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Work Party: Tuesday 14th January 2020

  Really heavy rain forced us once again to abandon plans to lay cement bags along the bank at Trebanos. Instead, we split into two groups. The first very sensibly took shelter in the Canal & River Trust depot in Hebron Road. The volunteers quickly got to work tidying up in preparation for using the...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th January 2020

Tuesday 14th January: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Weather permitting, work commences at 9.30am at Trebanos Locks. We will continue to repair the bank south of the locks and remove weed. Also, the promotion sub-committee will commence clearing the Hebron Road store that will ultimately be converted...

Work Party: Tuesday 7th January 2020

  A mild, fairly bright day greeted the first work party of 2020 to Trebanos Locks where the order of the day was to continue with bank reinforcement. As usual, concrete was mixed then bags were filled, barrowed to the work site and laid carefully in place as shown in this series of photos. The...

The Week Ahead: 5th – 11th January 2020. Yr Wythnos Ymlaen: 5ed – 11eg Ionawr 2020.

  Happy New Year Monday 6th January: Annual General Meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at the Vadre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, Clydach at 7pm. To be followed by monthly business meeting. All welcome. Tuesday 7th January: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Weather permitting, work commences at...

BBC TV Cymru Filming, Thursday 19th December 2019

  On 19th December the rain held off long enough for a visit to the Swansea Canal by BBC TV Cymru to report on the dredging of the section between Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach, and Trebanos. The team filmed the amphibious excavator in action and large quantities of silt being transported down the canal in...

Work Party: Tuesday 17th December 2019

  Delayed delivery of building materials to Trebanos meant that we had to postpone repairs to the canal bank. Instead we gathered at the Hidden Lock site and continued with several vital tasks. First of these was to finish the repositioning of the bridge across the by-wash. Concrete was mixed, stones were cut and transported...

The Week Ahead: 15th – 21st December 2019

  Tuesday 17th December: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Weather permitting, work commences at 9.30am at Trebanos Locks. We will continue to repair the bank south of the locks and remove weed. This will be the final working day for 2019. The Society thanks its team of...

Work Party: Tuesday 10th December 2019

  Today’s forecast was for continuous rain so we abandoned plans to continue with bank reinforcement at Trebanos. Instead, we assembled in the Hidden Lock site and busied ourselves with a variety of tasks. In contrast to the dire forecast, the first part of the morning was fairly dry so we built the block wall...

Christmas Dinner: Thursday 5th December 2019

  “All Work And No Play Makes Gordon A Dull Boy” Or so says the proverb. On Thursday, we enjoyed a fantastic Christmas Dinner and a good, old-fashioned sing-song at the Ynysmeudwy Arms. We all had a grand time even if the soloists probably will not be auditioning for the Welsh National Opera. Back to...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th December 2019

Tuesday 10th December: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Due to the expected awful weather, volunteers should assemble at the Hidden Lock Site at 9:30am when tasks will be assigned according to weather conditions. Please bring your Festive clothes, hats, etc. for Gill’s filming. 

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 One: Tuesday 3rd December 2019

  WORK PARTY ONE OF TWO – COMMUNITY GARDENING Half of our Tuesday volunteers forsook the towpath for the Swansea suburb of Townhill today. We became a garden clearance team on behalf of a gentleman with Asperger’s who, after the death of his parents, is finding it difficult to control the bramble and weeds in...