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THE BYWASH REBUILT BY WRG VOLUNTEERS. AUG 4th to AUG 11th.

             Some pictures of the wonderful restoration work that the Waterway Recovery Group voulunteers did on the Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock  by-wash. We are very grateful to Ian Gaston and all the team for their hard work and look forward to seeing them again next year.                           

JULIE JAMES, AM, AT THE SWANSEA CANAL: 14.8.18

It was a great pleasure for us to welcome Julie James, Leader of the House, to the Swansea Canal yesterday(front row above, second from right).  Julie is a committed green campaigner and environmentalist and we were, therefore, very happy to show her the work we are doing to repair the eroded washholes on the bank...

WRG AT TREBANOS LOCK; 7.8.18

THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE  WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP TRAVELLED DOWN FROM THEIR MAIN BASE AT UPPER YNYSMEUDWY LOCK TODAY  TO CLEAR SOME OF THE CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF RUBBISH IN THE BOTTOM OF THE UPPER TREBANOS LOCK. THEY DID PRODIGIOUS WORK   HELPED, OF COURSE, BY OUR OWN SCS VOLUNTEERS.  MANY BLUE BAGS WERE FILLED FOR THE COUNCIL...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 12.8 18 TO 18.8.18

  SUNDAY 12TH AUGUST; CANOE HIRE AT COED GWILYM PARK; FIRST HIRE AT 1030AM;LAST HIRE AT 2.30PM. CANOES £7, SINGLE KAYAK £4, DOUBLE KAYAK £5. Full detals and conditions under ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website. MONDAY 13TH AUGUST; Monthly meeting of the Swansea Canal Society in the Vardre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, Clydach at 7.00pm. ...

WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP AT YNYSMEUDWY LOCK: (2)

      MANY STONES HAVE COLLAPSED INTO THE BYWASH  AND THEY NEEDED TO BE  RELAID OR REPLACED. THE  BYWASH WAS KEPT DRY WHILE THE VOLUNTEERS WORKED IN IT BY DIVERTING ALL THE WATER THROUGH THE MAIN LOCK CHAMBER.              

WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP AT YNYSNMEUDWY LOCK. 5.8.18

Work began today at Upper Ynysmeudwy Lock. Fourteen volunteers from all over the UK  (including one from France)  arrived in their shiny red van from the Ynyscedwyn Scout Hut where they are staying to  do some long overdue repairs to the structure of the lock. Above, Ian Gaston, the team leader,  gives a briefing on...

WORK PARTY; 31.7.18

IN PREPARATION FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP on Saturday 4.8.18. we lifted a stop plank at the top  fhe Upper Ynysmeudwy Lock so that the water would cascade down and leave the by wash dry. The bywash is to the the left hand side of th lifted stop plank and that is...

Aggreko Orange Days of Difference: A 3 Way Partnership

Gemma Richards, who is Senior Volunteer Development Officer, at the Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service (Cyngor Gwasanaeth Gwirfoddol Castell Nedd Port Talbot) has sent us this account of the Aggreko staff day earlier this month. This partnership between the Swansea Canal Society, Aggreko and Neath Port Talbot is an example of the wayforward  for...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 29TH JULY TO SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST 2018

SUNDAY 29TH JULY: Canoes and kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park. One mile of beautiful  paddling north to Lower Trebanos Lock and about 100 yards towards Clydach. Rafts £10, cnaoes £7, kayaks £5 and £4 (SINGLES AND DOUBLES). FOR FULL DETAILS see under Canoe Hire on this website. First hire 10.30, last hire 2.30....

Green Flag Community Award 18.7.18. at Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry.

Toby Morris, Paul Rapsey, Michelle Davidson and John Allen attended the Awards Ceremony in Barry on behalf of the Swansea Canal Centre. Here is Michelle’s account of the day. “We arrived in good time and were offered a choice of refreshments.  There was time to mingle and ‘network’ before we were seated at 12.30. There...

Breaking News: Green Flag Award to the Swansea Canal Society

Lucy Prisk, the Green Flag Award Co-ordinator for Keep Wales Tidy, has  emailed us to let us know officially that the Swansea Canal Society has, for the third year running, been successful in being awarded a Green Flag Community Award for 2018/19. She wrote:- “Huge congratulations to all of you and to your amazing fellow...

AGGREKO MAKE A DAY OF DIFFERENCE

AGGREKO UK are part of a huge  multi-national Company. They deal in heating, cooling, and dehumidifying generators and equipment. They were involved in restoring electrical supplies to Japan after  the tsumami there. In short, they are big hitters in the power supply industry. The Port Talbot Office is responsible for Nothern Europe and as part...