Men and Sheds
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- 1st September 2002
- 96 pages - 177 x 148 x 13mm
From deadly earnest to seriously eccentric, these are some of the characters featured: Jim Gilbody, wood carver; Richard Coggins, shed restorer; The Gardeners' Arms, shed pub; Mike Dobson, potter; Alan Jefferis, astronomer; Brian Foote, inventor; Gordon Smeeton, model aeroplane enthusiast; Ken Forester, milk bottle collector; Trevor Bayliss, inventor; Patrick Worrad, tin can model maker; Martin Copley, sculptor; Rev. John Goddard, shed chapel; Chris Heaven, railway shed and playhouse; Josef Yousif, chandelier restorer; Stephen Mera, ufologist; Ralph Matthews, mould maker; Rob Harris, shed engineer; Mick Osenton, vehicle collector; Luke Gottelier, shed-dweller; Guy Taplin, decoy duck carver; John Wingate, shed shop; Phil Gardner, shed music studio; Lyndon Yorke, eccentric inventor; Tom Brown, eco-friendly shed; John Philips, fisherman's shrine; John Jones, 50s style interior; Geraint Philips, shed terrace; Andy Webb, exotic pets; David Alligan, shed cinema; John Cooper, vehicle restorer; Terry Edwards, shed enthusiast; Ron Fuller, automated toy maker; Gerrard Lalor, allotmenteer; Eric Fleming, man for any job; Richard Sewell, maker of eccentric artefacts; "Hicky" Hickling, car lover; Angus Glasgow, brick collector; Dave Penfold, scale-model gypsy caravan maker
Gordon Thorburn started his writing career as an advertising copywriter before becoming a freelance journalist in corporate communications and eventually a full-time author of a variety of books ranging from romantic fiction through an account of the RAF to a hilarious look at village cricket. He lives in Buxton, Derbyshire.