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Coracle donated

11 November 2016

Town receive one of Fred Davies' coracle's

Shrewsbury Town are delighted to announce that they have received what is probably the last coracle Fred Davies ever made.

The coracle was built by Fred back in 1992 when he was demonstrating coracle building at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

The historic piece has been donated to the club by Tim Speller who worked at Acton Scott during the time Fred was building the coracle and has kept it ever since.

Fred Davies and his coracle are synonymous with the history of the club and although this coracle was never used to collect balls from the river, the club gratefully accepted the offer of housing the small boat.

The original boat used by Fred is currently housed in the National Football Museum in Manchester.

The coracle’s owner Tim Speller said: “I used to live in Shropshire and I worked at Acton Scott and I got Fred to come and do a coracle demonstration back in the 1990’s.

“Back then it was 10 years since his last demonstration and when I bought it off him he told me it would be the last one he would ever build.

“I hope that Shrewsbury Town can make good use of it. Fred is an iconic part of the Town’s history and it would be great to see the coracle put to use in the community.”

Shrewsbury Town would like to pass on their thanks to Tim for offering us the coracle and we look forward to making use of it, starting with the Meadow Memories project.

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