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Green Flag Community Award 18.7.18. at Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry.

Toby Morris, Paul Rapsey, Michelle Davidson and John Allen attended the Awards Ceremony in Barry on behalf of the Swansea Canal Centre. Here is Michelle’s account of the day. “We arrived in good time and were offered a choice of refreshments.  There was time to mingle and ‘network’ before we were seated at 12.30. There...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND JULY TO 28TH JULY 2018

    SUNDAY 22ND JULY: Canoes for hire from Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. Rafts £10, Canoes £7, kayaks £5 (double), £4 (single). Full details and conditions under Canoe Hire on this Website. First hire 10.30am, Last hire 2.30pm. One mile of beautiful secenery up to Trebanos Lower Lock.           TUESDAY...

Breaking News: Green Flag Award to the Swansea Canal Society

Lucy Prisk, the Green Flag Award Co-ordinator for Keep Wales Tidy, has  emailed us to let us know officially that the Swansea Canal Society has, for the third year running, been successful in being awarded a Green Flag Community Award for 2018/19. She wrote:- “Huge congratulations to all of you and to your amazing fellow...

WORK PARTY AT CLYDACH AQUEDUCT: 17.7.18.

                               The state of the canal south of the Mond Lock has deteriorated quickly this summer. Halfway between the Lock and the Pont John bridge the channel is completely lost in invasive American reeds. It is as if it does not exist for about fifty yards. Remedying this situation is not a job that can...

AGGREKO MAKE A DAY OF DIFFERENCE

AGGREKO UK are part of a huge  multi-national Company. They deal in heating, cooling, and dehumidifying generators and equipment. They were involved in restoring electrical supplies to Japan after  the tsumami there. In short, they are big hitters in the power supply industry. The Port Talbot Office is responsible for Nothern Europe and as part...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 15TH JULY TO 21ST JULY 2018

SUNDAY 15TH JULY: Canoes and kayaks for hire in Coed Gwily Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. First hire, 10.30am; Last Hire 2.30 pm. Full details of terms and conditions on this website under ‘Canoe Hire’. Canoes £7, rafts £10, kayaks £5 and £4. MONDAY 16TH JULy: The Canal and River Trust contractors will be on the...

Meadow Sweet, Canadian Pond Weed and Gower Society Photos.

Peter Douglas-Jones, from the Gower Society visited us today to get a photographic record of the work we are doing with the generous GS grant that was awarded  to us last autumn. We visited the Mond Lock which was repointed and given new wooden sleepers with some of the money last Autumn. Rhodri and Bob...

Player’s Yard Boys Do The Hard Yards.

Our newest recruit to the Swansea Canal Society just happens to be the manager of the Players Industrial Estate. Colin Twells promised that he would make the link between his Estate and the bottom end of the canal below the Clydach Aqueduct a far more attractive place. Well, he has been true to his word....

THE WEEK AHEAD: 8.7.18 TO 14.7.18

SUNDAY 8TH OF JULY:  Canoe and kayak hire from Coed Gwilym Park Canoe Store. Canoes £7, rafts £10, kayaks £5 and £4. Full details of terms and condions under ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. Andrew Denny from Waterways World will be visiting us today to see up close the...

ONE DAY IN THE LIFE: SWANSEA CANAL SOCIETY, 3RD JULY 2018

IT IS 9.15 AM . The sun, as it has been for the last ten days, is beating down ferociously.  Our work party is based in the Clydach Buried Lock site in Pontardawe Road. However, electricians from Swansea Council are to make repairs to the canoe store electrics furtther upstream so Gill Thomas,our indefatigable canoe...

1st Neath Beavers on the Swansea Canal: 27.6.18.

Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old.   Young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.   Lucy Woods is the leader of the 1st Neath ‘beaver colony’. She brought her group of 24 beavers to Coed Gwilym Park on Wednesday evening to...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 1.7.18. to 7.7.18.

1.7.18 SUNDAY: Canoes and Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park from 10.30am. Last hire 2.30pm. Full details of terms and conditions under ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website. Canoes £10, Kayaks £4 and £5.00.   3.7.18 TUESDAY: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at the Clydach ...