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coracle

a small roundish boat made of waterproofed hides stretched over a wicker frame
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Best friends Jayne Hicks and David Tomlin are launching their own fashion brand, Coracle, drawing on their shared Welsh heritage
FROM fly fishing and lave nets, to seaweed beer and coracles on the ponds, there's plenty to see at St Fagans National History Museum's Fishing Weekend tomorrow and Sunday.
Archaeological remains of what looks like a coracle have been found in a Bronze Age burial site at Dalgety Bay in Fife, and two others at Corbridge and Ferriby in North Yorkshire.
Finkel, an expert in deciphering ancient cuneiform script, discovered the text contained instructions for building a round coracle 65 metres in diameter, with walls six metres high.
Ambitious because we had a very traditional mode of transport, coracles, that needed a combination of pure brawn, tact and team-spirit to make any sort of progress.
He explained: "My grandson Euan has also got the coracle bug and it's something we love doing together.
And the visit also gave the pair a chance to meet up with a host of long-lost relatives who can also trace their family tree back to the Clark family at The Coracle.
Householders across the UK have been taking part in trials of Coracle, the latest smart metering development, helping consumers spot the impact of their household appliances by showing what they have been using, when, and how much it costs.
The coracle is a one-person bowl-shaped boat, constructed of woven willow laths and tarred hide, more recently replaced by canvas or calico.
He said: "Since I started coming to Bede's World I've learned things that I wouldn't have been able to learn at school, like how to look after farm animals and sail a coracle, a small boat, just like the Anglo-Saxons did.
One of those finished 9-0 the other day and you might get to see a coracle.
As my work in facilitating this new cradling increased, I realized that I must be willing to give up my secure job and stipend and step, as it were, into the coracle God had waiting for me.