AT LAST! SEASIDE HOLIDAYS FOR MINING FAMILIES WHO COULD NOT AFFORD THEM

“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.”

The Derbyshire Miners Welfare Holiday Camp, photo from the Derbyshire Records Office

 

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:

Entertainment flyer from 1956

Categories: News.

Leave a Reply