A quiet but productive day at the July Repair Café on a very rainy day…

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Tom of Holland was able to join us and helped Jonathan visibly mend his jumper with a swiss darn…

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Nick of Old Tree Café brought in his bike. The front wheel was wobbly and the breaks needed realigning. Dan was able to solve both problems.

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Amy from Old Tree Café brought in her bike too. Dan repaired the rear tire which was as flat as a pancake and tuned the breaks and gears.

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Louise brought in an anglepoise lamp. The lamp had come away from the frame…

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So Michael fashioned a new bracket out of an old key and fixed it back together!

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Oliver deduced that the capacitor on a lawn mower was not working by using a multimeter.

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A new capacitor was found on line later to be installed by the owner of the lawnmower.

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Mattia and Oliver fixed Sam’s neglected old lamps that had been sitting in a cupboard for several years. IMG_2136

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Alan fixed the fan of an old laptop by extracting an accumulation of dust!

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Tom of Old Tree Café brought in a range of garments to repair and was shown the art of darning and sewing on buttons by Tom of Holland.

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We have moved. We will now be at Field Brighton, the last Saturday of each month. Come and join us this Saturday 25th June 12-3pm.

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Come and join us at Field Brighton this Saturday between 12 – 3pm.

We can help you fix bicycles, electronic, electrical goods and any thing that needs sewing or gluing.

At the same time experience delicious food created by Old Tree Café. oldtree.house/oldtreecafe/

The address is:

Field Brighton Preston Barracks, Lewes Road BN2

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May repair double bill at Field Brighton and the Bevy…

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At Field Brighton:

Before starting repairs at Field Brighton, the team enjoyed a meal together provided by The Old Tree Café. The food was incredible!

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Dan fixed a couple of bikes, one with a wobbly wheel and the other with malfunctioning breaks. He showed Emma how to release and adjust the breaks on her bike.

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Mattia fixed the transformer on Alexis’ electric toy car

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A beautiful old folding chair, broken and sitting by the fridge for a year was brought back to life by Ali and Alexis. Slats of the seat and back had broken.

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Alexis and his Mum and Dad went to the Wood Store around the corner. They sourced the perfect strip of wood to make the new slates from.

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At the Bevy in the morning:

Alan took apart and examined an old record player brought in by Ally. To get it working he cleaned it up and changed the fuse.

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Ali created an improvised lathe by upturning an electric drill and placing it in a vice.

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With the lathe he made a new spike for a mace from Poland!

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Alan fixed a strimmer by undoing a seized up screw that held in the strimmer wire. He placed it in a vice to loosen it.

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Ali fixed a bedside table, the leg had snapped when jumped on by children. He drilled out the old dowel and replaced it.

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These keep us going for the day… homemade energy balls by the Old Tree Café.

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Brighton Repair Café – Double Bill This Saturday 21st May at The Bevy 11-2, then FIELD Brighton 3-5.30

This Saturday 21st May

We will be at the Bevy between 11am-2pm

then at FIELD Brighton between 3pm -5.30pm.

The Bevy address is:   50 Hillside, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 4TF

http://www.thebevy.co.uk

Field Brighton address is: Preston Barracks, Lewes Road BN2

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We will be able to help with electrical, electronic goods and furniture as well as anything that needs sewing, gluing & darning.

Come along with your broken things!

April repairs at the Bevy

Graham brought a pair of trousers that needed new fastening and a coat with a broken pocket. Shirley left both like new.

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A little fairy with a broken wing found her way to the Bevy. Michael fixed it using some wire and she happily flew away.

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Ernesto’s heater smelled funny when on. Mattia opened it up and gave it a thorough clean and voila, no more funny smells.

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Liam, who was working with the band playing at the Bevy on the day, brought a faulty amp. A fuse was blown and Mattia showed and helped him to replace them. It did the job.

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Tom was back! And check what a beauty he’s making with his super darning abilities.
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Michael turned up with an amazing donation! A box full spare parts: resistors, capacitors and diodes.

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Last but not least, our gorgeous Victoria – founder of the Brighton Repair Cafe – and Felix – our youngest repairer – spent the whole day with us! It was a great day. Join us next time.

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