Summer events were buzzing
Visitors came up trumps bringing in items over 70 years old to the Jubilee-themed morning on 11th June. A handle was fixed on a beautiful 1938 sugar bowl which had been a wedding gift to the owner’s parents. Another visitor brought along a jewellery box dating to around 1890 which had belonged to a spinster great aunt. Younger visitors were able to decorate canvas bags with Jubilee themed decorations. As always there was a great atmosphere, with a choice of delicious Jubilee cakes on offer and the organisers were very grateful to Lindfield Coop who generously donated Victoria Sponge cakes, clotted cream, jam and coffee. The Repair Cafe
team were also delighted to receive £230 from Mid Sussex Conservatives raised at the tombola on Village Day the weekend before.
July saw a 1950’s Pelham puppet de-tangled and restored to working order, and a 1970’s record player could be heard once again. One lady brought in her electric bike for adjustments to get her all set for summer cycling! The organisers were also delighted to welcome local PCSO Paul Umney who came along to support what he called ‘An amazing event’ . Paul had a wide range of printed crime prevention information available and was able to offer verbal advice and signposting. He praised the ‘Community Spirit’ at the event and stressed how important community engagement is in his work.
Both events attracted over 80 visitors, many returning with parts they had been advised by repairers to source to enable the necessary repairs to be made.