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Weald & Downland Living Museum Course

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Good course at the Weald & Downland Living Museum last weekend! Unfortunately one of the students was unable to attend due to illness but the other seven students produced an exceptionally good Trug each. Well done to them and to Chris and Caleb for making such a good job teaching them. Some photos of our…

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Barcombe Garden Club

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On Tuesday evening, Caleb Pimm and Robin gave a talk on Sussex Trugs to the Barcombe Garden Club.  There were a good number of members present to watch Caleb carry out a demonstration of assembling a couple of Trugs and trreated him to a good round or applause.  It was a very good evening in…

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More at Tunbridge Wells Show

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Another photo from Nicola Walker of Smith’s at the 1933 Tunbridge Wells Show.

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Thomas Smith's at Tunbridge Wells Show

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Nicola Walker kindly sent me a photo of Thomas Smith’s of Robertsbridge attention the Tunbridge Wells Show in 1933.  This is the first photo I have seen of SDmith’s when they were paired with the Gray-Nicholls cricket bat facvtgory in Robertsbridge.  Thank you Nicola.

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More of David's Trug

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David’s Trug circia 1933.

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Thomas Smith's in Robertsbridge, Sussex

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Earlier this week, David from Maryland in the USA sent me a few photos of a Trug that he had found whilst cleaning out his late mother’s home. The Trug had a particular stamp on the bottom which is shown in the first photo. As you will see it says “Robertsbridge & Herstmonceux” and david…

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US Distributor

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We are very pleased to announce that we have now welcomed back one of our previous customers in the USA, the Kinsman Garden Company based in Pennsylvania. Graham and Michele Kinsman started their company two years before my brother Peter and I started ours and we worked with them for many years. They acted as…

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Malvern Autumn Show

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Next week my trusty Craftsman, Caleb, and I are attending the Malvern Autumn show at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire. This is normally a two day show but this year, in the absence of the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, it will run over three days. See you there!! We will be in the…

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Happy in Sweden!

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We’ve been struggling since July to get a Trug delivered to an extremely patient customer in Sweden. We sent it, out of desperation, via Hermes, which offered a quicker service than Parcelforce and DPD had already failed us. All due to Brexit!   Today Aleksandra e-mailed to say “Dear Robin, Just to let you know…

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Mantel Farm Trug Making Course

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On the weekend of 24th-25th July we ran a Trug Making Appreciation Course at Mantel Farm in Henley Down, near Battle.  www.mantelfarmshop.co.uk    It was the first time that we had organised a course with Kerry and Jason and it had been a long time in the planning due to COVID-19.  We started with a…

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