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                     FUNDAYZ FESTIVAL: 29.9.18


We are very grateful to the Player’s Industrial Estate for making our Society one of the two beneficiaries of the proceeds from the Fundayz Festival which is to take place on Saturday September the 29th at the Players Industrial Estate, Clydach SA6 5BQ.  The Manager at Players, Colin Twells, and his  work force have already done much to help us clear the canal at its southern end where it joins the footpath to the Estate and we are very grateful to all of them for their enthusiasm and community spirit. Players have ‘adopted’ this section of the Swansea Canal under the initiative started by the Canal and River Trust who own the Canal. All the money we receive from the Fundayz Festival will be spent on the restoration of the canal and we will keep you informed of exactly what improvements it has financed.

We will have a  craft stall at the Festival and we hope as many of you will come along and enjoy all the fun of the Festival. The Festival will be  open from 11.00am to 10.00 pm  on the 29th and will feature the following entertainments.

Teresa Marie, a professional singer who will also help to compere the day.
The Swansea Ukulele band
Swansea’s Got Talent competition
An ‘All you can Eat’ competition (sponsored by ‘Tramdogs’)
A fully directed/choreographed medley of the musical ‘The Greatest showman’ from the West End in concert
DJ Trixta (He is a world renowned DJ and is actually in the Guinness book of records, so he knows his stuff).
And 2 surprise / mystery performers / acts
You can find the more information on  the ‘playersindustrialestate’ Facebook page.
There will also be on the site :
A funfair
A circus training camp and performances
An Olympic rifle range and competition
An indoor and outdoor market
A car boot sale
Canoe rides
Bars and food stalls
There are also some great prizes to be won on the day including a mini cooper, 10 thousand pounds, celebrity signed memorabilia, gift vouchers, other cash prizes and much more.
All this will be ending will a family friendly fireworks show.





Volunteers are urgently required to keep the canoe hire project going, throughout the summer Sundays. We may have to close on some Sundays if more volunteers are not found. If you are interested in helping, please contact Gill on 07835 440511.



The Swansea Canal should be a premier visitor destination.

Swansea Canal Society is applying for Welsh Government funding to regenerate the canal between Clydach and Trebanos.

SCS volunteers are already repairing the historic structures along the waterway. If our application to the Rural Communities Development Fund is approved, contractors will dredge the water channel under the supervision of Canal & River Trust staff.

The dredging will be the next phase of our vision to regenerate the historic waterway as a premier water-based activity centre.

A beautiful but underused canal is being transformed into a major visitor destination. This will help support local businesses by raising the profile of the rural areas of Neath and Swansea as a base for tourism, with more money spent in the local economy by visitors.

With a trip boat, a small boat Festival, canoeing, disabled angling, and high-quality interpretation of our valley’s heritage, the Swansea Canal will be an exciting place to visit, as well as offering healthy lifestyle activities such as walking and cycling.

As part of the application for funding, Swansea Canal Society must show that the project will benefit the local tourism economy.

If you know anyone with a business based in the rural areas, can you please ask them to show their support for this exciting project by completing a very brief response form at:-





We are  a society run by volunteers who are all enthusiastic about maintaining, improving and restoring the canal. We are always looking for new volunteers to help us in a range of ways from administration, fundraising, working on the canal, to working on our Canoe Hire Project. All abilities and ages are welcome.

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If you would like to join us in any capacity, you will be given a warm welcome. Just go to the Contact Us page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you feel that volunteering is not for you, then perhaps you would like to support us by becoming a member. Whatever you decide to do, please come and visit the canal and take a walk or ride along it, and enjoy its beauty and the wildlife it supports.

Thank you for looking at our website and we hope you enjoy reading our blogs, looking at our photographs and seeing what we are doing.


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