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".

Good news and a little bit of admin.

After a bit of extra work that nobody wanted, the popular Members-Only section of the site is back online. Hooray!

In it, we put documents about the conduct of the society, the list of members, and a selection of really useful and interesting historic publications for free download. To get to it, you need to be

  • a paid-up member of the society, and
  • have registered as a user of the website, and
  • been checked as a member to have your account turned on.

Registration is as easy as we can make it - you just need your usual name, a username (nickname), an email address and a password of your own choice.

This appeal to all TATHS members is directed at your pockets, and we hope, also to your sense of history.

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.