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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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Our latest TATHS publication Yarns from the Ropeworks is now available for purchase. This is a fascinating and often amusing account of the production of rope and yarns by the firm of D.F.Ellwood and Son. 62 pages describing the fibres used, the processes in rope making and a history of the firm by David Ellwood.

Price including postage is £9.30 UK, £12.00 Europe and £13.10 Rest of World.




We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of copies of a book by Chris How, Historic French Nails and Fixings. This is a 126 page work covering tools and techniques, nails and their characteristics, nailmaking, rivets and door nails and early screws and bolts.


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Price including postage for this rare book is £21.80 UK, £25.20 Europe and £28.00 Rest of World.