Garden shed used to inspire dads – not just punks

John the shedman pointed this out to me the other week, but its the first time I have seen it covered in the news..


The Brighton Argus reports

The humble garden shed – a useful place to store the lawn mower, barbecue and gardening tools but also regarded as the last refuge of beleaguered husbands and fathers.

Men are renowned for retreating to their sheds to potter about and escape the hectic events of family life.

It is therefore poignant that a campaign to encourage people to reflect on the role of fathers has picked a shed as a point of inspiration.

The wooden structure has toured the country to promote a pro-dad agenda.

On Saturday, people had a chance to visit the shed, which was decked out with wellies, bikes and gardening tools for an authentic atmosphere, to talk about fatherhood.

As part of the tour, a camera crew will film the people who visit the shed to record their views on fatherhood and how the role has changed over the years.

You can find out more about the campaign “Shed Tour” which has come to an end now at

Of cause the Punks reference is about of Punks Not Dad official shed band

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear