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31 October 2015

We were recently contacted by the Natural History Museum, London asking for some advice regarding their coracle. They have a Boyne style coracle, built for them by Peter Faulkner, which although currently needing repair, has previously been used in their Wildlife Garden. They have sent us some photos of it in use - see below.

31 October 2015

As a child, I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandfather, William Morgan, whose parents had come over from the Vale of Glamorgan. He was always proud of his Welsh background and passed that pride along to me as well as a few words of "yr hen iaith" (the old language).

30 September 2015

Who says that we only appeal to a lunatic minority?

15 August 2015

Society member Alistair Phillips runs numerous coracle making courses each year at his workshop in Oxfordshire. He has shared these photos of a course he ran in June with us.

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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.