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Oddities Which You Wouldn’t Believe Found In Storage Sheds
There have been many things found in storage sheds over the years, which most people have not or could not imagine. Whilst you could imagine odd pieces of furniture, gardening tools, old clothes, old bikes and various items put in there ‘just in case they will come in useful’ could you imagine finding a dead body. Obviously this is quite extreme and you would have thought that this sort of thing would have stuck out like a sore thumb. I found this information on the Internet and actually have my doubts that a shed or workshop would be a place where a body would be stored and left, but there nothing so ‘strange as folk’ as they say.
It has been known for people to find old bombs in their gardens and thinking they were not dangerous just store them at the back of the shed, why – I don’t know!! And there they stay. When you take over this potentially dangerous shed – you don’t call Ghost Busters – but the British Army Bomb squad, just to be sure.
Drugs, such as cannabis seeds, can also be found in these storage sheds, admitted not very often, whilst waiting for the law to change so they can be grown legally. It’s unlikely these will be growing without someone knowing as they need very specific conditions to germinate. Also, shady characters have been known to keep their stolen booty in the shed away from the house and then sell these ‘knock off’ items when the heat dies down.
Beside the above there have been many treasures found stored at the back of sheds where the owners have just put them there out of the way as they did not know their value. In a Polish shed, which was owned by a 92 year old former bricklayer, last year 300 paintings worth a vast amount was found and police were baffled as to how they got there. These included works of art from the Renaissance and German baroque periods, with the oldest painting dating back to 1532.
Also a while ago a historical booklet with information about a Suffolk famous garden was found in an another storage shed. This booklet, which was found in a shed in Suffolk at the National Trust’s Ickworth Estate, contained details of what the garden looked like in the past and where plants were sited in the garden. Sean Read, the head gardener, hopes that the discovery of this booklet at the garden will help the estate to reconstruct lost features and also some of the original features of the county estate.
It was Capability Brown, the famous eighteenth century garden designer, who was the inspiration behind the estate summer gardens. Reid said that the discovery was the most fantastic find for the National Trust and that he found it hard to describe what it feels like to have come across this amazing piece of Ickworth’s history. He further said that any gardener would do anything to obtain this precious information and that he was amazed this had been sitting stored there all this time in a humble garden shed.
If you have some treasures you want to store then take a look at the Diamond Barnham or Platinum Workshops storage shed ranges as these are like works of arts themselves and which the everyday person can aspire to and afford.
Three Quarters of Men Say Love Me Love My Garden Shed !!
Most people’s garden are a much loved feature of their lives and they play a great deal in their leisure time and this is where people relax and enjoy socialising with their friends. To this end they often spend a great deal of time looking after the garden with nice looking flower beds, shrubs and a tidy lawn. Usually there is a storage shed of some sort located in the garden, mainly at the bottom of the garden. This is normally used for the storage of their gardening tools, leisure equipment, and garden furniture.
Besides this use the attraction of a decent garden complete with shed with storage is a great feature when selling or buying a home. So it’s important to enjoy these benefits. Also being outside gives a real feeling of being at one with nature, well in a small way at least, and being away from the phone is always a good thing. Having said that many people can not let go and have their mobile phones with them as they potter about in the garden or in the shed.
A garden shed blogger, Andrew Wilcox, who likes to be known as Uncle Wilco (sounds like he should be one of the Wombles or at least related to them), backs this up when he wrote that sheds are mainly used for fun and as a haven to get away from the trials and tribulations of modern life. He further stated that sheds are often converted into garden home offices, or, by the more adventurous, as pubs where their friends can enjoy a swift half or two. As well as this there is the more traditional use as a garden storage room.
An important issue is building security and this can be improved with a good secure lock as well as the addition of some of the ‘electronic gizmos’ which can be added to aid security of the shed.
He further said that the amount to spend on a good storage shed can vary from a few £100 or to several £1000’s for a top of the range log cabin. It usually depends on what the garden building is going to be used for. Having said that many people, even when they only want, essentially, a garden shed for storage do spend out a lot more to get one which looks really good in the garden as well as being practical.
These comments were made before National Shed Week, which is usually at the beginning of July, with details available on www.readersheds.co.uk. In previous years Cuprinol, suppliers of treatments for garden buildings, have run a competition with prizes up to £1000. The thinking behind Cuprinol’s involvement was to promote the Cuprinol Sprayable products. Using these it is often possible to treat a wooden shed which is situated in a tight location.
Cuprinol revealed in 2010 that 77% of men in the UK own a garden shed. They also said that the average man would spend over 7 days every year in there and many men admitting they had spent a whole day in their garden shed along with all the items stored for safe keeping. Some even admitted that had slept in their shed, maybe, after having a row with their partner. Truly a love affair between man and his shed.