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The Week Ahead: Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th July 2024

Sunday 14th July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 9th July 2024

The volunteers met at Bridge 8 as planned but decided to postpone lime mortar work on the bridge ...
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“Pirates In The Park” – Sunday 25th August 2024

Are you ready for your next seafaring skirmish? Get your cutlass, eye-patch and parrot ready for our next ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 7th – Saturday 13th July 2024

Sunday 7th July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 2nd July 2024

The day at Bridge 8 started off both well and badly: the good news was that the weather ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 30th June – Saturday 6th July 2024

Sunday 30th June: “SUMMER FUN” : Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 25th June 2024

There was an element of déjà vu about today's gathering, as we met again at the Pontardawe aqueduct ...
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Sunday 23rd June 2024: Canoe Hire Say Thanks To Gill And Gareth.

The canoe hire session at Coed Gwilym Park was in one way routine, and in another way, very ...
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“225 in 2023” – Oral Histories Project

One of the legacy projects that has recently been completed is the wonderful "Oral Histories" library. Take a ...
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Vale Litter Pick in Coed Gwilym Park

Vale recently organised a litter pick in Coed Gwilym Park. The participants were largely from the Community Pavilion ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 23rd – Saturday 29th June 2024

Sunday 23rd June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 18th June 2024

Another lovely, sunny day and the ducks were out in force to welcome us to the Pontardawe terminus ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd June 2024

Sunday 16th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 11th June 2024

The benefits of having split work parties were again evident as our faithful volunteers took on a range ...
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Balsam Blitz & Litter Pick, Coed Gwilym Park, Thursday 4th July

Vote, vote, vote then blitz, blitz, blitz & pick, pick, pick! The posters say it all. Turn up ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 4th June 2024

Today's workparty was based at the Swansea Canal Centre site in Hebron Road. There were several main jobs, ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 9th – Saturday 15th June 2024

Sunday 9th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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NPT Volunteer Fair, June 2024

The annual Neath Port Talbot Culture and Heritage Information and Volunteer Fair was held in Victoria Gardens, Neath ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th June 2024

Sunday 2nd June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 28th May 2024

Mea culpa! Your reporter was so involved with our Green Flag Community Award assessment he forgot to take ...
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Summer Fun, Sunday 30th June 2024

Here's our next family event on the canal in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. We cannot guarantee the sea, ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 26th May – Saturday 1st June 2024

Sunday 26th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 21st May 2024

Another scorcher saw the volunteers at work at two sites. Firstly, Chris, Ronnie and Dave worked on the ...
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Wednesday 15th May 2024: Bridge Name Plaques Unveiled.

The sun shone on the Swansea Canal as a little piece of history was brought back to several ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 19th – Saturday 25th May 2024

Sunday 19th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 14th May 2024

A pleasant day today – no rain, not over-warm. The volunteers assembled at Bridge 8 as arranged but ...
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Menter Iaith: Taith Natur ar hyd Camlas Abertawe o Glydach i Bontardawe. 10.5.24

Allwch chi adnabod rhai wynebau cyfarwydd? Tynnwyd y llun erbyn Loc Trebanos Uwch. Dyma'r Goeden Gerfluniau i'r gogledd ...
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The Green Gathering – Sunday 9th June 2024

This looks like a fun event with lots to see and do for all the family. The day ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th May 2024

Sunday 12th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 7th May 2024

Scorchio! A gloriously sunny day put a spring in everyone's step. The work party was based at the ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 5th – Saturday 11th May 2024

Sunday 5th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 30th April 2024

The forecast for today was absolutely dire, so a somewhat depleted band of volunteers approached the canal alongside ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 28th April – Saturday 4th May 2024

Sunday 28th April: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Today's gathering was something of a rerun of last Tuesday, again making the most of the improving weather. ...
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Co-Op “The Winners Share It All”

The Co-Op has launched a fantastic membership prize draw “The Winners Share It All”. Every month, 10 Co-op ...
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Fun On The Canal, April 2024

https://www.swanseacanalsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/DebVid.mp4 Debbie Williams and her daughters Eva, aged 8, and Tia, aged 6, having fun on the canal. ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 16th April 2024

On another thankfully bright day, we split the group between Coed Gwilym Park and the Swansea Canal Centre ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th April 2024

Sunday 14th April 2024: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 9th April 2024

The forecast for today was dire and the water level high so we abandoned plans for lime mortaring ...
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The Buried Lock is Buried No More

Our chairman, Gordon Walker, was recently interviewed by ITV about progress at Clydach Lock 7 – the buried ...
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City Nature Challenge 2024

We are excited to be taking part in the City Nature Challenge 2024. We will be hosting a ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 7th – Saturday 13th April 2024

Sunday 7th April 2024: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 2nd April 2024

In a repeat of last week's activities, the volunteers made a two-pronged attack. One group repaired the bank ...
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“Easter Bunnies” – March 2024

Easter Sunday 2024 and here we go again with our “Easter Bunnies” event to welcome the new season ...
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The Buried Lock is Buried No More!

Swansea Canal Society is pleased and excited to announce a grant of £967,000 has been awarded to the ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 31st March – Saturday 6th April 2024

Sunday 31st March 2024: The canoe and kayak hire season for 2024 kicks off with the “Easter Bunnies” ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 26th March 2024

On this lovely, mild spring day, the volunteers split into two. Half of us went to the canal ...
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Bridge 8 Renovation

As part of our “225 in 2023” celebrations the Canal & River Trust hosted a week-long project to ...
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The “Hidden Lock” in Cydach – Progress Report, March 2024

Gill luckily was passing the Buried Lock in Clydach as some of the culvert was being pulled out. ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 24th – Saturday 30th March 2024

Tuesday 26th March: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 19th March 2024

After the deluge of last Tuesday that caused the work party to be cancelled, we made a welcome ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 17th – Saturday 23rd March 2024

Tuesday 19th March: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 10th – Saturday 16th March 2024

Sunday 10th March: Work Party: Volunteers should assemble at 9am at Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach. We will ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 5th March 2024

A lovely, sunny, mild March Tuesday. At last a feeling of spring. The focus of our volunteer efforts ...
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The Missing Piece – Do You Have It?

We are pleased to announce the next of the legacy projects in the 225th Anniversary of the Swansea ...
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Canoe & Kayak Hire 2024 – Easter Bunnies

The Canoe and Kayak Hire for 2024 kicks off in style with our annual Easter Bunnies event. Join ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 3rd – Saturday 9th March 2024

Tuesday 5th March: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 27th February 2024

The main focus of this weeks activities was to host a group of nine staff from British Telecom, ...
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Work Party: Sunday 25th February 2024

With the weather looking unpredictable, our small work party decided indoor tasks were a safer option! Mike, Ronnie ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 25th February – Saturday 2nd March 2024

Tuesday 27th February: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 20th February 2024

Today the volunteers were at Riverside for the first time this year. A bit wet, a bit chilly ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 18th – Saturday 24th February 2024

Tuesday 20th February: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 13th February 2024

Oh dear – a very wet morning at Ynysmeudwy. The rain fell hard and constant but the gang ...
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Purchase the Swansea Canal Book Directly From The Society

You can now purchase this fantastic book directly from the Swansea Canal Society's website. The cost is £45 ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 11th – Saturday 17th February 2024

Tuesday 13th February: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 6th February 2024

Somewhat dreich today, cool with a couple of showers, but nothing to deter the stalwart volunteers. Most activity ...
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Work Party: Sunday 4th February 2024

Unusually the Sunday work party team met at the Buried Lock site for the second consecutive weekend, but ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 4th – Saturday 10th February 2024

Sunday 4th February: Work Party: Volunteers should assemble at 9am at the Buried Lock site in Clydach where ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 30th January 2024

This week the volunteers were back on familiar ground. A magnificent turnout was soon hard at work on ...
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Work Party: Sunday 28th January 2024

There was a change of plan from the scheduled tasks for this Sunday. Work at the Coed Gwilym ...
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Restoring Bridge 8 – March 2024

The "225 in 2023" project to restore Bridge 8 has been rescheduled for 18th - 22nd March 2024. ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 28th January – Saturday 3rd February 2024

Tuesday 30th January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 23rd January 2024

After speaking with Gordon, Alan called off the work-party due to the very poor weather (heavy rain and ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 21st – Saturday 27th January 2024

Tuesday 23rd January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 16th January 2024

Another bitterly cold morning saw the volunteers assemble between the bridges in Pontardawe. A quick start to hard ...
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Arteries of Sustainable Industry: The Swansea Canal and its Early Railways

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales in partnership with the Swansea Canal Society ...
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Canoe and Kayak Hire – Volunteers Needed

The Swansea Canal Society is delighted to serve our community with its Canoe and Kayak Hire. The 2024 ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th January 2024

Tuesday 16th January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 9th January 2024

The first volunteering day of 2024 was bitterly cold but gloriously bright and sunny. The vols were soon ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 7th – Saturday 13th January 2024

Tuesday 9th January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 19th December 2023

Plenty of rain to start the day, but it slowly eased as work progressed. There was work on ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 17th – Saturday 23rd December 2023

Tuesday 19th December: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 12th December 2023

This morning the volunteers met at Pont John in Clydach to tackle the weed in and around the ...
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Annual General Meeting 2022/2023 : Tuesday, 9th January 2024

The Swansea Canal Society Annual General Meeting for the year 2022/2023 will take place in the New Inn ...
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Christmas Meal, 5th December 2023

Our Christmas Meal this year was held in The Miller's Arms, Ynystawe. We were treated to a fabulous ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 10th – Saturday 16th December 2023

Monday 11th December: A Trustees Open Meeting will be held at 7pm in the New Inn, Clydach. All ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 5th December 2023

Today proved to be very cold but dry so we were soon able to warm up by getting ...
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Co-op Local Community Fund Update

This Christmas, Co-op members and customers can give the gift of community spirit by making a donation to ...
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Arteries of Sustainable Industry: The Swansea Canal and its Early Railways

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales in partnership with the Swansea Canal Society ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 3rd – Saturday 9th December 2023

Tuesday 5th December: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 28th November 2023

A lovely, cold winter's day saw the volunteers back at Ynysmeudwy to carry on with the work started ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 26th November – Saturday 2nd December 2023

Tuesday 28th November: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 21st November 2023

Work started early at the Buried Lock site, with our contractor Daley Homes loading rubble from the demolished ...
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“Lighting Up The Canal” Parade – 18th November 2023

https://www.swanseacanalsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Video_Yet_Anothe_Resize.mp4 This parade was the final major event of our “225 in 2023” celebrations. After an anxious wait ...
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“Lighting Up The Canal” Procession – Saturday 18th November

Thank you so much to everyone that made so many fabulous lanterns at our five workshops earlier this ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 19th – Saturday 25th November 2023

Tuesday 21st November: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 14th November 2023

Two work parties today. At one – continuing tree clearance at Riverside – the volunteers suffered a few ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th November 2023

Tuesday 14th November: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 7th November 2023

A change of venue today as the vols assembled on the canal alongside the Riverside Community Centre. The ...
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The Week Ahead: 5th – 11th November 2023

Sunday 5th November: Work Party in Coed Gwilym Park, starting 9am. Tuesday 7th November: Work Party: Those wishing ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 31st October 2023 – The “Open Day”

Today was all about our first Open Day. The day started badly with a short cloudburst but thereafter ...
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“Spooky” – 29th October 2023

The third, annual “Spooky” Halloween party took place on the canal in Coed Gwilym Park. Although the day ...
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Abercraf Happy Helpers – 28th October 2023

The Abercraf Happy Helpers invited us to a bit of a do in the Rheolau Arms on Saturday. ...
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Co-op Community Fund

The Society is now a “good cause” recognised by the Co-op Community Fund. This means we have the ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 29th October – Saturday 4th November 2023

Sunday 29th October: “Spooky” in Coed Gwilym Park, 10am – 3pm. Tuesday 31st October: Open Day & Work ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 24th October 2023

Once again, the volunteers assembled in the Buried Lock site. There was some rain in the air but ...
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“225 in 2023” Schools Video Project

As part of our "225 in 2023" project, three local primary schools were invited to create videos reflecting ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 22nd – Saturday 28th October 2023

Sunday 22nd October: Work Party in Coed Gwilym Park. Contact Alan Tremlett [07818040211] for details. Tuesday 24th October: ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 17th October 2023

Today was dry and pleasantly mild. The volunteers continued with the tasks commenced last week in and around ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 15th – Saturday 21st October 2023

Tuesday 17th October: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 10th October 2023

Today proved to be fairly bright and mercifully dry. We had a few jobs to do in the ...
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“Lighting Up The Canal” – November 2023

A reminder of the lantern making workshops and the lighting up the canal event in November. Tickets for ...
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Clydach Lock Phase One Opening Ceremony, 6th October 2023

The day had finally arrived for the official opening of Phase 1 of the Clydach Lock restoration. The ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th October 2023

Tuesday 10th October: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Another warm and fairly bright day, another session in and around the Buried Lock site. The events reported ...
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Pynhawn Da S4C 26th September 2023

Take a look at our latest video on YouTube.
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Spooky 2023

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The Week Ahead: Sunday 1st – Saturday 7th October 2023

Tuesday 3rd October: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 26th September 2023

Back in the Buried Lock site today to continue clearing up in preparation for the grand opening next ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 24th – Saturday 30th September 2023

Sunday 24th September: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 19th September 2023

Oh dear – rain stopped play! The work party today in the Buried Lock site was much depleted ...
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Help Us To Repair Bridge 8

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The Week Ahead: Sunday 17th – Saturday 23rd September 2023

Sunday 17th September: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 12th September 2023

Today's work party was slightly depleted as several volunteers were in France enjoying the Rugby World Cup. Those ...
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Swansea Canal Museum Exhibit

The Swansea Canal exhibit in the National Waterfront Museum is due to close on 20th September. If you ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 10th – Saturday 16th September 2023

Sunday 10th September: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 5th September 2023

A very hot day saw a fantastic turnout of volunteers who toiled under the unforgiving sun in the ...
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“Pirates in the Park”, Sunday 27th August 2023

It was a busy day as there were over 150 people who went on a boat on the ...
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“225 in 2023” Blog Post from the Canal and River Trust

Take a look at this fascinating blog from the Canal & River Trust.
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 3rd – Saturday 9th September 2023

Sunday 3rd September: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 29th August 2023

It goes without saying that as it was a work party Tuesday, it rained! But there was still ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 27th August – Saturday 2nd September 2023

Sunday 27th August: Tuesday 29th August: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 22nd August 2023

The volunteers were in and around the Buried Lock site and at Coed Gwilym Park this week. The ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 20th – Saturday 26th August 2023

Sunday 20th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 15th August 2023

Back at the canal near the Glantawe Riverside Park this week, but what a contrast in the weather. ...
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Museum Exhibit Goes On Tour

Following a hugely successful run at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea we are pleased to announce that ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 13th – Saturday 20th August 2023

Sunday 13th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 8th August 2023

As Martin said “What a wet start to the day”. A somewhat depleted set of volunteers met at ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 6th – Saturday 12th August 2023

Sunday 6th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party – Tuesday 1st August 2023

Another gloriously warm and sunny day saw an excellent turnout of volunteers hard at work in the Buried ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 30th July – Saturday 5th August 2023

Sunday 30th July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 25th July 2023

For today, read “Same as last week, but with sun!”. The volunteers continued in a similar vein to ...
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An Important Announcement From The Men’s Shed Clydach

S P E A C SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR EVERYONE ACROSS COMMUNITIES My name is Belinda and I run ...
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Green Flag Community Award 2023

We've done it again! We have been awarded the Green Flag Community Award for the eight year. We ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 23rd – Saturday 29th July 2023

Sunday 23rd July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 18th July 2023

Oh dear, another drizzly day! The volunteers dodged the light rain and were soon hard at work in ...
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Pirates in Coed Gwilym Park

You enjoyed Spooky, Easter Bunnies and Party In The Park but are you brave enough for Pirates? Shiver ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd July 2023

Sunday 16th July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 11th July 2023

Wot, no rain! Unlike the previous two Tuesdays, the weather was kind to us today with just the ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 9th – Saturday 15th July 2023

Sunday 9th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 4th July 2023

We had hoped for better weather for this work party, it’s July after all, but it wasn’t to ...
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The Week Ahead: 2nd – 8th July 2023

Sunday 2nd July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 27th June 2023

Today was clearly the day for which the doggerel “After the Lord Mayor's Show” was invented. Almost two ...
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Liz McIvor Visits Swansea, 23rd June 2023

Swansea Canal Society was delighted to welcome our Patron, Liz McIvor, to Clydach. Liz is a much-respected industrial ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 20th June 2023

The threat of morning rain had our volunteers watching the skies as we set to work at the ...
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Festival of Girls Rugby: Sunday 25th June 2023

FESTIVAL CANCELLED  Due to concerns over the condition of the Coed Gwilym Park pitches after this prolonged spell ...
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Ospreys Festival of Girls Rugby

EVENT CANCELLED Come and join our Swansea Canal Society 225th Anniversary Celebrations this Sunday 25th June in Coed ...
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The Week Ahead: 25th June – 1st July 2023

Sunday 25th June: Canoes & Kayaks FREE OF CHARGE at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am. As ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 18th – Saturday 24th June 2023

Sunday 18th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 13th June 2023

Another scorching day, perhaps explaining the relatively small number of volunteers on parade. A more likely explanation is ...
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The Week Ahead: 11th – 17th June 2023

Sunday 11th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 6th June 2023

Today started off a little cooler than usual but soon the breeze died down, the sun came out ...
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Neath Port Talbot Culture and Heritage Volunteers Fair, June 2023

As part of Volunteers' Week 2023, Neath Port Talbot Culture and Heritage Volunteers Fair was held in the ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 4th – Saturday 9th June 2023

Sunday 4th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 30th May 2023

Today was blisteringly hot so the volunteers took it relatively easy and more-or-less repeated the activities of last ...
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Party In The Park – Sunday 28th May 2023

A grand day out to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the completion of the Swansea Canal and the ...
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Party In The Park, Sunday 28th May

PARTY IN THE PARK Are you ready for Party In The Park tomorrow, Sunday 28th May? Venue : ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 28th May – Saturday 3rd June 2023

Sunday 28th May: PARTY IN THE PARK The event runs from 10am to 6pm. Volunteers are needed to ...
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Work Party – Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Another lovely day and another excellent turn-out of volunteers! And another two-pronged attack!! In Coed Gwilym park, Bob ...
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The Week Ahead: 21st – 27th May 2023

Sunday 21st May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 16th May 2023

The weather today was glorious – warm and sunny throughout, without being too hot. Several of our volunteers ...
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Christmas 2022 in 2023

Christmas 2022 celebrations had to be postponed, due to the appallingly frosty weather. We eventually got round to ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th May 2023

Sunday 14th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 9th May 2023

The volunteers assembled once more in the Hidden Lock site and assessed the weather forecast. Although the day ...
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Liz McIvor – A Message From Our Patron

I was really pleased to be asked to write something for the new (bi-lingual) version of the website ...
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Bryan Moss Remembered

We were very sorry to hear of the death of Bryan Moss on the 28th of March 2023 ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 7th – Saturday 13th May 2023

Sunday 7th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 2nd May 2023

The weather was gloriously warm and sunny today as the volunteers met in the Hidden Lock site to ...
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Canal & River Trust Chief Executive Visits Swansea Canal Developments, April 2023

Canal & River Trust Chief Executive Visits Swansea Canal Developments On Wednesday 19th April 2023, Swansea Canal Society ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 30th April – Saturday 6th May 2023

Sunday 30th April: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 25th April 2023

Today was cool to start with but the sun came out soon and quickly the volunteers were working ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 23rd – Saturday 29th April 2023

Sunday 23rd April: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 18th April 2023

What a contrast in the weather, as compared to last week! Today was pleasant and sunny to start ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd April 2023

Sunday 16th April: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 11th April 2023

Oh dear! What a wet day!! Phase One of the reconstruction in the Buried Lock site is complete ...
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Canoe & Kayak Hire 2023 Season

The Swansea Canal Canoe Hire Season Is Open! This Sunday 9th April saw the beginning of the summer ...
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Clydach Community Awards 2023

The Society was represented at the Clydach Community Awards 2023 presentation evening at Manor Park Country House in ...
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Monmouthshire Building Society Supports Canal Centre Development

Keen-eyed passers-by will have noticed that scaffolding has recently been erected around the derelict building in Hebron Road, ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 9th – Saturday 15th April 2023

Sunday 9th April: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 4th April 2023

Today turned out to be gloriously warm and sunny. A good turn-out of volunteers set to on a ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th April 2023

Tuesday 4th April: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Exhibition at the National Waterfront Museum

Exhibition Preparations Are Almost Complete! Swansea Canal Society volunteers have been very busy this week with preparations for ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 28th March 2023

Oh dear – a wet day! The somewhat depleted troupe of stalwarts concentrated their efforts in and around ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 26th March – Saturday 1st April 2023

Tuesday 28th March: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 21st March 2023

Our volunteers were very busy today, mostly at Coed Gwilym Park. The compost from the previous weeks' dredging ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 19th – Saturday 25th March 2023

Tuesday 21st March: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 14th March 2023

Today the weather was very kind – sunny and bright yet chilly enough to encourage the volunteers to ...
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New Look To Our Website

Our website has been given a completely new look by our chums at “97team”. We are so grateful ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th March 2023

Tuesday 14th March: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 7th March 2023

On a chilly but bright morning we had a change of venue to the canal between Herbert and ...
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Work Party: Sunday 5th March 2023

With the canoe hire season on the Swansea canal just around the corner, final preparations are being made ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 28th February 2023

Another mild and sunny day encouraged a grand turnout of volunteers in Coed Gwilym Park, where the majority ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 21st February 2023

Today the weather was cloudy and damp but pleasant enough for the time of year. Once again, work ...
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Work Party: Sunday 19th February 2023

A slightly smaller than usual group of our colleagues met at Coed Gwilym Park to work up an ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 14th February 2023

What a lovely, sunny day for a bit of hard labour! The volunteers met in Coed Gwilym Park ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 7th February 2023

Though there was a frosty start to the day, the sun shone and by noon it was very ...
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Work Party: Sunday 5th February 2023

After some early windscreen scraping practice, a squad of six volunteers met at Coed Gwilym Park with the ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 31st January 2023

Another lovely day, cool but sunny, saw the volunteers once again assemble in Coed Gwilym Park before separating ...
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Video Competition – Our Teams Create Their Films

December was a very busy month for our 225 preparations, mainly around the Schools Video Project. Along with ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 29th January – Saturday 4th February 2023

Tuesday 31st January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 24th January 2023

Another bitterly cold but mercifully dry day saw a very good turnout of volunteers assemble in Coed Gwilym ...
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“225 in 2023” Memories of the Canal

The 225 committee was busy this Sunday filming alongside the canal. Our thanks are due to Gary and ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 22nd -Saturday 28th January 2023

Tuesday 24th January: Work Party: Those wishing to eat breakfast should meet at the Roadhouse Cafe in Clydach ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 17th January 2023

At last a rain-free day! The temperature was low but the spirits were high as the volunteers assembled ...
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“225 in 2023” Calendar of Events

Celebrating 225 Years of the Swansea Canal What’s on in 2023 Here's a first look at the exciting ...
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Work Party: Sunday 15th January 2023

The first Sunday work party of 2023 was able to go ahead this weekend as the rain finally ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 15th – Saturday 21st January 2023

Sunday 15th January: Work Party: Those wishing to participate should meet at Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. Proposed ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 10th January 2023

This Tuesday dawned very wet yet again, with the inevitable impact on our planned work party activities. Everything ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th January 2023

Sunday 8th January: Work Party: Those wishing to participate should meet at Coed Gwilym Park at 9am. Proposed ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 3rd January 2023

It was a very wet start to the working New Year for the handful of our volunteers who ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 9th July 2019

Another glorious sunny day in Trebanos. The SCS volunteers were joined again by volunteers from HSBC Business Banking. ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 7th – Saturday 13th July 2019

Sunday 7th July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 2nd July 2019

On a beautiful sunny day, the gang assembled at Trebanos Locks to continue with bank reinforcement. Over this ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 30th June – Saturday 6th July 2019

Sunday 30th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 25th June 2019

On a lovely Tuesday morning, sixteen SCS volunteers were joind by Rhodri and Emyr from CRT to work ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 23rd – Saturday 29th June 2019

Sunday 23rd June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 18th June 2019 + WRG Wednesday 19th June

A lovely day on the cut today. Seventeen volunteers busied themselves at three locations. Firstly, Martin combed the ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd June 2019

Sunday 16th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 11th June 2019

A merry band of 14 volunteers assembled in the Buried Lock site in Clydach to carry on with ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 9th – Saturday 15th June 2019

Sunday 9th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 4th June 2019

A rainy day today! Eleven regular SCS volunteers were joined by thirteen volunteers from HSBC Business Telephone Banking, ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 2nd – Saturday 8th June 2019

Sunday 2nd June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 28th May 2019

Apologies for a very brief report this week – your regular contributors were otherwise engaged! Thanks to Martin ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 26th May – Saturday 1st June 2019

Sunday 26th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 21st May 2019

On a beautiful sunny morning, we fielded a team of twelve regular volunteers plus two new faces, Charles ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 19th – Saturday 25th May 2019

Sunday 19th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 14th May 2019

On a lovely warm and sunny morning eighteen eager volunteers were up at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock this week ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th May 2019

Sunday 12th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire ...
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Work Party: Tuesday 7th May 2019

On a day that started out a bit chilly but warmed up nicely later on, sixteen eager volunteers ...
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And The Walls Came Tumbling Down: Friday 3rd May 2019

Gordon and his merry band of contractors spent a long day in the site of the Buried Lock ...
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Work Party Tuesday 30th April 2019

This week a fifteen-strong volunteer team headed up to Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock to continue work on the by-wash. ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 5th – Saturday 11th May 2019

Sunday 5th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire ...
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The Week Ahead: Saturday 27th April – Saturday 4th May 2019

Saturday 27th April: This month, Michelle will be leading her Sunday work party on Saturday! Work commences at ...
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Work Party Tuesday 23rd April 2019

This week the volunteer team headed down to Lock No.7 ‘The Hidden Lock’ in Clydach to continue cleaning ...
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Work Party Tuesday 16th April 2019

This week the threat of imminent rain meant a change to the planned activity, but fifteen eager and ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 21st – Saturday 27th April

Sunday 21st April: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th April 2019

Sunday 14th April: Training Day for volunteers for the Canoe and Kayak Hire, commencing at 10am, in Coed ...
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Work Party Tuesday 9th April 2019

We were back in Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach this week and twenty-five volunteers came out on a ...
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Work Party Tuesday 3rd April 2019

  We were back in Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach this week and twenty volunteers came out on ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 7th – Saturday 13th April 2019

Monday 8th April 2019: Monthly business meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at the Vadre Rugby Club, Hebron ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 31st March – Saturday 6th April 2019

Tuesday 2nd April 2019: Work party meets at Brownster's Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 am. ...
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Work Party Tuesday 26th March 2019

We were back in Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach this week and twenty volunteers came out on a ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 24th – Saturday 30th March 2019

Tuesday 26th March 2019: Work party meets at Brownster's Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 am. ...
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Work Party Tuesday 19th March 2019

This week, 24 willing volunteers came out on a very pleasant mid-March day to work on the canal. ...
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Work Party Saturday 16th March 2019

The call went out that Keep Wales Tidy had organized a community clean-up day for Saturday 16th March ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 17th – Saturday 24th March 2019

Tuesday 19th March 2019: Work party meets at Brownster's Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 am. ...
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Work Party Tuesday 12th March 2019

Well, it had to happen one day. Tuesday working party and the heavens opened and down came the ...
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Work Party Tuesday 5th March 2019

This week we were back at Ynysmeudwy removing several years of vegetation encroachment from the pound between the ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 10th – Saturday 16th March 2019

Monday 11th March: Monthly business meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at the Vadre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 3rd – Saturday 9th March 2019

Tuesday 5th March 2019: Work party meets at Brownster's Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 am. ...
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Work Party Tuesday 26th February 2019

The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny as twenty eager Canal Society volunteers gathered at the Boat Depot ...
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John Hutchins Remembered

John Hutchins, Clydach John Hutchins passed away on Sunday 17th February 2019. He was the last of the ...
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Swansea Canal Records

31 July 2018 Swansea Canal records at the Public Records Office Kew The details below give a synopsis ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 24th February – Saturday 3rd March 2019

Tuesday 26th February: Work party meets at Brownster's Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9 am. Work ...
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Work Party Tuesday 19th February 2019

Another very pleasant morning in mid-February and we were back on the canal at Coed Gwilym Park in ...
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Work Party Sunday 17th February 2019

This month we met up at Herbert Street Bridge, Pontardawe to spend a few hours sprucing up the ...
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 17th – Saturday 23rd February 2019

Sunday 17th February: Regular, planned work party led by Michelle. Meet at Herbert Street bridge, Pontardawe at 10.00am.  Tuesday ...
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Work Party Tuesday 12th February 2019

A very pleasant morning in early February found Alan, Malcolm and David busy putting up a few more ...
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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 ...
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Work Party Tuesday 5th February 2019

This week we returned to Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach. The weather was rather mild with a touch ...
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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, ...
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Work Party Tuesday 29th January 2019

This week the weather caught up with us and the rain came down, but you can’t keep a ...
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Week ahead Sunday 27th January to Saturday 2nd February 2019

Tuesday 29th January: Meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach for breakfast between 8 and 9 am. Work ...
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Work Party Tuesday 22nd January 2019

This week we returned to Coed Gwylim Park in Clydach to continue the repair and rebuilding of the ...
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Work Party Sunday 20th January 2019

The team met up at 10.00am at Herbert Street bridge in Pontardawe. The weather was unusually mild for ...
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Week ahead Sunday 20th January to Saturday 27th January 2019

Sunday 20th January: Michelle will be leading a work party in Pontardawe. Meet her at Holly Street bridge. ...
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Work Party Tuesday 15th January 2019

The day was slightly overcast but the temperature was quite mild as we gathered at the Boat Depot ...
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Week ahead Sunday 13th January to Saturday 19th January 2019

  Tuesday 15th January, Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work ...
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Work Party Tuesday 8th January 2019

This week’s working party, our first in the new year, took place up at Ynysmeudwy Upper and Lower ...
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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 ...
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Week Ahead 24th December to 6th January

There will be no work parties on Tuesday 25th December or Tuesday 1st January.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING related documents.

Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the Swansea Canal Society to be held at Vardre Rugby Club ...
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The week ahead Sunday 16th December to Saturday 22nd December

  Tuesday 18th December Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work ...
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The week ahead Sunday 9th December to Saturday 16th December

The work party will meet at Brownsters from 8.00am to 9.00am.  They will then go to Ynysmeudwy Upper ...
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32nd Swansea Scouts on the canal.

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The week ahead Sunday 2nd December to Saturday 8th December

The work party will meet at Brownsters from 8.00am to 9.00am.  They will then go to Ynysmeudwy Upper ...
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The week ahead Sunday 25th November to Saturday 1st December

Tuesday 27th November:  Meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am.   The work party will ...
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Compost and Pond Weed: 20.11.18

CANADIAN POND WEED REMOVAL AT THE MOND LOCK Several weeks have gone by since we started shifting the ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 18TH NOV. TO SAT 24TH NOV. 2018

SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2018:   The 32nd Swansea Scout Troop are back with us with their leader, Ben Ball. ...
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A Special Green Flag For Whitethorns Day Care Centre, 6th November 1918

This year's award of a Green Flag for 2018/2019 to the Swansea Canal Society was a great thrill ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 11.11.18 TO SATURDAY 17.11.18

TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER: WORK PARTY MEETS AT BROWNSTERS CAFE, HIGH STREET, CLYDACH BETWEEN 8.00 AND 8.45 AM. THE ...
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WORK PARTY 6TH NOVEMBER 2018

  CANADIAN POND WEED REMOVAL AT THE MOND LOCK     COPING STONES BEING LAID   THE FIRST ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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RECYCLED TIMBERS, COPING STONES AND MEASURING UP: 30.10.18.

MIXING THE MIX FOR THE COPING STONES. QUALITY CONTROLLERS GET YOUNGER EVERY DAY. We were multi-tasking yet again ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 28TH OCTOBER TO 3RD NOVEMBER 2018

Tuesday 30th October: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00 am. Work ...
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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 ...
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COAST AND COUNTRY ON THE SWANSEA CANAL: 22.10.18.

THE  ITV CAMERA CREW CAME TO VISIT US FOR A PIECE ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE REGULAR FRIDAY ...
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Work Party 16.10.18

The severe weather over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of October had felled trees as well ...
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COAST AND COUNTRY, CANAL AND CAMERAS: 22ND OCT 2018.

Mike and Alan return to Coed Gwilym Park from a litter picking cruise to Trebanos. MONDAY 22ND OF ...
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MORE WORK AT YNYSMEUDWY UPPER LOCK: 9.10.18.

The sun shone, the rain held off so we were able to get some more repointing done on ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 14.10.18 TO SATURDAY 20.10.18.

BEN, 32ND SCOUT GROUP LEADER WITH THE WORK PARTY ORGANISER, MiCHELLE. SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER: THE SUNDAY WORK PARTY ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 7.10.18 TO SATURDAY 13.10.18

Tuesday 9th October: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Works starts ...
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REEDS, REEDS AND MORE REEDS: 2.10.18

The Reed Problem This is what the canal channel looks like halfway between the Clydach Aqueduct and the ...
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FUNDAYZ FESTIVAL AT PLAYERS YARD: 29.9.18.

THE MAIN STAGE Wonderful weather blessed the first FUNDAYZ Festival held in the Players Industrial Estate. Colin Twells, ...
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TATA STAFF HELP OUT: 25.9.18.

Our TATA friends. It is always a great adrenaline buzz when our Tuesday Work Party volunteers are joined ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 30.9.18 TO SATURDAY 6.10.18

SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER; Canoe and kayak hire for the last Sunday of the season at Coed Gwilym Park, ...
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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. ...
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David LLewellyn of the Valleys Landscape Park visits the Canal: 11.9.18

Above: L to R: John Gwalter (Swansea Canal Society), Ceri Davies (Canal and River Trust) David Morgan (CRT) ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD;16TH SEPTEMBER TO 22ND SEPTEMBER 2018.

Cleaning the boats before they are put back in the canoe store. SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER: Canoes and Kayaks ...
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JEREMY MILES, NEATH AM, AT THE YNYSMEUDWY UPPER LOCK: 11.9.18

We were delighted to meet Jeremy Miles, the Neath Assembly Member, at the Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock  today. His ...
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Clydach Aqueduct Clean Up: 4.9.18.

Some photos of our work at Clydach Aqueduct where we joined forces with the Players Industrial Estate volunteers ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 9TH SEPTEMBER TO 15TH SEPTEMBER 2018

SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2018: Canoe and Kayak hire from Coed Gwilym Park Canoe Store. Rafts £10.00, canadian Canoes ...
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FAMILY FUN (AND WORK) DAY AT COED GWILYM PARK; 28.8.18.

As part of the Family Fun Day in the Park the Canoe Store opened its door for public ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 2ND SEPTEMBER TO 8TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

SUNDAY 2ND SEPT: Canoe  and Kayak hire from the Canoe Store in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. ...
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Rebecca Evans. Gower AM visits the Swansea Canal. 21.8.18.

We were pleased to welcome   Rebecca Evans AM. Minister for Housing and Regeneration to the Swansea Canal ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 26/8/18 TO SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2108

SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST; CANOES AND KAYAKS FOR HIRE IN COED GWILYM PARK. FIRST HIRE 10.30AM, LAST HIRE 2.30PM. ...
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THE BYWASH REBUILT BY WRG VOLUNTEERS. AUG 4th to AUG 11th.

             Some pictures of the wonderful restoration work that the Waterway Recovery Group voulunteers did on ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 19TH AUGUST 2018 TO 25TH AUGUST

SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST; Canoe Hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach from 10.30am to 2.30pm (last hire). Canoes £7, ...
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JULIE JAMES, AM, AT THE SWANSEA CANAL: 14.8.18

It was a great pleasure for us to welcome Julie James, Leader of the House, to the Swansea ...
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WHAT CAME OUT OF UPPER TREBANOS LOCK: 7.8.18

Well, I finally got my pictures of what the WRG and SCS volunteers  got out ofhe Upper Trebanos ...
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WRG AT TREBANOS LOCK; 7.8.18

THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE  WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP TRAVELLED DOWN FROM THEIR MAIN BASE AT UPPER YNYSMEUDWY LOCK TODAY  ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 12.8 18 TO 18.8.18

  SUNDAY 12TH AUGUST; CANOE HIRE AT COED GWILYM PARK; FIRST HIRE AT 1030AM;LAST HIRE AT 2.30PM. CANOES ...
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Waterway Recovery Group at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock: More pics.

William making a stone and mortar triple sandwich Dan discovering stone under thirty years of dirt.   The ...
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WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP AT YNYSMEUDWY LOCK: (2)

WORKING TO CLEAR THE BYWASH.       MANY STONES HAVE COLLAPSED INTO THE BYWASH  AND THEY NEEDED TO ...
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WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP AT YNYSNMEUDWY LOCK. 5.8.18

Work began today at Upper Ynysmeudwy Lock. Fourteen volunteers from all over the UK  (including one from France)  ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD WELCOMES THE WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP: 5.8.18 TO 11.8.18

Swansea Canal welcomes volunteers from all over the UK and Europe this week. They are part of the ...
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WORK PARTY; 31.7.18

IN PREPARATION FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP on Saturday 4.8.18. we lifted a stop plank ...
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Aggreko Orange Days of Difference: A 3 Way Partnership

Gemma Richards, who is Senior Volunteer Development Officer, at the Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service (Cyngor Gwasanaeth ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 29TH JULY TO SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST 2018

SUNDAY 29TH JULY: Canoes and kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park. One mile of beautiful  paddling north ...
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WORK PARTY, CANOES AND CANAL AND RIVER TRUST VISITS; 24.7.18.

A lot going on. Down by Pont John bridge we continued clearing up the invasive weeds which are ...
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Canoe Hire: TUESDAY OPENING DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

STARTING ON JULY 24TH, 2018, CANOES AND KAYAKS ARE FOR  PUBLIC HIRE EACH TUESDAY MORNING OF THE SUMMER ...
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THE CLYDACH BURIED LOCK SITE: UPDATE 22.8.18.

It may have struck passers by that, since the opening of the new route 43 sustrans cycle and ...
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Green Flag Community Award 18.7.18. at Memorial Hall Theatre, Barry.

Toby Morris, Paul Rapsey, Michelle Davidson and John Allen attended the Awards Ceremony in Barry on behalf of ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND JULY TO 28TH JULY 2018

    SUNDAY 22ND JULY: Canoes for hire from Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. Rafts £10, Canoes £7, ...
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Breaking News: Green Flag Award to the Swansea Canal Society

Lucy Prisk, the Green Flag Award Co-ordinator for Keep Wales Tidy, has  emailed us to let us know ...
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WORK PARTY AT CLYDACH AQUEDUCT: 17.7.18.

                               The state of the canal south of the Mond Lock has deteriorated quickly this summer. Halfway between ...
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AGGREKO MAKE A DAY OF DIFFERENCE

AGGREKO UK are part of a huge  multi-national Company. They deal in heating, cooling, and dehumidifying generators and ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 15TH JULY TO 21ST JULY 2018

SUNDAY 15TH JULY: Canoes and kayaks for hire in Coed Gwily Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. First hire, 10.30am; ...
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Meadow Sweet, Canadian Pond Weed and Gower Society Photos.

Peter Douglas-Jones, from the Gower Society visited us today to get a photographic record of the work we ...
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Player’s Yard Boys Do The Hard Yards.

Our newest recruit to the Swansea Canal Society just happens to be the manager of the Players Industrial ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 8.7.18 TO 14.7.18

SUNDAY 8TH OF JULY:  Canoe and kayak hire from Coed Gwilym Park Canoe Store. Canoes £7, rafts £10, ...
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ONE DAY IN THE LIFE: SWANSEA CANAL SOCIETY, 3RD JULY 2018

IT IS 9.15 AM . The sun, as it has been for the last ten days, is beating ...
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1st Neath Beavers on the Swansea Canal: 27.6.18.

Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old.   Young people can join from age ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 1.7.18. to 7.7.18.

1.7.18 SUNDAY: Canoes and Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park from 10.30am. Last hire 2.30pm. Full details ...
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Two Days in Pontardawe: 24th and 26th June.

Beneath the baking sun and the spire of St. Peters Church our two work parties spent time over ...
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WORK PARTY: 19.6.18

Rhodri was detailed to find the leak today. Some hope. Thecanal water is leeching into the Vale golf ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 24TH JUNE TO 30TH JUNE 2018

  SUNDAY 24TH JUNE. Sunday work party at Pontardawe. Meet at 10.00am at Herbert Street Bridge,Pontardawe. We will ...
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WORK ON THE CANAL:12.6.18

Our craft stall beseiged by the Ammandford Ramblers!   We were joined by the Ammanford Ramblers this morning ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 17TH JUNE TO 23RD JUNE 2018

Sunday 17th June: Unfortunately we have insufficient volunteers to man the canoe hire store this Sunday. We apologise ...
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Plogging? Plalking? or Just plain Plittering?

THE TWO GARETHS AND ALAN WITH THE PLITTER FROM THE CLEARED AREA OF CHERRY LAURELS NEAR HOLLY STREET ...
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Work and Canoe Parties: 5th June.

We worked at several places today. At the canoe store the hectic pace of the last day of ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 10TH JUNE TO 16TH JUNE 2018

SUNDAY 10TH JUNE: Canoe hire from the Canoe Store in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. First Hire ...
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Go Canoeing Week in Pictures: 26th May to 3rd June

                                         Many ...
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Go Canoeing Week: A Fitting Finale: 3.6.18.

  National Go Canoeing Week came to a dazzling end on a glorious summer day at Coed Gwilym ...
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Ryan Thomas, Swansea Planning Control Manager visits Hidden Lock Site: 1.6.18

model of slipway and upper gate. Ryan Thomas, Planning Control Manager at the City and County of Swansea, ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 3RD JUNE TO SATURDAY 9TH JUNE 2018

3RD JUNE SUNDAY: THE CANOE STORE in  Coed Gwilym Park, Clydcah SA6 5NS will be open for the ...
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PEOPLE DOING THEIR BIT: CANOES, CANAL, AND KWT: 29.5.18.

We were here, there, and everywhere today. Dom and Bob completed the denailing of the roof timbers in ...
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YNYSMEUDWY LOCKS WORK PARTY: 22.5.18.

BEFORE AFTER Our friends from the Waterway Recovery Group willbe joining us in August to start on giving ...
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RICHARD PARRY, CEO of the CANAL AND RIVER TRUST, at the SWANSEA CANAL: 24TH MAY 2018

Richard Parry and Nigel Annett (under the  umbrella) at the Clydach (Hidden Lock) site.We were delighted to welcome ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY MAY 27TH TO SAT 2ND JUNE 2018

  SUNDAY 27TH MAY: Canoe and Kayak hire at the Canoe Store, Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. ...
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GO CANOEING WEEK: 26th May to the 3rd June 2018.

CANOE WALES ARE ORGANISING  THE BIG ADVENTURE CANOE WEEK. The week runs from 26th May - 3rd June. ...
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CANAL & RIVER TRUST VOLUNTEER LUNCH AT THE 14 LOCK CENTRE: 23.5.18.

Richard Parry, CEO of the Canal and River Trust, thanks the volunteers. The Canal & River Trust Board ...
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Wales This Week: Wellbeing over 50.

Greg Lewis from ITV TV, and his cameraman, Barrie, joined us on a glorious spring day to capture ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 20TH MAY TO 26TH MAY 2018

SUNDAY 20TH MAY: Canoe and Kayak hire from the canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park. First hire 10.30, ...
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Museums, Lord Constables and the Sharpness Canal: SCS hit Gloucester: 8th May 2018

Our day trip began at 7.30 am with the coach making the first pick-up in the car park ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: MAY 13TH TO SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2018

SUNDAY 13TH MAY:  Canoe Hire at Coed Gwilym Park. Canoes, rafts, and double and single kayaks available from ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY MAY 6TH TO SATURDAY 12.8.18.

SUNDAY MAY 6TH; Canoe and Kayak Hire in Coed Gwilym Park. First hire 10.3o am, last hire 2.30 ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 29TH APRIL TO 5TH MAY 2018

SUNDAY 29TH APRIL 2018: Canoes and kayaks for hire from the Canoe Store in Coed Gwilym Park. Rafts ...
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TIMBER DELIVERY RECEIVED WITH THANKS: 24.4.18

THE FIRST TIMBERS SAFELY STACKED IN THE YARD.     Using both our flat bottomed boat 'Nellie' and ...
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Timber Transport Time Travel: Floating Wood down the Canal: April 2018.

A gift of old timber from the owners of a demolished house  which backs on to the Swansea ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND APRIL TO 28TH APRIL

SUNDAY 22ND: Canoes and kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park. First Hire 10.30am. Last hire 2.30pm. Canoes ...
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Work Day in Pictures 17.4.18

  Taking the 4 ton of stone dust from the dumping site to the canoe store.   The ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 15.4.18 TO SATURDAY 21.4.18

SUNDAY 15th April: Canoe and kayak hire from  the Canoe Store in Coed Gwilym Park. Canoes £7, Rafts ...
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HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE: THREE WORK SITES IN ONE DAY: 3.4.18.

At last, a spring like-feel to the April air.  Inspired by the sun on our backs, our volunteers ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 8.4.18. TO SATURDAY 14.4.18.

SUNDAY 8.4.18: Canoe Hire commences at 10.30am from Coed Gwilym Park. Canoes £7, double kayaks £5,  single kayaks ...
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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 ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 1.4.18 TO 6.4.18.

Sunday 1st April:  Canoe Hire Season commences in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach at 10.30. Last hire 2.30pm. Canoes ...
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TIPPER TRAINING AND VISITORS FROM CANAL AND RIVER TRUST: 27.3.18.

Our volunteers were given a training session to enable them to use the new tipper safely.  (Centre).     (Below ...
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CANALSIDE FOLK ART: MARCH 2018

Walkers, canoeists, and cyclists along our lovely canal will have been struck by a couple of new additions ...
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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 ...
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Canoe Training for Volunteers; 25.3.18

Hywel and Warren, our two qualified canoe instructors gave a masterclass in safety on the water this Sunday ...
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WORK PARTY: 20.3.18

One set of worker went to the Old Highways Depot to build a second pair of gates opposite ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 25TH MARCH TO 31ST MARCH 2018

SUNDAY 25TH MARCH: Canoe training day at the canoe store, Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. 2 fully qualified instructors ...
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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 ...
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REVISED DATE FOR CANOE TRAINING is now SUNDAY 25TH MARCH.

Canoe Training  for the those who wish to volunteer for manning  the canoe store when the  hiring of ...
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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 ...
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Work Party 13.3.18.

With the opening of the summer season canoe hire almost upon us, it was time to get the ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 18TH MARCH TO 24TH MARCH 2018

SUNDAY 18TH MARCH: BASIC TRAINING FOR NEW AND EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CANOE STORE IN COED GWILYM PARK, ...
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A Model of the Lengthsman’s Hut at Ynysmeudwy.

Some great photos of  Michelle Davidson's fine model of the Ynysmeudwy Lengthsmans Hut at Lower Ynysmeudwy Lock.     ...
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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 ...
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SUMMER SEASON Canoe and Kayak Hire. Training Day, March 18th.

Swansea Canal Society are starting back with their canoes and kayaks for hire at the lovely Coed Gwilym ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 11TH MARCH TO 17TH MARCH 2018

Tuesday 13th March: Work Party Meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 4TH MARCH TO 10TH MARCH 2018.

MONDAY 5TH OF MARCH:  Monthly open meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at the Vardre Rugby Club, Hebron ...
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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 ...
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THE BEAST FROM THE EAST? 8 VOLUNTEERS UNFAZED: 27.2.18.

Michelle gives us this account of motivation overcoming adverse weather conditions at Lower Ynysmeudwy Locks today. "On a ...
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SUNDAY WORK PARTY AT YNYSMEUDWY LOWER LOCK: 25.2.18

Michelle led the February Sunday Work Party to clean the Lower Lock railings in Ynysmeudwy. Here is her ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SATURDAY 24TH FEB TO SATURDAY 3RD MARCH

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY: THE SWANSEA CANAL SOCIETY WILL BE REPRESENTED AT THE IWA SOUTH WALES EXHIBITION (DETAILS BELOW). ...
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Round and About: 21.2.18

More work at Ynysmeudwy. Brambles cleared on the off -side and mud removed from the towpath side.            ...
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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 ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 18TH FEB TO 24TH FEB 2018

TUESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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FURTHER WORK AT YNYSMEUDWY: 13.2.18.

In heavy rain we laid 'crush and run' gravel over the extremely muddy areas by the five bar ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 11TH FEB TO 17TH FEB 2018.

TUESDAY 13TH FEB: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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WORK PARTY AT YNYSMEUDWY LENGTHMAN’S HUT: 06.2.18 (2)

HERE WE ALL ARE OUTSIDE THE LENGTHSMAN HUT, NOW ALL SHIPSHAPE AND YNYSMEUDWY FASHION. AND A SPECIAL ONE ...
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WORK PART AT YNYSMUEDWY LOCKS 6.2.18.

THIS WAS OUR SECOND WEEK AT YNYSWMEUDWY. SNOW IS FALLING, CHILDREN PLAYING....NO THAT'S SHAKIN' STEVENS.   IT DEFINITELY SNOWED ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 4TH FEB TO 10TH FEB 2018

TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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WORK PARTY AT YNYSMEUDWY LOCKS: 30.1.18

IT WAS BACK TO BUSINESS THIS TUESDAY AFTER THE FUN AND GAMES OF THE OPENING OF THE NEW ...
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WORK PARTY AT HERBERT STREET, PONTARDAWE 21.1.18

Our monthly Sunday Work Party were out in the pouring rain below Herbert Street bridge, Pontardawe last week ...
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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 ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 28TH JANUARY TO 3RD FEBRUARY 2018

TUESDAY 30th JAN: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach betgween 8.00 and 9.00am. Work commences ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 21ST JANUARY TO 27TH JANUARY 2018

SUNDAY 21ST JAN: The Pontardawe to Ynysmeudwy Sunday Work Party will be working by the Herbert Street Bridge ...
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The Week Ahead: 14th JANUARY 2018 TO 21st JANUARY 2018

TUESDAY 16TH: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00am. Work starts at ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 7.1.18 TO 13.1.18

THE LONG VIEW FROM THE SOUTH TUESDAY 9TH JANUARY 2018: Work Party meets between 8.00am and 9.00am at ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (22): OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW TOWPATH

THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW TOWPATH AND CYCLE PATH THROUGH THE OLD HIGHWAYS DEPOT IN PONTARDAWE ROAD,  ...
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Old Highways Depot Towpath Open: 2.1.18.

The new 120 metre towpath/cycle route through the Old Highways Depot in Pontardawe Road, Clydach is now open, ...
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NEXT SCS MONTHLY MEETING: WEDNESDAY 7.2.18

The next Meeting of the Swansea Canal Society will be held in the Vardre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 31.12.17 TO 6TH JANUARY 2018

   TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY 2018: Happy New Year,  Blwyddyn Newydd Dda. The Work Party meets in good spirits ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Tarmac 75% completed: 16.12.17.

THER PATH LOOKING NORTH. THE JOB IS ALMOST DONE TO LINK THE TOWPATH ROUTE TO THE SOUTH AND ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 17th DECEMBER TO 23rd DECEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER:  Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach betwen 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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TARMACCERS AT WORK. 14.12.17.

THE NEW TOWPATH  IN THE OLD HIGHWAYS DEPOT IS BEING TARMACCED. WE ARE NEARLY THERE.                         
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DUMP, RAMP AND RAKE: 12.12.17.

Ah, bitter chill it was! No cementing or bulb planting possible at the Old Highways depot in Pontardawe ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 10.12.17 TO 16.12.17

TUESDAY 12TH DECEMBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (21): RAMPS, RAINBOWS, AND REFRESHMENTS.

     RAINBOW OVER CAPEL ROAD AND THE DEPOT SITE. 5.12.17 A GOOD OMEN FOR  THE FUTURE  REDEVELOPMENT  OF ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 3.12.17 TO 9.12.17.

TUESDAY:  5TH DECEMBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: (20) WORK PARTY 28.11.17 IN PICTURES.

    VIEW OF THE OLD HIGHWAYS DEPOT SITE LOOKING SOUTH TOWARDS THE MOND. THE TOWPATH ROUTE IS  FENCED ...
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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 ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 26TH NOVEMBER TO 2ND DECEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER: Work party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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21.11.17: THE TOWPATH BENEATH OUR FEET AND CLYDACH LOCK.

BELOW RIGHT:   THE TOWPATH SEEN FROM THE  SOUTHERN END OF THE DEPOT. THE WOODEN SIDE EDGING IS ...
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Co-op Presentation to SCS on 25.11.17 at about 12.30pm in the Clydach Store’

The Co-op supermarket in Clydach is having a celebration day on Saturday 25th November to present its chosen ...
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Illustrated News: 15.11.17.

   LEFT:  (L TOR) DAVID VINER, NICK WORHTINGTON AND DAVID MORGAN  FROM THE CANAL AND RIVER TRUST JOIN ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 19TH NOVEMBER TO 25TH NOVEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15:- 1. ...
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Work Parties: 14.11.17. 1. CLYDACH LOCK.

       We were over and under the scaffolding today at Clydach Lock. Clearing leaves (an endless chore, 'above ...
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Monday Morning Gets Sleeper Pointing Done.

     The Leaves of Brown Come Tumbling Down.... September, October and November.            Taking advantage of the ...
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Donation to the SCS from the The Swansea Welsh Church Act Trust Fund

  The Swansea Welsh Church Act Trust Fund is open to all voluntary, charitable or benevolent groups based ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 12TH NOVEMBER TO 18TH NOVEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 14TH NOV: Work Party meets at Brownsters between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts as last week at ...
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2107 AGM DATE NOW SET FOR 29.11.17.

The new date for this year's AGM has been set for Wednesday, November the 29th at the Vardre ...
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THE ILLUSTRATED WORK PARTY: 7.11.17

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Payout of the Co-op Local Community Fund on Saturday 25 November.

The Co-op supermarket in Clydach is having a celebration day on Saturday 25th November to present its chosen ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 5TH NOVEMBER TO 11TH NOVEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 29TH OCTOBER TO 4TH NOVEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND: VOTE FOR THE SWANSEA CANAL SOCIETY.

Aviva Insurance Community Fund is offering funding of between £10,000 and £25,000 for charitable causes. We have applied ...
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CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND: FUNDING ROUND CLOSES 11.11.17.

THERE ARE JUST THREE WEEKS TO GO BEFORE THE CO-OP COMMUNITY FUND CLOSES. So far,  our cause has ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND OCTOBER TO 28TH OCTOBER 2017

Tuesday 24th October: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, HIgh Street Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts  ...
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TWO WORK PARTIES : 17.10.17

At Clydach Lock we were met by  the visible effects of yesterday's very high winds. Fallen leaves, washed ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 15TH OCTOBER TO 21ST OCTOBER 2017

Tuesday 17th October: Work parties meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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Swansea Canal Article by Martin Ludgate in ‘Canal Boat’ magazine

Martin Ludgate, who was deputy leader of this year's Waterway Recovery Group Sumer Camp at Upper Trebanos Lock, ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (19): LOCK 7 AND BYWASH ON 1875 MAP.

We would like to thank Michelle for making this blow up of the 1875 map (plus several models) ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD; 8TH 0CTOBER TO 14TH OCTOBER 2017

Tuesday 10th October: Work parties meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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ITV NEWS IN WALES VISIT THE SWANSEA CANAL

Mike Griffiths,  from ITV Cymru Wales joined us today to prepare an item on our two major projects ...
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AGM: WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2017 AT VARDRE RUGBY CLUB AT 7.30.

The documents relating to our 2017 AGM are listed on our Home Page and can be viewed by ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 1.10.17 TO SATURDAY 7.10.17

TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017:  Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work ...
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The Canal Close to the Swan Inn in Plasmarl.

One more photo of the  Swansea Canal from Dominc Byrne. He says, "The photo shows the canal looking ...
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Clydach Lock Work Party; 26.9.17.

The relaying and cementing of  the coping stones began today. Rhodri from the Canal And River Trust could ...
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Gordon and Wayne: Star Breakers of the Week. 25.9.17.

Wayne and Gordon have been  this weeks star grinders and breakers in the Old Highways Depot  in Clydach. ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (18): TOWPATH PROGRESS, 22/23.9.17

The Old Depot Yard transformation in Pontardawe Road Clydach continues.  Above, looking north,  is the line of the ...
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THE CANAL AND RAILWAY BEING REPLACED NORTH OF MORRISTON: 1960’S

  Dominic Byrne sent another photo to me, this one of lorries and heavy plant removing the railway ...
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THE CANAL LOOKING SOUTH FROM THE YNYSFORGAN VIADUCT.

Dominic Byrne came across this photo of the Swansea Canal taken from the railway viaduct at Ynysforgan looking ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 24TH SEPT TO 30TH SEPT 2017

SUNDAY 24TH SEPT: This is the last Sunday Canoe Hire of the season. Rafts £10.00: Canoes, £7; kayaks ...
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MYNYDD Y BETWS COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND AWARD.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a grant of £1,872 towards the purchase of a ...
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VETS ON THE CANOES

  A party of vets pre-booked a trip on the canoes and enjoyed the good weather today.
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A Swansea Barge (1949)

I am indebted to Phil Hughes of the Inland Waterways Association who has sent me this photo of ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 17TH SEPTEMBER TO 23RD SEPT 2017.

SUNDAY 17 TH SEPTEMBER: Canoe hire in Coed Gwilym Park , Clydach from 10.30. to 13.30 (last hire). ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (17): MOVING THE CABIN.

Well, they have done it. The cabin has been moved  50 yards to its new position in the ...
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CLYDACH LOCK WORK PARTY 12.9.17.

Many of the new timber sleepers have now been placed along the length of the top of the ...
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HISTORICAL UPDATE by CLIVE REED

                ‘Swansea canal barge at the Hafod in 1931’ This is ...
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Ynysmeudwy Locks Work Party: 17.9.17

There will be a work party at Ynysmeudwy Locks this Sunday, the 17th September. Tools, hi-vis vests and ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 10.9.17 TO 16.9.17.

SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER:  Canoe hire from Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. Canadian Canoes ...
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Work party at Clydach Lock 5.9.17.

With the scaffolding in place over the Clydach Lock chambe,r work could safely start on replacing the rotten ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 3RD SEPT TO 9TH SEPT 2017.

SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER: Due to the adverse weather forecast for tomorrow the Canoe and Kayak hire from Coed ...
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TERRAPIN IN THE SWANSEA CANAL: 25.817

Christine Carr took this photo of a terrapin in the Swansea Canal: This is what she said about ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 27TH AUGUST TO 2ND SEPTEMBER 2017.

Sunday, 27th August 2017: Canoes and Kayaks for hire from the canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (16): THE EMPTY PLINTH 23.8.17

                         SPOT THE DIFFERENCE? Yes, of course you can. The cabin is now ...
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ADVENTURE GIRLS PADDLE POWER: 22.8.17

The Canal Canoes were inundated with women of all ages today.  The self-styled 'Adventure Girls' from Cardiff  (above) ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 20TH AUGUST TO 26TH AUGUST 2017

SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST: Canoe hire from Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. Canoes £7, kayaks £5 and £4. First hire ...
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THETHE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (15): THE PORTABILITY OF A CABIN.

It was time to see if the cabin could still move. It is in the way of the ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD:13TH TO 19TH AUGUST 2017

SUNDAY 13TH: Canoe and Kayak hire at Coed Gwilym Park Canoe store. Canadian Canoes £7, Double sit on ...
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GREAT NEWS FROM THE GOWER SOCIETY: 11.8.17.

Having made an application to the Gower Society earlier this year for funding to help repair the Clydach ...
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LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT: 8.8.17.

  As the peak holiday month is now with us, we have had to put on hold our ...
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Tesco; the 3 Charities Race: It’s Nip and Tuck…..

.....Or neck and neck,  or a damned close run thing. The tokens are dropping like blue and red ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 6th AUGUST TO 12TH AUGUST.

SUNDAY 6TH: Canoe and Kayak hire at Coed Gwilym Park Canoe store. Canadian Canoes £7, Double sit on ...
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DREDGING THE SWANSEA CANAL.

The Swansea Canal should be a premier visitor destination. Swansea Canal Society is applying for Welsh Government funding ...
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Rafters and Grafters: 1.8.17.

   A young German family, here in Clydach to visit their relative in Craig Cefn Parc, were our  ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 30.7.17 TO 5.8.17.

SUNDAY JULY 30TH: Canoe and Kayak hire from Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. ...
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Work Parties 25.7.17

    Our volunteer numbers were increased today by the help we were given by the Day Service Centre, ...
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Waterway Recovery Group: Many Hands Make Mortar Shortage: 10.7.17

Upper Trebanos Lock was a full of our our wonderful WRG volunteers, clinging, it appeared, to the chamber ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 23RD JULY TO 29TH JULY 2017

  SUNDAY 23RD JULY:  CANOE AND KAYAK HIRE.         CANADIAN OPEN CANOES: £7.00;  SIT-ON-TOP DOUBLE KAYAKS: ...
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WATERWAYS RECOVERY GROUP SUMMER CAMP 2017

THE WEEK IN PICTURES. WELCOME TO UPPER TREBANOS LOCK: DAY ONE, 9.7.17. GETTING TO KNOW THE CHAMBER DAY ...
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WRG : Shuttering and Coping

Up by the Pontardawe Playing Fields north of Upper Trebanos Lock,  Gordon has fixed shuttering on top of ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (15): THIS WEEK’S WORK IN PICTURES.

ALED ON OUR NEW MINI TRACTOR AND TRAILER. TRACTOR FUNDED BY VALE INCO AND TRAILER FUNDED BY THE ...
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The Green Canal: 13.7.17

Somewhere along the 800 yards of pipe that takes the canal from Herbert Street, Pontardawe to Trebanos, something ...
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The Week Ahead: 16th July to 23rd July

  Sunday 16th July: Canoe and Kayak hire from the canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park. First hire ...
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Waterway Recovery Group: Many Hands Make Mortar Shortage: 10.7.17

Upper Trebanos Lock was a full of our our wonderful WRG volunteers, clinging, it appeared, to the chamber ...
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No Work Party on Tuesday 11th July. Lunch with WRG now on 12th July at 13.00

Due to the inclement weather forecast for Tuesday 11 th July, thhe lunch with the WRG volunteers will ...
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Ynysmeudwy Locks Clean-Up: Sunday 16th July.

The Pontardawe to Ynysmeudwy Work Party will meet for its third monthly canal clean up at 10.00am on ...
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The Canal Beneath our Feet (14): In the Heat of the Day; 6th July ’17.

Gordon and Gareth risked being spontaneously combusted as they continued preparing the ground for the contractors to build ...
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THE WATERWAYS RECOVERY GROUP WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 9TH JULY TO 16TH JULY.

SUNDAY 9TH JULY:  This year's summer camp for the volunteers of the Waterways Recovery Group will be based ...
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TESCO BAGS of HELP: Swansea Canal Society in July/August Store Voting.

  SWANSEA CANAL SOCIETY is bidding for a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 3/7/17 TO 9/7/17

Tuesday, 4th July: Work party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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The Canal Beneath Our Feet (13): THE RAMPED RETAINING WALL: 29.6.17.

While the contractors  who are demolishing the building over the buried lock have been away on other work, ...
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WILDFLOWERS/WEEDS ALONG THE CANAL

     Wildflower seeds  were sown aong side the the towpath during recent repairs.  They are now coming into ...
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Ramblers on the Water, and the Red Brick bridge.

      Our friends from Ammanford Ramblers joined us for their annual paddle up the Swansea Canal this Tuesday, ...
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Our New CRT Team Leader: 20.6.17.

We were delighted to welcome our new Canal and River Trust Volunteer Team Leader to  Pontardawe last Tuesday. ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 26TH JUNE TO 2ND JULY 2017.

TUESDAY 27TH JUNE: Work Party meets at Brownster's Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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The Canal Beneath Our Feet: Gable End Down 18.6.17.

    Only the wall of the building on the St. Benedict's Church side still stands (photo left) and ...
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WILDFLOWERS/WEEDS ALONG THE CANAL

  There has been some discussion regarding wildflowers and planting alongside the canal.  There are many wildflowers, easily ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 19TH JUNE 2017 TO 25TH JUNE 2017

TUESDAY 20TH JUNE  2017:  Work Party meets betwen 8.00am and 9.00am in Brownsters Cafe High Street, Clydach. Work ...
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The Canal Beneath our Feet: (11) After the Storm: 14.6.17.

    Michelle has been back to the Old Highways Depot to record the fantastic demolition work that Mr. ...
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Demolition Day: 11.6.17 Addendum

  Thanks to so many of you for 'liking' the last blog on the JCB work in the ...
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The Canal Beneath our Feet (10). Demolition Underway. 11. 6.17

   The heavy plant has arrived. Our wonderful contractors moved into the Old Highways depot, Pontardawe Road, today ...
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Work Party : Sunday 11th June

There was another successful working party today.  This time  they cleared fly tipping about 200 metres north of ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 12TH JUNE 2017 TO 18TH JUNE 2017

TUESDAY 13TH JUNE: Work party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach betwen 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 5TH JUNE 2017 TO 11TH JUNE 2017

  TUESDAY 6TH JUNE: Work party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach betwen 8.00 and 9.00am. Work ...
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The Co-operation of the Co-operative Society: The Two Day Stall.

       The Co-Operative Society supermarket in Clydach have been very generous in  allocating us a further two days ...
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WASH HOLE WORK PARTY: 23.5.17

Several tasks are involved in  the improvements that we, with the help of the Canal and River Trust, ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 29TH MAY 2017 TO 4TH JUNE 2017

TUESDAY 30TH MAY 2017: Work Party meets at  Brownsters cafe between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15 ...
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FIRST WEEKEND WORK PARTY IN PONTARDWE: SUNDAY 21.5.17

The weather conditions were perfect for the inaugural Pontardawe Sunday Working Party' on the canal.  Michelle chose a ...
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Message from Andrew Stumpf (CRT Head of Wales)

We are delighted to have received a twitter message from Andrew Stumpf today, acknowledging the success of of ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND MAY TO 28TH MAY 2017.

TUESDAY 23RD MAY: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work commences ...
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16.5.17. THE CO-OP AND THE OLD STONE BARGE.

          As Monday's deluge continued unabated into Tuesday we split into indoor and outdoor ...
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Change of Venue for this Tuesday’s Work Party (16th May).

WE WILL NOT BE WORKING AT TREBANOS THIS WEEK AS WE DO NOT HAVE THE PERSONNEL TO TAKE ...
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THE CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND: SUPPORTING OUR CANOE PROJECT

The Swansea Canal Society is very honoured to have been chosen as one of two local charities in ...
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9.5.17 ROCK, WATER, SAND, SILT and MORTAR

. Our volunteers are of all ages, skilled and unskilled, young and old (though a few more of ...
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PONTARDAWE SUNDAY WORK PARTIES COMMENCE ON 21ST MAY.

Sunday 21st May: Monthly Work parties on the northern section of the canal from Pontardawe northwards commence this ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 15TH MAY 2017 TO 21ST MAY 2017

Tuesday 16th May: We meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00 am. Work starts,as ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: MAY 8TH TO MAY 14TH 2017

Tuesday 9th May: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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Swansea Canal Adoptions.

For those of you who watched BBC 'Wales Today' today and are interested in adopting a section of ...
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WORK PARTY SOUTH OF PONTARDAWE PLAYING FIELDS: 2.5.17.

  We are halfway to rebuilding the tow-path edges south of the 800 yard piped section at Pontardawe ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 1.5.17 TO 7.7.17.

TUESDAY 2ND MAY; Work party meets at Brownsters Cafe, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15  ...
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A TALE OF 2 GERRYS, 1 JOHN AND AND A CHEON. 25/4/17.

              Here we are three hundred yards north of Upper Trebanos Lock, ...
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PONTARDAWE TO YNYSMEUDWY SUNDAY WORK PARTIES TO START IN MAY.

Work Party Monthly work parties  for the maintenance of the northern half of the Swansea Canal will commence ...
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Family Adventure Day

To coincide with the launch of the Summer 2017 canoe and kayak hire scheme, an event was held ...
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Country Focus: Green Flag Swansea Canal Radio Interview.

  Rachael Garside visited the Swansea Canal last October and her interviews with us concerning our Green Flag ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 24TH APRIL TO 30TH APRIL 2017

  TUESDAY 25TH APRIL: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe High Street Clydach between 8.00 and9.00am. Work starts ...
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How the Brec and Mon Can Help Us. 18.4.17.

Above: Canal restoration at Wellington Bridge, Llantarnam. The success of the restoration of the Brec and Mon Canal ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 17TH APRIL TO 23RD APRIL 2017.

TUESDAY 18TH APRIL: Day trip to the Mon and Brec Canal to see the wonderful work that the ...
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THIS AND THAT, BIBS and BOBS, SNIPPETS OF NEWS.

The Wooden Trough outfall at Trebanos. The wooden trough that took water from the Old Pump House next ...
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Hen Party on the Canal

SCS canoe Hire welcomed their first Hen Party on Sunday.   The bride, Simone, and her friend Emma arranged ...
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Primroses

The primroses planted at Trebanos Lock several years ago have now naturalised and and making a lovely display ...
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The Canal Beneath Our Feet (8): Ready to Rubble Rumble: 9.4.17.

All precautions to isolate water, gas, and electricity supplies to the redundant building  over the buried lock have ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 10TH APRIL TO 16TH APRIL 2017.

TUESDAY 11TH APRIL:  WORK PARTY MEETS AT BROWNSTERS CAFE HIGH STREET, CLYDACH BETWEEN 8.00 AND 9.00AM. Work commences ...
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DREDGING APPLICATIONS PASS FIRST HURDLE.

We are pleased to report that the Society's  two  Expressions of Interests for funds to assist us and ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 3RD APRIL 2017 TO 9TH APRIL 2017

  TUESDAY 4TH APRIL: Work Party meets at Forge Fach Community Centre Cafe, Hebron Road, Clydach between 8.00 ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: (7) 28.3.17. GATES ‘R US.

      Having bought the premium wood for the gates into and out of St. Benedict's Church car ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 27TH MARCH TO APRIL 2ND 2017

Tuesday 28th March: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: (6) WALLS, GATES AND WOOD: 21.3.17

   Walls and confers came a'tumbling down today in the depot.          On the left, the large gap ...
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The Week Ahead: 20th March to 26th March 2017

Tuesday 21st March: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe between 8.00 and 9.00am. We will start work at ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 13TH MARCH TO 19TH MARCH 2017

Tuesday 14th March: Work Party meets between 8.00 and 9.00 am at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach. Work ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (5): NEW LIFE IN THE OLD DEPOT:7.3.17

BAGS OF SAND, BAGS OF CHIPPINGS. All the left over bags from the Old Depot's previous life are ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 6TH MARCH TO 12TH MARCH 2017.

Tuesday 7th March: Work party meets in Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach, between 8.000 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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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 ...
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SUMMER SEASON CANOE AND KAYAK HIRE: VOLUNTEER TRAINING

TRAINING DAY FOR CANOE VOLUNTEERS SATURDAY 25TH MARCH, 2017 AT  10.30 am IN COED GWILYM PARC   There ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 27TH FEBRUARY TO 5TH MARCH 2017

TUESDAY 28TH FEB. Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00 am. By ...
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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 ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 20TH FEBRUARY TO 26TH FEBRUARY 2017

                                                                                          St Benedict's Church, Clydach Tuesday: 21st February: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, HighStreet, Clydach between ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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THE TANK IS OUR WORK HORSE: THE CLYDACH POUND CLEARED, 7.2.17.

Removing the weeds by boat. Our flat-bottomed, electric-powered boat, affectionately labelled 'The Tank' has vastly increased the speed ...
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The Canal Beneath Our Feet: Work on the Clydach Depot 7.2.17

                 Not too much work, actually, but we did a bit of prep anyway. Until the mains utilties ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 6TH FEBRUARY TO 12TH FEBRUARY 2017

Tuesday 7th of February: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach, between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work ...
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THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: WORK ON THE CLYDACH DEPOT (DAY ONE)

This building is built on top of a lock on the Swansea Canal. It was buried along with ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 30TH JANUARY TO 5TH FEBRUARY 2017

Tuesday 31st January: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 23RD JANUARY TO 29TH JANUARY 2017

TUESDAY 24th January; Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 16TH JANUARY 2017 TO 22ND JANUARY.

TUESDAY 17TH JANUARY 2017: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 8TH JANUARY TO 14TH JANUARY 2017

  TUESDAY 10TH JANUARY:  Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 1ST JANUARY ’17 TO 7TH JANUARY ’17

A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND VOLUNTEERS. THE SOCIETY WILL  LOOK TO INCREASING OUR RESTORATION ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 19TH DECEMBER TO 25TH DECEMBER 2016

Tuesday 20th December: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work commences ...
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Waterways World Article

The January edition of Waterways World includes an article on Liz McIvor's visit to the Swansea Canal.
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 12TH DECEMBER TO 18TH DECEMBER.

Tuesday 13th December: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work commences on ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 5TH DECEMBER TO 11TH DECEMBER 2016

  Tuesday 6th December: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street,  Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work ...
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NEARLY THERE: 29TH NOV 2016

100 yards complete, 20 yards to go.  So  good reason for the trowels-up sign. We are nearly there ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD:28TH NOVEMBER TO 3RD DECEMBER

Tuesday 29th November: Work party meets at Brownsters at 8.00pm. We willl be starting work at 9.00am at ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 21ST NOV TO 27TH NOV 2016

  Tuesday 22nd Nov: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 14TH NOVEMBER TO 20TH NOV 2016

15th Nov. Work party meets at Brownsters High Street Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15 ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 7TH NOV TO 13TH OF NOV. 2016

BEFORE AFTER Tuesday 8th November: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work commences ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 31ST OCTOBER TO 6TH NOVEMBER 2016

Tuesday 1st November: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts ...
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CANOES ON THE CANAL: A SUCCESSFUL 2016 SUMMER SEASON.

Our treasurer reports that our community canoe hire project has had a most succesful season. Takings are up ...
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LIZ McIVOR ON THE SWANSEA CANAL: 25.10.16.

What a delight it was to welcome Liz McIvor and her family to the Swansea Canal yesterday. Liz ...
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Work Party 18.10.16

        We took the very first step in restoring the towpath along the route of the buried canal ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 24TH OCTOBER TO 30TH OCTOBER 2106.

Tuesday 25th October: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. We will ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 17TH OCTOBER TO 23RD OCTOBER.

Tuesday, 18th October: The march of the coping stones will continue down the towpath. We now have three ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 10TH OCTOBER TO 16TH OCTOBER 2016

TUESDAY 11TH OCT: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 800 and 9.00 am. Work ...
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SWANSEA CANAL HISTORY

This is an article as sent to the Swansea History Society, requested by them for their magazine, The ...
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COPING WITH COPING: 4.10.16.

Well, we have made a start. Enclosed inside its portable shuttering is our first five yards of decorative ...
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TARENI COLLIERY by Clive Reed

Tareni Colliery 1902-1949   This book is the story of a deep coalmine in Cwmtawe; the Swansea Valley, ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 3RD OCTOBER TO 9TH OCTOBER 2016

Tuesday 4th October 2106: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydcah between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work ...
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An article for Swansea History Society, for their magazine, The Chronicle, by Clive Reed

    An article on the Swansea Canal as promised. 800 words cannot do much justice to the ...
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PIPED CANAL AND BURIED LOCK GIFTED TO THE SWANSEA CANAL SOCIETY.

            The Council Highways depot in Pontardawe Road, Clydach has stood empty for ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 26TH SEPTEMBER TO 2ND OCTOBER 2016

Work Party 10.5.16   Tuesday 27th September 2016: Work Party meets at Forge Fach Centre Cafe, Hebron Road, ...
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Work Party with Virgin Media 20.9.16.

    We were pleased to welcome more Virgin Media  volunteers this week, who worked hard moving and ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 19TH SEPTEMBER TO 25TH SEPTEMBER

TUESDAY SEPT. 20TH: Work party meets at Forge Fach Centre Cafe, Clydach (Brownsters cafe is closed this Tuesday ...
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KAYAK DAY

This  was a really good day. Everyone learned a lot, but also had fun and enjoyment. David had ...
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Toby, Martins and Hawks.

  Volunteer Toby sent us this photo of  a sparrowhawk that he recently caught  attacking the martins nesting ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SEPTEMBER 12TH TO SEPT 18TH.

Tuesday 13th: Work party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00and 9.00am. Work starts at Lower ...
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25,000 Hours Silver Plaque Award.

Well, I can't say much for my photography this week, I fear. But these shots are at least ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: SEPTEMBER 5TH TO SEPTEMBER 11TH.

Tuesday 6th September: The Power of Water; Coed Gwilym Park, from 10.30am. Have you ever wondered how a ...
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THE POWER OF WATER EVENT: 6TH SEPTEMBER 2016

Dr Morgan (in the centre of the above photo), who worked for many years as the Medical Officer ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 28TH AUGUST TO 4TH SEPT 2016

TUESDAY  30TH AUGUST: Work party meets between 8.00 and 9.00am at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach.  Work commences ...
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The BURIED LOCK

    The media descended on the Swansea Canal today (23rd August) to report on the visit of ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND AUGUST TO 28TH AUGUST 2016

TUESDAY 23RD AUGUST: We will be joined at 10.00am by the camera team from BBC Wales who will ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 15TH AUGUST TO 21ST AUGUST 2016

TUESDAY AUGUST 16TH: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe High Street Clydach between 8.o0 and 9.00am. We will ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: 8TH AUGUST TO 14TH AUGUST.

TUESDAY 9th August: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work will ...
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THE WEEK AHEAD: MONDAY 1.8.16 TO SUNDAY 7.8.16

TUESDAY 2ND: Work Party meets between 8.00 and 9.00am at Brownsters Cafe. Work starts at 9.15 at Coed ...
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‘DREDGE ONLY SILT, LEAVE ONLY WATER’: THE WALKER PRINCIPLE.

Watching last year's industrial scale dredging above Clydach Lock (as shown below), our chairman Gordon Walker (as shown ...
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Waunarlwydd Primary School, and Cwmtawe Community School on the Canal.

We were delighted to welcome not one school but two to the Swansea Canal last Tuesday (19th July ...
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