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The Book of Trades, 3rd Edition

Richard Griffin & Co, 1837 This edition of this frequently published book includes comprehens­ive explanatio­ns and diagrams of carpentry tools, joints, methods and so on, and can be viewed online for free at bit.ly/ggl-trades-1837.

Tracing Your Trade and Craftsman Ancestors

Adèle Emm

Pen & Sword, 2015

Adèle’s overview of trades, unions and apprentice­ships includes a chapter on the building trades.


London Lives

londonlive­s.org/static/ Carpenters­Company.jsp

You can find informatio­n about the London guild the Carpenters’ Company and a reading list on this website dedicated to the social history of the capital.


is an author and writer on social and family history: adeleemm.com

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