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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We are off to the Chilli Festival and will be mooching around Beer Street from 12.30 to 2 today. Come and grab a selfie or let your little one (6 years and under) ride in our White Dalek. Or have a go a controlling our lil Red. You can even dress up as a Dalek or don a bow tie and sonic screwdriver.

All donations grateful appreciated and fund our brilliant projects. Donations help us continue these projects which we Mentor school children and adults alike to learn a new skill.

Hopefully the rain will not be too heavy as the Daleks hate the rain. See you all there.


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For 48 Hours Only

We’re all very excited here because we’ve lined up a big weekend of amazing savings. Our flash sale starts at 12:00 noon on Friday 1st June, and runs all the way through to 17:00 on Saturday 2nd June.

EVERYTHING WILL BE 10 POUNDS ONLY. Yes you heard correctly, all furniture large and small will be 10 pounds an item. We have dining tables and chairs (2 dining chairs count as 1 item) coffee tables, lamps, cupboards to name but a few. All have been insanely reduced.

Why you are asking?

MakeItWorkShop CIC is repurposing it’s furniture unit and as we have an ethos of reuse, repurpose, recycle we wanted to make our pieces available at prices you just can’t ignore. Keep an eye on our page for further news and updates as to what this unit will be transforming into soon.

Doors open Friday 1st June at 12 noon till 5pm then Saturday 2nd June 12 noon till 5pm. We would really love to see you, pop in and see what’s available.

MakeItWorkShop CIC

14 Cambridge Walks

Cambridge Arcade



Tel:- 01704 535123



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Get yourself down to our sister site at 16 Prince’s Street/corner of Market Street, Southport, PR8 1EZ and take part in a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT TODAY at 1pm -3pm.

We would really love to see you with your electric/electronic items. We are working with Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority to find ways of reducing Landfill, reusing precious materials and in turn save you money. Most electric/electronic items throw away are still in perfect working order or need a simple repair.

Do you have items sitting around that you are thinking of throwing away because they have brought a newer model out, you have more then one, you never got around to repair it – bring it along and we will PAT TEST them and discuss if it can be repaired, reused, repurposed or discuss ways of how to donate.

Southport – Hidden Not Hiding.

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What do you think of when you say SOUTHPORT? The Marine lake, the beach, Lord Street, Chapel Street. Awesome events like the Food Festival, The AirShow, The Musical Firework Championship, the Christmas Light Switch On.

All of these are amazing events and attract both local residents and visitors into Southport.


There are some wonderfully unique, qwerky independent small businesses right in the heart of Southport that remain hidden but are not hiding. Is a brilliant website run by Southport Bid to showcase Southport’s Independents across Southport that you might be missing out on. It’s amazing how many people say when they find MakeItWorkShop “how long have you been here, didn’t know you existed!” We are now into our 7th year.

MakeItWorkShop’s new premises at 16 Princes Street/Market Street where we run our FREE GET IT GOING AGAIN events and more recently our Victorian Eye Glass project, is part of a community of electic shops. Ranging from Tattoo’s, vinyl records, books, lighting, cafe’s, cakes, watches, hobby craft, blinds, health, pop up shops, retro and antiques to name but a few.

Watch out for the new hashtag that we will be using on here, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Snapchat #marketqrt for updates.

MakeItWorkShop CIC – 01704 535123 – Email –


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Queenscourt Hospice are offering a real Christmas Tree collection and we think its a brilliant idea.  TreeRecycle.jpg

About this Collection

Enjoy a hassle-free start to 2018 and let Queenscourt Hospice collect and recycle your Christmas tree!

For just a small donation they will happily pick up your tree right from your door and recycle it for you. Good for the environment and great for the community… every single donation will help to provide specialist care and support for local patients and families.
They are delighted to be offering this service for the  local area.

Collection of  trees will be on Saturday 13 January and Sunday 14 January 2018 in the following areas:

PR8, PR9, L37, L39, L40

Don’t leave it too late – register your tree by 10 January 2018.

You can call  on 01704 517420 or email

Countdown To Southport Comic Con – Saturday Feb 24th

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The countdown is on as Southports very own Comic Con is only a few weeks away.

Run by NorthWestComicCons this is going to be really exciting.

MakeItWorkShop will be there running a Trade stall and we are bringing some fantastic rare, collectable and vintage items.  We will also have our special NEW BLACK DALEK with us.  We will also have an assortment of 12 carat gold original Pince Nez glasses with a variety of coloured lenses for those who love the steampunk look.

We really hope you can pop along to Southports Convention Centre.  Tickets can be purchased on the door from 11am and early bird tickets can be purchased online.


Cambridge Walks,

Cambridge Arcade,



Tel 01704 535123