THE DOCUMENTS RECORDED HERE HAVE BEEN MOST GENEROUSLY GIFTED TO THE SOCIETY BY CLIVE REED, OUR PRESIDENT AND HERITAGE OFFICER.

 

PONTARDAWE – THE BEGINNING

This document shows the importance of the Swansea Canal and the existence of all the communities in the Swansea Valley

Pontardawe – The Beginning

SWANSEA CANAL LOCKS AT GODRE’R GRAIG

This historical article on the Swansea Canal, written by Clive Reed, concerns the structure referred to as the Narrow Lock or the Squeezed Lock. 

The Squeezed Lock

JOHN HUTCHINS – TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW

John worked on the Swansea Canal for many years, first as a labourer then as a van driver and finally as the canal foreman. This is a transcript of an interview given in 1987. Clive has added some annotations and corrections.

John Hutchins Interview Transcript

ELEPHANT ROCK AND BARLEY HILL

This article is fascinating in its own right, and also because stone from the quarries would have been used in the construction of the canal, its locks and its bridges.

Elephant Rock and Barley Hill

NEWSLETTERS

AGM newsletter 2006

AGM newsletter 2007

Canal Soc Newsletter 2003

Canal Soc Newsletter 2006

Canal Soc Newsletter Aug 2001

Canal Soc Newsletter Autumn 2001

Canal Soc Newsletter Autumn 2008 Three Canal Walk

Canal Soc Newsletter Dec 2007

Canal Soc Newsletter Feb 2004

Canal Soc Newsletter Jan 2005

Canal Soc Newsletter Jun 2001

Canal Soc Newsletter Oct 2003

MISCELLANEOUS

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GWR Swansea Canal Ownership

Barges on the Swansea Canal

Canal Lock History 2013

Cannon Balls

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Grace Darling and Sam Howard 2017