The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust, working with Swansea University and the City and County of Swansea, is running a community excavation at the Hafod Copperworks, Swansea.
We will be uncovering the original early 19th century canal basin where barges unloaded coal, brought down from the collieries higher up the Swansea Valley, directly into the copperworks. We also hope to find more traces of the tram road that crossed the canal to take slag away from the furnaces to be dumped on the slag heaps. The canal basin was filled in during the first half of the 20th century, and has completely disappeared from view.
Come and help us find it!
If you’re over 18 and interested in volunteering, you can download an application form here or contact our CBA Community Archaeologist trainee Jan Bailey by email firstname.lastname@example.org. or by phone on 01792 634236.