After a break of 18 months, Wellington’s Repair Café resumed normal service at the Baptist Church hall on Saturday (September 11).

The team of skilled volunteers gave new life to a wide variety of much-loved items including a teddy bear, a radio-cassette recorder and a lawnmower, with a steady flow of satisfied customers leaving with a smile on their face.

Also present, from Porlock, were two members of a group making plans for their own Repair Café there, with the support of Somerset Waste Partnership.

Members of the WI were once again involved, some making poppies for the Memory Wall, and others serving refreshments to people enjoying the social occasion while their repairs were being carried out. The WI wants to thank Waitrose and Partners for continuing their support for the event by providing the tea, coffee and milk, and also invites people from the local area to take part in their ‘Memory Wall”’Poppy Project.

Anyone who would like to take this opportunity to commemorate a family member who gave their life for their country should provide details of the person’s rank and name, regiment, ship or squadron, and dates of birth and death. This information, in a sealed envelope marked ‘Memory Wall’, with a suggested donation of £2, should be left at the Wellington Weekly News office in High Street by September 30. All donations after costs will go to the Royal British Legion.