Boats

SUMMER SEASON Canoe and Kayak Hire. Training Day, March 18th.

Swansea Canal Society are starting back with their canoes and kayaks for hire at the lovely Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach on Easter Sunday (April 1st). Each Sunday the canoes and kayaks will be available from 10.30 in the morning to 2.30 in the afternoon. We will also be opening from 10.00am to 2.00pm every...

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST? 8 VOLUNTEERS UNFAZED: 27.2.18.

Michelle gives us this account of motivation overcoming adverse weather conditions at Lower Ynysmeudwy Locks today. “On a rather ‘crisp’ but sunny morning eight of us headed up to Ynysmeudwy Locks to carry on the work of the previous week.  Drag forks were used to pull back the weeds and silt that had encroached into...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SATURDAY 24TH FEB TO SATURDAY 3RD MARCH

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY: THE SWANSEA CANAL SOCIETY WILL BE REPRESENTED AT THE IWA SOUTH WALES EXHIBITION (DETAILS BELOW). WE WILL HAVE A STALL WITH  SCALE MODELS OF OUR PLANNED RESTORATION AS WELL AS PICTURES OF THE CANAL AND ITS HISTORY. CLIVE REED, OUR HERITAGE CONSULTANT, WILL ALSO BE GIVING A TALK ON THE  HISTORY OF...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 11TH FEB TO 17TH FEB 2018.

TUESDAY 13TH FEB: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15  at YNYSMEUDWY LOCKS. The car park is first right (coming from Pontardawe) past the Ynysmeudwy Arms. It has a very narrow entrance. We will remove the mud and water from the footpath puddles behind the...

WORK PARTY AT YNYSMEUDWY LENGTHMAN’S HUT: 06.2.18 (2)

HERE WE ALL ARE OUTSIDE THE LENGTHSMAN HUT, NOW ALL SHIPSHAPE AND YNYSMEUDWY FASHION. AND A SPECIAL ONE FOR DOMINIC AS HE TOOK THE FIRST PHOTO. NO, HE DIDN’T, HE’S IN THE GROUP PHOTO.  IT MUST HAVE BEEN RHODRI SO HERE’S ONE OF RHODRI TOO OUTSIDE THE HUT. THATS QUITE ENOUGH  OF THE LENGTHSMAN’S HUT...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 7.1.18 TO 13.1.18

TUESDAY 9TH JANUARY 2018: Work Party meets between 8.00am and 9.00am at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach. Work commences in the Old Highways Depot, Pontardawe Road, Clydach SA6 5NS at 9.15am. We will be clearing the yard to make it ready for the official opening of the towpath on 23.1.18.  All the green fencing in...

Old Highways Depot Towpath Open: 2.1.18.

The new 120 metre towpath/cycle route through the Old Highways Depot in Pontardawe Road, Clydach is now open, though the official opening ceremony will take place later this year. Below, is a photo of what the route looked like in June 2017. And here is the further progress made by July 2017. And now we...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 3.12.17 TO 9.12.17.

TUESDAY:  5TH DECEMBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at the Old Highways Depot, Pontardawe Road, Clydach at 9.15am. A lttle more work is required to prepare the site for the tarmaccing of the towpath. This latter task should take place before the end of January...

Co-op Presentation to SCS on 25.11.17 at about 12.30pm in the Clydach Store’

The Co-op supermarket in Clydach is having a celebration day on Saturday 25th November to present its chosen charities with the money raised by Co-op customers through its plastic bag levy and branded sales schemes. We are honoured to have been one of those charities. The money that loyal Co-op members have raised for the...

Donation to the SCS from the The Swansea Welsh Church Act Trust Fund

  The Swansea Welsh Church Act Trust Fund is open to all voluntary, charitable or benevolent groups based in the Swansea area, and awards grants to successful applicants up to a maximum of £5,000.   We are very pleased to anounce that the Society has been awarded £2,000 by the fund. This money will be...

Swansea Canal Article by Martin Ludgate in ‘Canal Boat’ magazine

Martin Ludgate, who was deputy leader of this year’s Waterway Recovery Group Sumer Camp at Upper Trebanos Lock, wrote a fantastc article about the week and also about the future of the Swansea Canal in the September edition  of ‘Canal Boat’ Magazine. It is well worth reading. The link to the article is below. Thank...

The Canal Close to the Swan Inn in Plasmarl.

One more photo of the  Swansea Canal from Dominc Byrne. He says, “The photo shows the canal looking north up what is now the the Morriston by-pass from the Phelps and Williams tyre depot on the roundabout at the top of Beufort Road. The white building on the extreme left of the photo is the...