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Work Party: Sunday 6th November 2022

Heavy rain once again disrupted plans for this morning’s work party at Coed Gwilym Park. Storms were promised, and they came! The Sunday Squad of Alan T, Steve H, Mike F, John Grav and Pete A nonetheless turned out, but quickly decided that only one of our planned tasks was viable. The roof scaffolding was...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 6th – Saturday 12th November 2022

Sunday 6th November: Those wishing to participate should meet at Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. The planned tasks for the day are, a) to complete the painting of the canoe store, if the roof repair scaffolding has been removed, b) to continue preparing and repainting the railings alongside the canoe slipway, and c) to begin...

Work Party: Tuesday 1st November 2022

The work today was split between two sites although, amoeba-like, the two bases swiftly splintered into several sub-sites. Though the weather was predominantly wet there was an excellent turn out and much was achieved. Sharon, Kath and Chris took drag forks from Base Camp 1 (the newly painted and re-roofed canoe store in Coed Gwilym...

“Spooky” 2022

Although it wasn’t the 31st October, there were some very ‘Spooky’ goings-on in Coed Gwilym Park today! Passers-by might have seen spider webs on trees and fences, ghoulish faces on scaffolding, a luminous skeleton, witches, prisoners, Dracula and many other scary sights! The air was also full of mysterious smells! Cautious investigations found those responsible...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 30th October – Saturday 5th November 2022

Sunday 30th October: “SPOOKY 2022”: Those wishing to assist at this event should assemble in Coed Gwilym Park from 9am. Please contact Mike or Ronnie Fuller for further details. Tuesday 1st November: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am at...

Work Party: Tuesday 25th October 2022

There was a late change of plan for this morning’s volunteer work party. The intention had been to again split the team onto several different tasks: to continue rebuilding and pointing work at Trebanos lock, to clear and clean out the canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park, and to clear the towpath and surroundings areas...

Work Party: Sunday 23rd October 2022

On a day when the weather looked uncertain to say the least, a small but beautifully formed group of four volunteers turned out early at Coed Gwilym Park. Two key tasks were identified for the morning – paint the black base on the fourth wall of the canoe store, and remove logs and branches from...

Spooky 2022

SPOOKY 2022 - The second annual Halloween event in Coed Gwilym Park is a spectacular collaboration between Swansea Canal Society, Friends of Coed Gwilym Park and Clydach Heritage Centre. Let’s hope for better weather than last year!  

The Week Ahead: Sunday 23rd – Saturday 29th October 2022

Sunday 23rd October: Work Party: Meet at 9am at Coed Gwilym Park with the intention of painting more of the canoe store, and continuing to rub down and paint the slipway railings – weather permitting. We will also be clearing the canal of fallen branches and obstructions ahead of the proposed ‘Spooky’ Halloween event on...

Work Party: Tuesday 18th October 2022

It was another return to the lower Trebanos lock for our doughty volunteers today, making the most of access to the lock chamber whilst the scaffolding is still in place. With plenty of lime mortar to hand, thanks to the top mixing team of Gareth and John G, Gordon and Alan T continued to rebuild...

Swansea Canal Society Calendar 2023

Swansea Canal Society Calendar 2023 This calendar celebrating the first 225 years of the Swansea Canal is available from the Pontardawe Arts Centre, The Miller’s Arms in Ynystawe, Lock Number 4 Cafe in Trebanos and Society members. It costs £5 and makes an ideal Christmas present.    

Visit to Ysgol y Cribarth in Abercrave

To kick off the “225 in 2023” celebrations, Gill and Sharon recently visited Ysgol y Cribarth in Abercrave. They went to talk to years 5 and 6 about the celebrations and accompanied by Mr. Edwards, their teacher, and Rebecca from Abercraf Happy Helpers we all went on a rather wet and muddy walk to the...