As a Lancastrian myself - although moved to Yorkshire baxk in 1969 - my first thought was to try and effect a repair. If I can fix without a massive layout, I will. Listen for the squeak as I walk.
Not much riding going on so do have some time to tinker. Thus far I do have a panel that has gone back together using epoxy, and fibrelass to add strength. All good practice and a chance to increase my skill range in the workshop. If it looks crap, afterwards, then I will prise open the wallet and cough up. Look out fo the moths.
To be continued....................?