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The Week Ahead: Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th January 2023

Sunday 8th January: Work Party: Those wishing to participate should meet at Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. Proposed tasks for the day include: a) preparing and painting railings removed during the towpath diversion, ready for future re-use, b) repainting the lettering on the newly cleaned obelisk plaques, and c) repainting railings alongside the canoe slipway....

Work Party: Tuesday 3rd January 2023

It was a very wet start to the working New Year for the handful of our volunteers who ventured out. Those hardy souls met at the Canoe Store in Coed Gwilym Park where, unfortunately, we found that the new roof continues to leak in a number of places. With several damp locations identified, Gordon has...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 1st – Saturday 7th January 2023

Tuesday 3rd January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble in Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. The main task will be to secure and seal leaks to the roof of the canoe store. Other tasks will include clearing the grid at the...

Annual General Meeting 2021-2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Swansea Canal Society for the year 2021 – 2022 will be held in the New Inn, Clydach at 7pm on Tuesday 10th January 2023. The AGM will be followed by a Trustees’ Open Meeting. Papers for both meetings will be available here.

Work Party: Tuesday 13th December 2022

A bitterly cold and frosty morning saw a depleted but dedicated (daft?) gang of six assemble by Holly Street bridge in Pontardawe, with a view to remove overhanging branches. First up, however, Gordon felled a dead tree that was in imminent danger of falling and possibly causing untold harm to passers-by.     Alan W...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 11th – Saturday 17th December 2022

Tuesday 13th December: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am between Herbert Street and Holly Street bridges in Pontardawe. We will be clearing the cut between the bridges. Cake and hot drinks will be provided but you must bring your...

Work Party: Tuesday 6th December 2022

In recent weeks our keen volunteers have found the benefits of utilising a split work party arrangement. There isn’t always enough work for everyone to get involved in at one location, when we have a good turnout. Today was no different. Our main target was the unusual and historic Morfydd Street ‘turnover’ or ‘roving’ bridge...

Work Party: Sunday 4th December 2022

It was a chilly morning’s start for today’s Sunday Squad of Alan T, Mike and Ronnie F, John Grav, Pete A and Steve H. Woolly hats all round were definitely the order of the day! We did though get the chance to tackle several outstanding jobs in the dry. Ronnie started the ball rolling by...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 4th – Saturday 10th December 2022

Sunday 4th December: Work Party: Those wishing to participate should meet at Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. Proposed tasks for the day include: a) finish painting the black base band around the canoe store, b) continue preparing and repainting the railings alongside the canoe slipway, c) repainting the lettering on the newly cleaned obelisk plaques,...

Work Party: Tue3sday 29th November 2022

Another twin-site based work party today. Alan T and Gordon, our society stonemasons, travelled up to Lower Trebanos Lock to complete the lifting and laying of large coping and facing stones, while a second group continued the tidying up of the Clydach Canal Centre, the canal adjacent to it, and the Stone Barge. At the...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 27th November – Saturday 3rd December 2022

Tuesday 29th November: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am at the Clydach Canal Centre, Hebron Road, Clydach. We will tackle various tidying tasks in and around the site. The major task will be to clear the bank dropping down...

Work Party: Tuesday 22nd November 2022

Volunteers met this week at our Hebron Road site to concentrate on two main tasks – some much-needed gardening on the flower border planted during the summer, and an internal tidy up of the building that will become our Canal Centre. With our efforts having been focussed elsewhere along the canal in recent months, the...