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A Brief History of Dowlais Engine House

The Engine House was originally built in 1905 with 188 thousand tons of iron rails were exported all over the world every year. Of course iron became steel and the large old buildings of yesteryear became obsolete leaving Dowlais with only the industrial relics to remember those hardworking days of prosperity.

People from all over Europe came to work at Dowlais in those days when work was plentiful. The Engine House has been used for many different purposes over the years from a second hand car sales business, haulage contractors depot, toy wholesaler and many more until finally ending up in the hands of a chocolate factory across the road as a storage facility.

It is now home to Pant & Dowlais Boys and Girls Club (Charity No:1140505)who are a growing charitable organisation whose aim is to develop and educate the young people of Merthyr Tydfil by fulfilling their physical, mental and spiritual needs in as many ways as possible. This is achieved by the hard work of the employee’s and also the numerous volunteers that the organisation needs to ensure that the children achieve their own personal goals and ambitions.

The Engine House is now home to numerous football and netball teams, along with a miriad of different activities which offer something for everyone to involve themselves in. The facility is also used by many organisations for a wide range of activities during the daytime, from training sessions to conferences. We work closely with local schools carrying out football, netball and environmental sessions during the week with children who then attend the Engine House for some of the many different activities currently on offer.


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Indoor Bootsale

Indoor Bootsale Saturday 25th March 9.00am - 12.00pm Cafe Available for hot/cold refreshments �5.00 cost for booking a table

LOADS to keep you entertained

LOADS to keep you entertained!!! Open Monday - Friday 4.00pm - 8.00pm £2.00 entry fee for members £3.00 entry fee for non members Cafe available for hot/cold refreshments FREE Bus service available Contact us on 01685 375318 for more information

Bubble Football

Bubble Football Available for hire Available for both Adults and young people Cafe available to serve refreshments Get in touch 375318

FREE Daily Pick up Service

FREE Daily Pick up Service from all different local Schools/Areas School Pick ups: Pantyscallog Primary ST Illtyds Primary Twynrodyn Primary Ysgol Gymraeg Santes Tudful Greenfields Cae Mari Dwn High School Cyfarthfa Primary Local Areas: Penyard, Twynrodyn, Abercanaid, Pentrebach, Troedyrhiw, Aberfan, Merthyr Vale, Mardy, Ynysfach, Heolgerrig, Twyncarmel, Swansea Road, Trefechan, Cefn, Brecon Road, Dowlais, Pant, Penywern, Galon Uchaf, Penydarren, Gurnos, Fochriw, Merthyr Town Contact us on 01685 375318 for more information

Fresh Fruit given out daily

Fresh fruit cut up and given out daily to the young people here at The Dowlais Engine House

Thursday Night Activities

These are the activities that will be taking place every Thursday evening


The Engine House now have Twitter


*F E B R U A R Y Half Term* Monday 20th - Friday 24th 9.00am - 6.00pm ALL DAY ENTRY & BREAKFAST FOR ONLY £5.00!!! Cafe available for hot/cold refreshments FREE Bus Service Contact us on 01685 375318 for more information

Police P.A.C.T Meeting 23.02.17

The PSCO's held a Police P.A.C.T meeting with our young people! They are already looking forward to the next one.

Photography Session 23.02.17

Fantastic opportunity for our young people who got to take part in a photography session. They were shown how to use a camera correctly, how to capture the best light, different techniques then put into practice what they had be taught. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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