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Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market will be held on Sunday 12th December 2021 9am to 2:30pm.

National Steam Centre
1200 Ferntree Gully Rd Scoresby.

Sellers are HTPAA members only and members of the public are welcome.
Entry is $5 per person.

COVID-19 rules as applicable at the time will apply.



The Wheelwright's Shop by George Sturt

George Sturt's frank and moving account of his trade as a wheelwright in the late nineteenth century offers a unique glimpse into the working lives of craftsmen in a world since banished by technology. The wheelwright's shop where he entered business had been operating for two centuries; this chronicle, first published in 1923, is a poignant record of that tradition, written as it was passing into history. E. P. Thompson's new foreword acclaims the significance of Sturt's engaging narrative as a vital document in the history of labour at the turn of the century.

Only part of the 236 page book is available to read online but we have reproduced it here so that you can get a taste of the book and acquire a copy if you find it of interest.