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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


16 April 2016

A decision has been made by the Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen's Association to postpone their record attempt for the largest coracle gathering on a river, which was due to take place on 2nd July 2016 as part of the Carmarthen River Festival. The reason is because of the coracle regatta being held at Welshpool the same day and it would be unfair for the two events to compete with each other.


20 March 2016

We've been sent these photos of an Ironbridge coracle being used on the river Nile in Cairo, Egypt


20 March 2016

As part of this year's Carmarthen River Festival, the organisers are attempting to set a record for the largest coracle gathering on a river and they need your help!

If you can make it to this year's Carmarthen River Festival, please bring your coracle with you and take part in making history. The day will include all the usual festival activities as well, including the popular raft race.


20 March 2016

Our member in New Zealand, Pete Sullivan, shares this report of the completion of his first coracle, originally mentioned in our 2015 Journal. The coracle, named PV Gloria (PV = paddle vessel), was launched on St Patrick's Day from Naval Point, Lyttelton


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