“The Camp will provide accommodation for nearly 1,000 people and will enable families whose means have hitherto prevented it, to have a seaside holiday.”
In 1939 the Sheffield Telelegraph advised its readers of an ‘exciting experiment’ taking place in Derbyshire, the creation of a Miners’ Holiday Camp at Skegness.
The report advises readers that it was expected the costs. including railway fare and accommodation would be 18 shillings for adults and 8 shillings for children up to 9, and –
“babies in arms would be free.”
This photograph from the Derbyshire Records Office can be found at https://www.dhi.ac.uk/miners-health, is from an Entertainment flyer for the Derbyshire Miners Welfare Holiday Camp in 1956: