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29 October 2017

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.


26 October 2017

Maiden voyage for coracle (and owner!) on a recently refurbished section of North Walsham and Dilham canal. Norfolk's only sailing canal but ideal for a coracle.


01 October 2017

The new BBC series "Britain Afloat" is now available to view. The episode "The Coracle" will be broadcast on BBC Two/BBC Two HD on Saturday, 7th October at 8pm (exc Scotland - see local listings for details) or is available now via the BBC iPlayer


13 September 2017

A full report on this year's Ironbridge coracle regatta will follow in due course but in the meantime, take a look at the album of photos put together by The Guardian newspaper - available via this link


13 September 2017

The Society were invited to the 25th anniversary of England's Medieval Festival, at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex over the August bank holiday weekend. Members Dave Purvis and Euan Raffel made the trek from 't North to showcase to the visitors, exhibitors and organisers the art of coraclemaking and give people the opportunity to try their had at paddling a coracle on the Castle's moat.


13 September 2017

The Society, along with our friends from the Teifi Coracle Netsmen Association and The Ironbridge Coracle Trust had a fantastic time at BBC Countryfile Live in August. The weather didn't start too promising - the show was halted for an hour whilst a thunderstorm passed on the Saturday. But the sun soon broke through and we had lots of interest from members of the public.


13 September 2017

Coming this autumn, a new BBC series 'Britain Afloat' will include an episode about coracles. The production team spent time with coraclers in Ironbridge, as well as Carmarthen and Cilgerran. The episode will be the second in the series, which is currently scheduled to start on Saturday 30th September on BBC Two/BBC Two HD. It should also be available after first transmission via the BBC iPlayer.


13 September 2017

The latest series of Bargain Hunt started with an episode in Carmarthen, where presenter Charlie Ross met up with the Carmarthen Coracle Netsmen's Association to learn about coracle fishing and have a go. The episode was broadcast on BBC One on Monday 11th September.


31 August 2017

Our 2017 season at the Museum ended on Saturday 26 August - Outlander Day. Three members of the Club spent all day at the Millpond while others visited through the day. We had four coracles on the water and one for visitors to handle onshore. On the day, 84 visitors had a go, making a total throughout the season of 658 people experiencing the pleasure of being in a coracle.


22 July 2017

Here are some photos from this year's STBF Portsoy


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