Society

The Week Ahead: 5th – 11th February 2023

Sunday 5th February: Work Party: Volunteers should assemble at 9am at Coed Gwilym Park. Planned tasks for the day include; continuing to repaint sections of railing for the towpath diversion, repainting the obelisk plaques and lettering, and preparing footings to create a new section of stone wall in front of the canoe store (all weather...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 29th January – Saturday 4th February 2023

Tuesday 31st January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble in Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. The main task will be dragging out yet more invasive weed from the cut upstream of the Buried Lock site. We may attempt to address the...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 22nd -Saturday 28th January 2023

Tuesday 24th January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble in Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. The main task will be dragging out yet more invasive weed from the cut upstream of the Buried Lock site. We may attempt to address the...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 15th – Saturday 21st January 2023

Sunday 15th January: Work Party: Those wishing to participate should meet at Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. Proposed task for the day is preparing and painting railings removed during the towpath diversion, ready for future re-use. Please bring appropriate clothing. Refreshments will be provided. Tuesday 17th January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th January 2023

Sunday 8th January: Work Party: Those wishing to participate should meet at Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. Proposed tasks for the day include: a) preparing and painting railings removed during the towpath diversion, ready for future re-use, b) repainting the lettering on the newly cleaned obelisk plaques, and c) repainting railings alongside the canoe slipway....

The Week Ahead: Sunday 1st – Saturday 7th January 2023

Tuesday 3rd January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble in Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. The main task will be to secure and seal leaks to the roof of the canoe store. Other tasks will include clearing the grid at the...

Annual General Meeting 2021-2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Swansea Canal Society for the year 2021 – 2022 will be held in the New Inn, Clydach at 7pm on Tuesday 10th January 2023. The AGM will be followed by a Trustees’ Open Meeting. Papers for both meetings will be available here.

The Week Ahead: Sunday 11th – Saturday 17th December 2022

Tuesday 13th December: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am between Herbert Street and Holly Street bridges in Pontardawe. We will be clearing the cut between the bridges. Cake and hot drinks will be provided but you must bring your...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 4th – Saturday 10th December 2022

Sunday 4th December: Work Party: Those wishing to participate should meet at Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. Proposed tasks for the day include: a) finish painting the black base band around the canoe store, b) continue preparing and repainting the railings alongside the canoe slipway, c) repainting the lettering on the newly cleaned obelisk plaques,...

Work Party: Tue3sday 29th November 2022

Another twin-site based work party today. Alan T and Gordon, our society stonemasons, travelled up to Lower Trebanos Lock to complete the lifting and laying of large coping and facing stones, while a second group continued the tidying up of the Clydach Canal Centre, the canal adjacent to it, and the Stone Barge. At the...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 27th November – Saturday 3rd December 2022

Tuesday 29th November: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach at 8am. Volunteers should assemble at 9am at the Clydach Canal Centre, Hebron Road, Clydach. We will tackle various tidying tasks in and around the site. The major task will be to clear the bank dropping down...

Whitethorns Intensive Day Service – “Children In Need” Day

SCS members Gill and Gareth T, Ronnie F, John and Chris Grav and Sue E visited our friends at Whitethorns Intensive Day Service on “Children In Need” day of course! They enjoyed a cuppa and cake with our partners and their clients. Staff and service users got into the spirit by wearing pyjamas, onesies, and...