Newsletter – Winter 2013
We were pleased to welcome Virgin Media Call Centre Volunteers to work with us on two separate occasions. Some chose to clear flowerbeds and pathways and re-plant them with Welsh daffodil bulbs grown in Pembrokeshire.
More volunteers walked up the canal to do rhododendron and branch removal. These were blocking the channel and preventing small plants from thriving and seeds from germinating.
Waterfront Museum Exhibition The Canal Society had a stall at the Waterfront Museum on Sunday 6th October, as part of their canal exhibition. There was interest from many of the museum visitors and some new members were recruited as a result. Wildlife – Bats and Bees
The Swansea and Port Talbot Docks Retired Section have kindly allowed us to show the collection of canal photographs by Gareth Mills on this website. The photographs are posted in the ‘Historic Photos’ Section of the Members Galleries and are well worth looking at. NEW PROJECTS Canoe Hire Great news. A successful application for funding for canoes and all the related equipment needed has been made to SPLASH, with some additional funding from MSCT. This will enable the society to set up a hire scheme from Coed Gwilym Park for local people, groups and clubs. We also hope to be funded by Sports Wales to train volunteers to coach and support canoe users. Waterways Recovery Group We have been successful in our bid to have another Waterways Recovery Group Summer Camp in 2014. They will once again be working on the Trebanos Locks and this time they will be here for two weeks.
Canal Displays in Clydach
There will be a display in Clydach Library with photos and information on the Swansea Canal from January 24th. If you get a chance do pop in to see it.
Brownsters Cafe in Clydach is having a wall dedicated to photos and information on the canal. ONGOING WORK Tuesday Work Parties
The work party continues to meet on a Tuesday morning, working on different areas of the canal each week, according to need. We have welcomed several new volunteers over the past weeks, but we are always happy to have new people join us, as and when they are available. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. More photos, further details, reports and events are on our website. www.swanseacanalsociety.com Chair: David Henry Secretary: Martin Davies Treasurer: John Gwalter
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