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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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This is intended to be a regular news item highlighting new content for those of you who do not visit the website regularly. 

New Bibliography Section:

This is a new  area of the website under the Reading menu providing a bilbiogrpahy on subjects of interest to members. The section is launched with Nick White's magnum opus on "Country Crafts of England". Find it here.


Two new catalogues to download in public downloads section of the Reading menu. 

  • "Tools for all Trades". A catalogue of Gardiner and Sons from Bristol, dated January 1940. Courtesy of Andy Tuckwell.
  • The Ridgley Trimmer  catalogue of decorating tools dating from the 1930s. Thanks to Brian Read.

Committee Papers:

 For the really keen member, the papers and minutes of the 2017 AGM are now available in the Member's Section.