Collaborations

Pen y Bryn Pupils: Path Layers and Model Makers

Add Media      After  helping us put up bird boxes in the new Nature Reserve in Coed Gwilym Park two weeks     ago, our friends from Pen y Bryn School returned to lay bark chipping paths through the trees.We thank John Donovan, our Education Officer, for arranging the event with the school and the Parks...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (4): ST. BENEDICT’S CHURCH 21.2.17.

       Eager to keep our side of the bargain to clear the overgrown bramble in St. Benedict’s Church car park in exchange for Fr. Nevin generously allowing us to cut  through his boundary wall to the route of the new canal towpath, we brought loppers, shears, drag forks and wheelbarrows a-plenty with us to the...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: Restoring the Piped Section (3): 15.2.17.

Gordon and Gareth have been busy once more. The demolition work site in the   Old Highway Depot has now been secured. Not only is the building to be demolished  (pictured left) carefully screened with HERAS fencing but the lock over which it was built is also safe. You can now watch the water flowing through...

All The News: Tuesday 14.2.17

Four different activities spread out on four different sites today. The work to remove the heaps of weeds and grass from the towpath side went on and was successfully completed. The Lliw building supply bags are excellent for filling up with the vegetation and  are weightless once on board the boat but the off-loaders on...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 13TH FEBRUARY TO 19TH FEBRUARY 2017

TUESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts from the canal side behind Clydach Police Station. We have more heaps of vegetation (shown above) to transport from the towpath to the off-side for composting. Also, there is unsightly fly-tipping beyond the wall of St John’s church next to...

SWANSEA CANAL HISTORY

This is an article as sent to the Swansea History Society, requested by them for their magazine, The Chronicle, by Clive Reed. The Swansea Canal was constructed during the period referred to in Britain as the canal mania era, and was one of the six larger canals constructed in South Wales; there were several smaller...

TARENI COLLIERY by Clive Reed

Tareni Colliery 1902-1949   This book is the story of a deep coalmine in Cwmtawe; the Swansea Valley, one of forty-six coalmines that were recorded as working in this valley in the period just prior to the First World War. Tareni Colliery worked at depths of up to 1000 feet below the surface in the...

SHARE THE SPACE, DROP THE PACE Coed Gwilym Parc, Tuesday 27th September

         Photos by Dom Byrne

NEW LOCK OPENS ON THE MON AND BREC CANAL.

A new lock at Llantarnam, near Cwmbran, on the Mon and Brec Canal was officially opened and blessed on Friday 24th June. Toby went along on behalf of the Swansea Canal Society.   The Ty Coch Locks comprise five locks,  and the fitting of the modular lock gates to Tredegar Lock and the testing of...

SWANSEA COMMUNITY BOAT TRUST BROCHURE LAUNCH

  The Swansea Canal Society was pleased to accept an invitation to a cruise on the Copper Jack today, in honour of the launch of their     new brochure, along with local dignitaries and AM’s, plus other invited guests.  We met with  John Davies, a Trustee of the Swansea Community Boat Trust and David Morgan from...

Cheon’s presentation on 24th March 2016

On Thursday 24th March Cheon Pyo Lee, our artist in residence gave a presentation of his preliminary ideas for an installation that we hope will grace the Swansea Canal in 2016, prior to an exhibition by all the canal artists in residence in 2017. Cheon illustrated his talk with pictures of his gallery exhibitions in...

StillWalks Videos- The Canal at Clydach

Members may be interested in this website StillWalks blog posts  A couple of weeks ago (Sunday 28/02/16) I briefly met some of your members at work on the canal in Clydach while I was doing some sound recording and photography as a recce for a StillWalks video. All this week the StillWalks blog posts will...