The following photographs were taken on the 26th September 2008 by Ivor Lewis and Ian Rogerson, kindly assisted by Mike Oliver who, as a young man some 40 years earlier, appears in two of the photos on the previous pages. The photos on this page show sections of the Swansea Canal that remain at Clydach and Pontardawe, and illustrate some of the changes that have taken place since Gareth Mills photographed the canal in the early 1960’s.
Clydach aquaduct, carrying the canal over the Lower Clydach river
Clydach aquaduct viewed from the opposite bank of the River Tawe
Top of the Clydach aquaduct.
View downstream from Clydach aquaduct
View upstream from the aquaduct
View approaching the canal bridge at Clydach
Bridge over the canal at Clydach
Looking downstream from the canal bridge at Clydach
Mond Nickel Works viewed from the canal bridge at Clydach
View approaching the bridge at Herbert Street, Pontardawe
Bridge over the canal at Herbert Street, Pontardawe
Looking back towards the Herbert Street bridge, Pontardawe
Swansea Canal and St Peters Church, Pontardawe
Swansea Canal viewed from the bridge at Holly Street, Pontardawe
Turning circle on the canal at Pontardawe.