Save Roald Dahl’s Shed!

Back in March, FYW writer Rob Smedley gave us an insight in the writing hut of the wonderful Roald Dahl. Now, that hut is under threat.


Yesterday, on what would have been Roald Dahl’s 95th birthday, his family launched a campaign to save his writing hut. Still left at the bottom of his garden in Buckinghamshire, exactly as it was when Dahl died in 1990, the shed has fallen to decay, and is in real danger of falling apart.

The family hope to raise £500,000 ($788,550) in order to move the hut, piece by piece, to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. This will be a difficult process, requiring almost archealogical precision in order to keep everything intact (remember all of the stuff in Dahl’s shed that he collected to inspire him). Hence the rather large sum of money being gathered. Unless this can be raised, Dahl’s incredible and inspiring hut may be lost.

The good news is, that around half of the money has already been raised, so hopefully one day soon the shed will be saved and installed in the museum, where it will be, for the first time, open to the public. I for one cannot wait to go inside and experience a little bit of Roald Dahl’s magic for myself, that lives on inside his amazing Writing Space.

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Christopher Jackson is the Editor for Fuel Your Writing and a creative copywriter. He is currently working on Project: Snotbook, an interactive children’s storybook for iPad.


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