Ironbridge Coracle Project meeting - 11th April

08 April 2018

Trustees of the Ironbridge Coracle Trust are asking for help to deliver the HLF supported project to preserve the last coracle shed in England and celebrate the history of coracle making in the Ironbridge Gorge.

We would love to talk to anyone who knew Eustace or Harry Rogers, or any other coracle maker from Ironbridge to find out how you would like these wonderful characters and their work memorialised in the town – would a sculpture be the right thing, or would a meeting place be better, where older people can gather to watch old films of the Gorge and talk about their own memories?

How should we preserve the shed?  As it is or with a coat of paint?

We are also seeking people with ideas to improve the regatta and to help bring some of the old style games back to life for a younger generation. We are also seeking people with specific skills to become trustees. We are seeking people with a financial or legal background, or people with skills in hide coracle making.

So all welcome to attend on Wednesday 11th April from 6.00pm at the Green Wood Centre.

The Green Wood Café will be open for delicious coffee and cakes.

 

About the Ironbridge Coracle Trust

Ironbridge Coracle Trust http://www.coracleshed.org/ironbridge-coracle-trust.html is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation established April 2014, and was set up by a group of local people who are interested in the coracle heritage of the Gorge, including friends of Eustace Rogers, coracle builders and enthusiasts. 

For further information or to get involved please contact Jude Pilgrim, Secretary, Ironbridge Coracle Trust [email protected], telephone (01952) 275606.

 

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

* HLF Heritage Grant applications are assessed in two rounds. The Ironbridge Coracle Project has initially been granted round one development funding of £76,600 by the Heritage Lottery Fund, allowing it to progress with its plans.  Detailed proposals are then considered by HLF at second round, where a final decision is made on the full funding award of £344,200.

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