Pirate-themed idyll wins Shed of the Year 2010

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The Independent Online

Reg Miller from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, has won Shed of the Year 2010 after beating off competition from 1,250 shed-lovers.

The pirate-themed shed, ‘The Lady Sarah out of Worthing,’ named for Miller’s partner, was judged best shed in the competition sponsored by Cuprinol Sprayable. It comes complete with a Koi Carp pond and parrot.

“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!” Miller said.

“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.” He will spend his £1,000 prize money on repairing the decking in his garden.

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.

Click here or on the image for a gallery of the winning shed

For more information see shedworking.co.uk