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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]


31 May 2016

Back in May 2013 we saw Coracle Society member, Karl Chattington, on the river Taff near Sophia Gardens retrieving cricket balls from the nearby SWALEC stadium. He had been used as a publicity stunt for the forthcoming Champions Trophy fixtures which featured the mighty West Indian Chris Gayle - a renowned hitter of sixes!


31 May 2016

Fel y gwydd rhai ohonoch, ym mis Mai 2013 defnyddiwyd Karl Chattington gan Glwb Criced Morgannwg fel atynfa i ddenu rhagor o gefnogwyr i wylio chwaraewyr megis Chris Gayle, o India’r Gorllewin, yn nghystadleuaeth gemau Tlws Pencampwyr a oedd ar fin dechrau. Roedd Gayle yn adnabyddus o fwrw’r bel o’r maes i’r afon a gwelwyd karl yn maesu yn yr afon!


31 May 2016

Members of the Ironbridge Coracle Trust were invited to attend the Ironbridge World War Two event that took place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend in Regatta Field and Dale End Park.

There was an excellent turn out in the fine weather and lots of interest from visitors and re-enactors alike. We were able to promote the August Bank Holiday regatta to those who wanted to try out a coracle.


30 May 2016

The Coracle Society has been invited to exhibit at this year's BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th August 2016. We are planning demonstrations of coracle making and paddling, and 'have a go' sessions for visitors. We will have a stand exhibiting coracles and the Society and invite attendees to come along and say hello.


11 May 2016

We have received these photos of an Ironbridge style coracle made from an HDPE pickle barrel and canvas waterproofed with elastomeric roof coating. Thanks to Richard Greene from California for sending these to us


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