Collaborations

“Spooky” in Coed Gwilym Park, Halloween 2021

As we peeped cautiously out of our bedroom windows this morning, we wondered what we had let ourselves in for! The Friends of Coed Gwilym Park, the Clydach Heritage Centre and the Swansea Canal Society had decided to run a “Spooky” Halloween event in the park but the forecast was for torrential rain and howling...

ParkLives in Coed Gwilym Park, October Half-Term

ParkLives Events in Coed Gwilym Park 26th – 28th October 2021     Swansea Council is organising a series of ParkLives events for the October half-term. The full timetable is here: ParkLives October Half Term Timetable     Six events are taking place in Coed Gwilym Park:             You need to...

Nellie Goes On Holiday! – An Update

“Nellie” is on a short holiday indoors, as a guest from April 2021 in the classroom of Year 1 at Craigfelen Primary School, Clydach. “Nellie” has enjoyed her time it seems, for example providing the children with the opportunity to learn how to book boat trips, and go on these trips, even if they never...

Nellie Goes On Holiday!

Members of Swansea Canal Society and staff from Craigfelen School in Clydach seen next to “Nellie”, one of the Society’s small working boats. The boat is on loan in the classroom of the children of Year 1 at the school, as they investigate and explore canals and waterways as part of a topic called “Land...

Ty Banc Canal Group – Saturday 22nd August 2020

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY 29th AUGUST DUE TO ADVERSE WAETHER FORECAST FOR THIS WEEKEND.   Our chums from the Ty Banc Canal Group write: We are restarting MEET-UP CLEAN-UP this Saturday (22nd August) put it in your diary! 11:30am meet in Abergawed, working in small groups. Please bring your own tools and your...

Volunteers Work Rewarded: ‘Coast and Country’, 16.11.18. ITV Wales, 8.00pm.

We welcomed the cameras and presenters of ITV Wales ‘Coast and Country’ to the canal some four weeks ago. They suggested that the piece they recorded would be broadcast in the current series of the programe and they have been true to their word. In next week’s  ‘Radio Times’  the details for ‘Coast and Country’...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 4TH NOVEMBER TO SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

Tuesday 6th November:  Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. If the weather remains dry we will be at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock repointin the bywash. If wet, we will be back at Coed Gwilym Park, completing the laying of the coping stones along the towpath edge. We will be...

RECYCLED TIMBERS, COPING STONES AND MEASURING UP: 30.10.18.

We were multi-tasking yet again today. The repairs to the towpath walls are never ending it seems but finishing off with local stone for the coping stones makes this a satisfying project.  Blue Pennant Sandstone has graced the buildings of this canal since 1794 and long may it continue. More old timbers were generously donated...

32nd Swansea Scouts, Sunday Working Party; 14th October 2018

Sunday Working Party on 14th October 2018 “This month the Sunday Work Party welcomed the Swansea 32nd Scout with fourteen boys and girls, four parents and their troop leader Ben Ball.  They all arrived at the CRT carpark in Ynysmeudwy at 10 o’clock on the dot, and were appropriately attired in warm coats, boots, gloves...

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...