Once again, the Annual TATHS Conference was a memorable and enjoyable weekend for all the members who were able to attend.

The venue was the splendid Black Country Living Museum, which has so much to see - including a coal mine, lime kilns, live steam, trams, canal boats, and many buildings and workshops from the time when the Midlands were the source of so many useful articles.

The reconstructed tool shop atttracted plenty of attention from members disappointed to find that nothing was for sale - but they were pleased to find that they could take away the products of the Chip Shop and the Bottle and Glass pub without restriction!

Another highlight was the canal trip through the Dudley Tunnel, where two of our fitter members were able to show their skill at legging - propelling the boat by lying on a board and walking along the side of the tunnel.

All the talks were well-received, and members are now better informed than ever about leatherwork, window making and the immense variety and interest to be found in nails - which used to be made by hand in small workshops like the one preserved at the museum.

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