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amberley hall 1The Tools and Trades History Society is an educational charity, whose aim is to further the knowledge and understanding of hand tools and the trades in which they were used.


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The NZ Vintage Tool Collectors Club is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a Conference on the 10th, 11th and 12th of November 2017. The speakers, demonstrations and programme have now been confirmed and registrations are being received. 
I am attaching copies of the material of a promotional pack we have just posted to our members. If there are members within your Club interested in attending – or coincidentally in New Zealand at the time - we would be grateful if you could provide them with a copy. It really would be good if we could welcome them to New Zealand. I realise this opportunity may not coincide with the publishing of your Newsletter but you will know better than me the best way to bring this to the attention of your members.
 The material attached comprises the following :-
A Programme – side A and side B
Background information – Side A and Side B
Club meeting Agenda.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.
 Kind regards,
Max Barclay

We have been asked to put on a display at  Fishbourne Roman Palace Near Chichester on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2018.

It is called the "Ancient Gardens Event “and we will be displaying  garden and agricultural tools. I will set up the display but would like help with manning this event.

It is an opportunity for us to look around the site if we get enough volunteers.

Please contact: Mike Rogers

Tel Mob : 07508637441 or e-mail michaelrog@hotmail.co.uk

Another gem of a find, courtesy of Andy Tuckwell and Andy Brown.  A price list from the Leicester branch of the National Master Wheelwright's, Smiths, Coach and Motor Body Builder's Association. There is so much information contained in these pages - take a look! 




On Saturday 3 June Richard Arnold opened his workshop once again to facilitate another event to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity.

Our latest publication  Gimlet Patterns and Manufacture is now available for purchase by non members in the Shop section of the website.

Working With Hand Tools - The Traditional Way

The Radstock Museum is mounting an exhibition of tools, featuring twelve of the trades that were carried out in the Radstock, Midsomer Norton and Bath area.