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The Alexander Graham Bell Aeroplane Rotary Dial Phone

Manufactured by: Northern Telecom The Alexander Graham Bell Aeroplane Phone Rotary Dial

Alexander Graham aeroplane telephone, rotary dial phone from the 1970’s.
Made by Northern Telecom, color is bright two tone orange.
The phone was distributed in the US through Northern Telecom’s country headquarters in Nashville, TN and using distributors,
such as TeleConcepts, North Supply and Centel.
Phone is fully functional, and it has been adapted to work with current digital landlines.

It is quite a statement piece and very much a collectors item. This will definately be a talking point in anyones home or business.
Condition: It has a clear perspex propeller disc, see images. In fantastic condition.

We are asking £120 for this beauty but as always are open to reasonable offers, negotiations and bartering.
Size: 10″ long x 8″ wide x 7″ high.

MakeItWorkShop CIC, Cambridge Walks, Cambridge Arcade, Southport, PR8 1EN.


Telephone. 01704 535123

Tuesday – Saturday 12 noon – 5pm


Darth Maul: Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace MIWS

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WOW…. he is a magnificent sight to behold. Standing 6ft tall. He is quite menacing.

A deadly, agile Sith Lord trained by the evil Darth Sidious, Darth Maul was a formidable warrior and scheming mastermind. He wielded an intimidating double-bladed lightsaber and fought with a menacing ferocity.

He was introduced in Star Wars. Episode 1 : The Phantom Menace.

Originally from a fast food publicity display for Star Wars he is quite a collectors item.

He has a few signs of wear and tear which is to be expected from a piece of the age.

He really is a MUST for any Star Wars enthusiast.

As always we are open to offers, can negotiate and also barter. We are looking for offers in the region of £850.

He has to be seen to be appreciated, so COME ON IN and check him out.

We are open Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 5pm and are based at MakeItWorkShop CIC, Cambridge Walks, Cambridge Arcade, Southport, PR8 1EN.

We Are Open Monday 23rd December

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Wishing all our Wonderful customers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

We are open Monday 23rd December 12 noon till 5pm.

We are closed Christmas Day 25th December 2018 through to Thursday 3rd January 2019.

A Year In Review… Looking at 2018’s Achievements

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Wow what a year it has been.

Our fabulous GIGA events in collaboration with Merseyside Waste Authority encouraging people to repair rather then replace. We had a number of repair workshops at our sister site and On The Road across Merseyside. We are very proud to know we saved a vast amount from going to landfill and saved people money.

We attended our first Comic Con at Southport with North West Comic Cons. Drik and Dread dalek certainly enjoyed themselves and allowed Earthlings and Cosplayers alike to have their photos taken with them.

We donated a very special lambing chair we had upcycled to Presfield Specialist School which the children loved.

The Boss jumped out a plane at 13,000 feet to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy and lived to tell the tale. What a fabulous 60th birthday present from the team and how proud we all are, well done Ray on raising £167.00.

Being invited to join Sandpipers for their themed British T.V breakfast with Drik and Dread to surprise the guests.

Having the pleasure of attending not 1 but 2 wonderful Doctor Who themed weddings with Drik and Dread daleks. One right here in Southport the other in Lancashire.

Other great events included the Wesley Street Festival, The Chilli Festival and Loving Lodge Lane.

Our 7th year and this has been the best so far. Thank you all for your support – without which we wouldn’t continue to exist.

Happy Christmas Everyone. We are using Memory Tree instead of decorations this year.

I WHO …. Something Old Something New.. Something Borrowed and…. A Few Daleks

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MakeItWorkShop’s resident Daleks Dread and Drik recently had 2 very special Vip invitations and were extremely excited.

Will Corfield and Nicola Oldham were celebrating a Whoovian themed wedding at the fabulous Lakeside Suite in Southport.

Sworn to their best behaviour not to exterminate anyone, Drik and Dread made their way along Lord Street towards the reception.

They did stop for a few Selfies on the way with a few shoppers wanting to say Hi.

Both the Bride and groom looked amazing and Bridesmaids were all dressed in Tardis blue.

The Bride and Groom were seated at the head table with their own Sonic Screwdrivers side by side. Dread and Drik were behind. This gave them a great vantage point to see all the guests and plot their demise if they misbehaved.

It was a family friendly Doctor Who wedding. They used blue as a key colour … which was completed with a beautiful Doctor Who cake topper – The Doctor and His Companion running. Decorated in Gallifreyian text – the language of the Time Lords. It looked amazing.
The Lakeside Suite was a perfect location overlooking the Marine Lake. The entrance was adorned with a River Song Journal as a Guest Book which the team signed on behalf of Drik and Dread. There were also small wooden hearts to write a message on and post into a picture frame. The Tardis blue theme carried into the blue chair sashes and napkin ties, and also had blue LEDs in the centre pieces

Thank you for a wonderful day Will and Nicola Oldham.

Dalek Drik (our 7ft gold Dalek) is available for hire and a quote on request can be provided. Dalek Dread (5ft Black Dalek) has returned to Skaro and isnt returning our calls at the moment.

01704 535123

6-10 Cambridge Walks, Cambridge Arcade, Southport, PR8 1EN


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Educating new volunteers in our very many diverse projects. These range from vintage telephone repair, eBay sales, shop floor, Victorian eye-glass construction, and many more.

Working together as a team to raise funds that we invest in our local community.  Bringing the community together.

We are looking for volunteers who can offer a minimum of 1 day per week.  Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 5pm.

A Social Enterprise ….. with a difference. Be Part of Us! We are a Community Interest Company* or Social Enterprise (a ‘not-for-profit’) based in Southport with a dedicated team of pro bono staff. contributing together to create an organisation with a difference: principally for the benefit of its immediate community. Through our collaboration with other similar organisations and charities.  We. hope to share our values locally and where we can to provide assistance to communities elsewhere in the world.

From the MakeItWorkShop we sell all manner of things such as vintage and novelty telephones, electrical and other household goods,  that we do not require directly for our other charitable work. All of this helps bring in the funds we need to pay our way, develop and help us grow, and especially to keep our Workshop open. We are independent, have no debt and have not looked outside for funding.

Our local community-based activities comprise various recycling and repair projects to provide a place were we hope we can promote skills transfer across several generations, allowing those of us with experience the chance to pass on our skills to others.

We are run entirely by volunteers and we reward our volunteers by investing in small individual projects run by our members, giving them in turn the opportunity to create and manage innovative projects. Our aim is to be as self-sustainable as possible by pulling together in support of each other, and of course for those that may follow us.

The materials we deal with are mainly recycled community donations and things that would otherwise be dumped into over-used landfill sites. On a national scale, we do not claim to be unique but we do believe ourselves to be the first of our kind in Southport.

Our premises are in the centre of town with retail, workshop and storage facilities. We have had wonderful support from local people and organisations and we are always looking for much more. Any help would be greatly appreciated along with ideas or suggestions as to how we can fulfil the potential of MakeItWorkShop for everyone involved.

We offer all manner of volunteering opportunities: in retail, DIY and developing online sales skills, mentoring/training, administration, finance and many others.

To find out more about MakeItWorkShop and its members please call us on  01704 535123  or email us directly on “”.   Or call in to see us we are open Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 5pm and pick up an application and find out more about us.