I am delighted to report upon a wonderful visit to the Bulmer Brick & Tile Company in Suffolk.

This was our first venture to Firle Spring Garden Show held in the grounds of Firle Place, April 22 to 24 2016.

There were many highlights during our recent conference this year in Rochester and Chatham.

On Saturday 28th February The Isle of Wight Hedgerow Group held its annual hedge laying competition at Parkdown Barns, Calbourne Road, Newport and TATHS member Ralph Griffin put on a display for them showing a range of older tools used for hedging and related work.

There can be few finer sights than bold autumnal colours carpeting the dramatic Lake District fells.

The Wessex group visited the Museum of Bath at Work on 23 November 2014. This is a very unusual museum, which could almost have been designed to appeal to TATHS members.

For eight years now, the Amberley Group have represented TATHS at the Bentley Wood Fair, an annual event held at Bentley Country Park, in East Sussex.

This year's Great Dorset Steam Fair, the 46th, was held as usual at Tarrant Hinton near Blandford Forum from Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 August.

We were pleased to have another opportunity to talk to the public at the annual Treefest at Westonbirt over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

It would be a brave man who, on returning from a meeting of TATHS, would admit to his wife that the star of the day had been a leggy 20 year old.

Members of the Anglia Group manned a stand at the Weird and Wonderful World of Wood show in Suffolk on 17th and 18th May 2014.

The 2014 Annual Conference was held at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Shropshire from Friday, 4th April to Sunday, 6th April 2014.