A morning cuppa in the sun room, 1988A morning cuppa in the sun room, 1988
A morning cuppa in the sun room, 1988

21 incredible pictures of Blackpool Miners' Convalescent Home exactly as it was before it closed

Few can pass the stately Miners’ Home, as it was, on Blackpool promenade without sparing it a glance.

The home, which is now private accommodation, stands in nearly seven acres of land and was a convalescent home for miners who came to Blackpool for the fresh air whilst recouperating from injury and ill health after a lifetime down the coal pits. But for those of us who live in Blackpool, it was a curious place. These pictures are a rare glimpse inside the Baroque-style building and whilst the interior perhaps doesn’t quite match up to the expectations of it splendid frontage, it was a place of comfort for many former miners who ‘reckoned it was the best hotel in town’

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