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Small Wooden Trug
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Small Wooden Trug

Small Sussex wooden trug

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£46.00
Small Wooden Trug
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    Made in the UK

  • Description

    Each wooden trug is handmade in Sussex using traditional techniques and tools. This is the sort of small wooden trug that Thomas Smith of Herstmonceux would have been proud of. He showed them at the Great Exhibition in 1815 and Queen VIctoria bought several! 

    Like a good wine, traditional wooden trugs gain character with age. An occasional wipe with a damp cloth is enough.  
     
    The basket is 36cm x 20cm, which is trug size 3. 
     

     
     There was a time when wooden trugs were used throughout England to carry and measure all sorts of farm produce. They were produced in strict size bands, including small trugs like this size 3, to very large ones. Supposedly the largest were capable of measuring a bushel, but I find this hard to believe as a bushel is the equivalent to 60 lbs of potatoes! 
     
    Wooden trugs had fallen out of favour by the end of the Middle Ages and it wasn’t until the Great Exhibition when Thomas Smith of Herstmonceux displayed a selectoin of traditional wooden sussex trugs that their popularity grew again. By all accounts Queen Victoria did her bit too by buying some. 
     
    The art of wooden trug making is now continued by a few highly skilled craftsmen in Sussex who continue to use traditional techniques and tools.  

  • Delivery

    We offer two types of delivery:

    • Standard Delivery via post is £5.95. For orders over £100 standard delivery is free of charge.
    • Next Working Day For an additional £4.00, your order will be delivered the next working day.

    For Delivery to the Scottish Highlands, UK islands or international addresses, please see our full delivery details.

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  • Meet the Producer

    Charlie Groves

    Charlie Groves

    Traditional garden trug maker living and working in Sussex

    Charlie has been making traditional garden trugs all his working life. After leaving school he jumped at the opportunity to learn how to make traditional Sussex trugs in the heart of Sussex trug making country, Herstmonceux village.

    Learning how to shape the locally coppiced sweet chestnut and willow with a froe, drawknife and shaving horse, Charlie worked with a number of local trug makers before setting out on his own. He is now one of only three or four traditional trug makers left in the world.

    Buying one of Charlie's trugs is not only good for Charlie, it also helps preserve an ancient craft that is being undermined by cheap imitations from abroad. If its not made in Sussex, its not a Sussex trug!

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Meet the Producer

Description

Each wooden trug is handmade in Sussex using traditional techniques and tools. This is the sort of small wooden trug that Thomas Smith of Herstmonceux would have been proud of. He showed them at the Great Exhibition in 1815 and Queen VIctoria bought several! 

Like a good wine, traditional wooden trugs gain character with age. An occasional wipe with a damp cloth is enough.  
 
The basket is 36cm x 20cm, which is trug size 3. 
 

 
 There was a time when wooden trugs were used throughout England to carry and measure all sorts of farm produce. They were produced in strict size bands, including small trugs like this size 3, to very large ones. Supposedly the largest were capable of measuring a bushel, but I find this hard to believe as a bushel is the equivalent to 60 lbs of potatoes! 
 
Wooden trugs had fallen out of favour by the end of the Middle Ages and it wasn’t until the Great Exhibition when Thomas Smith of Herstmonceux displayed a selectoin of traditional wooden sussex trugs that their popularity grew again. By all accounts Queen Victoria did her bit too by buying some. 
 
The art of wooden trug making is now continued by a few highly skilled craftsmen in Sussex who continue to use traditional techniques and tools.  

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Delivery

We offer two types of delivery:

  • Standard Delivery via post is £5.95. For orders over £100 standard delivery is free of charge.
  • Next Working Day For an additional £4.00, your order will be delivered the next working day.

For Delivery to the Scottish Highlands, UK islands or international addresses, please see our full delivery details.

Reviews

Write Your Own Review

How do you rate this product? *

1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

Meet the Producer

Charlie Groves

Charlie Groves

Traditional garden trug maker living and working in Sussex

Charlie has been making traditional garden trugs all his working life. After leaving school he jumped at the opportunity to learn how to make traditional Sussex trugs in the heart of Sussex trug making country, Herstmonceux village.

Learning how to shape the locally coppiced sweet chestnut and willow with a froe, drawknife and shaving horse, Charlie worked with a number of local trug makers before setting out on his own. He is now one of only three or four traditional trug makers left in the world.

Buying one of Charlie's trugs is not only good for Charlie, it also helps preserve an ancient craft that is being undermined by cheap imitations from abroad. If its not made in Sussex, its not a Sussex trug!

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