My uncle was on the phone to my mum earlier and she mentioned how I've not had an amp since September, next thing I know he's on the phone to me and 25mins later he's turned up at our home with a Marshall practice amp in his car!
I told him about how I've been getting so many conflicting pieces of advice from guitar/amp repair places and he knows a guy who does that sort of thing. He's going to get this dude to get my Silver Jubilee back up and running, making sure I won't have to spend a penny more than is needed to get it back up and running.
This uncle actually was the person who helped me learn the basics on guitar back in '95-'96!
So hopefully in a few weeks I will have my proper rig all working again, which let me tell you is something that has me genuinely hyped!