The Royal Sussex Trug


The Royal Sussex Trug

Thomas Smith, the original makers of the Royal Sussex Trug will be at the Bluebell Walk on Easter Bank holiday Monday.


Alongside Henry the Bodger they will provide a display and insight into ‘working with wood’. The Sussex Trug dates back to the 1820’s when Thomas Smith first adapted the idea of the solid Anglo Saxon ‘trog’ into the lightweight basket famous today. The new Trug was such a success that it received the Royal Warrant of Approval from Queen Victoria.


Originally based in Hertsmonceux, Sussex, the trugs are now made in Berwick, just down the road from the Bluebell Walk. They will be displaying the range of trugs by Millennium Walk leading to Beaton’s Wood. Here you will be able to see demonstrations and learn more of the history of trug making as well as buy the finished articles.


See Thomas Smith’s Trugs at Arlington Bluebell Walk
Tye Hill Road
East Sussex
BN26 6SH
Monday 9th April 10am – 5pm

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