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Bubbles... Which Wood and Why Waveney Tree Specialists look at the difference between wood and timber

Attleborough Civil Service Retirement Fellowship The C.S.R.F started the year with a presentation by Mike Milligan of PCT Care Services at the January meeting. The AGM held in February 2015 saw all the officers, Rod Furness, Doreen Parker, Joan Daniels,& Kath willing to continue for another year with the exception of Pat Hunter who has left the area. Brian Lawrence agreed, with members approval, to take over the role of Press Officer. 14 members attended and thoroughly enjoyed the annual post Christmas lunch at Sherbourne House, Attleborough. The next meeting will be on Thursday 19th March 2015 when there will be a talk on Tax, Cars & Toy Boys presented by Legal Solutions. The club meets in the Methodist Church Hall, London Road on the third Thursday of every month from 10am to 12 noon. There are some very interesting speakers scheduled to visit this year along with a programme of activities and outings. It is

planned to arrange a mystery trip by a Vintage coach for a Tuesday later this spring. New members are welcomed not only from retired Civil & Public servants but also any other interested persons who can join as associate members. With the recent reduction in employment in the public sector it is felt there must be numerous retired persons in the Attleborough area who might be interested in and contribute to the activities of C.S.R.F. The secretary Doreen Parker on 01953 456958 will be more than happy to provide further information. Brian Lawrence Ronola 12 New North Road Attleborough Norfolk NR17 2BJ Tel H. 01953 454635, M 07710 248303

What’s the difference between wood and timber? None really; we usually refer to a standing, growing tree as ‘wood’, when it is felled and sawn as ‘timber’ and when we make things with it as ‘wood’. If you look round your home you will see many things made of wood. Obvious things like wood panelling, furniture, door and window frames; but the less obvious include paper, photographs and toothpaste. Toothpaste contains carboxymethal cellulose which is basically pulped up wood. In Africa, sticks of Diospyros are used for cleaning the teeth as it contains antifungal bacteria, which combat gum disease and tooth decay. From the very earliest times, man has used wood for tools and weapons, buildings, furniture or fuel for his fires. Archaeologists often date primitive cultures by the material men used for the cutting and shaping of timber – stone, bronze and iron axe heads. The axe head may have altered but the shaft has been the same for thousands of years – tough and supple ash. Mahogany Mahogany was first brought to Europe by the Spanish from Central and South America in the C16 and is the collective name from several species. It has a

distinctive red-brown colour with dark figuring. As well as being beautiful it is impervious to rot and woodworm and therefore prized in cabinet making. Walnut The heart wood is warm greyish brown timber with a hint of chocolate and pinkish hue and incredibly stable and durable. It is prized as a veneer and for making gun stocks and wood sculptures Teak Originally from India, Burma and Indonesia, it now is widely planted in Central America. It has golden brown heartwood and is extremely strong and durable. Teak is used in all manner of things including furniture, boats, staircases and sea defences, as it is resistant to fungal decay and even to termites and marine borers Ebony There are two main types of ebony; African which comes from West Africa and Madagascar and East Indian Ebony which comes from Sri Lanka and southern India. It is used in furniture and sculpture but probably best known for making the black piano keys, castanets and chess men. Oak There are more than 450 species of oak. The most popular are known as the ‘white oaks’ and

Diss & Attleborough - April 2015  

The Diss and Attleborough edition of Dispatch Magazine for April 2015

Diss & Attleborough - April 2015  

The Diss and Attleborough edition of Dispatch Magazine for April 2015

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