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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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Friday Night Disco

**NEW** Friday Night Disco!! Every week 5.00 - 7.00pm Disco/ Fun & Games!! Cost: Entry into the club £2.00 entry fee for members £3.00 entry for non members Cafe available for refreshments

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

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

Tuesday Night Activities

Tuesday Night Activities You don't want to miss out on all this evenings activities Come along and get involved


The Engine House now have Twitter

Meal Deals Available!!

Meal Deals Available!!! Sausage / Nuggets / Burger with chips & a drink!! Pasta, Bolognese sauce, cheese & a drink!! All for £2.20 Also a variety of sweets/ chocolate / crisps Hot & cold drinks available!! All at reasonable prices

Bubble Football

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

Homework Club

Come along Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for Homework Club! Access to the internet, arts and crafts equiptment to help with any School projects you may have.

Christmas Opening Days & Times

** CHRISTMAS HALF TERM ** Opening Days: Wednesday 27th Thursday 28th Friday 29th Tuesday 2nd Wednesday 3rd Thursday 4th Friday 5th Opening Times: 9.00am - 6.00pm LOADS TO KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED!!! FREE Bus Service Available Cafe available for both hot/cold refreshments

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