Family fun

When the coronavirus restrictions allow we will deliver a programme of activities and workshops for people of all ages in the New Coracle Shed. This will include a Memory Café using the coracle handling collection and archive photos to prompt reminiscence and creative activities for people living with Dementia and their carers.

This lovely drawing by local artist Bridget Irving was donated to support the work of our Memory Cafe.

Colin in a Coracle

A new animated story about the coracle adventures of Colin the Dog by Cal Westbrook, animated by Sam Gough. Special thanks to Toyah Wilcox for the wonderful voice over.

Designed for children ages 6-8 years old, but a delight to people of all ages with a sense of Imagination.

We have published the story of Colin as a paper back book.

Contact us via the Ironbridge Coracle Trust Facebook page if you are interested in stocking or buying a copy or email to the address below:

Remembering the regatta

A coracle drift

A delightful slow Sunday morning Drift down the River Severn in Ironbridge organised fore local people during the Festival of Imagination. We intend to organise these more often – keep an eye on our web site for more information.

Have a go at paddling a coracle

Have a go yourself with Jude, Julia and Marion from Ironbridge Coracle Trust

Sunday mornings during the Festival 13, 20, 27 September

10 am – midday.

To comply with social distancing guidelines we ask you to book your place in advance either by messaging us on the Ironbridge Coracle Trust Facebook page or email

Depends on the safety of river flow –

Check our Ironbridge Coracle Trust Facebook page and this web site for any cancellation notices.

Children over 16 welcome to take part

Meet Dale End Park car park at 10 am.

Coracle Jigsaws

A collection of interactive jig-saw games, based on coracles, for everyone to play at home

Make coracle bunting

We would love to be running our Stitch and Sew sessions down at the New Coracle Shed but can’t do so until Covid 19 restrictions are eased.

If you would like to keep your eye in and keep in contact with other coracle-inspired crafters why not have a go at some of our ideas?

Post your finished work on the Ironbridge Coracle Trust Facebook page.

Download our ideas page here:

Coracle run 1779

A video preview of a coracle computer game which  is coming soon.

The game is about the need for poachers to risk their life in the 1770s in order to put food on the table of their starving families. The bridge had only just been built but the land owners still considered the fish in the river to be their own property. The town of Ironbridge had not yet been built. That followed the success of the bridge and the start of the Industrial Revolution.

Ones we made earlier!

To whet your appetite here are some pictures of the activity programme we had started to deliver before the floods struck. We hope to be back to normal soon and look forward to welcoming you back to the Coracle Shed at the Green Wood Centre.

Joan Griffiths and other local historians have been sharing their memories of the coracle men.
Local artist Cal Westbrook showing Noah how to make a model coracle complete with Harry and his pet fox.
Harry Rogers and his pet fox. This model and others can be downloaded from the resources section of the website.
Iris Noons sharing her memories of life in Nailers Row and the model coracle that Eusty made for her Dad. The interview was recorded by Radio Shropshire.

Activities on Ironbridge Coracles Facebook page

We are placing some of our activities on our Facebook page for you to take part in at home until such time as we can all meet up again.

Here are some activities you can print and try at home.

Completed model of Harry, his pet fox Billy and his coracle shed and the family home he built next to the famous Iron Bridge. You can download all the pieces of this model, with instructions to make it at home. We are planning on producing a video showing Cal putting it all together, watch this space.

Watch this space to see when the New Coracle Shed will re-open and direct any enquiries to:

See what to look forward to at the next regatta