My sheddie : Steve Knight Colne Valley Postal Museum

This shed has been getting a lot of attention in the media recently – so I thought I would ask sheddie Steve about it.

Why not vote for him for Shed of the year 2012.

Sheddies name

Steve Knight

Shed name

Colne Valley Postal Museum


Selfbuild or off the shelf shed?

Off the shelf from East Anglian Sheds in Marks Tey, but then modified for our requirements. Fully insulated and lined internally, wired for 240V and Cat 5.

Why have you got a shed? uses etc

This shed houses all the many small objects, documents and delicate objects that have been added to the Colne Valley Postal History Museum over the years by the Curator, but more importantly, by visitors and the Great British Public. They have been very generous to us and entrusted many heirlooms, mementos and family records to our care. The shed provides adequate protection for this valuable archive of material showing how country and rural communities relied on the Post Office.

How would you describe your shed?

It is a microcosm of 150 years of Post Office service to the Community.

Who are your Shed inspirations

Arthur Reeder at the Isle of Wight Postal Museum has a gorgeous shed 40ft by 15ft.!

Future Shed plans

A new bigger shed (8m x 3m), Shed the Second,  will be constructed alongside the existing one to house some of the Sorting Office and Telephone Exchange equipment that is too large to fit in Shed The First.

How did you find out about our community

Uncle Wilco spotted my shed in cyberspace!

What word or words would you use to sum up Sheds

Vital, quiet, musty, cool


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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