Swansea Canal

from Ystalyfera to Pontardawe

Page Two

Photos taken March 2001

Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this website were taken by Venita.*

Many thanks to my 'editor' John Ball, without whose help the information on these pages would be full of errors!


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Above: Bare branches seem to point to the distant spire of St. Peter's Church, Pontardawe. Above: Upon arriving closer to our goal, we see this lovely reflection.

Canal 27

Above: We have reached St. Peter's Church, built in 1863 and featuring the striking 197 ft. high spire. After a stop for a bite of lunch, it will be time to turn around and walk back!

Canal 29

Above: These geese seem to be waiting for the modern barge to get close enough for them to board.

Canal 30

Two local rugby teams meet at the Pontardawe Playing Fields for a Saturday game. This field is on the site of the Pontardawe Tin-plate Works which closed in the 1960s. No doubt they made use of the transportation offered by the Swansea Canal.

Canal 31

Grazing cows and barking farm dogs tell us we are almost back to where we started. Soon we'll sit down, take off our shoes and have a nice, hot cuppa!

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