Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life.\n\nFirst to arrive is a dilapidated nursing chair dating back over 100 years. The button-back antique reminds owner James of the wonderful times he spent with his grandmother and mother as a child. With generations of his family having been nursed on the chair, the wooden frame is now completely broken. Wood expert Will Kirk and upholsterer Sonnaz Nooranvary join forces to resurrect not only James’s precious chair but also his cherished childhood memories.\n\nLeather expert Suzie Fletcher’s expertise is called upon to repair a 1950s helmet that belonged to a brave firefighter who witnessed one of Wales’s most devastating disasters. David Evans was involved in the 1966 Aberfan tragedy, when a colliery spoil tip collapsed and plummeted down the mountain slope towards the village of Aberfan. Restoring this hero’s helmet to its former glory proves an immensely touching tribute for his devoted daughter Janet.\n\nAnd metal expert Dominic Chinea undertakes the repair of a vintage coffee grinder that takes owner Sergio back to summers spent with his grandparents in Italy. With the grinder turning once more, it is the evocative aroma of coffee that instantly connects an emotional Sergio with his past.
Source: BBC 2