Saturday 16th June. Ray Ashton, a retired woodwork teacher talking about Wood and Machines

I worked out that Ray is about 90, and he had a wealth of knowledge of how wood has been used. ? ? ?He started as?mater craftsman, but saw an advert for woodwork teachers in the Manchester Guardian, applied and got the job. ? ? He retired early as teaching was no longer but occupation it had been. ? His talk was of woods he had used, where they came from and jobs they had been for. ? ? It is difficult to write a detailed report of his talk as it ranged over such a wide