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We Made It: Coracle Maker Malcolm Rees | reviews, news & interviews

We Made It: Coracle Maker Malcolm Rees

We Made It: Coracle Maker Malcolm Rees

We Made It heads to South Wales to discover a living craft tradition

Malcolm Rees (right) with his fishing partner David Siggery (2012)

Over the past few months of We Made It, we've explored some very traditional crafts, but few that have such a direct link to the distant past as this. Malcolm Rees is one of a handful of people in South Wales keeping the culture of coracle building and fishing alive, having grown up around generations who built and used the unique boats, which were once admired by Julius Caesar.

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