Other Famous Sheds

Syd’s Shed

syds shed outside

This appeared on ebay about a week ago – it was claimed that the shed used to belong to ex Pink Floyd front man Syd Barrett. It was claimed it had stood in his garden and been used often by Syd up until his death. the description was as follows:

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This shed is from the garden of the house Syd Barrett spent the last 30-odd years of his life living in.  It has been painted oxblood and cream inside by Syd and contains furniture he built and painted himself; a press with two opening doors, a hose reel, a shelf and several other adaptations, the most curious of which is a device for retrieving his house keys even when he had also misplaced the key of the shed. The door of the shed seems also to have been made or at least fitted by Syd, and it is painted green with the hinges picked out in a chalk blue colour (a style favoured by Syd).  Some planks have been replaced with fence shiplap at the far end.

>One window has been replaced with a plywood panel. The shed has been treated on the outside over the years, it has electrical fittings and is entirely in the condition it was left in by Syd, except for a small repair to the felt on the roof. The shed is quite old but sturdy and shows the signs of having been well looked after. Some of the bottom planks may nonetheless need to be replaced. We believe it features in at least one of his surviving paintings, where it is changed to look more like a chalet.

We shall dismantle the shed into the panels in which it is built as carefully as we can, so that it can be reassembled without losing any of its unique character.

The buyer has to collect, notwithstanding anything on the site to the contrary.

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The shed was up for sale for £1,000 but curiously didn’t get a single bid before the auction ended. I mean what use is a shed that doesn’t even have a internet connection let alone it’s own website?

syds shed inside

Still I suppose it’s better than when someone tried to sell the former Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia’s toilet on ebay!

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