Society

GREAT NEWS FROM THE GOWER SOCIETY: 11.8.17.

Having made an application to the Gower Society earlier this year for funding to help repair the Clydach (Mond) Lock, we were delighted to welcome Audrey Frank, Jeremy Kingham, and Maggie Cuthbert from the Gower Society Committee to the Swansea Canal for a site visit yesterday. Andy, our funding officer, and John Gwalter, our treasurer...

Tesco; the 3 Charities Race: It’s Nip and Tuck…..

…..Or neck and neck,  or a damned close run thing. The tokens are dropping like blue and red flies into the perspex-fronted  ballot boxes in  Tesco’s checkout corridor in Pontardawe.  At stake are three prizes; the charity with the most tokens gets four grand, the second gets 2k and the third gets  £1,000. All worth...

Rafters and Grafters: 1.8.17.

   A young German family, here in Clydach to visit their relative in Craig Cefn Parc, were our  canal guests on a very showery morning in Coed Gwilym Park. As they were fairly new to canoeing, and there were three young children, we lashed two boats together to form a raft for them. They obviously...

Waterway Recovery Group: Many Hands Make Mortar Shortage: 10.7.17

Upper Trebanos Lock was a full of our our wonderful WRG volunteers, clinging, it appeared, to the chamber wall like limpets with  legs. At last, after the abortive attempt of two years ago, the off side wall is being repointed. Firmly supported by sand bags, youngman’s boards and palettes, the multi-armed WRG army is bringing...

Waterway Recovery Group: Many Hands Make Mortar Shortage: 10.7.17

Upper Trebanos Lock was a full of our our wonderful WRG volunteers, clinging, it appeared, to the chamber wall like limpets with  legs. At last, after the abortive attempt of two years ago, the off side wall is being repointed. Firmly supported by sand bags, youngman’s boards and palettes, the multi-armed WRG army is bringing...

No Work Party on Tuesday 11th July. Lunch with WRG now on 12th July at 13.00

Due to the inclement weather forecast for Tuesday 11 th July, thhe lunch with the WRG volunteers will now be held on Wednesday, the 12th July at 13.00.  Work party meets at Trebanos Lock at 9.00 am on the 12th. No meeting at Brownsters on Tuesday or Wednesday.

THE WATERWAYS RECOVERY GROUP WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 9TH JULY TO 16TH JULY.

SUNDAY 9TH JULY:  This year’s summer camp for the volunteers of the Waterways Recovery Group will be based at Upper Trebanos Lock though there will be a second work site three hundred yards upstream where the canal descends into the piped section at Pontardawe Playing Fields.  Our Entertainment Officer, Alan Williams, will be meeting the...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 3/7/17 TO 9/7/17

Tuesday, 4th July: Work party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15 am three hundred yards north of Upper Trebanos Lock wher we continue to repair washholes and reinforce flood defences. This is work that will enable the volunteers of the Waterways Recovery Group who are working...

Our New CRT Team Leader: 20.6.17.

We were delighted to welcome our new Canal and River Trust Volunteer Team Leader to  Pontardawe last Tuesday. She is Jade Hester, pictured on the extreme left of this photo. She has taken over the role on secondment  for six months though this may become a permanent post. She has already ordered native wildflowers for...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 19TH JUNE 2017 TO 25TH JUNE 2017

TUESDAY 20TH JUNE  2017:  Work Party meets betwen 8.00am and 9.00am in Brownsters Cafe High Street, Clydach. Work starts  between Herbert Street Bridge, Pontardawe and  Holly Street Bridge Pontardawe at 9.15am. We will be recapturing  coping stones from the channel to replace in their original positions on the tow path. SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 2017: Canoe...

The Co-operation of the Co-operative Society: The Two Day Stall.

       The Co-Operative Society supermarket in Clydach have been very generous in  allocating us a further two days to publicise the Society in their store. This is all part of their six month sponsorship of us as one of their two chosen local charities. Michelle and Alan, in the left hand photo, took charge of...

Message from Andrew Stumpf (CRT Head of Wales)

We are delighted to have received a twitter message from Andrew Stumpf today, acknowledging the success of of our adoption of the two mile section of the Swansea Canal from Clydach to Trebeanos Locks. As below. Do contribute to our new Twitter account. Andrew Stumpf (@astumpfcrt) tweeted at 10:04 a.m. on Sun, May 21, 2017:...