Society

The week ahead: Sunday 10th February – Saturday 16th February 2019

Tuesday 12th February: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 am. Work commences at 9.30 am at Ynysmeudwy Locks, where we will complete the removal of vegetation from the pound between the locks.

The week ahead: Sunday 3rd February – Saturday 9th February 2019

Monday 4th February: Monthly business meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at the Vadre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, Clydach at 7 p.m. All welcome. Tuesday 5th February: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 a.m. Work starts at 9.30 a.m. in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach where we will be...

Week ahead Sunday 6th January to Saturday12th January

The Annual General Meeting will be held at Vardre Rugby Club on Monday 7th January 2019 at 7 p.m. Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am on Tuesdy. Work will be at Ynysmeudwy Lock.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING related documents.

Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the Swansea Canal Society to be held at Vardre Rugby Club on Monday 7th January 2019 at 7 p.m. Apologies for absence Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 29th November 2017 Matters arising from the minutes Chairman’s Report Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report and presentation of...

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...

Work Party 16.10.18

The severe weather over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of October had felled trees as well as putting the canal on flood alert. We went along on foot and in our flat bottomed boat to clear the channel and collect branches from the two trees near Holly Street in Pontardawe. The winding hole...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 14.10.18 TO SATURDAY 20.10.18.

SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER: THE SUNDAY WORK PARTY WILL BE AT YNYSMEUDWY LOCKS STARTING WORK AT 10.00AM. MEET IN THE  CANAL AND RIVER CAR PARK NEAR THE YNSYMEUDWY ARMS. PARKING  OUTSIDE THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB ON THE MAIN ROAD IS ALSO ALLOWED  FOR SCS VOLUNTEERS WHEN THE CLUB IS NOT OPEN. WE WILL BE JOINED...

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...