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The old coracle shed in Ironbridge is the last one in England. We propose to bring it back to life using an old theatre effect called the Pepper's Ghost. Below is an un-retouched photograph showing the proposed Pepper's Ghost display viewed through a peephole.

<span style="color: #339966;">The old coracle shed in Ironbridge is the last one in England. We propose to bring it back to life using an old theatre effect called the Pepper's Ghost. Below is an un-retouched photograph showing the proposed Pepper's Ghost display viewed through a peephole.</span>
Should we preserve the original coracle shed in it's orginal position and create a free display visible through the window and through peepholes, telling its story?

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* 1. Should we preserve the original coracle shed in it's orginal position and create a free display visible through the window and through peepholes, telling its story?

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All of the contents of the shed disappeared soon after the death of Eustace Rogers, the last of the coracle men. The Trust has rediscovered many of the objects and want to show them safely in Ironbridge. Showing them in the original shed is not an option. It would need expensive on going staffing and security.

<span style="color: #339966;">All of the contents of the shed disappeared soon after the death of Eustace Rogers, the last of the coracle men. The Trust has rediscovered many of the objects and want to show them safely in Ironbridge. Showing them in the original shed is not an option. It would need expensive on going staffing and security.</span>
Should we also create a free Coracle Heritage Centre at the Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale which tells the story of the people who made a living from the river in the Ironbridge Gorge?

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* 2. Should we also create a free Coracle Heritage Centre at the Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale which tells the story of the people who made a living from the river in the Ironbridge Gorge?

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A coracle trail would show how coracles were used in various parts of the town and how they were used for fishing and even sometimes poaching.

<span style="color: #339966;">A coracle trail would show how coracles were used in various parts of the town and how they were used for fishing and even sometimes poaching.</span>
Should we create a coracle trail between the original shed and the Coracle Heritage Centre? It will place the story of coracles in the recent social history of Ironbridge.

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* 3. Should we create a coracle trail between the original shed and the Coracle Heritage Centre? It will place the story of coracles in the recent social history of Ironbridge.

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The annual regatta is held at Dale End Park by the rowing club.

The annual regatta is held at Dale End Park by the rowing club.
Should we continue to hold the annual Coracle Regatta on the river. It can be traced back at least to the 1800s.

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* 4. Should we continue to hold the annual Coracle Regatta on the river. It can be traced back at least to the 1800s.

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The coracle men were great story tellers. 

The coracle men were great story tellers.&nbsp;
Should we continue to collect and share stories of the lives of people who lived in the Ironbridge Gorge?

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* 5. Should we continue to collect and share stories of the lives of people who lived in the Ironbridge Gorge?

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The Green Wood Centre provides excellent facilities for telling the story of coracles and keeping the objects from the original shed safely. It also offers the opportunity to learn how to make coracles.

The Green Wood Centre provides excellent facilities for telling the story of coracles and keeping the objects from the original shed safely. It also offers the opportunity to learn how to make coracles.
Should we develop coracle making courses at the Green Wood Centre including making model coracles?

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* 6. Should we develop coracle making courses at the Green Wood Centre including making model coracles?

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Net making is a dying art. Learning to make them would help keep the traditional skill alive.

Net making is a dying art. Learning to make them would help keep the traditional skill alive.
Should we develop courses in net making?

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* 7. Should we develop courses in net making?

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Learn how to get involved in recording the past.

Learn how to get involved in recording the past.
Should we provide training in collecting stories, preserving and cataloguing the collection?

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* 8. Should we provide training in collecting stories, preserving and cataloguing the collection?

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A walking tour with expert guide will give you an in depth understanding of coracling and its role in the social history of Ironbridge.

A walking tour with expert guide will give you an in depth understanding of coracling and its role in the social history of Ironbridge.
Should we provide guided coracle walks as part of the annual walking festival?

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* 9. Should we provide guided coracle walks as part of the annual walking festival?

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The coracle men had a great sense of humour. Automata and puppets like this were flown across the river - just for fun.

The coracle men had a great sense of humour. Automata and puppets like this were flown across the river - just for fun.
Should we encourage the production of artworks inspired by the coracle collection and stories?

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* 10. Should we encourage the production of artworks inspired by the coracle collection and stories?

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Coracle ambassadors would be able to help visitors understand more of the story of life in the Gorge after 1900 to the present day.

Coracle ambassadors would be able to help visitors understand more of the story of life in the Gorge after 1900 to the present day.
Should we provide training and support for local businesses as coracle ambassadors along the coracle trail?

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* 11. Should we provide training and support for local businesses as coracle ambassadors along the coracle trail?

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Coracles are tricky to steer, but once you learn you never forget.

Coracles are tricky to steer, but once you learn you never forget.
Should we provide safe training for children and adults to learn how to paddle a coracle?

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* 12. Should we provide safe training for children and adults to learn how to paddle a coracle?

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Any water sport needs care. Training is important to ensure the safety of participants.

Any water sport needs care. Training is important to ensure the safety of participants.
Should we provide training in water safety in association with other organisations?

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* 13. Should we provide training in water safety in association with other organisations?

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* 14. What is your gender?

What is your age?

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What is your postcode?

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* 16. What is your postcode?

Your email if you would like to be contacted by us to keep you informed.

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