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02 March 2019

Members of the Ironbridge Coracle Trust took part in Telford's 50th anniversary celebrations last autumn, including an illuminated display on Southwater Lake. More photos from the event are available on the Ironbridge Coracle Trust's Facebook page

02 March 2019

The Insh Coracle Club was awarded with a grant of £500.00 at the end of last year, to purchase some fibreglass coracles to use in the many events they run at Highland Folk Museum each year. These were received by the club just before Christmas and along with other donations, they have been able to purchase one of each type available from Arrowcraft Engineering - an Ironbridge, a Teifi and a Towy.

13 January 2019

I made this coracle from some plumbing materials I found in a skip. Building the frame was really pretty easy. It is made from ‘Floplast’ PVCU overflow pipe – it’s very easy to work – just heat it with a heat gun or hot water. I based the design on a willow coracle that I had.

09 December 2018

Your 2018 Journal is now in the post and will be with you shortly. Membership renewals for 2019 are now open - don't forget to renew by 31st January to maintain a full year's membership next year. Please read your membership renewal information carefully before renewing.

07 October 2018

Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen’s Association have been successful with their Heritage Lottery Fund application under the Sharing Heritage Scheme. The Association will be working closely with Mr Andy Edwards on the project, who will record the old tradition and stories so they can be preserved and enjoyed by future generations.

30 September 2018

It's almost time for us to produce this year's Journal, but as always we can't do it without your input!

If you have any news, photos, articles or other items that you think might be interesting to your fellow members, please submit them via Contribute. The deadline to receive these items is the 31st October

30 September 2018

We have been working with the Carmarthenshire Water Safety Partnership since it was established after the tragic loss of young Cameron Comey in our river.

CSWP has raised a petition at the Welsh Assembly to ensure water safety is educated to all school children.

20 August 2018

This year's AGM will be held on Saturday 15th September as part of this year's Bewdley River Festival. The AGM will be held in the Wyre Room at St George's Hall, Bewdley, DY12 2EQ, starting at 12.15pm. A light lunch and teas/coffees will be provided

31 May 2018

Further to our news item in our recent spring newsletter, Arrowcraft Engineering have produced their first fibreglass Towy coracle, moulded from Towy coracle used by the Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen's Association. They will shortly be delivering the coracle the Society has donated funds for to the Carmarthen coraclers.

28 May 2018

For the time being, any enquiries relating to membership of the Society should be directed to Euan Raffel. The contact us page and membership pages on the website are showing the correct information, but please be aware our membership forms have not yet been updated