THE DOCUMENTS RECORDED HERE HAVE BEEN MOST GENEROUSLY GIFTED TO THE SOCIETY BY CLIVE REED, OUR PRESIDENT AND HERITAGE OFFICER. CLIVE IS THE AUTHOR OF MANY OF THEM.
HERITAGE STRUCTURES ON THE SWANSEA CANAL
This comprehensive review, written by Clive Reed, lists all of the heritage structures on the canal. It is supported by photographs of the canal and its volunteers in action in the 1980s.
This is a story related by Byron Griffiths, a canal worker, to Clive Reed.
PONTARDAWE – THE BEGINNING
This document shows the importance of the Swansea Canal and the existence of all the communities in the Swansea Valley
SWANSEA CANAL LOCKS AT GODRE’R GRAIG
This historical article on the Swansea Canal, written by Clive Reed, concerns the structure referred to as the Narrow Lock or the Squeezed Lock.
JOHN HUTCHINS – TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW
John worked on the Swansea Canal for many years, first as a labourer then as a van driver and finally as the canal foreman. This is a transcript of an interview given in 1987. Clive has added some annotations and corrections.
ELEPHANT ROCK AND BARLEY HILL
This article is fascinating in its own right, and also because stone from the quarries would have been used in the construction of the canal, its locks and its bridges.
HISTORY OF YSTALYFERA
This article describes how Ystalyfera came into existence as a result of the construction of the cana.
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