The Coracle Files (addendum)

People & Organisations used (& mostly recommended) during construction of our coracle, and others that may be helpful to prospective coracle builders.

Contact Name Phone Address What they offer
Peter Faulkner Coracles 01 547 540 629 24 Watling St., Leintwardine, Shropshire SY7 0LW Ready made coracles, lectures & presentations on coracles
Graham Fisher Enterprises 01 384 441 100 Montgomery Lodge, 71 Hyperion Rd., Stourton, nr. Stourbridge, W. Midlands, DY7 6SD Inspiration, encouragement and independent research & consultancy
Morton Timber 01454 413 307 Morton Timber, Hillside, Buckover, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8DX Mobile Sawmill Contractor - Native hardwoods - green or kiln dried
Do It All 01 279 653 232 Stansted Rd., Bishop's Stortford, Essex, CM23 5PP General DIY materials, AquaSeal Solvent-Free Waterproofer (2·5ltr. £8·99)
Homebase 01 279 657 627 Bishop's Stortford, Essex General DIY materials, lightweight green metal broom handle (£1·89 used as paddle handle)
Markwell's DIY 01 279 654 062 Bell's Hill, Jeans Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Essex Galvanised panel pins, polypropylene rope, brass screws & general DIY materials
Bewdley Museum 01 299 403 573 Load St., Bewdley, Worcs., DY12 2AE Historical information & coracle making demonstrations
The Museum of Welsh Life 01 222 573 500 St. Fagan's, Cardiff, CF5 6XB Historical information
The Coracle Society 01 547 540 629 c/o Viv Faulkner (Hon. Sec.) 24 Watling St., Leintwardine, Shropshire SY7 0LW Promotion of coracling
The National Coracle Centre 01 239 710 980 Cenarth Falls, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion, S. Wales Historical information & display of coracles
Frank Shaw (Bayonet) Ltd. (manufacturers of gimp pins)   Redditch, B98 9HL Round Wire Gimp Pins (black) 500g - £5·88 (found subsequent to building the coracle). Generally available from beekeepers suppliers.

Other links:   Pictures of our coracle, now named ALPHI  -  The coracle, an ancient little boat  -  Useful coracle links  -  Colour picture of a coracle in use in Wales -  Aardvark Home Page -  George's Canal Pages  

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