Tools & Trades History Society



TATHS has a presence at several open air events every year, plus its own annual conference and more local events held by members and regional groups.  This section of the site advertises tools related events for the coming year and reports of those we have attended recently. Naturally, 2020 has been a poor year for shows and fairs but we hope to come back with a strong turnout in 2021.

The Calendar is intended to advertise tool related events across the country so if you know of something happening which may be of interest to members, please drop an email to the webmaster or one of the Committee and they will put it up for you.   

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Somebody somewhere must know of a forthcoming event that may be of interest to our members and visitors.  If so just let us know about it by emailing 


The Wonder of Wood Fair 2024

This year The Wonder of Wood Fair is being held on 14th and 15th September from 10.00am to 5.00 pm each day. The venue is Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridgeshire,  CB23 7EY

Admission is £10.00 per day for Adults or £15.00 for the two days. Under 16s are admitted free.

This is a family event aimed specifically at getting youngsters interested in outdoor events and showcasing the wide variety of wood related crafts and activities.

TATHS Anglia Group will be attending with a display and rope making demonstrations.

More information is on the website at 

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Weird and Wonderful Wood Show 2024

This year the Weird and Wonderful Wood Show is being held on 11th and 12th May 2024 at Haughley Park, Near Wetherden, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3JY.

As well as the other numerous stalls and entertainments, TATHS Anglia Group will be present with a display and ropemaking demonstrations.



6th Vintage Hand Tool Extravaganza

The 6th Vintage Hand Tool Extravaganza will be held on Saturday 13th April 2024 at Carlton Scroop, Lincolnshire.

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Event flyer April 2024 


Full details at 


The Oak Fair 2023

The Oak Fair at Stock Gayland is open on 26th and 27th August 2023.

Details at 

Strumpshaw Tree Fair 2023

The Strumpshaw Tree Fair will be open on 15th and 16th of July 2023 with craft, entertainment and food stalls.

More details at 

Venue: Strumpshaw Steam Museum, Strumpshaw, Norwich, NR13 4HR


Gunton Park Sawmill - Open days 2023

Gunton Park Sawmill, a historic working water powered sawmill, is open to the public on limited days of the year. 2023 open days are as follows:

April 23rd, May 14th, May 28th, June 25th, July 23rd, August 27th, September 24th.

Opening times are 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Admission £3 adults, accompanied children free.

Venue: Gunton Park, Hanworth, Norwich, NR11 7HL


Farm Machinery Preservation Society Crank Up Day

The Farm Machinery Preservation Society are having a Crank Up day on Sunday 23rd April 2023 with Free Admission to the public.  The show will feature engines, tractors, military vehicles, motor bikes and cars. Craft and Demonstration stalls (including a TATHS stall) will be on site together with animals and children's entertainment.

Open 10.30am to 16.30pm

Venue: Woodhouse Farm, Woodhouse Lane, Kelvedon, Essex, CO5 9DF

2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND AGM at The Holiday Inn, Ipswich Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April 2023

Strumpshaw Wood Fair 14th and 15th August 2021

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TATHS hopes to have its usual stall at the Strumpshaw Wood Fair near Norwich. This year's fair will be held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August.  Paul Coutts ( is organising the TATHS presence and would welcome any members who would like to join him on either day.   

Standsted Park Garden Show 11-13th June 2021

We are back for out first physical outdoor event since Lockdown at the Stansted Park Garden Show at Rowlands Castle. See here for more details:

Contact Mike Rogers if you would like to take part.