Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life.\n\nFirst into the barn, for the attention of silversmith Brenton West, is a small metal statue that once stood proudly in the garden of Helen Elverstone’s grandparents. Now the human figure has broken in two, with one leg still embedded in rock while the rest of the body has snapped off at the waist. After Helen's grandparents died, the statue went to live in her mum’s garden, and Helen has fond memories of times sat talking with her mum in her special place - the garden - next to the statue. Sadly, just after the death of her mother, Helen found the statue lying broken on the ground. Now she hopes Brenton can piece this little part of her family history back together again. \n\nNext, horologist Steve Fletcher has his skills tested by a timepiece all the way from Trinidad. Sashtee Tirbhowen’s clock has been in her family for four generations, and she remembers being woken by the clock every morning. The clock survived the long journey to England, but it didn’t fare so well after a leak brought a ceiling down on top of it. Sashtee couldn’t forgive herself for the damage to her dad’s precious clock, and is hoping Steve can help her make amends by getting it working once again.\n\nAmanda Anderson arrives with a painting of her grandmother at the age of 19, and a tale of long-lost love, for art conservator Lucia Scalisi. The artist was also her grandmother’s first love, but when the slightly older artist approached her father for her hand in marriage, he was refused. Amanda was very close to her grandmother, who continued to be a part of the Glasgow art scene, and on her death the portrait passed to Amanda. But now the glamorous figure in the painting is being let down by the condition of the canvas and the frame. It’s down to Lucia to restore the painting to its former glory.
Source: BBC 2