The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts

 

Sussex trug making

 

The making of trugs, an assembled wooden basket used mainly for gardening. A ‘Sussex trug’ must either be made in Sussex or with materials grown in Sussex.

 

Status Endangered
Craft category  Wood
Historic area of significance  Herstmonceux, East Sussex
Area currently practised  East Sussex
Origin in the UK  19th century
Minimum no. of craftspeople required  1-5
Current no. of trainees  3
Current no. of skilled craftspeople  6-10
Current total no. of craftspeople  6-10

 

History

Trug making

Techniques

 

Local forms

 

Sub-crafts

 

Issues affecting the viability of the craft

 

Support organisations

Craftspeople currently known

 

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