Monday, 9 November 2009

The Long List

This is the list of businesses we'd like to check out. If you have a suggestion – or if you're one of the businesses and would like to make contact – please post a comment.


  • Thompson Bros. Ltd. Bridgwater. Ironmongers (sadly, no longer in business)
  • The Menders, Crewkerne. (source: 2 independent calls in response to local press)
  • Alan Davies, Crewkerne. Television and radio repair (source: Phillipa Kendall)
  • The Abrams Bindery, Wellington. (source: Rosalind Gregory)
  • Crystal Lines, Wellington. Stained glass repair (source: Rosalind Gregory)
  • R.J. Phillips, Taunton. Clock repair (source: Rosalind Gregory)
  • The Upholstry Centre, Taunton. (source: Rosalind Gregory)
  • Washing Machine Service Centre, Taunton. (source: Rosalind Gregory)
  • Clarkes Electrical Services, Taunton. (source: Rosalind Gregory)
  • B.L. Bontoft, Bridgwater. Domestic appliances servicing and repair.
  • Kai Thomas Roth Cellos, Shepton Mallet. (source: Angus Cameron)


  • Castle Forge, Sherborne. Metalwork and repairs (source: Kathy DeSilvey)
  • R. Paveley, Tailor, Portland. (source: Jo Morland)
  • Brian Hoppe Cycle Shop, Sherborne.
  • Gandolfi Cameras, Shaftesbury. (source: Alex Tymkow)
  • D. Palmer Postcards/Cameras, Bridport.


  • The Tool Box, Colyton.
  • Haynes of Colyton, Colyton. Ironmongers
  • Make and Mend, Plymouth. Sewing and knitting repairs (source: Colin Searls)
  • All in Good Time, Plymouth. Clock repair (source: Colin Searls)
  • Cabinet Supplies, Plymouth. DIY
  • N.H. & S.E. Sparks Shoe Repairs, Honiton. (source: Angela Doble and Doreen Young)
  • Honiton Clock Clinic, Honiton.
  • Harris and Son Hardware, Totnes. Ironmongers and tool repair (source: Adrian Welch; John Brodribb)
  • A.R. Church, Ashburton. Hardware (source: John Brodribb)
  • Alexandra's Alterations, Exeter.
  • Sew Bazaar, Exeter.
  • C & D Appliances, Exeter. (source: Adrian Welch, David Harvey)
  • Cobblers of Heavitree, Exeter. (source: Adrian Welch)
  • Mobile I.T., Exeter. (source: Adrian Welch)
  • Kirk Radio, Exeter. (source: David Harvey)
  • Parkhouse Shoe Repair, Exeter. (source: David Harvey)
  • David Cooper Watchmaker, Ltd., Exeter. (source: David Harvey)
  • More Phones, Exeter.
  • Ivor Doble Jewellers, Exeter.
  • Peter Marsh, Tailor. Sidmouth.
  • Morris Foundry, Dunsford. Hand-tool manufacture. (source: Anne-Marie Cuhlhane)
  • The Jewelers, Plymouth. (source: Simon Gomery)
  • K Lorenc Watchmaker, Crownhill, Plymouth. (source: Simon Gomery)
  • Plymouth Clock Centre, Bretonside, Plymouth. (source: Simon Gomery)


  • Speller's Cobblers, Carharrack. (No longer in business)
  • Stick of Lostwithiel, Lostwithiel. Shoe and leather repair
  • Star Shoe Repair, Redruth.
  • Froyco Services, Redruth. Electrical repair. (source: Nicola Thomas)
  • Just In Fabrics, Cambourne. (source: Nicola Thomas)
  • Simon Waplington Watch and Clock Repairs, Penryn.
  • Simpson's Radio and Television Repair, Penzance.
  • Sew Quick, Falmouth. Sewing machine repair.
  • Blissland Harness Makers, Bolventor.
  • The Ringinglow Rocking Horse Company, Crafthole.
  • Penzance Computers Workshop Centre, Penzance.
  • Biggleston, Hayle. Ironmongery, hardware.
  • Make Do and Mend, St Day. (self-nominated)
  • Force 10 Power Tools, Penryn. (self-nominated)
  • Wearnes Jewellers, Camborne.
  • Taylor's Tyres, Redruth.
  • Lyrebird, Constantine. Textile repair and alterations.
  • DAR, Falmouth. Electrical spares and repairs. (source: Barry Butland)
  • Silverwinds, Hayle. Musical instrument repair. (source: Lucy Frears)
  • Cornwall Teddy Bear Hospital, St Just. (source: Wendy Campbell)
  • The Shoe box, Bodmin (source: Charles Hall)


  1. I grew up here Steve, Sticks is amazing, truly a one off....

  2. The Singer Sewing Machine Repairs shop at 12 John Street Truro is definitely worth a look. There are a few details here:

  3. A very nice blog on repairs.