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Besom Brooms Are In Stock!

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We have lots of lovely birch besom brooms in the shop right now ready for all those autumn leaves.  They are hand-made in Dorset by our friend, Terry Heard, who uses genuine birch tops for a sturdy, long lasting, besom.  Great for flying around during Halloween.    At just £20.00 for the adult version they…

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I've Said This Before!

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Oh gosh!  I know I probably keep banging on about people and their Trugs but my life has revolved around Trugs for near 35 years – half of my life! A lady in the USA has just ordered two No.3 Log Trugs, one of which she is going to have in her house on Cape…

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Last Show of the Season

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Our last show of the season is the Autumn Countryside Show at the Weald & Downland Living Museum at Singleton near Chichester in West Sussex, which is this weekend 7th – 8th October.  http://www.wealddown.co.uk/events/autumn-countryside-show/  Mike and Neil will be there with the Coppice Group.  A great day out for all the family with the run of…

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Belmont WoodFest

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Mike is going to the Belmont WoodFest this weekend where you can find him with the Coppice Group.  Belmont WoodFest is a relatively new show and shows promise for the future.  Let’s hope the “good” weather we have now lasts during the weekend.  The show runs from Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th September.  Well worth…

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RHS Malvern Autumn Show

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There won’t be much time after Mike and I come back from Germany to write a blog about going to the RHS Malvern Autumn Show.  Caleb, Bradley and I will be setting off on Friday 22nd for the show which runs from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th September. Malvern is an exciting show and is…

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Germany Here We Come!

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On Tuesday 12th September Mike Church and I are off to the Gartenfest (Princely Garden Show) at Schloss Wolfsgarten in Langen, near Frankfurt/Darmstadt.  This is a lovely show in a lovely wooded area of the castle and the organisers and fellow exhibitors are all very friendly.  The visitors to this show are devoted to gardening…

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Bishopstone Village Festival of Colour

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My wife, Sue, represented us at the Bishopstone Festival of Colour at the weekend. Bishopstone is a small village next to my home town of Seaford in East Sussex and it is where Sue and I got married 46 years ago next Monday! My parents also got married there and we signed the same book…

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Big Increase in Website Traffic!

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Since January this year until the end of August we have seen a 91% increase in visitors to our website!  That’s 9934 visitors this year with 49277 page views!  That’s 2.3 times more page views than last year.  Business is up on the Internet and in general and we are hoping for a good Christmas!…

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Craftsman at Last!

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For the past three years Caleb Pimm has been undergoing an apprenticeship with my company and, on 11th August, he completed his three year term. He was set a “‘Prentice Piece” to complete, which was a miniature Trug. In order to complete his project Caleb had to improvise small tools and design and make formers…

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Stock Gaylard Oak Fair Success!

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I mentioned last week that we were attending the Stock Gaylard Oak Fair in Dorset.  What a fantastic event it was!  And hot!  Apparently the weekend was the hottest this year but this didn’t put people off, quite the reverse, with over 9000 visitors – the best to date.  Andrew Langmead is the owner of…

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