Restoration

Work Party Two: Tuesday 3rd December 2019

  WORK PARTY TWO OF TWO – BYWASH BRIDGING The second, smaller group of volunteers stayed in the Hidden Lock site to start on constructing a new crossing of the temporary by-wash. This is needed to provide safer, sturdier, easier vehicular access to the far side of the site. The first phase is to reinforce...

Work Party Tuesday 19th February 2019

Another very pleasant morning in mid-February and we were back on the canal at Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach. No fewer than twenty-four volunteers came out to lend a hand. It is so gratifying to see so many people freely giving of their time in this way. Volunteers Alan and Martin were busy preparing three...

Work Party Sunday 17th February 2019

This month we met up at Herbert Street Bridge, Pontardawe to spend a few hours sprucing up the canal in the area around the aqueduct. This section of the canal shows signs of neglect and so a few hours of work can make a significant difference. We had a marvellous turn-out with six volunteers along...

Work Party Tuesday 12th February 2019

A very pleasant morning in early February found Alan, Malcolm and David busy putting up a few more of Alan’s hand-crafted bijou family bird boxes in the Canal Society’s Nature Reserve in Coed Gwilym Park. The boxes have been successful in attracting robins and blue tits.   The rest of the work party moved up...

Work Party Tuesday 5th February 2019

This week we returned to Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach. The weather was rather mild with a touch of drizzle. An amazing twenty-four volunteers turned out and set to work on this, the first work party of February. The aim was to continue the repair and rebuilding of the canal bank just north of the...

Work Party Tuesday 29th January 2019

This week the weather caught up with us and the rain came down, but you can’t keep a good team down and fifteen eager volunteers set to work.  Volunteers Alan and Michelle headed up to Pontardawe to investigate a fallen tree in the canal. The photo shows the ivy-covered tree spanning the width of the...

Week ahead Sunday 27th January to Saturday 2nd February 2019

Tuesday 29th January: Meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach for breakfast between 8 and 9 am. Work will be in Coed Gwilym Park, where we will continue to repair the canal bank.

Work Party Tuesday 22nd January 2019

This week we returned to Coed Gwylim Park in Clydach to continue the repair and rebuilding of the canal bank along the towpath. The weather was overcast and there was a brief shower of rain but it did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the twenty volunteers who appeared on site. We were visited by...

Work Party Sunday 20th January 2019

The team met up at 10.00am at Herbert Street bridge in Pontardawe. The weather was unusually mild for late January and the sun ventured out as the morning progressed. We spotted eighteen pairs of mallards and a grebe on the canal. The Work Party concentrated it’s effort on the canal just above Herbert Street bridge...

Week ahead Sunday 20th January to Saturday 27th January 2019

Sunday 20th January: Michelle will be leading a work party in Pontardawe. Meet her at Holly Street bridge. Tuesday 22nd January: Meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach for breakfast between 8 and 9 am. Work will be in Coed Gwilym Park, where we will continue to repair the canal bank. Kevin Phillips from CRT...

Work Party Tuesday 15th January 2019

The day was slightly overcast but the temperature was quite mild as we gathered at the Boat Depot in Coed Gwilym Park. Perfect working weather! Gordon set up the mixer in preparation. Our goal this week was to continue with the re-building of the canal bank on the towpath side running north towards Trebanos. Doing...

Week ahead Sunday 13th January to Saturday 19th January 2019

  Tuesday 15th January, Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work will be in Clydach Buried Lock Site