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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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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".

Many people will have heard of Ron Geesin through his music. He has had a long and varied career as a performer and composer - some of his best-known work was music for the films The Body and Sunday Bloody Sunday. He also co-composed Pink Floyd’s first ‘gold’ album Atom Heart Mother. More recently he has been a research fellow at the University of Portsmouth, working on the relationship between light and sound.

What is possibly less well known is that having been a member of TATHS for many years, he is also a dedicated collector of adjustable spanners.

TATHS member Peter Young has finished his book about the famous York planemaker John Green and it is now available to buy.