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03 March 2018

The Society has been invited to this outdoor festival in September, held at Pippingford Park, Sussex. More information on the festival is available via their website,

Members who are interested in being involved should contact Euan Raffel to register their interest

22 February 2018

Efforts to preserve the last coracle shed in England and celebrate the history of coracle making in the Ironbridge Gorge are set to benefit from National Lottery support. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the project is set to benefit from an initial grant* of £76,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help the Ironbridge Coracle Trust progress their plans to apply for a full grant at a later date.

04 February 2018

We have been invited to take part in this year's Great Dorset Steam Fair near Salisbury, as part of their rural crafts offering. The dates are 23-27 August.

Anyone interested in taking part on behalf of The Coracle Society should contact Kerrie Kempster - email [email protected]

04 February 2018

We have been invited to take part in this year's Festival of Archaeology in Salisbury. The dates are 21-22 July.

Anyone interested in taking part on behalf of The Coracle Society should contact Katy at Salisbury Museum - email [email protected] or phone 01722 820540

04 February 2018

2 x coracle paddles. Paint & polish required. Length 46" / 117cm. Perfect for the coracle fanatic... Stockport. £60 for both.

All enquiries to Therese Hammond - [email protected]

20 January 2018

A reminder to all our members that your membership fees for 2018 are due by 31st January. You can renew online quickly and easily using your credit or debit card via this link, or you can send a cheque to the Membership Secretary (please include your membership renewal form if you were sent one, otherwise write on the reverse of your cheque the name and postcode on your membership record).

31 December 2017

Engineering firm Arrowcraft, who have long made fibreglass Ironbridge coracles, now have Teifi versions available to purchase. For more information please visit their website

31 December 2017

The Coracle Society has been invited to attend the Bewdley River Festival on the weekend of 15-16th September 2018. If we have enough numbers to run a regatta it would be on the Saturday, or if there will be just a few of us turning up to do a coracle demo then it would be on the Sunday.

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.