Miners Come to Blackpool
Friday 24th March 1905
Today, amazingly, it was estimated that between 80,000 to 100,000 people would attend the Miner’s Demonstration being held on May 27th by the Lancashire and Cheshire Miners Federation. With the support given to the town by that community it is not surprising then that we should honour them with the grand Miners Convalescent Home erected on Queens promenade and opened by none other than H.R.H. Edward the Prince of Wales some years later on the 28th of June 1927.
If we could pull those sorts of numbers in today the town would be in a far better financial state, then again I suppose the town has faired better than the British mining communities.