Bea, In gloucester, and many other historic cities and towns, wooden pipes
were commonly used for piping water. An example is on display in our Folk
> From: Bea Hopkinson[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> This leads me to wonder if it was only possible to
> use hollowed out logs for brine, suggesting there would have been some
> deterioration of the logs with ordinary water. Perhaps too much swelling?