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

The programme included visits to


Des Pawson

Des Pawson delivered this year's Mark Rees Memorial Lecture: "For Sailor, Rigger and Sailmaker: Tools of the Rope and Canvas Working Trades."



 Neill Mapes

Lectures were also given by

  • Neill Mapes on "The History of the Shavehorse"
  • Nick White on "A Case for Tools"
  • Ted Wells on "Obsolete Tools"

There was a successful conference dinner and annual auction and on Sunday morning, a "tools and chat" session.

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