The average sized town between London and Brighton on the A272

current location: Lee's DIY

The start of the year was an unhappy one for fans of DIY in Mid Sussex as Haywards Heath saw the closure of Lee's, one of the town's great institutions.

Lee's Do It Yourself Centre, to give it its full title, was a slice of the old school staffed by knowledgeable old timers who anyone would have been proud to call 'Grandad'. With its distinct smell of wood and tools, Lees represented a safe haven for anyone in DIY strife. Age, sex, race or level of experience was of no consequence in Lees with the DIY novice being made as welcome as the experienced home builder.

My own Lees highlights include the first time I bought my Dad a Christmas present with my own money, a wooden handled gimlet that he still has today. The following year I purchased a long nose pliers and wire cutter set. Lee's also supplied us with some wood to make a skateboard ramp.

Our original entry for Lee's Do It Yourself Centrecan be found below.

Lee's - a gentleman's paradise

While the lady has a browse around the many stylish boutiques the gentleman is advised to visit Lee's Do It Yourself Centre. Unlike the many DIY superstores, Lee's offers a more personal shopping experience, the same chaps have been there for years. They stock a wide range of tools, adhesives and wood of various cuts. At Christmas time, Lee's is the one-stop-shop for last minute gift ideas.
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