Collaborations

WORK ON THE CANAL:12.6.18

  We were joined by the Ammanford Ramblers this morning for their annual paddle along our beautiful canal. Our craft stall with all the produce made by our volunteers, was a big success.                     In glorious June weather they took to the boats and were soon making for Trebanos...

PEOPLE DOING THEIR BIT: CANOES, CANAL, AND KWT: 29.5.18.

We were here, there, and everywhere today. Dom and Bob completed the denailing of the roof timbers in the Hidden Lock site, and wheelbarrowed them up to the site office where they will be transformed into a tool store for our future activities their. They did not quite finish as someone commandeered their wheelbarrow to...

YNYSMEUDWY LOCKS WORK PARTY: 22.5.18.

Our friends from the Waterway Recovery Group willbe joining us in August to start on giving the two locks at Ynysmeudwy a much needed facelift. In preparation for this Michelle organised a work party at both locks to clear the ramapant vegetation. Above are the pictures of the Lower Lock by wash  before and after...

RICHARD PARRY, CEO of the CANAL AND RIVER TRUST, at the SWANSEA CANAL: 24TH MAY 2018

Richard Parry and Nigel Annett (under the  umbrella) at the Clydach (Hidden Lock) site. We were delighted to welcome three important members of the governing body of the  Canal and River Trust to the Swansea Canal. Nigel Annett (above, left,in the pale blue sweater)  was appointed as a Trustee of the Canal and River Trust...

CANAL & RIVER TRUST VOLUNTEER LUNCH AT THE 14 LOCK CENTRE: 23.5.18.

The Canal & River Trust Board meets for two days every other month at a different location on the canal network across England and Wales. On the 23rd May the Board met in Wales, and the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust hosted the Board and its guests for a buffet lunch and get-together at...

Wales This Week: Wellbeing over 50.

Greg Lewis from ITV TV, and his cameraman, Barrie, joined us on a glorious spring day to capture in sound and vision the mental and physical benefits that result from active volunteer working in the community after the age of fifty. He found us working in St Benedict’s churchyard cutting back on the weeds and...

Waterway Recovery Group Visit from Dave Worthington.

We were delighted to meet Dave Worthington once again. Dave was the leader of last year’s WRG summer camp and work site at Upper Trebanos Lock. He came to inspect the same site for this year’s camp which will run from August 4th to the 11th. We will be also allocating the Tuesday of that...

OUR NEW WIDE-TYRE TIPPER TRACTOR IN ACTION: 27.3.18

     Our new tipper tractor, bought with money generously made available by the Mynydd y Bettws Wind Farm Community Fund saw action for the first time this morning in Coed Gwilym Park. We had a delivery of cement and stone dust which we would normally have to barrow in wheelbarrows from the bowling green to...

MORE CRAFT STALL PICTURES: 15.3.18.

       Some new pics from our successful craft stall at the Co-op Supermarket, Clydach last Thursday.  Excellent sales of £125. All photos taken by our stalwart snapper, Paul Rapsey and everything made by our wonderful volunteers apart from the kitchen towels! Thanks, of course, to the Co-op for letting us invade their foyer.  

SCS Craft Stall in Clydach Co-op: 15.3.18.

 We were again invited to set up our craft stall in the Co-op supermarket  foyer in Clydach this Thursday. We had a successful day as we sold goods to a total of £125. Thanks to everyone who helped man (and woman) the stall, and thanks too to the Co-op for being so supportive. The stall...

CLYDACH’S MP VISITS THE SWANSEA CANAL: 9. 3.18.

Tonia Antoniazzi, our MP for the Gower Constituency, joined us to see the work (and play) that is all part off the plans to bring the Swansea Canal to life. She and Michelle, her PA, met us and David Morgan and Jade Hester from the Canal and River Trust at Coed Gwilym Park . Gwyn...

SOUTH WALES WATERWAYS ON SHOW AT THE WATERFRONT MUSEUM 24.2.18

The Inland Waterways Association invited all the South Wales Waterway charities and organisations to take part in an exhibition at the Waterfront Museum in Swansea last Saturday, the 24th of February. It was an opportunity for them all to publicise the benefits of the canals and waterways as well as the valuable work the charities...