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An enterprising teenager from Norfolk has managed to recreate the set of hit TV show Dad's Army in his garden shed.

Darren Stride, 19, first began work on his Bygones Museum at his home near Great Yarmouth four years ago, making use of a range of wartime accessories such as medals, gas masks and a Dad's Army costume to transform the humble space into a shrine to the comedy after being forced to move his collection from his bedroom to the garden.

"Ever since my museum became known we have had people knocking on the door and asking to look round, and I have even given conducted tours to scout groups," he remarked.

The shed has attracted so much attention over the years that it is now in the running to win the 2011 Shed of the Year award.

Other contenders include a Tardis-style shed, a structure fitted out to look like a classic American diner and one in the shape of an ark.

The winner will be announced during Shed Week, which begins on July 4th.

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