Christina Owen (Chrissie)
Eustace ‘Eusty’ Rogers was born in 1914. He lived alone at the family home on Severnside when his father Harry died in 1967 and his mother Chrissie died 18 months later.
Eusty worked full time at Ironbridge Power Station but he also carried on the family tradition of country pursuits, coracle making and handling. He even had a go at making several prehistoric-style coracles from bullock hide over a woven willow frame, tied together with horse-hair.
During the winter months he made miniature model coracles which were given to family and friends. A great raconteur, he continued the family tradition of sharing his coracle stories down at the old coracle shed. Eusty died in 2003 aged 88, fittingly one of his model coracles took pride of place on his coffin.
Ironbridge Coracle Trust
The New Coracle Shed
Green Wood Centre