Many Welfare Halls and Institutes across the South Wales coalfield had Billiard Rooms. A report in the Rhondda Leader in 1906 describes the original Reading Room and Institute having "...a billiard room containing two full-sized billiard tables, which is claimed to be one of the finest billiard rooms in the Rhondda Valley."
In 1933, the new Welfare Hall and Institute had a Billiard Room which contained three full-sized tables.
Terry Williams, local resident and long-time patron of the hall, recalls being allowed to watch snooker being played in the billiard room as a young boy, but not being allowed to play until much older:
"Coming down here, down the snooker hall, we were allowed to watch, but you weren't allowed to play until you were virtually grown up"
Below is a selection of records from the Richard Burton Archives relating to the Hall's Billiard and Games Room.