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






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