There is nothing more British than a man and his shed; and there’s nothing more bonkers than a British man building a replica of the Titanic inside it! Well, we all need hobbies.
Derbyshire man John Siggins, 62, has spent a whopping $15,000 and 25 years building an authentic recreation of the ship’s kitchen and cabin in his humble garden lean-to.
His quest to build began when he was at a library researching a family who had been on the boat. As luck would have it, a chap sitting next to him recognised the name of the survivor he was reading about. Her name was Julia Cavendish.
As further luck would have it (apparently this is all true) the man said he inherited a blanket with the same name printed on it.
Mr Siggins said: ‘He said I could have it. He told me he wasn’t bothered about money and that I would make more use of it than he would. It is the main thing that got me going on the project. I had always enjoyed collecting but this was the thing that made me want to build the shed properly.’
Much of the shed features wood panels from Titanic’s sister ship The Olympic, and it’s so fancy he even ate last year’s Christmas dinner there! Blimey.
So… let’s view this bonkers Great British man in his Titanic shed..