Society

Volunteers Work Rewarded: ‘Coast and Country’, 16.11.18. ITV Wales, 8.00pm.

We welcomed the cameras and presenters of ITV Wales ‘Coast and Country’ to the canal some four weeks ago. They suggested that the piece they recorded would be broadcast in the current series of the programe and they have been true to their word. In next week’s  ‘Radio Times’  the details for ‘Coast and Country’...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 4TH NOVEMBER TO SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

Tuesday 6th November:  Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. If the weather remains dry we will be at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock repointin the bywash. If wet, we will be back at Coed Gwilym Park, completing the laying of the coping stones along the towpath edge. We will be...

RECYCLED TIMBERS, COPING STONES AND MEASURING UP: 30.10.18.

We were multi-tasking yet again today. The repairs to the towpath walls are never ending it seems but finishing off with local stone for the coping stones makes this a satisfying project.  Blue Pennant Sandstone has graced the buildings of this canal since 1794 and long may it continue. More old timbers were generously donated...

32nd Swansea Scouts, Sunday Working Party; 14th October 2018

Sunday Working Party on 14th October 2018 “This month the Sunday Work Party welcomed the Swansea 32nd Scout with fourteen boys and girls, four parents and their troop leader Ben Ball.  They all arrived at the CRT carpark in Ynysmeudwy at 10 o’clock on the dot, and were appropriately attired in warm coats, boots, gloves...

Work Party 16.10.18

The severe weather over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of October had felled trees as well as putting the canal on flood alert. We went along on foot and in our flat bottomed boat to clear the channel and collect branches from the two trees near Holly Street in Pontardawe. The winding hole...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 14.10.18 TO SATURDAY 20.10.18.

SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER: THE SUNDAY WORK PARTY WILL BE AT YNYSMEUDWY LOCKS STARTING WORK AT 10.00AM. MEET IN THE  CANAL AND RIVER CAR PARK NEAR THE YNSYMEUDWY ARMS. PARKING  OUTSIDE THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB ON THE MAIN ROAD IS ALSO ALLOWED  FOR SCS VOLUNTEERS WHEN THE CLUB IS NOT OPEN. WE WILL BE JOINED...

FUNDAYZ FESTIVAL AT PLAYERS YARD: 29.9.18.

Wonderful weather blessed the first FUNDAYZ Festival held in the Players Industrial Estate. Colin Twells, the Player’s Yard Manager, and his team had worked so hard to get everything  ready for the day. Both the Swansea Canal Society and the Brecon Moutain Rescue team were nomimated as the beneficiaries of the  profits from the event...

TATA STAFF HELP OUT: 25.9.18.

It is always a great adrenaline buzz when our Tuesday Work Party volunteers are joined by outside organisations ready and willing to lend us a hand. So it was on Tuesday when eight staff from the Tata Steel works (Finance Section) arrived to help us clear the invasive reeds from the canal northof Pont John...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 23RD SEPTEMBER TO 29TH SEPTEMBER 2018

SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER:  CANOES FOR HIRE AT COED GWILYM PARK. First hire at 10.30. Last Hire at 2.30pm. Canoes £7, rafts £10.00, kayaks £5 and £4. Fulldetails on the website under Canoe Hire.   Tuesday 25th September: Work Party Meets at Brownsters Cafe between 8.00 and 9,.00a. Work Starts at  9.15am  on the canal south...

THE WEEK AHEAD;16TH SEPTEMBER TO 22ND SEPTEMBER 2018.

SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER: Canoes and Kayaks for hire in Coed Gwilym Park. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. Canadian Canoes £7, double kayaks £5, single kayaks £4. Full details of terms and conditions on the website under the ‘Canoe Hire’ heading. MONDAY 17th SEPTEMBER; Open Monthly Meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at 7.00pm at...

JEREMY MILES, NEATH AM, AT THE YNYSMEUDWY UPPER LOCK: 11.9.18

We were delighted to meet Jeremy Miles, the Neath Assembly Member, at the Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock  today. His Community Liaison Officer, Rachel Thomas, accompanied him and we were  very pleased that David Morgan and Ceri Davies from the Canal and River Trust were also able to be to be with us.                             Jeremy, Gordon Walker...

Clydach Aqueduct Clean Up: 4.9.18.

Some photos of our work at Clydach Aqueduct where we joined forces with the Players Industrial Estate volunteers to make the  canal, the Aqueduct and the surrounding area as beautiful as it can be.