The provisional agenda for the AGM is shown HERE.

The Trustees are proposing some minor amendments to the Constitution designed solely to simplify and update the running of TATHS. The changes are shown HERE and affect Sections G01, KO4, M01,03,04, Q02, R03 and U01.  The full existing Constitution can be seen in the "About" section. Here is a SHORT CUT

We are pleased to offer the final programme for the 2018 TATHS Conference to be held at the Holiday Inn, Leeds. 

A copy of the programme can be found here: PROGRAMME

The Booking Form for the Conference can be downloaded at the following link: BOOKING

In addition, there is a separate hotel booking form here: HOTEL


Paul Coutts is anxious to finalise numbers and would be grateful if you could return the Conference booking form to him by Thursday 8th March.

The Hotel booking form should be sent to Linda Lake, at the address shown.   

 Sandy Bathgate has asked us to promote this event in Bathurst, New South Wales.

If you leave now, you should be able to get there by May!

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A Happy New Year to everyone interested in old tools and crafts

As the New Year is a major festival in the Far East, I thought it would be interesting to introduce an oriental flavour and feature some tools from Japan. Here is a short article on Japanese sumitsubo (ink pots for laying down a line on timber), which may be of interest.    


Richard Philips has helpfully expanded on the background to our recent publication on ropeworks. Some useful links here. 

The TATHS publication of Mr Ellwood's memoir, 'Yarns from the Ropeworks' is commendably well produced, my compliments to you and your printer. I know how much effort Mrs Robinson put into editing Mr Ellwood's memoir, and taking photographs.

There is a wealth of material contained in the back issues of the TATHS Journals and Newsletters.  It deserves to be better known and used. So, as a present to all our visitors, we are publishing copies of all the issues we hold up to 2012.  You can find them under the "Resources" menu at the top of the page.

The first 70 issues of the Newsletter have been indexed and we have included both a title and a subject index in the lists. The pages also give a short list of key articles in each edition although they do not do justice to the detail and insights which you can find in the correspondence and "Whatsits" sections.   

Go and have a look!