ALL aboard! The guys from Frome Men’s shed made an appearance at the Cheese Show earlier this month – showcasing their handmade, oar powered floatation device – the almighty coracle. It was made for a race which took place in July – after the Welsh Men’s Sheds Association threw down the gauntlet late last year.
Below is a list of Society members who offer coracle making courses. For more details, visit this page or contact the coraclemaker/course organiser directly. Inclusion of a member here does not constitute endorsement or approval of them or their work by the Society. Some of these members offer introductory Society membership with their courses or coracle sales - please contact them for details.
- Small Woods Association - Shropshire
Modern (calico covered)
www.smallwoods.org.uk, email [email protected], telephone 01952 432769
- Alistair Phillips - South East England
Modern (calico/PVC covered)
www.woodworksandcoracles.co.uk, email [email protected], telephone 07776 002467/0118 972 3309
- Overwater Boats (Mark Aplin) - North West England
Modern (calico covered), laths or willow
www.overwaterboats.co.uk, www.facebook.com/overwaterboats, email [email protected], telephone 07966 631335
- The Wild Side of Life (Fred Gillam) - South West England
Modern (calico covered), willow
www.thewildsideoflife.co.uk, www.facebook.com/thewildsideoflife, email [email protected], telephone 07979 109720