This is just a very brief note to say that a huge “Thank You!” to all who voted for my pub shed in the 2014 competition as a tribute to my brother, Colin, who passed away far too soon on 15th March 2014. Some of you will know that Channel 4 created a tv programe called “Amazing Spaces, Shed of the Year” and I was lucky enough to be selected for my pub to be filmed by them in Series 1, Episode 3 (Part 3)
The final part of the 3-part series was shown on Thursday 7th August 2014 and that was where my Winning Status was announced! I wasn’t the overall winner of the “Shed of the Year” but I was really chuffed to win the Pub Category! I won a plaque..
I will post some photos and there are lots and lots of references on the internet. I even got an interview on BBC Radio Merseyside!
The programme has attracted a lot of publicity and so I will attach the links to quite a few stories logged on line over the past few weeks as at the end of July 2014.
Shed of the Year references.
- Daily Mail – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2692921/Blotto-grotto-5-000-wine-bottles-shortlisted-alongside-Dads-Army-museum-It-Shed-Year-competition.htm
- Telegraph – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningpicturegalleries/10968102/Shed-of-the-Year-2014-finalists.html
- St Helens Reporter 23/7/14 – 23/7/14 – http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?eid=22f688d5-f4bd-4b72-9017-7e1971db4e6f
- Bolton News – http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/11317467.Son_builds_pub_in_garden_shed_in_memory_of_former_Blackrod_landlord/
- Liverpool Echo – http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/shed-year-2014-st-helens-7443177
- Daily Mirror – http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shed-year-2014-pictures-show-3319281
- Daily Express – http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/488945/Amazing-Shed-of-the-Year-nominees
- The Lad Bible – http://www.theladbible.com/articles/son-creates-pub-shed-in-memory-of-his-dad
- Sunday Express – http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/487109/Pub-in-a-shed-is-son-s-touching-tribute-to-his-late-dad
- Guardian 1- http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/jun/11/shed-of-the-year-in-pictures
- Guardian 2 – http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/15/shed-of-the-year-competition-cabin-fever-exotic-designs
- The Independent – http://www.independent.co.uk/property/shed-of-the-year-2014-finalists-announced-9607582.html?origin=internalSearch
- BBC Radio Merseyside – https://twitter.com/bbcmerseyside/status/491892274650152960
- Radio interview – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022jstw broadcast Weds 23rd July 2014
** Also now in Draft magazine in the USA – http://draftmag.com/pub-sheds-appleton-arms/
Maybe have a quick look at the photos on YouTube if you haven’t yet seen any;
If you can’t see the video, click the link below to view it on YouTube