Little Darby’s Other Services

Key Cutting and Engraving

We have been cutting keys as accompany for over 50 years and pride ourselves on providing the fastest and most accurate service available. All out key machines are maintained by ourselves not an outside company meaning any calibration required is done instantly without having to wait for an engineer to fix the problem so you can rest assured that all our keys are accurate and will work. We provide a full guarantee with all our keys and at prices starting from just £2.95 it won’t break the bank either. We can supply and cut almost all keys from standard Yale keys to high security commercial lock, mortice locks, safe keys, filling cabinets and even industrial keys for tractors boats etc.

Our engraving service is second to none. We do our engraving using a computerised diamond tipped engraver so that whatever your item it will always be perfectly neat, and with over 200 fonts to choose from we are confident that you will find exactly what you want. We can engrave simple pet tags to delicate photo lockets, pint glasses, tankards, memorial plaques and even wood. All done on site and usually the same day. Engraving prices start from £5.99.

Shoe Repairs and Shoe Care

As the longest standing shoe repair shop in the town we have an excellent reputation gained over the course of more than 70 years in the trade and we aim to keep that good name going for at least another 70. We will take care of your shoes as if they were our own. We can do everything from basic heel replacements to full leather soles, patch work and zips.

Just call in and out staff will be happy to help you figure out exactly what your shoes need. And we don’t just stop at fixing your shoes. We can also supply you with all the products, tools and advice needed to keep your newly repaired shoes looking amazing. We stock products from well know manufactures like kiwi and cherry blossom and every single one of our products on sale has been tested by ourselves.

We don’t let the manufactures just tell us how good their product is. We make them prove it and if it doesn’t meet our exacting standard then it will not go on our shelves. We can also advise you on how to care for any leather goods you have and we keep all these products in stock so if you need your leather jacket looking like new for tonight or your faded leather sofa ready for a party we can help.


At Little Darbys we also keep a wide range of bags for all types of occasions in stock. We have children’s bags, men’s bags, leather bags, fashion bags, wallets and purses. All at very reasonable prices. We also stock a wide range of shopping trolleys from small 2 wheel folding trolleys to large 6 wheel cage trolleys and everything in between.

Our men’s leather wallets start at just £6.99 for a simple leather wallet. For those looking for something of higher quality and a little more fancy we also do Italian leather wallets which come boxed making them ideal as gifts

Our ladies purses start at just £6.99 and include simple fashion purses to high quality Italian leather. Many come boxed so would make ideal gifts

Our children’s backpacks are all genuine and we have the most popular characters to choose from including; peppa pig, Minnie Mouse, tinker bell, fireman Sam, doctor who, transformers and many more.

Car Key Programming / Auto Locksmith

What we can do;
We can produce you a fully working car key including remote for almost any car currently sold in the uk and almost all imports too. We are very competitively priced and only use fully tested products. We can usually give you a choice of genuine or after market although some vehicles must have genuine due to quality issues. We can even provide you with a key even if you have lost all of your originals.

We also offer a 24hr callout service for emergencies whether that be you have dropped your key down the drain or simply locked the keys inside the car. We can get you back on the road usually the same day.

For a quote please call 07585779744
To get an exact price we recommend you call to get your no obligation quote.

Steps to producing a car key:
Cutting the key- this is actually the simplest part of producing you a new programmed car key. We simply decode your existing key and after confirming that key number exists using data provided by your dealer we then cut the key to code meaning even if your key is worn your new key will be as it should have been when the car was new. Cutting a key this way is by far the best option as it means any future keys you have cut will be closer to the original instead of just copying a key that is already very worn.

Obtaining the pin code: Many vehicles now days require a security pin code to program in new keys. This would usually have been provided by your dealer when the car was new but they rarely inform you of its importance so many people no longer have this. For most vehicles we can extract the pin code directly from the car via the diagnostic socket located inside the vehicle and in the rare instance that this can’t be done we can obtain it for you from your dealer.

Programming the transponder.
Once we have obtained any required security information we then need to register the new transponder chip with the vehicle so when you turn the key the cars computer will allow the car start. His is done using state of the art diagnostic equipment which is of dealer level for key key programming. With out this the car would never start

Programming the remote
Once we have a key that starts the car we then, if needed program the remote control. Each car is done slightly differently. Some are programmed automatically when we program the transponder, some are done using diagnostic equipment and others are done using a manual procedure in the vehicle but whichever your car has we will take care of everything for you meaning when we leave, you will be left with a fully working remote key.

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