Coracles come into their own during the regular floods that affect the Gorge. During the great flood of 1946/7 Harry took food and coal to families at Dale End who were marooned in their bedrooms. There was 5ft 6inches of flood water along the Wharfage for 8 days. Harry was interviewed by several national radio and TV programmes and enjoyed the celebrity. It is a joy to hear the rich Shropshire dialect in these early interviews