Dowlais Cae Harris railway station served the village of Dowlais, Glamorgan, Wales, from 1867 to 1964 on the Rhymney Railway. The station opened on 1 February 1867 by the Rhymney Railway. It was situated behind Antelope Hotel, which is still extant today. The station closed on 15 June 1964.
Some Trivia About Dowlais it was the birthplace of Laura Ashley.
Quite a contrast from a centre of Iron and steel to her floral prints!Born in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, her Welsh parents lived in London, her mother returned home to allow Laura Mountney to be born in Wales at her grandmother's home, 31 Station Terrace, She was raised in a civil service family as a Strict Baptist. The chapel she attended in Dowlais (Hebron) was Welsh language and although she could not understand it, she loved it, especially the singing. Educated at Marshall's School in Merthyr Tydfil until 1932, she was then sent to the Elmwood School, Croydon. She was evacuated back to Wales aged 13, but with so many World War II evacuees there were no school places left and she attended Aberdare Secretarial School.