A Picture is worth a Thousand Words

Pictures taken of the Tennant Canal in Summer 2021 from Jersey Marine to Neath Abbey.

The Glan-y-Wern meets the Tennant Canal close to Port Tennant
The Glan-y-Wern meets the Tennant Canal close to Port Tennant. 17-06-2021.
Tennant Canal in a dreadful state at Amazon UK
Tennant Canal in a dreadful condition at Amazon UK. 17-06-2021.
Tennant Canal at the rear of Amazon UK
Tennant Canal at the rear of Amazon UK. 17-06-2021.
Low water conditions at Jersey Marine
Low water conditions at Jersey Marine village resulted in the same area becoming overwhelmed by weed just 8wks later. Below. 01-05-2021.
Jersey Marine
Jersey Marine 17-07-2021.
Port Tennant Company (Canal) Weed Cutter Barge Shed at Jersey Marine.
Port Tennant Company (Canal) Weed Cutter Barge Shed at Jersey Marine. 16-08-2021.
Red Jacket. 02-07-2021
Red Jacket is completely overwhelmed by dense weed. 02-07-2021
This Picture could easily be the Tennant Canal's future.
This Picture could easily be the Tennant Canal’s future if the Port Tennant Company, Natural Resources Wales, and Neath and Port Talbot Council don’t start recognising the importance of the historic waterway.
Tennant Canal at Red Jacket Pill.
Red Jacket Pill is completely dominated by dense weed. 02-07-2021.
Tennant Canal overflow at Red Jacket Pill.
Red Jacket Pill Overflow. 08-07-2021.
Port Tennant Company (Canal) Weed Cutter and Dredger broke down in 2018.
Port Tennant Company (Canal) Weed Cutter and Dredger broke down in 2018 at Red Jacket Pill. 30-06-2021.
Cwrt y Bettws
Cwrt y Bettws 02-07-2021
Hundreds of Fish becoming distressed at Cwrt y Bettws.
Hundreds of Fish becoming distressed at Cwrt y Bettws 14-07-2021.
Cwrt y Bettws.
Tennant Canal at Cwrt y Bettws. Notice how just a small inlet of moving water helps to ward off the unwanted attentions of the encroaching weed in its path. 23-07-2021.
Cwrt y Bettws
Cwrt y Bettws. 30-06-2021.
Swans with their young relieved to find a channel of clear water.
Steel Supply Stretch – Swans with their young relieved to find a channel of clear water. 18-08-2021.
Drains built alongside the Canal?
Steel Supply. Drains built alongside the Canal? The same Company tore down trees below. 14-04-2021.
Trees were torn down by heavy machinery.
Steel Supply Stretch. Trees were torn down by heavy machinery. The Swans also had to find a way around. 18-08-2021.
Notice the thin channel which the family of Swans made earlier.
Steel Supply Stretch. Notice the thin channel which the family of Swans made earlier. 18-08-2021.
 Fenestration PVC Recycling Skewen
Fenestration PVC Recycling Skewen. Note: White fine plastic dust covers the surface in hot weather. 22-06-2021.
Fenestration PVC Recycling Skewen
Fenestration Recycling Skewen. Growing piles of UPVC granules and dust without any protective covers just feet away from the canal’s edge. 18-08-2021.
Tennant Canal at Derwen Group
Tennant Canal at Derwen Group is completely dominated by dense weed. 18-08-2021.
Tennant Canal at Derwen Group. 18-08-2021
Pentreyffnon, Skewen is affected by dense weed. 18-08-2021.
Tennant Canal at Pentreyffnon, Skewen. 18-08-2021.
Pentreyffnon, Skewen. 18-08-2021.
Tennant Canal at Pentreyffnon, Skewen. 18-08-2021.
Pentreyffnon, Skewen. 18-08-2021.
Tennant Canal at Pentreyffnon, Skewen. 18-08-2021.
Pentreyffnon, Skewen. 18-08-2021.
Stone collapsing at Skewen’s cuttings. 18-08-2021.
The Skewen Cutting contains a stone-lined bed, which was laid in 1821 in the form of an inverted arch. 18-08-2021.
Stone collapsing at Skewen's cuttings.
Stone-lined bed collapsing at Skewen’s cuttings. 18-08-2021.
Stone collapsing at Skewen's cuttings.
Stone-lined bed collapsing at Skewen cuttings. 18-08-2021.
Stone collapsing at Skewen's cuttings. by Tramway Bridge. 18-08-2021
Stone stone-lined bed collapsing at Skewen’s cuttings near the Tramway Bridge. 18-08-2021
Neath Abbey Industrial Estate Skewen. 18-08-2021
Neath Abbey Industrial Estate Skewen. Only a small clear swim remains. 18-08-2021.
Excessive weed growth and overhanging trees on lots of canal towpath areas.
Excessive weed growth and overhanging trees on canal towpaths in many areas are becoming difficult for walkers and cyclists. There are reports that members of the public are now volunteering to clear towpaths and historic bridges. 18-08-21.
Neath Abbey Tennant Canal in a Dreadful State
Neath Abbey. The Tennant Canal is completely choked in dense weed. 07-08-2021.