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The Lady Sarah Out Of Worthing

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Owned by sheddie Reg Miller

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Shedtype: Unique

First year entered into Shed of the year competition: 2009

Features:

This shed is Shed of the Year 2010

My shed is a purpose built pirate's cabin built to look like the poop deck of a pirate ship moored at a Caribbean dock, complete with fully stocked koi carp pond and aviary - for those long hungry voyages! The inside of the shed is equipped with a full range of piratannical ephemera, including skulls, crossed bones (courtesy of a friendly butcher) and a dead man's chest. Outside the shed there is plenty of space for pirate roistering and carousing amongst the tropical plants and under the palm thatched lean-to. The front of the shed opens completely to make the most of the evening sun and provides a suitable location for card playing, rum drinking and bad behaviour of every kind. The large number of empty rum bottles doubling as candle sticks provides evidence of this.

Additional Info:

The pirate cabin is entirely constructed from recycled and reclaimed materials, including the front, which consists of panelled doors rescued from skips over a period of months. This has been my own project apart from a family shed-raising in the early stages and some help with the pond digging. Stall holders in local boot sales now save pirate ephemera for me, knowing it will go to a good home.

The dimensions are 16' wide x 8' deep and 10' 6" apex.


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Shed of the year Winners:

2014: The Allotment roofed shed | 2013: Boat Roofed Shed | 2012: Wood Henge
2011: Songs from the shed | 2010: Lady Sarah Out of Worthing

2009: The Kite Cabin
| 2008: The Rugby Shed
2007: Roman Temple | Add your shed for 2014


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