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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:...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND MAY TO 28TH MAY 2017.

TUESDAY 23RD MAY: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work commences at Trebanos at 9.15, four hundred yards north of the Upper Trebanos Lock where we will be continuing the repairs to the wash holes and eroded banks. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 26 AND 27TH:  Our Stall of hand-made...

16.5.17. THE CO-OP AND THE OLD STONE BARGE.

          As Monday’s deluge continued unabated into Tuesday we split into indoor and outdoor parties. It may have seemed an easier shift for Gill and Sue looking after our gift and craft stall indoors in the foyer of Clydach Co-op but the weather was not going to make it a bumper ...

Swansea Canal Adoptions.

For those of you who watched BBC ‘Wales Today’ today and are interested in adopting a section of canal, the CRT website link is:- https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/volunteer/adopt-a-canal The Swansea Canal has adopted the section of Swansea Canal from Clydach to Trebanos and we work closely with the Canal And River Trust in helping to restore this section....

A TALE OF 2 GERRYS, 1 JOHN AND AND A CHEON. 25/4/17.

              Here we are three hundred yards north of Upper Trebanos Lock, not fifty yards from where we lose the canal in an 800 yard pipe. The section is not the prettiest but that is far prettier than not being able to see it at all. The  Swansea Canal...

Family Adventure Day

To coincide with the launch of the Summer 2017 canoe and kayak hire scheme, an event was held on Sunday 16th April in partnership with Cwmtawe Cycle Group, the Heritage Centre and Clydach Bowls Club to showcase the facilities at Coedgwilyn Park and the activities offered by the participating groups. Although the weather put a...

How the Brec and Mon Can Help Us. 18.4.17.

Above: Canal restoration at Wellington Bridge, Llantarnam. The success of the restoration of the Brec and Mon Canal south of Cwmbran is something from which we can all learn.  A partnership of two local authorities,  the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canal Trusts and Natural Resources Wales, it has already obtained Heritage Lottery Funding. It is...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 17TH APRIL TO 23RD APRIL 2017.

TUESDAY 18TH APRIL: Day trip to the Mon and Brec Canal to see the wonderful work that the Restoration Partnership is doing between Cwmbran and Newport. We will meet Richard Dommett who is the project manager at the Llantarnam site south of Cwmbran. He will give us a talk on the progress so far and...

THIS AND THAT, BIBS and BOBS, SNIPPETS OF NEWS.

The wooden trough that took water from the Old Pump House next to Pont John Bridge in Clydach into the tunnel next to the Clydach Aqueduct was moved in the 1960s to north of Upper Trebanos Lock where it was used to take excess water from the old Darren Colliery. John Hutchings, the then Waterways...

The Canal Beneath Our Feet (8): Ready to Rubble Rumble: 9.4.17.

All precautions to isolate water, gas, and electricity supplies to the redundant building  over the buried lock have now been taken and certificates to that effect issued.  The contractor who will demolish it has made a site visit. He will also remove all rubble produced by the work which is good news. We have levelled...

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...