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Behind the shed - Issue #23 #shedoftheyear RIP Tony

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RIP Tony - the Roman Temple Sheddie
Had some sad news - the first ever winner of #shedoftheyear Tony Rogers (of the famous & my favourite Roman temple shed) sadly passed away last month.
His son, messaged me, to say that “Tony loved his 15 mins of shed fame & The Roman Temple featured in his eulogy and brought smiles to everyone that came to see him off.”
Tony was a joy to have as first winner, an eccentric and very enthusiast person, I was making the whole thing up as I went along, He just grabbed the opportunity and ran with it doing TV & newspaper interviews like a pro, and they even did the local TV Weather from this shed, dressed in full Roman Legionary regalia.
I can never thank him enough for that - it spurred me on to carry on with a celebration of the sheds and that 2nd year he was a serious judge, as wanted the sheds to be up to his high standards.
Over the past 15 years - we have been in contact quite a few times a year - He would message me if he saw “sheds” in the media & always after the winner shed was announced, to say how impressed/or not he was! (What a shame he was not on the telly, when we had the show!)
Gratias tibi to you Tony for showing your love of sheds, your eccentric ways and for being a bloody nice bloke and supporting me all the way.
His Son has started a shed build as well, thanks to the influence of Tony, not a Roman shed (there can only be one) but a tiki bar theme on the outside and Millennium Falcon themed interior, yep the apple does not fall far.
Some great sheds already
So entry for the 16th Year of Shed of the year has been open a few weeks, and we already have 100 entries - which is great - there seems to be a lot of people building pub sheds than last year!
All the categories
Sheds Where?
Interesting things from the social media world of sheds
Tom Haward
This shed is over 100 years old. It’s where we wash and grade 5000-10000 oysters per day. Tomorrow it’s being demolished as we have planning for a rebuild, which will massively improve our business. Somehow though, it feels wrong to knock it down.
Enter #shedoftheyear 2022 | Andrew Wilcox
Just had a reminder that #shedoftheyear was once a question on @itv The chase - now that's fame and decent channel hopping.
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