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The Week Ahead: Sunday 10th – Saturday 16th November 2019

  Monday 11th November: Monthly business meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at the Vadre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, Clydach at 7pm. All welcome. Tuesday 12th November: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Work commences at 9.30am at Trebanos Locks. We will continue to repair the bank south...

Work Party: Tuesday, 5th November 2019

  Today’s work-party was divided between two locations. One group set up shop in the Co-Op in Clydach where a magnificent £92 was raised from the sale of bric-a-brac. Very many thanks are due to Gill, Ronnie and Sue – and profound apologies for failing to take any photos. The second group assembled at Trebanos...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 3rd – Saturday 9th November 2019

Tuesday 5th November: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Work commences at 9.30am at Trebanos Locks. We will continue to repair the bank south of the locks and remove weed. In addition, Gill and Ronnie will be in the Co-Op in Clydach selling bric-a-brac on behalf of the...

Fish Rescue: Tuesday, 29th October 2019

  As previously announced, dredging is scheduled on the Swansea Canal between Bridge 3 (Coed Gwilym Park) and Trebanos Lower Lock (a distance of 1.4km). It is anticipated that dredging will commence in November. As a necessary precursor to the dredging, the fish in this section must be rescued. The rescue will need to extend...

Work Party: Tuesday 29th October 2019

  The day was cool and overcast but the rain held off. In a last-minute change of plans, the gang split itself into three groups – At the Hidden Lock, the Canoe Store in Coed Gwilym Park and on the cut south of Clydach Mond Lock. As the volunteers beavered away, a fish rescue was...

Work Party: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

  A cold start but promise of sunshine encouraged a huge work party to assemble at Trebanos Locks. Bank was repaired and weeds were pulled. Dogs frolicked and cake was consumed. We even had a surprise visit from Mikk of the Waterway Recovery Group. Firstly, concrete was mixed, bags were filled and barrowed down to...

The Week Ahead: Sunday, 27th October – Saturday, 2nd November 2019

Tuesday 29th October: UPDATE  Due to unforeseen circumstaces, plans have changed: Work party meets at The Roadhouse Cafe, at the entrance to Players Yard between 8 and 9am. Work commences at 9:30am south of Mond Lock and behind the old Police Station in Clydach, where we will be removing weed.

Work Party: Monday 22nd October 2019

  Not a regular Work Party but today, Monday, in lovely sunshine Gordon and Wayne move in to Coed Gwilym Park. They were clearing the ground close to the canoe store in preparation for a slipway that will allow access to the southern end of the canal for the contractors that will be dredging the...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 20th – Saturday 26th October 2019

Tuesday 22nd October: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Work commences at 9.30am at Trebanos Locks. We will continue to repair the bank south of the locks.

Work Party: Tuesday 15th October 2019

  A day that promised sunshine proved to be rather showery but we pressed on with work in and around Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock. As an introduction, here are two photos of the chamber wall taken by Martin. The first is before the Waterway Recovery Group started work in August and the second is a close-up...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 13th – Saturday 19th October 2019

Monday 14th October: Monthly business meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at the Vadre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, Clydach at 7pm. All welcome. Tuesday 15th October: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Weather permitting, work commences at 9.30am at Ynysmeudwy Locks, where we will be continuing with repointing...

Work Party: Tuesday 8th October 2019

Today the weather forecast was for scattered showers. We took the chance to work in the Upper Lock at Ynysmeudwy and luckily were hit by only one significant shower. Two main tasks were undertaken. The first was to repair the nearside wall: Cement was mixed, stones were retrieved and then carefully positioned.      ...