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03 May 2018

Dr Irving Finkel's well received book, "The Ark Before Noah", has been retold from a child's perspective and illustrated in a new edition aimed at children, titled "The Lifeboat That Saved the World".

This book is available from all good book retailers, published by Thames and Hudson, RRP £9.95

30 April 2018

As an active member of a traditional fishery in Wales I have always had an interest in coracles. When this one came up for sale I grabbed it with both hands.

To date she has had a trial on a pond and a short go on the Severn estuary. She is quite stable and forgiving!

15 April 2018

With the underwater archaeological group CISMAS we have been working on a reproduction of a possible coracle from number 2 grave Barnes Farm, Dalgety, Fife.

08 April 2018

We will shortly be putting together our spring newsletter. If you have any news or events information for inclusion, please send them in via Contribute by 30th 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.

31 March 2018

Peter Faulkner hide coracle for sale, built circa 2015, never used. Offers over £500

All enquiries to Paul Cutting - tel 07920 104924/01568 750388 or email [email protected]

29 March 2018

The Society has received a request for any interested parties to offer coracle building demonstrations and have a go sessions at this year's Three Counties Show on 15-17 June 2018. For more information or to express an interest please contact Euan Raffel

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]