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Mark’s shed of heaven wins major accolade

Mark Appleton, a finalist in the Pub category of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol

Mark Appleton, a finalist in the Pub category of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol

A St Helens man who built a shed in tribute to his late father and brother has seen his creation crowned Shed Of The Year.

The shed built by Mark Appleton, 52, contains a traditional hand-made wooden bar, a snug area, real pub signage, a dart board and a wood burning stove.

Dubbed The Appleton Arms, it was crowned the winner of the annual Shed of the Year competition, in the pub category.

Amazingly, The Appleton Arms wasn’t the only St Helens finalist either.

The shed owned by Anne and Ian Bate, aged 45 and 47 respectively - the 1950s themed Renee and Albert’s Diner - also made the final list of the Cuprinol-sponsored competition.

Renee and Albert’s Diner was created as a tribute to Anne’s late parents.

The shed houses an original 1950s radio, juke box, diner booth, petrol pump, light-up bar and a TV.

The finalists all featured in a new three-part TV series titled Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year, which aired on Channel 4 at 8pm on July 24, July 31 and August 7 - when the category winners and overall 2014 winner were revealed.

Presenter George Clarke said: “The nation’s love for transforming their garden shed to an extension of the home is really trending right now.

“The TV series reveals some of the most creative, beautiful and unusual shed spaces, as well as meeting the talented people behind them.”

Kay Bartlett, of Cuprinol, added: “Every year we’re amazed at how creative ‘sheddies’ we meet and how many wonderful entries come in.”

 

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