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Welsh rivers, Caesar, Willow, Cenarth, Britain

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MX505139

Coracle fishers at Cenarth carry their Craft on their backs. : Following a pattern evolved over two thousand years ago, coracle builders construct the oval, basket-shaped boats that were being used by ancient Britons when Caesar invaded the island. Willow and hazel rods are bent into shape and covered with tarred calico, making a small, light craft in which a single paddler sits. They are used mainly by salmon fishers along remote Welsh rivers, and coracle men have been responsible for adding measurably to Britain's fish supply during the war. When conditions are favourable the men often work for 19 hours a day. Circa 1945

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1940s,20th Century,Boat,Boats,Carmarthenshire,Carry,Coracle,Fishermen,Fishing,Four People,Men,Mixed Age Range,Pattern,Rural Scene,Traditional,Unusual,Wales
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Year 1945
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Image ID:
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