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 master 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