Collaborations

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...

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...

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...

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...