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Virtual Repair Cafe SATURDAY 5th APRIL

We are pleased to be able to announce our first Virtual Repair Cafe will be taking place online this Saturday on the Zoom app between 11am and 12 noon. To join us you will need a computer, tablet or smartphoneRead the Rest »

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January 2020 Repair Cafe Report

We were back at Heeley City Farm for our first Repair Cafe of 2020 and it turned out to be another bumper day. After a record number of Fixers turned out for our post-Christmas event at Strip The Willow inRead the Rest »

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November Repair Cafe

The November Repair Cafe at Heeley City Farm was particularly busy, with lots of people bringing items along to be fixed.  As always, there were a lot of electrical appliances brought in. But there were some more interesting vintage itemsRead the Rest »

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Report from July Repair Cafe

We had a great Repair Cafe at Heeley City Farm yesterday. We were unable to use our normal room due to a power failure, so we moved across the farm site to  the Energy Centre. As soon as we wereRead the Rest »

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Cold War Telephone

I’ve been having a trip backin time to the cold war era today, trying to fix a 1960’s pendant telephone, as seen in military installations and control rooms of that era. The phone comes in three distict parts. The handsetRead the Rest »

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June Repair Cafe Update

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Repair Cafe at Strip the Willow last Sunday. After a bit of a slow start things picked up in the late morning with lots of visitors bringing stuff to fix, including thisRead the Rest »

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Toolbank Relaunch Report

A big Thankyou to everyone who came along to our extra Repair Cafe at Abbeyfield Park House to celebrate the re-launch of the Toolbank there, which is operated by our friends at Green City Action. An excellent day was hadRead the Rest »

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Pictures from Heeley

We had another great Repair Cafe at Heeley City Farm yesterday. Lots of different items were brought along by their owners to be fixed, including a beautiful antique Singer sewing machine, an old wall clock, modern clockwork Radio, a mirror,Read the Rest »

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Repair Cafe at Abbeyfield Park House

Our friends over at Green City Action, based in Abbeyfield Park House in Burngreave, are holding a special event on Saturday 23rd March to celebrate the relaunch of their Toolbank project after a major re-vamp. As well as the ToolbankRead the Rest »

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Oil lamp repair

One of the more unusual items to come into a Repair Cafe recently was this vintage oil lamp, which had been picked up by myself from an auction as part of a job lot of oil lamp spares. The problemRead the Rest »

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