National Geographic : 1935 Jul
THE PENN COUNTRY IN SUSSEX Photograph by W. Robert Moore BATTLE ABBEY IS A VICTORY MEMORIAL TO THE NORMAN CONQUEST William the Conqueror built it to fulfill a vow made on Hastings battlefield. The high altar rested above the spot where Harold fell fighting vainly to defend his realm against the invaders. The abbey was despoiled, as were many others, in the reign of Henry VIII. The smoldering bonfire is a morning-after remnant of a Guy Fawkes celebration (see text and illustration, page 88). Photograph by clitton Adams HANDED DOWN FROM FATHER TO SON IS THE ART OF MAKING TRUGS These coarse baskets made near Hurstmonceaux of thin strips of wood are convenient for marketing, especially for carrying grain. Trug is an old English measure for wheat and makes about two-thirds of a bushel. In recent years some of the baskets have been exported to the United States.