SUSSEX TRUGS - INVENTION, EXPORTS & TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
CAPSULE - A Sussex trug is a
wooden basket mainly used for gardening. It is made from a handle and rim of coppiced sweet chestnut wood which is hand-cleft then shaved using a drawknife. The body of the trug is made of five or seven thin boards of cricket bat willow, also hand-shaved with a drawknife. They were probably originated in Sussex because of the abundance of chestnut coppice and willows found on the marshes.
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE MEDIA & SPORT (DCMS)
This is England, but maybe not for much longer. The countryside and access to landmarks that have been enjoyed for over a hundred years, will be lost if mass developments like that proposed in Herstmonceux village get the go ahead. This is happening all over England where central government have been forced to order local authorities to build more houses.
In retaliation, local authorities are not consulting the experts when it comes to tourism and heritage, as proposed housing developments may impede the growth of an industry that our nation can and will rely upon for hundreds of years to come, and that value to the economy in turn relies on assets that are irreplaceable, unlike housing that can be located anywhere.
Fortunately, the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) exists to help make Britain the world’s most creative and exciting place to live, visit and do business. The DCMS aim to protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit.
Herstmonceux lost the most famous Truggery of all, when Thomas Smith and Sons ceased to operate in return for a few more houses in the village. Short sighted or what. The Parish Council let our history go just like that. A trust should have been formed to save the original workshops as a tourist attraction.
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CULTURE & TOURISM
The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP has been Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport since 9 April 2014. From April to July 2014 he was also Minister for Equalities. Previously he was Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He is the Conservative MP for Bromsgrove.
Before being elected MP, he worked in business and finance. Aged 25, he became a Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank. He later moved to Deutsche Bank in London to help build its business in emerging market countries. Sajid left Deutsche Bank as a senior Managing Director in the summer of 2009 to give something back through politics.
Sajid Javid MP
was born on the 5th of December 1969. Javid previously served as Economic Secretary from 2012 to 2013 and as the Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 2013 to 2014. Some commentators, including radio presenter Iain Dale, have stated that Javid has a chance of becoming Leader of the Conservative Party.
His speech as Culture Secretary to the Union of Jewish Students' Annual Conference 2014 about the importance of diversity and free expression in the world of culture has been hailed by Isabel Hardman of The Spectator as "one of the finest speeches from a government minister I have ever read.'
DCMS ON TOURISM
Tourism is one of the UK’s biggest industries. It helps to create wealth and jobs throughout the country and can bring new life to run-down communities.
THE UK TOURISM INDUSTRY
The DCMS originates from the Department of National Heritage (DNH), which itself was created on 11 April 1992 out of various other departments, soon after the Conservative election victory. The former Ministers for the Arts and for
Sport had previously been located in other departments.
Sue Owen - Permanent Secretary
Clare Pillman - Director
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HERSTMONCEUX TOP TEN ATTRACTIONS
1. Science Museum, London
4. Rudyard Kipling's Batemans
5. Jubilee Walk & Edison Trail
6. Herstmonceux Museum, Lime Park (from the Edison Trail)
8. The Truggery
10. RAF Wartling
SUSSEX INDEX A - Z
CUCKMERE VALLEY - EXCEAT
TRUGS - TRUGGERY
EVEN MORE LOCAL HISTORY - James married Sarah Shorter who had recently had a son Robert. Although it is not clear who Robert's father was, James certainly took on that role. Two of Robert's great-grandchildren, Stephen (1880-1940) and Robert Honeysett (1884-1912), were bakers and confectioners using the latest electric baking machinery as is clear from the sign writing on the side of this horse drawn wagon. Herstmonceux Bakery was one of the few in England at the time that could boast such innovation - all due to the Baron de Romer and his generating buildings in Lime Park. This photograph is from an old postcard courtesy of Mick Hall. In 1982 one villager told the Museum's curator that he would stand at the top of Lime Cross hill and look down to the village, where he could see the lights in the Bakery growing bright then dim in time with the sound of the generating engines in Lime Park. This picture is evidence that that conversation was more then likely factual. We do not know the name of the gentleman telling that tale. We are just pleased to be able to relay it to you. The generating rooms are now almost restored as a working museum.
LINKS & REFERENCE
Batemans is a 17th-century house located in Burwash, East Sussex, England. Author Rudyard Kipling lived in Bateman's from 1902 to his passing in 1936. His wife left the house to the National Trust on her death in 1939 and it has since been opened to the public. Bateman's is a modest Jacobean Wealden sandstone mansion built in 1634 for a local ironmaster, John Brittan. Six brick columns form a massive central chimneystack above the gabled facades. Today the rooms are left as they were when the Kipling family lived there, much as we are doing our best to keep the rooms at Herstmonceux, as they were when lived in by the local inventor.
HERITAGE INDEX A - Z
AVIATION - EASTBOURNE
BARCLAYS BANKING LET DOWN - MISSING ACCOUNT MONEY
CAMPBELL HALL - BLUEBIRD ELECTRIC CARS
OBSERVATORY - HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE
SOLAR LADY - STATUE
COUNCIL OFFICERS HAVING CONDUCT OF PLANNING MATTERS RELATING TO SUSSEX TRUGS
WEALDEN COUNCIL MEMBERS SITTING ON THE AREA PLANS SOUTH PLANNING COMMITTEE 2015
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