Collaborations

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...

Round and About: 21.2.18

More work at Ynysmeudwy. Brambles cleared on the off -side and mud removed from the towpath side.              Extra fencing installed to raise some of the boundary wall as part of our Good Neighbour  policy at the Old Highways Depot.                 And lastly a photo of the...

TESCO, CO-OP AND WRG: OUR SINCERE THANKS.

Thanks to the funds raised by  the  customers  of  the Tesco Supermarket in Pontardawe and the Co-op Supermarket in Clydach we have been able to purchase a flat bed trailer that is capable of carrying our canoes and kayaks as well as  performing numerous other canal related tasks. We thank the Co-op in Clydach for...

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SUSTRANS CYCLE AND TOW PATH. 23.1.18

1. (Right)  Pupils of St Joseph’s Catholic School, Clydach wait to be the first to use the new 120 metre towpath through the Old Highways Depot, Pontardawe Road Clydach SA6 5NS.   2. (Below) And here they go. Led by Joe Coggins, Publicity Officer for the Canal and River Trust.          ...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: (21) WHAT’S BEEN DONE SO FAR (21.12.17)

TIME TO TAKE STOCK. WE TOOK POSSESSION OF A LARGE PORTION OF THE COUNCIL YARD IN PONTARDAWE ROAD, CLYDACH IN DECEMBER 2016 THANKS TO THE  GENEROSITY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SWANSEA.   THE CANAL WAS BURIED IN  1973 IN A PIPE BENEATH THE YARD AFTER WHICH TWO MUNICIPAL HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT BUILDINGS WERE ERECTED ON...

THE DAY’S WORK IN PONTARDAWE AND CLYDACH : 19.12.17

WE WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE TODAY AS WE CLEARED UP THE CANAL IN PONTARDAWE AND LEFT THE COUNCIL YARD IN CLYDACH TO THE  CONTRACTORS WHO ARE DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB OF LAYING THE TARMAC ON THE NEW TOWPATH.                       IN THE SITE OFFICE...

CO-OP PRESENTATION TO THE SCS. 25.11.17

The Swansea Canal Society was delighted and honoured to receive a cheque for £3448.00 from the Clydach Co-op Local Community Fund.  This money was raised by Co-op members pledging a percentage of  their purchase of Co-op own brands and also from the Co-op carrier bag levy. We will put this money towards the purchase of...