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Pop's Shed

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    I have been a fanatical ‘sheddie’ since I purchased my first house in 1968. At my present property, I have a large garden, five sheds and a gazebo – all built from the ground up by myself. They have all been designed to complement the garden – except for one: the shed I am entering ‘Pop’s Shed’.

    As I am now 76 and registered disabled, I have just finished what will probably be my last shed, and this one was more of an indulgence than a necessity.

    I had my left leg amputated three years ago following a motorcycle accident. I also had four spinal fractures, three broken ribs, a broken right shoulder, a broken left arm, wrist and fingers, a broken pelvis, femur and knee, which eventually resulted in an above-the-knee amputation.

    I now have a prosthetic leg and no longer consider myself disabled. I drive, garden, climb ladders and build sheds, but with the future in mind, my latest shed has a ramp built into the base, an extra wide push access door, ride under workstation and accessible fixtures and fittings. It also has a great view of the garden.

    My hobbies include painting and drawing as well as making things out of wood. My Grandson often joins me in the shed at weekends and we spend time together drawing. I’m all for encouraging his creative side.

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    I did enter my workshop (where I do the more messy, heavy duty tasks) for Shed of the Year around 1994/5 but was unsuccessful.

    Since then, I realised you are not just looking for quality, but something quirky too, and I’m hoping my latest offering will provide both.

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