Swansea Canal Society Records

Scope and Content

D/D SCS 1 Newsletters, 1990-2008

D/D SCS 2 Records of John Player and Sons Ltd., 1910-1952

D/D SCS 3 Records of W. J. Davies, Ironmongers, Pontardawe, [early-20th century]-[1970s?]

D/D SCS 4 Articles and reports, 2008-2009

D/D SCS 5 Heritage trails, 1979-2008

D/D SCS 6 Publicity material, 1986-2007

D/D SCS 7 Information sheets, [1990s]-[2000s]

D/D SCS 8 Cards, postcards and drawings, 1987-[1990s]

D/D SCS 9 Records relating to the Swansea Canal, c. 2010

D/D SCS 10 Liaison between Swansea Canal Society and Lliw Valley Borough Council, 1994

Administrative / Biographical History

The Swansea Canal Society was formed in 1981. Run by a group of volunteers, it became a registered charity in 2004. The Society's aims are:

The restoration, reconstruction, preservation and maintenance of the Swansea Canal

The conservation of its natural character as a navigable inland waterway for the benefit of the public.

To advance public education in the history and use of the Swansea Canal.

To provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time activities of the public, in the interests of social welfare, with a view of improving their conditions of life.

The Society attempts to achieve these aims by lobbying the canal owners, local councils and other public bodies. It also assists the area's local authorities with their urban regeneration schemes in the canal-side communities.

The Society carries out practical restoration projects to improve the canal, and produces a quarterly newsletter which is distributed to all members. It holds monthly committee meetings and organises workparties throughout the year to improve the canal environment, along with social events for the benefit of the members.


Arranged into series by record type and then in date order.

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