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The 5th Virtual Repair Cafe

Our Virtual Repair Cafe returned in November. You can catch up with the first event from November 5th below.

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The Virtual Repair Cafe is back!

We hoped to have our Repair Cafes back across the Sheffield area by now. However the recent rise in Coronavirus cases has forced us to rethink our plans. So with no physical events until cases of the virus are substantiallyRead the Rest »

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Vintage Singer Restoration

There may not have been a physical Repair Cafe since March, but that doesn’t mean we’ve not been busy fixing stuff. The picture above is a special table to fit a vintage Singer sewing machine. It came from E-Bay inRead the Rest »

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Trailer restored

It was one of our bigger repair and restoration projects. Last Sunday this all-steel box trailer rolled back onto the road after a year long refurbishment. Originally a drab red oxide colour, after a lot of welding on the underframeRead the Rest »

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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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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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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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