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.
Traditional construction methods called for the use of an apple tree for the gunwhale. This would be cut and split in half, with the sections joined together with a cleat iron. The process would be repeated to create the aft gunwhale. Apple wood was used as it was more durable - important as the Taf is a narrow river with steep banks. Covering would be calico and pitch.
Some content provided from "Coracles of the World" by kind permission of Sir Peter Badge. Photography credits: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
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