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Birds in Glais and Clydach

Darrel Joseph, a local wildlife photographer, took these lovely bird photographs in the Glais and Clydach area (several on the canal itself). He has kindly allowed us to share them on our website. Tynnodd Darrel Joseph, ffotograffydd bywyd gwyllt lleol, y ffotograffau adar hyfryd hyn yn ardal Glais a Clydach (sawl un ar y gamlas...

Resurfacing the Towpath at Trebanos

Although volunteering on the canal is suspended for the time being, due to the COVID pandemic, nothing stops the workers from Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. Following on from their tremendous work north of Trebanos Locks, here they are resurfacing the towpath south of the locks right through to the Neath/Swansea boundary. First the...

Clive Reed a Chamlas Abertawe: Rhan 2. / Clive Reed and the Swansea Canal: Part 2

Martin, our Head Gardener and Welsh learner, continues his series of articles in Welsh by translating the biography of Clive Reed that is currently available on our website in English. This is the second and final part. He writes: Ysgrifennais i ddwy ran y cyfieithiad Cymraeg hwn o gyfraniad enfawr Clive Reed i Gymdeithas Camlas...

Glas Y Dorlan Ar Y Gamlas / Kingfisher On The Canal

For this contribution to our occasional series in Welsh, the Society is indebted to Owain Lewis, a long-time friend and supporter of the canal, for commissioning this delightful piece and to Dewi Lewis for writing it. Owain writes: Dewi Lewis is a well known naturalist who lives locally and regularly contributes to the Llais Welsh...

Clive Reed a Chamlas Abertawe: Rhan 1. / Clive Reed and the Swansea Canal: Part 1

Martin, our Head Gardener and Welsh learner, continues his series of articles in Welsh by translating the biography of Clive Reed that is currently available on our website in English. This is the first of three parts. Clive is the Heritage Officer of the Swansea Canal Society. His knowledge of and passion for the Swansea...

Heritage Documents

Our Heritage Consultant, Clive Reed, whose knowledge of and love for the Swansea Canal is unsurpassed, most generously provides the Society with important documents about the canal and the society that can be found here. The most recent document is a fascinating insight into the collieries found at Cwmdu. The Society remains indebted to Clive...

Yr Ardd Flodau Gwyllt / The Wild Flower Garden

In the second in an occasional series, Martin, our Head Gardener and Welsh learner, writes: Yr Ardd Flodau Gwyllt Syniad Gordon oedd hi i ddefnyddio cerrig o’r adeiladau ddymchwelwyd ar y safle ‘Clydach Buried Lock’ i wneud gardd flodau gwyllt. Os ydych chi’n tyfu planhigion brodorol, maen nhw’n gwneud yn well mewn pridd bas a...

Christmas in Minature

Once more, the Society, and indeed the whole nation, languishes in lockdown. Volunteer sessions are suspended for the foreseeable future. Christmas this year will be very different for all of us. We all hope for a very much better 2021. Here is a little bit of Christmas cheer from Michelle, one of the Society’s long-standing...

Hapus i Siarad / Happy to Talk

Martin, our Head Gardener, is learning Welsh. He wrote the following piece as part of his homework:   Grant ‘Hapus i Siarad’. Mae Rebeca Phillips, Cyngorhydd Trebanos, wedi rhoi ei cyllid cymunedol blynyddol i’r Gymdeithas Gamlas Abertawe. Mae’r Gymdeithas wedi prynu tair mainc gyda’r rhodd hael hon. Mae’r meinciau’n rhan o’r fenter iechyd meddwl ‘Hapus...

Work Party: Tuesday 8th December 2020

On a bitterly cold morning, the volunteers assembled at two sites. Firstly at the canal that runs alongside Hebron Road, rubbish was collected whilst John effected a repair to the doors on the derelict building.     At the Hidden Lock site, the hardcore rubbish was used as backfill behind the garden wall, plant material...

The Week Ahead: 6th – 12th December 2020

Work Party Tuesday 8th December 2020: Assemble at the Hidden Lock site in Clydach at 9am. Tasks within the site will be allocated upon arrival and will include building the wall around the garden and clearing the channel south of Clydach Mond lock. Bring your own refreshments. Social distancing must be maintained, Stay safe.

Work Party: Tuesday 1st December 2020

An unexpected turn of events and the high COVID-19 infection rate in Pontardawe caused a last-minute change of venue for today’s session. The gang assembled in the Hidden Lock site in Clydach and carried on with several tasks. The weather was fair and the rain stayed away. The biggest event was the arrival of the...