BBC Bargain Hunt

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We are very pleased to be able to let you know that we will be featured in the BBC Bargain Hunt programme that airs on BBC 1 in the UK on Friday 1st July at U.K. lunchtime 12.15pm.  If you are watching in Wales then the timing may change to 11.45 to 12.30pm so keep…

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South of England Show

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From Friday this week we will be at the South of England Show in Ardingly, West Sussex. The show lasts for three days and we will be on Stand F3 so why not visit us if you are going to the show? Luke Hollebon will be demonstrating on Friday and Lewis Fuller will be demonstrating…

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Exciting New Show

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      There’s a new and exciting addition to our show list this year! We are exhibiting at the Blenheim Palace Flower Show in Woodstock, Oxfordshire at the end of this month. Come see us there from 24th – 26th June. https://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/flower-show/  

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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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