Harry Rogers wrote his name on the outside, now almost washed away.
The shed will be cleared of old wood and sheets of board.
The shed will be fully studied to keep a record of how it was used.
The windows will need special care.
The shed is close to the river and this needs to be made safe.
The shed needs to be made safe.
The land around the shed needs clearing.
Plans for conserving the shed and the memories.
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.
Update January 2019
2nd Heritage Lottery bid
We are waiting with fingers firmly crossed to hear whether the 2nd part of our heritage lottery bid has been successful. We have been working hard over the last few months to deliver the 1st part of the work and to put all the paper work and permissions in place to meet the HLF requirements. We submitted all the new documents last November to meet the HLF deadline. The Heritage Lottery Fund take the final decision at their committee meeting on 7 March 2019. So keep everything firmly crossed, and watch this space!
Planning application 2019
We have also submitted the necessary planning application for change of use of the old shed to allow us to use it as a small virtual museum.
The reference number is TWC/2019/0056
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1st Heritage Lottery bid
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
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