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About TATHS

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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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.

Do you have any period tools which you would be prepared to lend for an exhibition on Thomas Chippendale in February to May 2018? 

Museum of English Rural Life – Grand Opening

I was privileged  to be invited to theThe Grand Opening of the newly refurbished museum on 18 October 2016.

An amusing piece of satirical writing which Brian Read discovered in The Illustrated Carpenter & Builder for 1891. It explains many things about my present house!

 Mike Hendrickson is well known to many of us for his stimulating series of books on the art of making wooden wheels.  Mike has very kindly donated two of his recent books to the TATHS library: Wooden Hub Wheels” and ” Wood Bending".