Canal

THE WEEK AHEAD: 21ST JANUARY TO 27TH JANUARY 2018

SUNDAY 21ST JAN: The Pontardawe to Ynysmeudwy Sunday Work Party will be working by the Herbert Street Bridge in Pontardawe today. The railings round the canal between the subway and Herbert Street bridge are in need of a good lick of paint. The Work Party will  rub them down in preparation for painting. Meet at...

The Week Ahead: 14th JANUARY 2018 TO 21st JANUARY 2018

TUESDAY 16TH: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00am. Work starts at the Old Highways Depot, Clydach at 9.15. We have been clearing up the yard in preparation for the official opening of the towpath/cycle path on Tuesday the 23rd January at 11.00am. We will continue this work today....

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (22): OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW TOWPATH

THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW TOWPATH AND CYCLE PATH THROUGH THE OLD HIGHWAYS DEPOT IN PONTARDAWE ROAD,  CLYDACH WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY 23.1.18 AT 11.00AM. We are busy tidying up the site in preparation for the big day. Below we see the now redundant green fencing being dug up. It will be reused...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 31.12.17 TO 6TH JANUARY 2018

   TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY 2018: Happy New Year,  Blwyddyn Newydd Dda. The Work Party meets in good spirits and with high hopes for the New Year in Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.,00am. Work starts in the Old Highways Depot, Pontardawe Road, Clydach at 9.15. We will be clearing up the site...

Tarmac 75% completed: 16.12.17.

THE JOB IS ALMOST DONE TO LINK THE TOWPATH ROUTE TO THE SOUTH AND NORTH OF THE  OLD HIGHWAYS DEPOT CLYDACH  WITH 120 METRES OF TARMACCED PATH. THE PATH WILL FOLLOW THE EXACT ROUTE OF THE OLD TOWPATH.

TARMACCERS AT WORK. 14.12.17.

THE NEW TOWPATH  IN THE OLD HIGHWAYS DEPOT IS BEING TARMACCED. WE ARE NEARLY THERE.                         

DUMP, RAMP AND RAKE: 12.12.17.

Ah, bitter chill it was! No cementing or bulb planting possible at the Old Highways depot in Pontardawe Road Clydach today. What did arrive though, in a 10 ten bulk order, was lot of stone dust. This is for the ramp up to and across the towpath to give a reasonable gradient for the tarmac...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 10.12.17 TO 16.12.17

TUESDAY 12TH DECEMBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00am. Work starts in the Old Highways Depot, Pontardawe Road, Clydach at 9.15. We will take a delivery of cement and top soil from Lliw Builders for further work on the towpath and for filling wooden containers with native plants,...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (21): RAMPS, RAINBOWS, AND REFRESHMENTS.

     RAINBOW OVER CAPEL ROAD AND THE DEPOT SITE. 5.12.17 A GOOD OMEN FOR  THE FUTURE  REDEVELOPMENT  OF THE SITE WE   HOPE .         TODAY WE COMPLETED THE RAMP OVER THE TOWPATH ALLOWING LORRY ACCESS TO THE WORK SITE FROM THE MAIN ROAD (BELOW RIGHT).              ...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: (20) WORK PARTY 28.11.17 IN PICTURES.

    VIEW OF THE OLD HIGHWAYS DEPOT SITE LOOKING SOUTH TOWARDS THE MOND. THE TOWPATH ROUTE IS  FENCED OFF ON THE LEFT.  THE  PIPED CANAL IS RUNNING UNDERGROUND JUST TO THE RIGHT OF THE FENCING.   VIEW LOOKING NORTH UP THE TOWPATH. THE EDGING IS IN PLACE AND SOME SOIL HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE...

21.11.17: THE TOWPATH BENEATH OUR FEET AND CLYDACH LOCK.

BELOW RIGHT:   THE TOWPATH SEEN FROM THE  SOUTHERN END OF THE DEPOT. THE WOODEN SIDE EDGING IS ALREADY IN PLACE AT THE TOP OF THE PHOTO.   LEFT: THE TOWPATH SKIRTING ST BENEDICTS CHURCH, CLYDACH, WITH  THE  SAFETY FENCING IN PLACE. THIS WILL ENSURE THAT CYCLISTS AND WALKERS WILL BE PROTECTED FROM THE  FUTURE...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 19TH NOVEMBER TO 25TH NOVEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15:- 1. To clear up the Clydach Lock site where the scaffolding has now been taken down, and 2. In the Old Highways Depot site where we need to finish off the last of the HERAS Security fencing north...