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27 September 2016

It was a surprise to welcome the Blue Team from BBC's Bargain Hunt to the coracle sheds in April. They were filming at a local auction house and saw us repairing an old coracle by the river.


27 September 2016

A Welsh children's book called 'Jac a Jes a'r cwrwgl ar Afon Tywi' has been published by Aberystwyth University and funded by the Welsh Government. The book is part of a collection which will help teach young children the Welsh language and also the Welsh coracle heritage.


09 August 2016

The Society, along with our friends from the Teifi Coracle Netsmen Association and The Ironbridge Coracle Trust had a fantastic time at BBC Countryfile Live last weekend. The weather was brilliant and we had lots of interest from members of the public. The Waterside zone, which we were located in, processed over 5000 visitors for the activities on the water and we got over 300 of those in a coracle on the water.


02 August 2016

The Coracle Society hereby gives notice of our 2016 Annual General Meeting and regatta, which will be held at The Good Life Experience, Hawarden Estate, near Chester, on the weekend of 16-18 September 2016.


31 July 2016

A reminder that we, along with the Ironbridge Coracle Trust and Cilgerran Coracle Netsmen's Association, will be at this year's BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire between the 4th and 7th August.


31 July 2016

This year's Bures Regatta due to be held on Saturday 6th August has unfortunately been cancelled due to low water levels caused by a weir stuck open.


29 July 2016

The Coracle Society is saddened to hear of the passing of Irlwyn John, Taf coracleman of St Clears. He passed away in January this year aged 85


24 July 2016

We have been sent this photo of a coracle being used on the Thames at Battersea, central London, recently. Thanks to the eagle-eyed Jeremy Hemming for spotting this and sending us a photo


10 July 2016

Despite the weather, which couldn't decide whether to be wet or sunny, a good day was had at the second Welshpool coracle regatta which took place on Saturday 2nd July. There was a good turn out for the event with plenty of newcomers participating in the beginners race - one beginner took to coracling like a duck to water, and ended up participating in the intermediates and experts races too!


10 July 2016

Society member Martin Baines is organising a coracle demonstration as part of Leominster Heritage Open Days on Friday 9th September.

He is looking from support from members in any way you can offer, but in particular traditionally made craft (hide or otherwise) to showcase at the event.

If you are able to help, please contact Martin directly - [email protected]


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