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Neath Tennant Canal

Canals in Neath are part of the town's heritage and this website would not be complete without including something about them.

The following is from the Wikipedia website:-

The Neath and Tennant Canals are two independent but linked canals in South Wales that are usually regarded as a single canal. The Neath Canal was opened from Glynneath to Melincryddan, to the south of Neath, in 1795 and extended to Giant's Grave in 1799, in order to provide better shipping facilities. With several small later extensions it reached its final destination at Briton Ferry. No traffic figures are available, but it was successful, as dividends of 16 per cent were paid on the shares. The canal was 13.5 miles (21.7 km) long and included 19 locks.

Mike Davies, the Neath Guardian website photographer, took a video he made on the Thomas Dalford barge, which now appears on YouTube and can be seen below:-

Also appearing on YouTube are the following videos that take you along the canal with with lovely scenery.

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