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New Visitors

Explore further. If this is your first visit, the New Visitors page explains more about our activities. All about Tools and Trades contains articles, guidance notes and details of major tool collections. The reports of future and past Events show the range of our activities; our online Shop shows the range of our publications including our newsletter, journal, original books and reprints. The Resources page holds a huge collection of material including our newsletters and journals, copies of historical catalogues and other publications and material from other tool societies around the globe.

Joining TATHS makes sense, whatever your level of interest. You will be able find like minded enthusiasts and share your interests with them at local or national events and through our publications.

The 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.

Benefits available to members include:

  • The chance to meet a wide ranging group of people who share your interests. Most meetings are arranged by our local groups. Meetings are often based around visits to interesting places with some old tool or trade connection. Sometimes there will be the chance to see behind the scenes, examine reserve collections etc. Many members say that a visit in the company of like-minded enthusiasts brings out the best in museum curators or owners of collections.
  • Many meetings include time to display, discuss and trade tools from members' own collections. Advance notice of local meetings is available under Future Events.

Who's Who in TATHS

The TATHS President is Jane Rees.

The Vice President is Christopher Proudfoot.

TATHS is run by a Committee of  trustees, elected at the Annual General Meeting for a term of three years.  

Joining online

The simplest and quickest way to join TATHS is to sign up online, and pay using PayPal or any payment card. This works in almost any currency and for almost all countries.

Welcome to our revamped website.  It isn’t all new, just the old site with some tidying up and moving around. But hopefully much quicker and easier to use.  It is still work in progress and it will take time to update every part of the site so please bear with us!

What have we done?

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