PLEASE VOTE for the Swansea Canal Society in the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Awards.  This is to buy  plants and seeds to plant along the towpath alongside the bank refurbishment in Coed Gwilym Park, to complement the restoration work we have been carrying out.

The scheme is open from November 7th 2016 until February 26th 2017. Five donations will be awarded each week, four by a panel of judges and one through the People’s Choice award to the organisation with the most weekly votes.  Please vote each week to increase our chances of success.


Anyone can look at our profile and vote for us at


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Please sign our petition to restore the towpath in the Highways Depot, Pontardawe Road, Clydach. Details of the petition are on this link :





Tareni Colliery 1902-1949

The book is hard back and priced at £30.00, available from mid October onwards from Clive and Lynne, 01792-830782, or from and from Clive’s stall at the Waterfront Museum Local Family History Fair on 15th October 10.00am to 4.00pm, and from The Royal Institution Book Fair at Swansea on 22nd October, 10.00am to 4.00pm, and numerous outlets in Pontardawe, Rhos, Clydach, Ystradgynlais and Ystalyfera including book signings at local libraries, and at local history society meetings. PP extra for those requiring a postal copy. This book is a must read, and we are very confident that everyone who reads this book will be captivated by it. This book will be a wonderful Christmas present for many.

Give us a ‘phone call to order your copy now.

 Clive Reed and Lynne Gent 2016


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This is an article as sent to the Swansea History Society, requested by them for their magazine, The Chronicle, by Clive Reed.

Clive Reed BA (hons) Dip Loc Hist

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We are  a society run by volunteers who are all enthusiastic about maintaining, improving and restoring the canal. We are always looking for new volunteers to help us in a range of ways from administration, fundraising, working on the canal, to working on our Canoe Hire Project. All abilities and ages are welcome.

Mike with his bag of litterWP 22.3 (2)








David rescued H&S training day.                      Walkers 18.8 (9) 
If you would like to join us in any capacity, you will be given a warm welcome. Just go to the Contact Us page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you feel that volunteering is not for you, then perhaps you would like to support us by becoming a member. Whatever you decide to do, please come and visit the canal and take a walk or ride along it, and enjoy its beauty and the wildlife it supports.

Thank you for looking at our website and we hope you enjoy reading our blogs, looking at our photographs and seeing what we are doing.



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