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15 August 2015

An article on Malcolm Rees and his coracle making/fishing recently appeared on "We Made It", a series of articles following traditional crafts and the arts. To read the article, please click here


15 August 2015

The work of the Ironbridge Coracle Trust has received national recognition in the form of this article, which appeared in The Times on 6 August 2015

Article and images are copyright Times Newspapers Ltd. This can be read online by clicking here (subscription required)


15 August 2015

Dave Purvis was once again representing the Society at this year's Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy. He was joined by Museum Assistant Heather Townsend from Elgin Museum, for whom we raised £350 at the Tay Descent last year towards the conservation and reinterpretation of their Spey currach, thought to be the oldest coracle in existence.


06 August 2015

Heledd Wyn Hardy from University of South Wales came to St Fagans on 26th July to film the coracles, net fisherman and Jim Lilford from Tomos a Lilford Brewery (who brewed our special Cwrwgl ale). You can view her video below (some of this video is in Welsh)


30 June 2015

On a wonderful summer's Saturday, the inaugural Welshpool coracle regatta took place at the Town Wharf. Coracles have been absent from Welshpool for some time, so this event was truly historic. Despite not being able to raise enough entries for the planned Macmillan coracle regatta in the morning, a brilliant day was had by all who attended.


09 June 2015

We are delighted to report that today the Ironbridge Coracle Trust (registered charity 1161685) took posession of the Eustace Rogers hut on the bank of the river Severn in Ironbridge, a huge step forward for their campaign which of course The Coracle Society supported initially with our Save Our Heritage Huts appeal.


02 May 2015

Following the death of Bernard Thomas last August, the new owners of his cottage came to see me at the museum during the Winter and gave me a cushion the found in one of the rooms. The cushion has writing on it and used by Bernard to sit on when he crossed the English Channel in his Teifi coracle in 1974.

Martin Fowler


09 April 2015

During January and February, a Teifi coracle from the National coracle centre made by Peter Davies of Cenarth was on show at Selfridges department store in Oxford Street, London. An artist formerly from Pembrokeshire was one of fourteen people selected to create a display within the store.


01 March 2015

The Society has received a letter of thanks from Elgin Museum for the money our intrepid coraclers Charlie Quinnell, Tim Jones and Bruce Watson raised participating in the 2014 Tay Descent


27 December 2014

Following the conclusion of our Tay Descent appeal, we are delighted to confirm that a total of £350 was raised for Elgin Museum. Our members Charlie Quinnell, Tim Jones and Bruce Watson took on the gruelling course on the Scottish river Tay in October, being the first coracles to take part in this Scottish Canoe Association event which is now in its fifth year.


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