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James Smith and Sons

53 New Oxford St, Hazelwood House, London, UK - England WC1A 1BL · 020-7836-4731

They used to do umbrella repair in the old days, but I haven't been there in years so I don't know if they still do.

If you come to the point of buying a new one sometime in the future, I would heartily recommend buying the new fangled double layer ones. They have vents, to let the wind out before breakage occurs. I have one, but the label has worn off, so I can't recall the make. It's been relatively indestructible, even in the winds of Harrogate.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Tue Dec 5th, 2006 at 02:24:32 PM EST
Ha! An umbrella with vents! What an idea! I will look for one like that. I assume in case of need it can serve as a miniature tent without posing the risk of suffocation.

Also, thanks for the address. I actually heard back from the company (I emailed them this morning) and they might even send me a new one... which still doesn't resolve the issue of what to do with the old one. So I will check that place out.

"If you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it." Lord Brabazon

by Barbara on Tue Dec 5th, 2006 at 03:18:28 PM EST
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here's one

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Dec 5th, 2006 at 03:26:04 PM EST
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by newropeansinlondon (newropeansinlondon_at_googlemail.com) on Wed Dec 6th, 2006 at 10:18:30 AM EST
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