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Trug Sales Spring Up!

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Now the spring is here we have noticed a marked increase in our sales both to our consumer and trade customers.  A Trug is one of the most handy items of gardening equipment ever invented.  Light in weight but eminently strong, a genuine Sussex Trug will give its owner many years of happy gardening.  Just…

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An Ode to a Sussex Trug

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I came across an old Thomas Smith’s brochure whilst tidying up my office recently and it made for good reading.  It was plain and simple yet it said all there was to be said in simple terms without all the rigmarole we have to put up with in our modern world.  There was a photograph…

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Support Rolls In!

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We have received a lot of moral support following the start of our campaign to set up the Sussex Trug & Woodland Craft Heritage Centre! Friends from all over the World have been e-mailing us as well as those in Great Britain! One kind gentleman in Northampton has even designed a leaflet to take round…

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So Many Uses for a Trug........

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So many uses for a Trug……….. My grand daughter Emmie in the same Trug in which her brother Fin was photographed and my 12 year old grand daughter Sophie was photographed, also aged 2 weeks!

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Weald & Downland Museum Trug Making Appreciation Course

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re. On Saturday and Sunday last weekend my son Chris, Caleb Pimm my senior apprentice and I ran a two day Trug Making appreciation course at the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton near Chichester.  We started running courses there about 12 years ago, one a year and now run two, which are normally…

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Medical aid for the People of Syria

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Recently we were able to donate one of our No.6 Royal Sussex Trugs to the David Nott Foundation for auction towards funds for the Foundation’s work in bringing medical services to the people of Syria. I am so pleased to learn today that our donation raised a staggering £160 towards their work. Our Trug also…

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BBC South East Today

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BBC South East Today have been to our workshops today covering the story of our proposed new Sussex Trug & Woodland Craft Heritage Centre.  Claudia interviewed us and Mark filmed us and we hope that it may be aired tonight – if not tomorrow.  Join our campaign to set up the Centre and protect the…

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Sussex Trug & Woodland Craft Heritage Centre

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The Heritage Crafts Association and the Radcliffe Trust issue a joint “Red List” showing the “health” of various traditional crafts and have classified the Sussex Trug Industry as being “endangered”.  What this means is that it is at the last stage of its life cycle with the next stage being “extinction”. There are many reasons…

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Wow DPD Local!

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Mrs. H. from Bradford, West Yorkshire (some 300 miles away) just e-mailed me about the delivery of her Trug.  We despatched the Trug late yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) – around 5.40pm as the guy from DPD Eastbourne was running late with all the parcels he had to deliver.  Mrs. H, e-mailed me this morning (Wednesday) at…

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Secure Website

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Customers may well have noticed in the search bar that https://www.sussextrugs.com is now prefaced by a green icon depicting a padlock and the word “Secure”.  This is an investment that we have made to ensure the security of information that you send to our website when placing an order or registering as a customer.  Your security…

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