I used to get my shoes mended by the cobbler local to my work. Now that i'm staying at home, i thought i'd try the local guy at Redcross Way. Well, first it was "come and pick up Monday at midday". Then it was 4pm same day. Then it was pick up tomorrow instead. Which became "come back in one hour". I still don't have my shoes back!
Unlucky or waste of time and time to find new cobbler? And if so, does anyone have any recommendations for a good cobbler in Borough?
He is good, yes. I think he has less passing trade in his new location (he used to be on Borough High Street) and unfortunately his opening hours seem to be reduced. It will be hard running a small business these days but being shut sometimes during normal business hours won't help!
He's an excellent cobbler but he does talk some as well ;)
You'd be had pressed to find one as good about here although there are cheaper ones such as the on TBR but I wouldn't let the lad with the glasses theer lick my boots let alone mend them.
I can also vouch for this chap, a real character and the kind of quirky shop owner we need to preserve in this ever more bland world ! Had a long chat with him when I discovered his (not so) new location and listened to his tale of woe about how his previous landlord on Borough High St. had treated him badly and called in the bailiffs, resulting in a period of depression before he got back on his feet. And as others say, he is good at his job and deserves our business !