Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life.\n\nThe first order of the day is a real test for model expert David Burville. Cathy Hodd has brought in a remote-control model battleship built from scratch for her by her grandfather. Cathy and her brother, who also had his own boat, would spend hours sailing their unique creations with their loving grandad. He was an engineer by trade and created this intricate model using scraps of wood and other remnants from his workshop. However, after an accidental fall, the ship is now badly damaged. The hull and deck are cracked, the propeller won’t turn and several parts have been lost. David must think like its creator and get resourceful to ensure this model can go to sea once again.\n\nLaura Sayers and her daughter Emma arrive with a piece of electrical family history that is charged with bittersweet memories. This electrical multi-meter was indispensable to Laura’s late husband, Ray. He was a well-respected electrical engineer but died very young when Emma was just a baby. Emma has followed in her father’s footsteps to work with electrics and would very much like to use this practical memento on her projects. Laura and Emma are pinning their hopes on electrical whizz Mark Stuckey being able to resurrect this faithful workhorse with a little help from leather expert Suzie Fletcher.\n\nFinally, another piece of family history is brought to barn, in the form of a Victorian rose-watering syringe. Sandy Norris is very attached to this curious contraption, which her parents used for years to water the flowers in their garden. She fondly remembers how she and her sisters got up to high jinx having water fights with the syringe, and it symbolises endless summers of fun. Silversmith Brenton West is quite taken with the tool and goes to great lengths to replace missing pieces and buff the tarnish away.
Source: BBC 2