Canal

Country Focus: Green Flag Swansea Canal Radio Interview.

  Rachael Garside visited the Swansea Canal last October and her interviews with us concerning our Green Flag Award  were broadcast on Country Focus on Radio Wales shortly afterwards.   They have now been repeated and can be heard on:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b080c6p7#play    

THE WEEK AHEAD: 24TH APRIL TO 30TH APRIL 2017

  TUESDAY 25TH APRIL: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe High Street Clydach between 8.00 and9.00am. Work starts 400 yards north of Upper Trebanos Lock at 9.15. We will be repairing the wash holes just south of the southern terminus  next to the Pontardawe Playing Fields. SUNDAY 30th APRIL: Canoe and Kayak Hire from the...

Primroses

The primroses planted at Trebanos Lock several years ago have now naturalised and and making a lovely display this year.   Well worth going along there to have a look.

THE WEEK AHEAD: 10TH APRIL TO 16TH APRIL 2017.

TUESDAY 11TH APRIL:  WORK PARTY MEETS AT BROWNSTERS CAFE HIGH STREET, CLYDACH BETWEEN 8.00 AND 9.00AM. Work commences at 9.30 north of Upper Trebanos Lock repairing wash holes to prevent bank erosion. We now have our own generator which will make the work easier. SUNDAY 16TH APRIL: Swansea Canal Society are having a multi-sport ‘taster’...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 3RD APRIL 2017 TO 9TH APRIL 2017

  TUESDAY 4TH APRIL: Work Party meets at Forge Fach Community Centre Cafe, Hebron Road, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am as  Brownsters is closed today. Work starts at 9.30 north of Lower Trebanos Lock. We will be helping CRT staff to regulate the flow of water from the old Darren Colliery outfall and rebuild the...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: (7) 28.3.17. GATES ‘R US.

      Having bought the premium wood for the gates into and out of St. Benedict’s Church car park at a very competitive price, Gordon and Gareth were faced with the task of building the gates to the exact size, demolishing the wall between the depot site and the church, and then installing them.   ...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: (6) WALLS, GATES AND WOOD: 21.3.17

   Walls and confers came a’tumbling down today in the depot.          On the left, the large gap in the southern wall shows the progress made by Gordon and his angle grinder as we congregate to admire his work.       On the right, David moves felled conifers away from the site of the...

The Week Ahead: 20th March to 26th March 2017

Tuesday 21st March: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe between 8.00 and 9.00am. We will start work at 9.30 in the depot in Pontardawe Road where a number of jobs need doing:- 1. Remove the metal fencing on top of the wall which is to be demolished at the southern end of the depot. 2....

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (5): NEW LIFE IN THE OLD DEPOT:7.3.17

All the left over bags from the Old Depot’s previous life are stored on top of what will be the route of the new towpath. The quicker they are moved, the better for us and the contractors. We had the men, we had the muscle and and we had the wheelbarrows, so we began, in...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 6TH MARCH TO 12TH MARCH 2017.

Tuesday 7th March: Work party meets in Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach, between 8.000 and 9.00am. Work starts in our new depot, Pontardawe Road, Clydach where we will be doing preparatory work prior to the demolition of the building over the buried lock. From 13.00 we will be joined by 3 members of the staff...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 20TH FEBRUARY TO 26TH FEBRUARY 2017

                                                                                          St Benedict’s Church, Clydach Tuesday: 21st February: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, HighStreet, Clydach between 8.00am  and 9.00am.  Work starts at 9.30 in the car park of St. Benedict’s Church, Pontardawe Road, Clydach.  Fr. Henry Nevin and the church authoritities have generously agreed to allow us to remove a couple of sections...

THE TANK IS OUR WORK HORSE: THE CLYDACH POUND CLEARED, 7.2.17.

Our flat-bottomed, electric-powered boat, affectionately labelled ‘The Tank’ has vastly increased the speed at which we can clear invasive weeds and reeds. We have been working from Clydach Aqueduct to Clydach Lock for four weeks now, gradually building up large piles of grass and weeds which were choking the channel. Having left them on the...