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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 18TH NOV. TO SAT 24TH NOV. 2018

SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2018:   The 32nd Swansea Scout Troop are back with us with their leader, Ben Ball. They had a most successful day working with us at The Ynysmeudwy Locks in October and now they are returning to do some light work around the Coed Gwilym Park Canoe Store. They will meet up with...

A Special Green Flag For Whitethorns Day Care Centre, 6th November 1918

This year’s award of a Green Flag for 2018/2019 to the Swansea Canal Society was a great thrill for us.  We were pleased to be able to take some representatives of the Whitethorns Day Care Centre in Morriston with us to the Awards Ceremony in June,  as they help us so much to keep the...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 11.11.18 TO SATURDAY 17.11.18

TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER: WORK PARTY MEETS AT BROWNSTERS CAFE, HIGH STREET, CLYDACH BETWEEN 8.00 AND 8.45 AM. THE WORK DAY WILL START AT 9.00AM WITH THE OPEN MONTHLY MEETING OF THE SCS TO BE HELD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SITE OFFICE IN THE CLYDACH BURIED LOCK SITE IN PONTARDAWE ROAD.  PLEASE LEAVE CARS...

WORK PARTY 6TH NOVEMBER 2018

           

Volunteers Work Rewarded: ‘Coast and Country’, 16.11.18. ITV Wales, 8.00pm.

We welcomed the cameras and presenters of ITV Wales ‘Coast and Country’ to the canal some four weeks ago. They suggested that the piece they recorded would be broadcast in the current series of the programe and they have been true to their word. In next week’s  ‘Radio Times’  the details for ‘Coast and Country’...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 4TH NOVEMBER TO SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

Tuesday 6th November:  Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. If the weather remains dry we will be at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock repointin the bywash. If wet, we will be back at Coed Gwilym Park, completing the laying of the coping stones along the towpath edge. We will be...

RECYCLED TIMBERS, COPING STONES AND MEASURING UP: 30.10.18.

We were multi-tasking yet again today. The repairs to the towpath walls are never ending it seems but finishing off with local stone for the coping stones makes this a satisfying project.  Blue Pennant Sandstone has graced the buildings of this canal since 1794 and long may it continue. More old timbers were generously donated...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 28TH OCTOBER TO 3RD NOVEMBER 2018

Tuesday 30th October: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00 am. Work starts at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS at 9.15am. We will be taking timbers by raft from the recently demolished house in Pontardawe Road to the Clydach Buried Lock site for future use in the restoration...

32nd Swansea Scouts, Sunday Working Party; 14th October 2018

Sunday Working Party on 14th October 2018 “This month the Sunday Work Party welcomed the Swansea 32nd Scout with fourteen boys and girls, four parents and their troop leader Ben Ball.  They all arrived at the CRT carpark in Ynysmeudwy at 10 o’clock on the dot, and were appropriately attired in warm coats, boots, gloves...

COAST AND COUNTRY ON THE SWANSEA CANAL: 22.10.18.

THE  ITV CAMERA CREW CAME TO VISIT US FOR A PIECE ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE REGULAR FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRAMME ‘COAST AND COUNTRY’. IT SHOULD BE BROADCAST IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, PERHAPS AS ONE OF THE PIECES FOR THE NEW SERIES WHICH STARTED LAST FRIDAY NIGHT. WE CONCENTRATED ON THE TOWPATH BANKS WHICH...

Work Party 16.10.18

The severe weather over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of October had felled trees as well as putting the canal on flood alert. We went along on foot and in our flat bottomed boat to clear the channel and collect branches from the two trees near Holly Street in Pontardawe. The winding hole...

COAST AND COUNTRY, CANAL AND CAMERAS: 22ND OCT 2018.

MONDAY 22ND OF OCTOBER: THE WORK PARTY DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED THIS WEEK TO A MONDAY AS WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME THE ITV WALES ‘COAST AND COUNTRY’ TEAM TO THE SWANSEA CANAL. OUR VOLUNTEERS MEET IN BROWNSTERS CAFE, HIGH STREET, CLYDACH BETWEEN 8.00 AND 9.00AM AS USUAL AND WE WILL START WORK AT 9.15AM...