And the winner of Shed of the Year 2010 sponsored by Cuprinol Sprayable is…
The Lady Sarah Out of Worthing, Southend-on-Sea, Essex Owned by Reg Miller is the Shed of the year 2010.
Well done Reg a truly unique shed that shows your passion for your shed but also shows there is a lot of humour and fun to be had , he wins £1000 & a shed load of Cuprinol Product from our sponsors Cuprinol Sprayable many thanks to them for all their help with this years competition and their passion for sheds.
This is what the judges had to say
You simply couldn’t get more into a shed and for that I seriously admire
this one. Not only that but a shed should have an element of escapism to it
and this being a Pirates haven certainly ticks that box – I love it!
Uncle Wilco (me!)
Reg shows that a perfect shed sums up the personality of the
individual that created and uses it, in this case slightly off the
wall but with care and attention that only a true sheddie could manage.
‘What an amazing shed – I have never seen anything like it. All it needs now is Kiera Knightley and Johnny Depp to come around and they could screen the next Pirates of the Caribbean in the shed’
This shed has got to be Britain at its best, quirky, fun and as the category suggests unique and surely, only in Britain. It has been developed by a character who clearly loves life but the doesn’t take life too seriously. In these grim days of austerity isn’t it great that these things can happen. Great fun and wish I had one!
The Lady Sarah shows that there’s much more to a shed than four walls
and a roof – the pirate atmosphere is superbly evoked throughout and
underlines that when it comes to creativity, sheddies have it in spades.
Arggh, matey, what can one say? it’s made from recycled materials, it
is not just a shed but a complete environment where Johnny Depp would feel at home.
pieces of eight and a bottle of rum for the Lady Sara! Humour, style,
energy all in one.
Reg is living the good life here on his ship. Viewing the photos and
movies felt like a journey into Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe – something
wonderful and strange with every glimpse. He has really created a
backyard destination unlike anything I’ve ever seen – and certainly
beyond the imagination of most shed owners.
What a fantastic shed, all made out of recycled materials and packed
full of fun. Reg has obviously inherited the genes of a pirate from
his ancestry somewhere in the distant past. This shed has so much
going on. Full of memorabilia from floor to ceiling and still enough
room to sit and enjoy the squawking cockatiels and watch fish
swimming. A very peaceful place I’m sure, until the rum is consumed
and the singing starts. I wonder if anyone has ever consumed too much
and gone overboard into the pond? There has obviously been much love
and affection that has gone into this build as well as a sense of
Here’s the Press release if you want to use it on your Blog/site/shedwall
A sheddie from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, has won Shed of the Year 2010 after beating off competition from 1,250 shed-lovers. Reg Miller’s pirate-themed shed, ‘The Lady Sarah out of Worthing’ named after his partner, was judged best shed in the competition sponsored by Cuprinol Sprayable and comes complete with a Koi Carp pond and even a parrot!
The judging panel, including Sarah Beeny and ‘Head Sheddie’ and creator of readersheds.co.uk Uncle Wilco and a whole host of other shed-loving luminaries, commented: “Reg shows that a perfect shed sums up the personality of the individual that created and uses it. The pirate atmosphere is superbly evoked throughout and underlines that when it comes to creativity, sheddies have it in spades.”
Reg comments: “I’ve spent years working on my shed and to win Shed of the Year 2010 is a real thrill – it’s the ultimate accolade for shed owners! It’s still a work in progress, as I’m constantly adding to my collection of pirate memorabilia and props and the shed is slowly but surely taking over the whole garden. It’s become a real talking point in the area and since I entered it in the competition, I’ve had loads of really positive comments from sheddies around the globe – it really seems to have caught everyone’s imagination! Funnily enough, I’ll be spending my winnings repairing my decking at the top of the garden! It has recently collapsed and I really want to spruce it up again so that I can use it for the summer and yes, I will be using Cuprinol products!”
Reg has won the £1,000 top prize and a range of shed-care products courtesy of Cuprinol Sprayable, sponsors of Shed of The Year 2010.
12 runners up each receive a shed care kit. The search for Shed of the Year 2010 began in August 2009, with the public voting for 13 category winners that were shortlisted for the final. The runners up were Dominic Jones from Liverpool for his Garden Office and Tim Massey from Cheshire for his Eco Shed.
Organised by the internationally famous readersheds.co.uk and sponsored by Cuprinol Sprayable, National Shed Week runs from 5th July and is the national celebration of one of the cornerstones of British culture.
During Shed Week a charity auction will take place on ebay to raise money for Bletchley Park and sheddies around the country will be celebrating in their sheds.
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