Coracle Shed

Plans for conserving the shed and the memories.

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Please donate to support the work the Ironbridge Coracle Trust is doing to conserve the shed and tell the story of the last coracle men.

The Ironbridge Coracle Trust  are pleased to announce that, with thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the Ironbridge Coracle Trust is to benefit from an initial grant of £76,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

 

Over the next few months we will develop detailed plans for the conservation work on the coracle shed, carry out some urgent work on the collection and plan how we can get more people involved in the story of coracle making.

 

The Ironbridge Coracle Trust project will deliver several outputs:

 

o    Secure the future of the last coracle makers' workshop on the

      Severn.

 

o    Commission a conservation management plan which will set out

      a programme of restoration.

 

o    Develop its use for education and interpretation of the social

      history of coracling.

 

o    Commemorate the life and work of the river men.

 

o    Make improvements to the view from the Iron Bridge, and for

      those using the Severn Way which passes immediately adjacent

      to the workshop.

 

o   The site will be cleared and kept tidy, pests controlled and

     undergrowth trimmed back