After seeing that a plywood TARDIS (built for a Doctor Who-themed float at Devizes and Pewsey carnivals last year) was up for sale by Wiltshire Fencing and Landscaping to raise money for the county’s Air Ambulance appeal, Wiltshire couple – and Doctor Who fans – Philippa Morgan and Declan McSweeney decided to bid on the construction.

It now resides on the Quakers Walk allotments where it keeps tools safe from the elements.

Ms Morgan, a project manager at Wiltshire County Council, told the Wiltshire Gazette: “We needed a shed for our allotment and we thought the Tardis would be something a bit different. We were thrilled to bits to get it.

“It’s become a talking point, people ask us how the Tardis is and it’s fun for children to see it.”

Their 202 bid was the second highest for the 10ft tall TARDIS and won when the
highest bidder (250) pulled out.

Not a bad price for a novelty shed…

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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