Society

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.                                                    

FAMILY FUN (AND WORK) DAY AT COED GWILYM PARK; 28.8.18.

As part of the Family Fun Day in the Park the Canoe Store opened its door for public hire from  10.00 to 2.30. There was quite a remarkable turn out.               We also set up our craft stall next to the Canoe Store which was manned occasionally by some very young volunteers. It was...

Rebecca Evans. Gower AM visits the Swansea Canal. 21.8.18.

We were pleased to welcome   Rebecca Evans AM. Minister for Housing and Regeneration to the Swansea Canal today. Cllr. Gordon Walker, Chair of Swansea Canal Society said:- “We’re delighted that Rebecca Evans, our local assembly member, came to meet our volunteers. They work every week in all weathers to improve the canal. We’re hoping...

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...