Restoration

Work and Canoe Parties: 5th June.

We worked at several places today. At the canoe store the hectic pace of the last day of the Go Canoeing Week on June 3rd had meant that the canoes and kaykas had not be been thoroughly cleaned before being stored away. Gill, Ronnie, Mike, Jaqueline, and Rabbie spent the morning getting everything ship, craft,...

Ryan Thomas, Swansea Planning Control Manager visits Hidden Lock Site: 1.6.18

Ryan Thomas, Planning Control Manager at the City and County of Swansea, visited the Old Council Yard site in Pontardawe Road Clydach today, accompanied boy our chairman, Cllr Gordon Walker. The site is now refered to as the Clydach Lock site or more familiarly as the Hidden Lock or Buried Lock site. Of course once...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY MAY 27TH TO SAT 2ND JUNE 2018

  SUNDAY 27TH MAY: Canoe and Kayak hire at the Canoe Store, Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. Open Canoes £7.00, rafts £10.00, single kayaks £4, and 2 double kayaks £5.00. Full details on this website under ‘Canoe Hire’. Tuesday, 29th May: Canoes and kayays for hire from 10.30am to 3.00pm. Details of terms and...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 20TH MAY TO 26TH MAY 2018

SUNDAY 20TH MAY: Canoe and Kayak hire from the canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park. First hire 10.30, last hire 2.30pm.  Rafts, canadian canoes, double and single kayaks for hire  along this lovely stretch of the canal up to Trebanos Locks. For full details of prices, terms and conditions see under ‘Canoe Hire’ on this...

THE WEEK AHEAD: MAY 13TH TO SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2018

SUNDAY 13TH MAY:  Canoe Hire at Coed Gwilym Park. Canoes, rafts, and double and single kayaks available from 10.30am to 2.30pm. For full details and terms and conditions see under Canoe Hire on this website. MONDAY 14TH MAY: Monthly meeting of the SCS at the Vardre Rugby Club, Hebron Road Clydach at 7.00pm. All welcome....

THE WEEK AHEAD: 29TH APRIL TO 5TH MAY 2018

SUNDAY 29TH APRIL 2018: Canoes and kayaks for hire from the Canoe Store in Coed Gwilym Park. Rafts £10.00, Canoes £7, double kayaks £5, single kayaks £4. Full details of terms and conditions under ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website.                   TUESDAY, 1ST MAY 2018:   Work Party meets...

Timber Transport Time Travel: Floating Wood down the Canal: April 2018.

A gift of old timber from the owners of a demolished house  which backs on to the Swansea Canal has allowed us the opportunity to use the canal for its original purpose; transporting raw materials. The distance the timbers need to travel is not great, maybe one hundred yards or so. And the volume of...

HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE: THREE WORK SITES IN ONE DAY: 3.4.18.

At last, a spring like-feel to the April air.  Inspired by the sun on our backs, our volunteers felt that all things were possible and spread the mornings activiites over three sites.  The main work, under Gordon’s supervision, once more took advantage of the carrying capacity of the new dumper truck. Sand bags filled with...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 1.4.18 TO 6.4.18.

Sunday 1st April:  Canoe Hire Season commences in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach at 10.30. Last hire 2.30pm. Canoes £7, double kayaks £5 and single Kayaks £4.  For full details of terms and conditions see under Canoe Hire on this website. Tuesday 3rd April: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High St., Clydach between 8.00 and...

TIPPER TRAINING AND VISITORS FROM CANAL AND RIVER TRUST: 27.3.18.

Our volunteers were given a training session to enable them to use the new tipper safely.  (Centre).     (Below right) David Morgan and Mike Ywell (left of picture) from the Canal and River Trust visit the canal to see the section of canal between Coed Gwilym Park and Trebanos which is in need of dredging.  ...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 25TH MARCH TO 31ST MARCH 2018

SUNDAY 25TH MARCH: Canoe training day at the canoe store, Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. 2 fully qualified instructors will run our new volunteers through the basics of Safety on Water.  Commences at 11.00am.  If you want to help us run the Sunday canoe and kayak hire which starts on April 1st,  do join us today...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 4TH MARCH TO 10TH MARCH 2018.

MONDAY 5TH OF MARCH:  Monthly open meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at the Vardre Rugby Club, Hebron Road at 7.00pm . All welcome. TUESDAY 6TH MARCH: PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO WORK PARTY TODAY AS  THE WORK DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED TO FRIDAY (DETAILS BELOW). FRIDAY 9TH OF MARCH: VISIT BY TONIA ANTONIAZZI, MP...