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Robin Tuppen Just now · A few weeks ago I had a long telephone conversation with a guy called John Greeves from Monmouthshire. John is a freelance writer/journalist and he has written a superb article in the May edition of “The Woodworker & Wood Turner” magazine, entitled “Safely Gathered In”. It’s about how we at…

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New Cant of Chestnut

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Had a meeting with Guy the estates manager at Herstmonceux Castle this afternoon and secured a lovely cant of nice smooth chestnut to cut! Will be coppicing soon! Coppicing is an ancient form of woodland management that is friendly to the floras and fauna in our woodlands. The chestnut grows back very quickly and you…

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Magham Down Trug Making Appreciation Course

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Over the weekend we hosted a Trug Making Appreciation Course here at Magham Down and had a very good group to teach. There were nine people on the course, seven students from Sussex, Somerset, Dorset and Berkshire. We also included Luke who has worked with us for a couple of months now on our South…

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Cosmopolitan Customers!

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On Monday we will be despatching Trugs to Canada, the USA (2 to California to different customers), Sweden, Australia and East Yorkshire!

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Website World Ranking

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Apparently there are some 200 million active websites in the world with a total of 1 billion registered websites in total. It was quite a surprise for us then to find that we rank 8,465,101 out of that 200 million websites! So, thank you to all those people who looked up our website over the…

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Weald & Downland Trug Making Course

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Another successful Trug Making Appreciation course was held at the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton near Chichester over the weekend of 3rd – 4th March.  The course had it’s full compliment of eight students and they all made a Trug worthy of the time they spent hand crafting it over the weekend.  Truly…

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Sussex Trug Heritage Centre

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For some while I have been banging on about a Sussex Trug Heritage Centre in order to ensure the future of the Sussex Trug Industry in the future.  Unlike others, I have taken positive steps to create apprenticeships, with an approved training programme and have achieved that so far.  The heritage centre has been more…

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Heart Warming

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This morning a gentleman and his daughter came to buy a Trug and decided on a No.7 Garden, of which we were awaiting the new batch being made by the lads. Caleb offered to assemble one for them as he was actually making No.6 Gardens. So our friends sat by the wood burner and kept…

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Happy Christmas Everyone!

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Our team here at the Trug Shop wish all of our customers and customers-to-be a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thanks for all the support you have given us over the years, which is very much appreciated. May you and your family and friends have some special moments together over Christmas time.

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Wow!! Internet Success!

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From January until the end of November 15,229 individual users visited our website and turned over a staggering 80,818 pages! Be nice if they had all bought a Trug!

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