Hello there…

From humble beginnings (a small workshop for refurbishing hand tools and sewing machines for charity) we have become a full-blown community-based company. We actively look to engage and support our community, offering opportunities to gain skills and widen areas of expertise.

Our Goals Are:

  • To provide volunteering and paid work opportunities. If you’re young, old, retired or looking to get back into work, there’s a place for you here.
  • We offer an opportunity for people to gain some real-world experience to expand skills like organisational and inter-personal skills.
  • To actively support community-concerned causes and to play our part in reinvigorating our town centre.

MakeItWorkshop also offer in-house repair or electrical and homeware; alongside our unique shopping experience in our Cambridge Walks HQ.



21 thoughts on “Welcome!

    Mark Halliwell said:
    January 31, 2023 at 13:13

    Hello it’s Jan 31,……23 I’m wanting to come up and buy green Raleigh bike.plz call. 01512920705.as your number is not working for me.thanl you mark or jim

      shsf01 said:
      March 10, 2023 at 15:18

      Hi mark, sorry for the delay, have passed your number to our bike people, regards

    Gar Ning said:
    January 7, 2022 at 12:02

    Amazing store! I bought a 1953, 9″ Bush television at the beginning of December last year from your Southport store. I have restored it and it’s working perfectly!
    I decided to make a ‘fun’ YouTube video to show it off and thought you may like to see it in action: Here’s a link:

    Liam Cooch said:
    July 4, 2021 at 10:02


    Roughly 2 years ago I brought in a Disney Goofy Phone for repairs. It’s 21 years old and belonged to my Nan so I was made up when you guys were able to bring it back to life for me.
    Recently however, it has begun to deteriorate again (speaking is unclear at times and batteries need replacing for the animations to work) and we now no longer have a landline installed in our property so now don’t use the phone for its intended purpose. I wasn’t sure if your shop was in the business of purchasing items but I thought I’d ask just in case? Would you be interested in buying the phone to re-sell in your shop? I’d like for you guys to have it considering you helped fix it for me once before, it retains a lot of personal value to me so I’d like it to go to a good place.
    I’ve tried calling today but I understand you’re closed. I’m working tomorrow and Tuesday but I could drop in on Wednesday or if someone would like to call me back or email me to discuss further that would be great. No worries if not of course!

    Kind Regards,


    Megan Wright said:
    May 7, 2021 at 19:00

    Hi there! I bought the shop record player 4+ years ago and just wanted to say it’s fantastic, still in full working order and the sound is incredible!
    Thank you so so much!

      MIWS said:
      May 9, 2021 at 11:22

      Hi Megan. Ray here. Well, if that was the ‘shop player’ as you call it, it was probably the one I donated… Really miss that one, the sound was incredible… Glad it went to a good home… Hopefully see you when you are next passing… Look for me in the bike shop, next door, MakeItCycles… I’ve moved on to more mechanical things LOL 🙂

    Sheila Clements said:
    November 16, 2019 at 23:31

    My grandson is trying to refurbish a beomaster 2200 is there any possibility of advising us how he can, or could you bodge up a stylus to fit o, as he can’t afford £”350doe one!


      MIWS said:
      November 17, 2019 at 00:32

      Hello Sheila
      I hope we can help. I’ll need to run this by our in-house Media Engineer. Are you (or your grandson) in Southport? Would it be possible for you to visit us in Cambridge Walks? I’m pretty sure we have some B&O kit in the shop, now, but I am not so sure of what model number(s). If you can pop in and have a chat we may be able to help… £350 sounds an awful lot for a cartridge, but then again it is B&O LOL

      Hope to hear from you?

      Best Wishes

      Ray – for MakeItWorkshop

    Christopher Purcell said:
    June 14, 2016 at 00:02

    MakeIt Workshop is a good company to volunteer for. we are all like a big family. We get on well with each other, Please come volunteer for us now you will enjoy. I started on my Prince’s Trust course in April and i stayed on as a part time volunteer. I do Mondays, Tuesday and Thursday.

    Christopher Purcell
    Window dresser and designer

    Paul McKeon said:
    May 14, 2015 at 00:26

    Thanks to Kevin,Steve and Ray (I hope I have remembered your names correctly) for opening the shop for me on Monday 11th, your “closed” day, to let me view and eventually buy a great old “candlestick” style telephone.I enjoyed my visit to the shop very much and appreciated all the help I received. I love the phone which I bought as a present and am going to be sad to give it up. Ray told me these phones were made from 1915-1918 and despite it’s great age, it works very well having been refurbished and re wired by the workshop although I haven’t worked out how to send text messages on it yet !! 🙂 Regards to everyone,and thanks again,
    From Paul McKeon.

    Mike Gerrard said:
    December 12, 2014 at 19:56

    My wife & I visited on 12th December & were impressed; a great setup with loads of potential. Even though I live thirty miles away I will visit again with the possibility of becoming a volunteer. Do yourselves a favour get down & have a look.

      Lisa Tinsley said:
      February 20, 2015 at 19:20

      Why Thank you Mike, please, please call again and see what we have on offer. We have a constant turn over of items we sell including phones, restored/ Upcycled furniture, arts and crafts etc!! Look forward to seeing you again soon!
      Lisa, General Manager.

    TheProf said:
    August 11, 2014 at 11:45

    Is there any chance that your new electronics ‘wizz kid’ (name unknown) could make me a small pocket sized guitar amplifier with built in distortion? I would like to have it in an old tobacco or cigarette tin.

      MIWS said:
      August 11, 2014 at 19:00

      Well, that is a strange request. Mind you, having it in an old tobacco tin sounds really cool….. I shall have a word with him see what he can do 🙂

    activeat60 said:
    March 4, 2014 at 13:53

    I am trying to set up something in Huyton, Knowsley. Do you have any objections to me using your model as an example, when I approached prospective sponsors.
    Paul Lawrence

      RayM said:
      March 5, 2014 at 01:29

      Hi Paul
      No, no objection whatsoever. Please see our current website for more details makeitworkshop.org This one is out of date now.

      Look forward to hearing from you


      RayM said:
      March 5, 2014 at 01:34

      Sorry Paul. Disregard my last comment. I’m getting confused. This is the correct website! Sorry.

      RayM said:
      March 5, 2014 at 01:35

      Hi Paul
      No, no objection whatsoever.

      Look forward to hearing from you


      activeat60 said:
      March 5, 2014 at 10:06

      Hi Ray,
      Thanks, it should be me apologising, for sending the message twice. Thanks again.

      RayM said:
      March 5, 2014 at 18:16

      Hi Paul
      Come see us if u can. The ‘picture’ paints a thousand words LOL. We’ll tell yer what we’ve done, would like to have done, didn’t do and are still dreaming about!


    Jo Elliott said:
    May 21, 2013 at 20:38

    great shop, great guys, good idea. Joe & Jo Elliott. Manchester. “Mickey Mouse book” and other items. Last visited Monday 20 May 2013. Hope to come again soon.

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