Good Life Show, Malvern, Worcestershire

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We are sorry to say that the above show has been cancelled by the organisers, so you can’t see us in Malvern until the end of September when we will be attending the Malvern Autumn Show.  See you there!

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Good Life Show Malvern

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Our next show, the second for this year, is the Good Life Show at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire.  Caleb Pimm  and Robin Tuppen will be manning our stand and look forward to meeting visitors during the show.  The show takes place on Wednesday and Thursday 21st and 22nd July.  See you there!…

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Royal for a Royal

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Last Monday a courier arrived from Clarence House in London to collect one of our Royal Sussex Flower Trugs needed urgently for Tuesday.  We understand from sources close to the palace that it was to be presented to our future Queen.  This follows a long association with royalty using Sussex Trugs since the time of…

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Despatching to the World!

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This week we have already despatched around 80 Trugs to customers in the United Kingdom, including Highgrove Enterprises.  Today we are despatching Trugs to the USA, Canada and Japan, around 20 in all.  Our world-wide family of Truggies continues to expand on a daily basis.  A version of Escape to the Country which featured our…

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Third Apprentice!

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We are very pleased to announce the appointment of our third apprentice.  Lewis Fuller is 17 years old and joined us to do temporary work in February.  He has shown great promise and has now been appointed our First Year Apprentice.  He follows in the footsteps of Barney Garcia, Second Year Apprentice, and Mark Robinson…

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Happy in Hampshire

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Today we sent a Trug out to a lady in Hampshire.  She wrote to us today saying “Thank you for taking the time to initial my husband’s surprise Trug.  I am a huge believer in traditional crafts, such as yourselves.  Crafts like this are so important in today’s society.  May you keep going for at…

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Busy Website!

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2020 was a year most people would like to forget but which will haunt us all for many years to come. But there is often a silver lining in each dark cloud and, for us, it was the number of visitors to our website. Up from 24,000 in 2019 to 34,800 in 2020, an increase…

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As we all know, last year was annas horribilis and most of my trusty crew were locked down for almost four months. Despite that they rallied round and we made 3041 Trugs during the 12 months from January. That’s an increase of over 60% on 2019. My son, Chris, has taken over the running of…

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U.K. Customers and VAT

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We have experienced an absolutely fabulous trading year with so many people making more of their gardens than ever before.  As a result we have now reached the VAT threshold and must register for VAT.  Consequently, whilst we update our prices and go through the registration process, we cannot sell within the U.K. and G.B.…

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Last Christmas Orders Despatched

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Yesterday we despatched the last big mail out before Christmas. We have sent out over 100 Trugs this week and still the orders come in! It appears that none of our competitors are accepting new orders from customers and are showing “sold out” indications on their website. It’s good to know that they have also…

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