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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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The 2019 AGM and Conference will be held at The Maritime Club in Portsmouth between Friday 3rd May and Sunday 5th May.  

The provisional programme for the Conference can be found here

The booking form for the Conference can be found here

Please return this form to Tony Waldis

The booking form for the Hotel and dinners can be found here.

Please return this form to Linda Lake ( address on the form)  

 

We must apologise for the late issue of these forms which is due to a late change of venue and family illness.

We are clearing out the TATHS archive at Kimmin's Mill.

We have many copies of past publications stored there and they are far better being offered to you than slowly decomposing of damp and mice.  

Publication                                         UK price               Europe price      Rest of World price

1787 Sheffield Directory                       £3.40                     £5.90                     £7.25

25th Anniv Journal                                £3.40                     £7.30                     £10.90

Journal 13                                            £4.40                     £7.30                     £10.90

Journal 14                                            £4.40                     £7.30                     £10.90

Journal 15                                            £4.40                     £7.30                     £10.90

Gimlet book                                          £3.40                     £5.90                     £7.25    

CD2                                                      £3.40                     £5.90                     £7.25

Yarns from the Ropeworks                  £4.40                     £6.90                     £8.25

Go to our Shop page and order them now!

 

Craft skills under threat with 37 additions to the Red List of Endangered Crafts

New research by the Heritage Crafts Association has unearthed dozens more traditional craft skills on the verge of extinction in the UK, in the first major update of its pioneering project, the Red List of Endangered Crafts.

Some of you will be aware that the Home Office is planning to legislate to restrict access to knives and edged weapons, as well as corrosive substances and firearms.  Section 15 of the draft Offensive Weapons Bill introduces controls over the online sale of knives. 

Many of the tools collected and purchased online by TATHS members have sharp edges and there is a risk that these might be caught by the legislation., I have persuaded my MP to write to the Home Office to explain the problem and I attach a copy of the Minister's reply.  It gives some comfort that our concerns will be taken into account, but as ever, much will depend on the final wording of the legislation. 

 

Home Office letter on Offensive Weapons Bill