Coracle Shed

Plans for conserving the shed and the memories.

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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