Society

THE WEEK AHEAD: 27TH MARCH TO APRIL 2ND 2017

Tuesday 28th March: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15 at the Buried Lock depot site in Pontardawe Road, Clydach. We will continue our demolition of the southern boundary walls (started on the 21st March), use our newly repaired shredder to clear up the pruned...

Pen y Bryn Pupils: Path Layers and Model Makers

Add Media      After  helping us put up bird boxes in the new Nature Reserve in Coed Gwilym Park two weeks     ago, our friends from Pen y Bryn School returned to lay bark chipping paths through the trees.We thank John Donovan, our Education Officer, for arranging the event with the school and the Parks...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (4): ST. BENEDICT’S CHURCH 21.2.17.

       Eager to keep our side of the bargain to clear the overgrown bramble in St. Benedict’s Church car park in exchange for Fr. Nevin generously allowing us to cut  through his boundary wall to the route of the new canal towpath, we brought loppers, shears, drag forks and wheelbarrows a-plenty with us to the...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: Restoring the Piped Section (3): 15.2.17.

Gordon and Gareth have been busy once more. The demolition work site in the   Old Highway Depot has now been secured. Not only is the building to be demolished  (pictured left) carefully screened with HERAS fencing but the lock over which it was built is also safe. You can now watch the water flowing through...

All The News: Tuesday 14.2.17

Four different activities spread out on four different sites today. The work to remove the heaps of weeds and grass from the towpath side went on and was successfully completed. The Lliw building supply bags are excellent for filling up with the vegetation and  are weightless once on board the boat but the off-loaders on...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 13TH FEBRUARY TO 19TH FEBRUARY 2017

TUESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts from the canal side behind Clydach Police Station. We have more heaps of vegetation (shown above) to transport from the towpath to the off-side for composting. Also, there is unsightly fly-tipping beyond the wall of St John’s church next to...

Waterways World Article

The January edition of Waterways World includes an article on Liz McIvor’s visit to the Swansea Canal.

LIZ McIVOR ON THE SWANSEA CANAL: 25.10.16.

What a delight it was to welcome Liz McIvor and her family to the Swansea Canal yesterday. Liz has been the Society’s patron since November 2015 and this was her first visit to the canal, though she did live in Fforestfach for a short time whist working with miners groups. Liz is, of course, the...

SWANSEA CANAL HISTORY

This is an article as sent to the Swansea History Society, requested by them for their magazine, The Chronicle, by Clive Reed. The Swansea Canal was constructed during the period referred to in Britain as the canal mania era, and was one of the six larger canals constructed in South Wales; there were several smaller...

TARENI COLLIERY by Clive Reed

Tareni Colliery 1902-1949   This book is the story of a deep coalmine in Cwmtawe; the Swansea Valley, one of forty-six coalmines that were recorded as working in this valley in the period just prior to the First World War. Tareni Colliery worked at depths of up to 1000 feet below the surface in the...

SHARE THE SPACE, DROP THE PACE Coed Gwilym Parc, Tuesday 27th September

         Photos by Dom Byrne

PIPED CANAL AND BURIED LOCK GIFTED TO THE SWANSEA CANAL SOCIETY.

            The Council Highways depot in Pontardawe Road, Clydach has stood empty for over a year now. The section fronting on to the Pontardawe Road is up for sale. The rear of the yard, however, which backs onto Capel Road has special significance for the Swansea Canal. Under the concrete...