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Coracle Regatta

We have a large rural Crafts section covering sometimes old and overlooked crafts. Everything from the wood and metal related to beekeeping and farriery.
There are several demonstrations throughout the day of these crafts, you will find us near the Suffolk ring.
See some of the exhibits!
Talk to Tim Fogden on 01359 268923 or by emailing us at: craft@eustonruralpastimes.org.uk



Coracle Owners … Come along and join our Regatta

Sound like funit is!

The Regatta will be held on the river Blackbourne just in front of Euston Hall, all are very welcome to come and have some fun.
More information can be obtained from the Steward, Tim Fogden on 01359 268923 or by emailing us at: craft@eustonruralpastimes.org.uk

For the uninitiated …
The coracle is a small, lightweight boat of the sort traditionally used in Wales but also in other parts of Britain. Oval in shape and very similar to half a walnut shell, the structure is made of a framework of split and interwoven willow rods, tied with willow bark. The outer layer was originally an animal skin such as horse or bullock hide with a thin layer of tar to make it fully waterproof. The structure has a keel-less, flat bottom to evenly spread the weight of the boat and its load across the structure and to reduce the required depth of water – often to only a few inches, making it ideal for use on rivers.