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OTHER HOSPITALS
    Below is a collection of doll, teddy and toy related links that may be useful.  However, there are still some dolls and teddy hospitals around who do not have websites.  To help you find somewhere nearer (hopefully) the best way of finding these is to look in your local Yellow Pages or if that fails then try Yell.com.  Yell.com Search now

HOSPITALS
    I have been running a doll's hospital for about 20 years now and it is a shame to have to stop but we were finding our retirement "hobby" was taking up all our time and we wanted our lives back.  So we stopped taking new patients in 2009 to finish a 2 YEAR waiting list (despite working all hours of the day trying to cope with demand AND trying to encourage customers to try other hospitals) and made the decision in December 2011 to close the repair service.

You can use the links above to see some types of repairs possible plus examples of past repairs to give you a flavour of what is possible, and a Frequently Asked Questions and answers page.  Although we are no longer operating a repair service we are leaving this website in a state where it can (hopefully) be useful for links to other hospitals, DIY repair advice etc.

Doll's hospitals are few and far between so I have built up a list of hospitals located elsewhere in the UK.  I cannot vouch for or personally recommend their services - if you have had personal experiences of using other people's services then please share them with me.  If you fancy having a go at repairs yourself then some really good suppliers are listed below.

At the bottom of the page you will also find some interesting links to Toys, Teddies and Dolls information and suppliers.


         
    Sasha Hospital - For all Sasha Dolls

Lisa at the Sasha Hospital specialises in Sasha Dolls and can cure your doll of a variety of common ailments.  All makes of Vinyl Dolls are welcome and she can probably re-root most fashion dolls.


Cheshire
          
          
    Daydreamdolls

Daydream Dolls have been making and repairing dolls, teddy bears and toys for over 30years (the first teddy was made 42 years ago).  They have a shop, a studio and a 30 feet workshop dedicated to the repairs and the making of dolls and teddies including Kilns to make dolls and doll parts.  They also have a customer car park.

Web: www.daydream-dolls.co.uk and www.dolls-hospital.com

Dolls Hospital
142/144 Middlewich Road
Clive
Winsford
Cheshire
CW7 3NP

Tel:- 01606-592497
Email:- Daydreamdolls@steggel.freeserve.co.uk 


Dorset
          
          
    Ellie's Doll Workshop
         
Ellie's Doll Workshop stock a comprehensive range of materials, tools, eyes, lashes, assembly items and wigs.  They are able to offer a doll repair service, from simple restrings through to larger restoration projects.
If you have a treasured doll needing attention they would be happy to help you.  Valuations and insurance estimates happily provided.  Please give them a call with details of your requirements.
Contact Mike or Lesley Edwards on:-
Telephone: 01202 572626
Web www.elliesdolls.co.uk
Email: mike@elliesdolls.co.uk

1526 Wimborne Road
Kinson
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH11 9AF


Dublin, Ireland
          
          
    THE DOLLS HOSPITAL
   
The Doll Store is Ireland's oldest Toy Shop and they also offer a doll's hospital repair service.  Their new home is on the top floor of Powerscourt town centre, Dublin 2 and you can find more information (including pictures of their before & after work) on their Facebook page - search for Dolls Hospital Dublin on Facebook.

Essex
          
          
    BEARS BY SUSAN KNOCK
   
Old bears and soft toys sympathetically repaired and cleaned.  This includes any material based toys, gollies, dolls and cuddly toys. 
All teddy repairs except leather or sheepskin based as this will not sew once perished.  

Contact Susan at:-
Telephone: 01376 521230
Email: susan.knock@tiscali.co.uk

6 Elizabeth Avenue
Witham
Essex
CM8 1JE


Hertfordshire
          
          
    Sew Shaw Homemade Toys, Textile Gifts and Soft Toy Repair Service
         
Sarah Shaw runs Sew Shaw and designs and makes quality soft toys and gifts, specialising in bespoke creations.  She also runs a soft toy repair service.  She is based in Hertfordshire, but accepts toys from all over the country.  Please visit her website and click on Soft Toy Repairs.

Kent
          
          
    The Doll Infirmary
         
Tina & Steve
The Dolly Doctors
13 Windsor Road
Thanington without
Kent
CT1 3UN
Tel:-01227 479387
Mob:- 07867612631
Web: www.thedollinfirmary.co.uk
Email: tina@thedollinfirmary.com

Lancashire
          
         
   

Doll Repairs in Burscough, Lancashire - Please contact Jean for more details
http://www.pritchardsdollshospital.com

We also have a ceramic restoration service, please visit www.pritchardrestoration.co.uk


London
          
         
    Dolls House Restoration

www.dollshouserestoration.com -   I have been building and restoring house for a while now from a studio in London.   I assess with the client how much of a restoration they want doing.   Sometimes they have vintage, collectible, houses which are still played with and so I am employed to ensure the structure of the house and to spruce it up, while not damaging its historical integrity.   Others require a full restoration where by I research the house and return and missing parts.   Even replicated wallpapers and paint colours.   I also have a flickr website with some before and after pictures - www.flickr.com/photos/dollshouserestoration.


North Yorkshire
          
          
   

Polly's Doll Hospital and Teddy Clinic

    Polly's dolls hospital and Teddy Clinic is based at Whitby, North Yorkshire and will ensure that you treasured toy will be restored to its former glory.  Polly can deal with every type of restoration from re-stringing dolls, replacing voice boxes and growlers to repairing limbs and bodies.  Written valuations can also be supplied for insurance purposes.

Please contact Polly on 01947 811145 or e-mail polly@dollieshospital.co.uk or visit the website at www.dollieshospital.co.uk


Staffordshire
          
          
   

Marionette Repairs

   

IDIGBO is an Ebay shop that sells puppets and flying models.  I have listed them here because they will also re-string marionettes for you.  Please visit their Ebay shop at:- http://stores.ebay.co.uk/idigbo-puppets-and-flying-models or email them direct at jlherb@btinternet.com


Wales
          
          
   

Wellfield BearsWellfield Bears

   

Based in Cardiff, we restore and repair bears with the minimum of alteration to their personality in order to retain the character and originality of your bear.  All materials and stuffings are replaced 'like for like' where possible.  For more information and to see examples of some of our recent repairs, please visit our website www.wellfieldbears.co.uk.  References are always available for our  work.


West Sussex
          
          
   

RECOLLECT STUDIOS

17 Junction Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 0HR
Tel/Fax: 01444 871052
All repairs to Porcelain & Composition Dolls.


SUPPLIERS

The Rocking Horse Shop Ltd
http://www.rockinghorse.co.uk

          
Everything you need for rocking horse making and restoring.  Plans, manes and tails, glass eyes, bridles, saddles, metalwork, tools, timber etc.
The Rocking Horse Shop Ltd
Fangfoss
York
YO41 5JH
Tel: 01759 368737
Fax/Answerphone: 01759 368194
Email: info@rockinghorse.co.uk

TOYS  TEDDIES &  DOLLS

  Children's Wooden Toys
Many children's wooden toys available online today.

  Toyboxes designed and built in the UK by Steve Allen
www.customtoybox.co.uk - We sell toyboxes designed and built here in the UK by Steve Allen (featured on Noel's Christmas Presents during Christmas 2007).  As well as the standard toy box we also offer a customisation service allowing visitors to order a toy box featuring their child's name (or any word) on the front.

  Dolly Togs Designer Dolls Clothes & Accessories
Dolly Togs Designer Dolls Clothes & Accessories - Lovingly Created For Your Favourite Dolls - Please visit www.dollytogs.com

  www.dmcginley.com

Diane McGinley sells a wide range of antique dolls and collectable dolls.  These include antique dolls made from wax, celluloid, composition and cloth, through to early French and German bisque dolls.  Many of these antique dolls have been made by famous doll manufacturers such as Heubach, Armand Marseille, Simon & Halbig, Norah Wellings, Chad Valley and Allwin.

Diane also has a keen interest in British hard plastic dolls of the 40's and 50's made by Pedigree, Roddy, BND, Rosebud, Sarold and Palitoy.  She also has a small collection of vintage fashion dolls such as Sindy, Barbie, Pippa and Tressy and modern doll artists such as Philip Heath.

  Dollhouses and dollhouse supplies at dollhousecollectables.com
Dollhousecollectables.com - is Certified Handley House Retailer and offers a complete line of Dollhouse Kits, Dollhouse Furniture, Dollhouse Accessories, and Dollhouse Supplies.

  in2play Wooden Toys
in2play Wooden Toys - in2play are an online store offering a range of traditional and wooden toys for children including, baby, construction toys, educational toys, toys that aid creativity and wooden train sets.

  Dolls house kits, Dolls house accessories & Dolls house furniture
Dolls house kits, Dolls house accessories & Dolls house furniture - Julie Ann's Dolls Houses supply wooden dolls house kits (including Victorian and Georgian dolls houses), dolls house accessories and dolls house furniture.  We also offer advice on building dolls houses.

  Doll house miniatures by Minishop specializes in Dollhouse furniture & accessories supplies kits.
Minishop.com - Dollhouse miniatures, accessories, furniture, building materials, supplies, lights and kits collection.  Request miniature catalog from our largest selection.

  Rosie in Stitches - Hand-made children's toys and clothes
www.rosieinstitches.org.uk - Rosie in Stitches is the trade name for the charity Friends of the Rosie.
We make and sell children's clothes and toys to raise funds for the Rosie Maternity Hospital, Cambridge.  Accessories for all ages.  Commissions taken for anything.  Registered Charity Number 1036092.
Raising money to buy the medical equipment that Addenbrooke's and the NHS does not provide.

 

www.toy-choice.co.uk
Toy Choice - Dolls Houses Wooden Toys and Children's Toy Gifts - Our range includes dolls houses, furniture and dolls, children's wooden toys, castles, model figures and much more.


  www.woodtoybox.com
www.woodtoybox.com  Handcrafted oak toychest and blanket chest beautifully designed featuring carved wooden borders and lettering.  Hundreds of options!  Heirloom quality at an affordable price!.

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