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The 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.
Coming up fast - our joint event with the Regional Furniture Society! Kelham Island, Sunday 9th October
The aim of this one day event is to look at some of the direct links between furniture and hand-tools through displays, demonstrations/talks and discussions. All members of The Tools and Trades History Society, Ken Hawley Trust and the Regional Furniture Society are invited to attend as well as any non-members that may have a particular interest in this subject area.
Brian Read's round up of the latest TATHS exchange journals can now be found in Members' News on the Members' Site. If you haven't already done so, just register your email to get access.
Good news and a little bit of admin.
After a bit of extra work that nobody wanted, the popular Members-Only section of the site is back online. Hooray!
In it, we put documents about the conduct of the society, the list of members, and a selection of really useful and interesting historic publications for free download. To get to it, you need to be
Registration is as easy as we can make it - you just need your usual name, a username (nickname), an email address and a password of your own choice.
We have links with several overseas organisations devoted to tools and their preservation. One our our most active links is with the The Hand Tool Preservation Society Of Western Australia and we have a regular dialogue with Arthur Cunniffe, the current editor.
You can explore the THTPSWA website yourselves but since Arthur is kind enough to send us their monthly newsletter we thought it only fitting to promote it on our own site and attach a copy of their July newsletter.
If you want to know more about our links with THTPSWA, Hugh Thompson is the TATHS link man.
Another kindred organisation which has sent us its newsletter. The NHIG is offering a number of specialist courses, seminars and conferences for those interested in traditional ironworking techniques. Have a look at the newsletter for further details.
This appeal to all TATHS members is directed at your pockets, and we hope, also to your sense of history.