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Start up Photografer/studio

Iva Broome in Summerstown
Hello there... I was wondering if any of you knows a start up Photografer/ studio to recommend? Perhaps some one looking forward to build a portifolio? I need to make a few photos (5) but I can't afford right now the pricy famous studios. Thank you :-) ... [ more ]
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Hi Iva,try Ron who owns Robbies in Ritherdon road just off the Balham high road.He is extremely helpful and he may help you out. Good luck James
Will W
I don't know if you have found anyone yet but I am a local photographer based in Wimbledon near the theatre. I have a good experience with people, models and still life. Best regards, Will

Win tickets to TEDxWandsworth - 14 November 2015

K Chauhan in Fulham
If you've always wanted to go to a TEDx Talk but missed out on tickets to our inaugural event at South Thames College, Wandsworth, you can win tickets by entering our video competition based on this year's theme 'Be the Change'. All you have to do ... [ more ]

Domiciliary dentist

Nic BB in West Hill
If elderly residents in Bournemouth in a care home have problems with their teeth and cannot get to a surgery does anyone know how they obtain early treatment?

Southfields Christmas Lights/Event

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Sunny P in Southfields
Come and enjoy the local school choirs. Refreshments supplied by Traders. Stalls,Jazz Band,and Santa Claus Grotto not to be missed. Replingham Road will be partly pedestrianised. If interested in being a Stallholder please personal message me. Limited ... [ more ]
Richard N
I've put it in the diary already, Tuesday December 1st. Will get us all in the Christmas spirit!

Damp repair

Tricia H in Summerstown
Does anyone know of a good builder who can do some damp proofing work? I'd be grateful if anyone is recommended. Thank you. Tricia
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Sinisa D
All i can say is the owner of the property got it installed because he wanted to test the system and the property had problems and damp smells which are gone. So its working ;) they came once to do measurements and there is no damp in the walls apart ... [ more ]

Jeweller to make Longmire style cufflinks wanted

Isabel H in Summerstown
Can anyone recommend a jeweller that can make stirrup cufflinks like Longmire's?
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Ted H
Highly recommend, or .com Miriam Shuldham-Legh Mention, Dave Smart

Boiler engineer / plumber

Jennie A in Southfields
Can anyone recommend someone who can reset my boiler? I've messed up the pressure by topping it up too much and taking water back out of the (closed) system hasn't helped.
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Angie M
Glad you got sorted Jennie. For future reference, I recommend Roye Chapman for plumbing and boiler help. 07836280826.


Jill D in Putney
Ive fairly recently moved to balham abd want to get some decent plain blinds made for 4 bay windows, I'm not yet ready to get curtains made as haven't decided on colour schemes yet. I need these as soon as possible for privacy. Can anyone recommend a ... [ more ]
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If these are a temporary solution use something like Blinds2Go (or their sister site Tuiss which is v slightly more for a wider selection of materials - obv order samples first). Tuiss did roman and roller blinds for our kids' rooms, and they're v neat, ... [ more ]

Builder for very small job

emmsar in Wandsworth
Any suggestions as to a builder for a small job - building two parapet walls on either side of  open steps leading to the garden from the kitchen? Bricks are provided. Need someone reasonable and capable. Thanks
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Phillip Masterman
Hi Emma, if you are still looking for a local builder then I suggest you call Bart at Pristine Finish on 07872 338775 he will look after you.
Thank you all, I have passed on the info to my friend who needs the builder, she will get in touch with you. Cheers!

TEAC amp.

Jane S in Fulham
Hi! Can anybody recommend an electronics guy to look at my elderly TEAC amplifier? Volume control has gone and the noise is horrendous! Many thanks
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Rebecca R
the uk helpline number for TEAC is at genserve 01793 886333. they can point you in the right direction. is the guy at the start of fernlea rd still there as he repairs all sorts of small things like this

Halloween activities

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Leanne U in Upper Tooting
Candy cave in tooting market will be doing a variety of halloween themed activities for children, face painting, make your own loot bag and mask, come dressed up and there will be a prize for bed dressed, Halloween movies on the big screen and pop corn ... [ more ]

First Social Get Together By Putney Riverside

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The Rocket Putney Wharf Putney SW15
Rob in Barnes
This will be our groups first meeting since we were launched recently. So come and meet your fellow members at a nice riverside pub next to Putney bridge where the drinks are alot cheaper compared to other bars in putney. To find us i be wearing a ... [ more ]
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Hi look forward to it see you there. We have one going with the Fifth  one happening on 3rd November at the Eel brook pub in New Kings road. See you there  perhaps.  I was trying to get people to the Rocket, maybe next time or we can combine?
ok that be good.we have another event on the 6th Nov which i will post shortly.All events are posted on the Putney Socialisers page here on streetlife

Looking For A GCSE Tutor

Paleface in Wimbledon
Can anyone recommend a good GCSE Maths/English tutor in the Southfields area?
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Hi, I am a full time MATHS, ECONOMIC and BUSINESS STUDIES tutor for GCSE and A-Level covering all examining boards. I have been tutoring full time for several years and have got a record of most of my students improving by at least 2 grades from their ... [ more ]
June B
Hi My son graduated this summer from Bristol University with a 1st in Neuroscience and is now at St Georges studying Medicine. He is available to tutor GSCE/A Level students in Maths, Physics and Biology and Chemistry at GCSE, so I'm sure he could ... [ more ]

Tour guide Johannesburg

Tania G in Wandsworth
Bit of a long shot but I am in Johannesburg for the next week and have been let down by a friend and am wondering if anyone can recommended tour groups that do day tours from here in the next week. Thanks in advance
Tracey R
Tania, I don't know any group I'm afraid (being an ex-Johannesburger I never needed one ;) but if you google something like "day trip Soweto", or "day trip sterkfontein caves" (depending on your interest), using, you might find something... ... [ more ]
Jon O
There is a (official) stand at Jo'burg airport where you can hire a driver for this. Did one 2 years ago and we had a man and driver for 4 hours. Really good. Be VERY careful of the cash machines in the airport though. Go prepared with cash is my ... [ more ]

Advice please: a good vet for Southfieds / Wimbledon Park?

Brett C in Southfields
Hi We're getting a kitten next weekend and would like recommendations of good vets in the Southfields / Wimbledon Park area. Thanks, Brett
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Paula D
Another vote for Kydd and Kydd, who have looked after our cats for thirty years or so.

handyman/carpenter wanted

George T in Summerstown
Hi, Need someone to build a floor to ceiling wardrobe for me..I got one built in the other room last year and unfortunately I cant find the persons number...The work will just take a few hours to do... Thanks in advance G
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Cinderella's mum
hi George pls give ibrahim a call on 07460916677. He is really handy at this type of thing and is good at carpentry
John S
Should you still require the services of a local furniture designer/maker my website is Regards John Simmons

Free hearing aid batteries

Anne P in Summerstown
I have 3 and a half packs of 312za hearing aid batteries I don't need any more. Get in touch if you know anyone who could use them. Anne

Cast Iron Casserole to give away

Kelly J in Southfields
I no longer have any use for a once much-loved cast iron casserole, made in England, that I have had for many years. It is of very simple design, round and black, with a light coloured enamel interior (which does have one or two little chips out of it). ... [ more ]
Kelly J
Thanks to all those who have shown an interest. The casserole has found a new home now!

Wardrobe free

Katie S in Putney Heath
H186cm x D54cm x W125cm Requires reassembling. Quite shabby chic in appearance, could make a good up cycling project. Needs to be collected by Wednesday evening. Possibly able to deliver if you live within 15 mins drive and can unload it yourself.
Andrew C
Katie I would be interested in this.  It looks similar to some low cupboards of inherited from my grandmother.  I live off Roehampton Lane Andrew

Looking for tennis players

Kobus in Southfields
Hi there, looking for tennis players who live locally to play at the park. People who can rally comfortably and are above beginners level who are intersted in playing socially, but also improving their game. Would like to play 2 or 3 times a week after ... [ more ]
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Laura L
Also look at All Star Tennis. They run several social tennis sessions in the local area where you will get to play lots of different people. They also run leagues as well as coaching sessions if you want them.

I need a man!

Mrs H in Clapham
To do some digging for me. Horticultural expertise not necessarily required, but a bit of flexibility and being able to follow instructions is. I'm willing to pay a reasonable amount and it should be do-able in a day, maximum. Any ideas / offers? Thank ... [ more ]
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Mrs H
Why of course a woman would do, Jane E - normally I'd do it myself but I find I don't have the time or the inclination at the moment! My somewhat sexist headline was to catch people's attention, and it had the desired effect.

Room wanted for watercolour group

Hazel H in West Hill
We are looking for a venue to paint in on Fridays between 10am and 1pm. There are around 12 of us who have painted together for several years in Balham, and now we have to find a new place. It's not messy, we only need access to a tap, and ideally it ... [ more ]
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Angie F
We have space available in two locations in Streatham. £22 per hour. Wellfield road and Conyers Road. to view
Valentina R
Libraries are great and have reasonable prices. I just had a bday party at york gardens library behind clapham junction station and they have different rooms

Fur Coat Alterayion

Katie S in Southfields
Hi there, Does anyone have a recommendation for a seamstress or furrier who could alter a further coat? Thanks Katie

Mr Henry

Popette in Fulham
Hi, Giving away this hoover - Mr Henry. Still in good condition. Was passed on to me by a friend and still working. I have used it only couple of times. I have my own hoover.
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M&S St. Michael cutlery

Douglas T in Earlsfield
We have had some sets of M&S cutlery for some years but two of the dining forks have gone missing. They are described as stainless steel with marbled handles. Does anyone have a couple they no longer use? I have tried all the websites for ... [ more ]