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Report from the 4th Virtual Repair Cafe

Our 4th Virtual Repair Cafe took place last Saturday. We will be continuing with these weekly events until the current UK lockdown is over. If you would like to join us, you can get involved by opening the Zoom appRead the Rest »

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Report from the 3rd Virtual Repair Cafe

Our 3rd Virtual repair cafe took place last Saturday. Sewing took something of a front seat for this one, with Jess finding a new use for old socks and Andy discovering more about a vintage tin full of sewing machineRead the Rest »

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Report from the 2nd Virtual Repair Cafe

Our second Virtual Repair Cafe took place last Saturday. It turned out to be a day of clocks and mobile phones, proving that our team of fixers are as busy as ever, even during the lockdown. See the video fromRead the Rest »

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Report from the 1st Virtual Repair Cafe

Our first ever Virtual Repair Cafe took place last Saturday. It proved to be quite popular, so we’re going to keep doing them, every Saturday, at least until the lockdown is over. Click on the video below to see whatRead the Rest »

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Virtual Repair Cafe goes weekly

Following the success of our first ever Virtual Repair Cafe last Saturday, I’m pleased to announce this online event will now become a regular feature, which will take place for at least an hour every Saturday morning from 11am (UKRead the Rest »

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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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