Array of items fixed at latest Haslemere Repair Cafe

Tuesday 24th May 2022 6:00 am
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Repairer Jennifer Edwards mends a hole in this grey cardigan
Repairer Jennifer Edwards mends a hole in this grey cardigan (Tindle )

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AN ECLECTIC array of kitchenware, ceramics, electronics, toys and other broken-down items were brought to this month’s Haslemere Repair Cafe.

The repair team worked on the belongings – diagnosing, repairing, restoring and advising – while their owners enjoyed a chat and a cup of tea. The Repair Cafe is one of several initiatives organised by Love Haslemere Hate Waste to save people money and reduce the impact of modern life on the environment.

This month, a chocolate and cream Bassano pitcher with pink and yellow roses was glued back together by David Hutcheson having been broken in a cupboard for many years. A mid-century kettle was also repaired – it needed a new screw.

A retro pastel-blue and cream rotary-dial phone which can make – but not receive – calls is in the hands of repairer Mark Hutcheson for further diagnosis.

A large non-functioning circular carriage clock from Paris was found to require a new mechanism – which the owner will source.

The owner was shown how to replace it – but they can opt to have the team do it at the next repair cafe.

The repair cafe team is always looking for DIY-minded individuals to take on repair projects with a range of skills from electronics know-how to sewing skills.

While repairs are free, donations help support the charity’s library of things, a collection of tools that individuals can borrow rather than buy.

The next repair cafe will be held on Friday, June 3.

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