About the club and its members

In 1959 – 1960, a committee was formed by workingmen of the village (predominantly workers from the Fforchaman colliery) and at a cost of £18000, the coal offices were purchased and converted to Cwmaman Workmen’s and Social Club.  The Club was registered under the guidance of the first Secretary of the Club, the late Mr Ron Clarke.

The Club opened its doors in December 1960 and with its popularity, it soon became clear that the next goal was to extend the capacity, although it enjoyed a few years with just a concert room/bar, table tennis room, lounge and TV room.

Around 1965, the design for a new club was approved and the new club was built (which was one of the largest in the Cynon Valley) which boasted a bar with snooker table, lounge, table tennis room and TV room.  Plus a brand new purpose built concert room upstairs, with seating and dancing for 250 or all seating for 350, putting on some of the top shows in clubland.

At 1am on the 5th October 1988, a devastating fire ripped through the club reducing it to rubble which for most was a harrowing sight, but with the strong committee the club had, then set upon the task of rebuilding. When events like this happen the true nature of village life comes into its own, with the Shepherds Arms and the Institute club offering facilities for meetings.

Club fire

In  November 1989, the club as you see it today reopened its doors, and was officially opened by Radio Wales Presenter Roy Noble.

Cwmaman Workmens and Social Club

Popular drinks

Draught Beers
Worthington Cream Flow
Brew XI

Draught Lagers
Coors Lite

Draught Ciders
Thatchers Haze

We also serve a good selection of bottle beers, lagers and ciders

Snooker room
The bar
Concert hall

Club donations to charity

For over 10 years, the club has been raising money to donate to local charities.  From its first one for Velindre, to the current one for Friends of Park Lane (June 2022) the Members have raised and donated a staggering £30,700.

This was done by running a charity bingo house and selling a football card on a Saturday night, and every time it reached a £1000, a donation was made.  However,  like everything else, if someone doesn’t run it, it doesn’t last and we have been fortunate that we have Mr Malcom Williams on the committee and his wife Karen.   Between them, they have worked tirelessly to ensure that these charity events are the success they are , and of course the brilliant Saturday night crowd who, week in week out, support us.

Charity work
Charity work
Charity work

Some of the charities and organisations that the club has helped

Velindre Cancer Centre
Rainbow Trust
Make a Wish
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Children's Air Ambulance
Alzheimer's Society