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    Delighted to report that the Pearson and Brown, bench takes a further step towards completion following our visit today, to G.E. Robinson's timber yard in Salford.

    We have to give a massive thank you, to the fragrant, Hilary Curran, who has family relatives who work there, she told them about our restoration project and they could not have been more helpful.

    We were met by the Foreman, Andy Smith who could not have been more helpful, we gave him the measurements of the timber we require, and within minutes we were wearing Hi-Viz jackets and taken around the sheds and work site, which is some six acres in total and shown various stacks of timber.

    Andy carefully checked our measurements and advised us accordingly as to the best timber, we could use, he then measured up various lengths of timber, even going as far as to get a stacker driver, to bring down, what he thought was the best quality for us.

    If this was not enough, Andy has told us that he will get the timber cut to the correct size and then have it chemically treated, free of charge!


    The treating process takes a week, and we have made plans to pick it up next Friday, when it will be ready for cutting to size and assembling.

    Karl and I can not thank, Hilary Curran, Andy Smith. Kevin Smith and Gary Smith who all gave up their valuable time to help us, we are humbled!

    If we see you boys in the pub and you, Hilary the drinks are on Karl, we owe you a big drink! seriously we can't thank you enough!

    Finally in the next few weeks we shall be making our heartfelt pleas to any local joiner/carpenter who can help assemble the bench, worth a try surely?


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