcher turns his attention to an army issued box kite. Finally, antique toy enthusiast David Burville sets to work restoring a Victorian acrobat toy.
Sue Nunn from Chichester is hoping wood restorer Will Kirk can bring her late husband's fishing tackle box back to its former glory. Julie Tatchell and Amanda Middleditch have a huge task on their hands when they care for a doll with an extraordinary story. Margaret Dyson's beloved doll, Alice, was badly damaged in 1945 when an RAF plane crash landed into her family home, tragically killing her mother.
Silversmith Brenton West takes a look at a brass replica fire engine, while Andrew Gorrie from Lancashire hopes leatherwork expert Suzie Fletcher can save a fragile leather wallet with an extraordinary history. Elsewhere, the experts set to work repairing a handmade radio system and a banana barrow.
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