SCS

Work Party: Tuesday 4th June 2019

A rainy day today! Eleven regular SCS volunteers were joined by thirteen volunteers from HSBC Business Telephone Banking, Llansamlet. Gill kitted out the HSBC team with tabards and gloves in preparation for the main task of the day – removing Canadian pond weed from the canal north of the Hidden Lock site in Clydach. In...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th June 2019

Sunday 2nd June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 4th June: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

Work Party: Tuesday 28th May 2019

Apologies for a very brief report this week – your regular contributors were otherwise engaged! Thanks to Martin for providing the photos. The main event of the day was a canoe session for the Swansea Ramblers. Everyone enjoyed themselves out on the water and relaxing afterwards.       Two groups of volunteers were hard...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 26th May – Saturday 1st June 2019

Sunday 26th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 28th May: CHANGE OF VENUE: Work party...

Work Party: Tuesday 21st May 2019

On a beautiful sunny morning, we fielded a team of twelve regular volunteers plus two new faces, Charles and Steve, from CGI in Bridgend. As Gordon was sunning himself in Croatia, John G. took up the reins and split us into five groups: (1) Pontardawe Michelle, Paul and Elle busied themselves around the Herbert Street...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 19th – Saturday 25th May 2019

Sunday 19th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 21st May: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

Work Party: Tuesday 14th May 2019

On a lovely warm and sunny morning eighteen eager volunteers were up at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock this week to continue repairing the stonework on the by-wash. A mix of lime mortar was soon prepared and the team got to work. Volunteer Gareth the Younger is getting very proficient with the pointing trowel, and was soon...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th May 2019

Sunday 12th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Monday 13th May: Monthly business meeting of the...

Work Party: Tuesday 7th May 2019

On a day that started out a bit chilly but warmed up nicely later on, sixteen eager volunteers headed up to Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock to continue work on the by-wash. This is Lock No. 13 on the Swansea Canal and a nearby canal milepost gives a distance of 9¾ miles from Swansea. The lock is...

And The Walls Came Tumbling Down: Friday 3rd May 2019

Gordon and his merry band of contractors spent a long day in the site of the Buried Lock in Clydach demolishing many of the sustantial walls left over from the days of the Council Depot. Here are a few before and after photos plus the heavy plant used and the gang relaxing after an exhausting...

Work Party Tuesday 30th April 2019

This week a fifteen-strong volunteer team headed up to Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock to continue work on the by-wash. Volunteers Gareth and Martin got to work cleaning up the pointing on the by-wash walls. This lock is a typical example of the fine workmanship carried out around 1796 when this canal was constructed. We have in...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 5th – Saturday 11th May 2019

Sunday 5th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 7th May: Work party meets at Brownster’s...