White Rock Clean and Clear Day – Update!

The clean and clear day yesterday at White Rock was fantastic fun and made a real difference to the site.

It was all hands to the pump in the cold weather. Twenty five bags of rubbish were filled and key areas of the site were tidied up.  All good fun!

Photographs of yesterday’s event can be viewed here.

To find out more about the project please click here and to view the Historical Association’s page on the project click here.

A big thank you to everyone who helped!!!


White Rock Clean and Clear day this Sunday!

The first White Rock Clean and Clear day will be on Sunday 11 January, 10.30 to 2.30. The format will be similar to the Hafod Morfa clean up on 6 December.

There is a lot of litter to collect, shopping trolleys to corral, and foliage to cut back. The foliage plan was developed with the Council’s Parks Department and Tidy Town team, Cadw, Welsh Wildlife Trust, and Keep Wales Tidy. Cadw have given guidance on working around structures, and WWT have prepared a detailed report to enable us to preserve the essential ecology of White Rock. Keep Wales Tidy will supervise the day, provide insurance cover, tools and blue bags, and arrange collection for our mountain of rubbish.

The previous day, Saturday 10 January, Tidy Town will clear a section of river bank between the dock and the south entrance to the Smith Canal. This work will be carried out by young volunteers under the direction of council supervisors. White Rock volunteers will be present to ensure Cadw and WWT guidance is followed.

Contact John Ashley or more information: john@globespinner.net

Blackpill Local History Society Upcoming Talks

January to December 2015
All meetings 10 am for 10.30 start at Vivian Hall, Swansea.

Tuesday 20th January
Bernard Lewis
The First World War

Tuesday 17th February
Gwyn Evans
Memories of Old Clydach

Tuesday 17th March
Jeff Childs
Parishes and Parish Churches of the Lordship of Gower

Tuesday 21st April
Rosemary and John Blythe
Mechanical Music

Tuesday 19th May
Debra John
World War One

Tuesday 16th June
Jen Wilson
Those Saturday Nights
The Tower Ballroom

Tuesday 21st July
Clive Reed
The Swansea Canal Part 4

Trip TBA
Exhibition TBA

Tuesday 15th September
Rowena Hart BSc MA MIfA
The Archaeology of Gower

Tuesday 20th October
AGM followed by:
Gwylym Games
Swansea Ghosts

Tuesday 17th November
Rob Hulme
Railways of Gower

Tuesday 15th December
Christmas Social details announced later

New members and Friends always welcome.

Contact Roy Kneath for further details: swanseayourstory@outlook.com