Today in the Repair Shop, the team restore a scoreboard that once belonged to a snooker legend, an old newsagent’s clock, a treasured metal box and an old wooden barber’s chair.
Today in the Repair Shop, Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life.
Upholsterer Sonnaz Nooranvary takes on the repair of an old wooden barber’s chair that once took pride of place in an Essex barber’s shop. Now the proud property of Mick Glozier, the chair was owned first by his grandfather and then by his father, both of whom were barbers – and according to Mick, every child in the village would be sat down in the chair for their regular trim. The chair holds countless happy memories for Mick, but the years haven’t been kind to it, and Sonnaz needs to draw on all her experience to bring it back to its former magnificence.
Horologist Steve Fletcher and metalworker Dominic Chinea team up for the repair of another family heirloom that played a key part in a family business - a magnificent clock that stood for decades above the entrance of a Surrey newsagent’s. Battered and lashed by years of British winters, the clock is in a sorry state – rusted and broken, and no longer functioning. But with Dom tackling the case and Steve setting to work on the inner mechanism, the Repair Shop team are confident the clock will soon be back to its best.
Silversmith Brenton West is on hand to fix a precious metal box that is tarnished, tattered and coming apart at the seams. Made of a delicate metal called antimony, it poses a real challenge for Brenton, who isn’t helped when Steve warns him of his own youthful experience trying to repair antimony - which resulted in a pool of molten metal and one rather unhappy girlfriend!
And wood restorer Will Kirk takes on the repair of an old wooden billiard scoreboard that once belonged to the legendary Fred Davis, a multiple world snooker champion.