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We've Done It!

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We’ve done it!  We have finished all the Trugs that were in our backlog and have only some very recent orders now to make, which we have started work on today.  All U.K. and Europe despatches are going out this afternoon and our orders for the United States of America will be despatched on Tuesday.…

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Notre-Dame in Flames

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To all of our French customers we offer our sincere sympathy for the partial destruction of Notre-Dame. My grandfather visited there with my French uncle in the 1950’s and was full of praise for what he saw. Hopefully you will be able to see much remaining when the debris is cleared and we wish you…

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Easter Despatches

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We are trying desperately to get out back orders for the UK market before Easter! Wonder if we will achieve our aim? We will be making for some stock on the next batch of orders, together with recent mail orders received.

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Great News!

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Great news in the E-mail box this morning! Blue Diamond Group have added us to another six of their garden centres, many of which are some of our old customers like Grosvenor, Fryers and Endsleigh Garden Centres. Thank you Blue Diamond for supporting our traditional Sussex Trugs!

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International Trug Making Course at Mahgam Down Workshop March 2019

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Our Trug Making Appreciation Course at Magham Down the weekend before last was truly an international affair with one student coming over from Belgium, and there was a Dutch and a French student both living in England.  It all made for a very jolly course with hardly any mention of the “B” word!  It rather…

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And after the Weald & Downland Course............

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Well, afterwards it was a pint of good ale and a lovely roast pork meal at The Greyhound Pub at Cocking Causeway, Midhurst!

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Trug Course at Weald & Downland Museum - March 2019

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We had a new classroom at the museum this year, which was a lot cosier that the Gridshell building and had underfloor heating!!  As usual we had a full house and a great bunch of students who were very enthusiastic about learning how to make their Trugs.   As instructors we could become a little blasé…

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Anecdote!

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People often ask me what use is a Trug and it is difficult to explain the many and varied uses to which our customers put theirs.  Ginette from rural france has just sent me some really interesting photos showing a completely new use for our Trugs!  Thank you very much Ginette!

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450 years Old

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About three years ago I was invited to join the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers and was enrolled as a Yeoman Member.  This year is the 450th anniversary of the Company which was first formed in 1569 on the basis of ordinances devised and approved by the Corporation of the City of London.  In 1825 the…

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Brexit!

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