Office Closed for a Week

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Next week my wife, Sue, is forcing me to go on holiday so my office will be closed from Thursday  4th July until the following Thursday. The retail shop and workshop will continue to be open during my absence and my lovely lads will be making lots of Trugs whilst I am away.

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Royal Warrant Holders' Association Annual Lunch

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On Tuesday last week (4th June) my apprentice, Mark Robinson, and I attended the Royal Warrant Holders’ Association’s annual luncheon in the Park Lane Hilton in London. Mark received the certificate of QEST Apprentice (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) which is something that he can use for the rest of his working life. He is now…

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South of England Show

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Last weekend Caleb and I attended the South of England Show at Ardingly. Apart from Friday when it rained most of the day we had a reasonably dry weekend. We met a lot of interesting people and Caleb was interviewed by BC Radio Sussex. Old Reg Saunders, who used to do shows with me when…

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Royal Warrant Holders' Association Annual Luncheon

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Apprentice Trug Maker, Mark Robinson, in the photo, and I are going to the London Hilton in Park Lane on Tuesday next week for the Annual Luncheon of the Royal Warrant Holders’ Association. RWH fund the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QUEST) who found a sponsor for Mark with a bursary over the next three years.…

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Great Demand for our Trugs

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This year we have been inundated with orders and would like to thank our customers for buying our Trugs.  However, because our Trugs are almost completely hand-made, there is now a backlog of orders.  As of 29th May we have over 550 Trugs on order and have had one member of staff off ill for…

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Closed at Weekends

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Our retail shop will now be closed on Saturdays until October whilst we are attending shows and events. We are open Monday – Friday from 08.30 – 1700 and don’t close for lunch. You can also see us at shows by looking here >>>>>> https://www.sussextrugs.com/shows/  

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Gartenfest Show, Fulda, Hesse, Germany

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Once again we will be attending the Gartenfest Show in Fulda at Schloss Fasaneri in Eichenzell.  Wonderful venue!   If any of our lovely German customers live nearby, or are visiting the show,  come and see us in the walled garden. https://www.gartenfest.de/fasanerie/    

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RHS Malvern Spring Festival

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Just o remind you folks that we are attending the RHS Malvern Show next week!  Come and see us there is you are local.  We are in the Rural Crafts area. https://www.rhsmalvern.co.uk/?gclid=CjwKCAjwza_mBRBTEiwASDWVvmjWHCcc03YoN41ubeoKCE_DW4aLdfysCRuT49AisraDDW-ri28coRoCGlUQAvD_BwE

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World Trade

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Today we have despatched orders to customers in Seattle, Washington State; , Nashville, Tennessee; Troy, New York State; Hampton, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America.  Last week we despatched to customers in The Netherlands and Sweden. Today we have received orders from customers in Palo Alto, California, from The Netherlands and…

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Wonderful Easter Birthday Present

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One of our long-term customers, Ann from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire shared her photos of her sister opening the South Down Rye (African Violet) Garden Trug that Ann had bought for her birthday at Easter.  Ann’s sister loved her Trug so another success for both Ann and for our hard working Trug Team here at Herstmonceux! We…

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