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Saltburn Convalescent Home

Saltburn Convalescent Home

Saltburn House as it is now known was opened in 1872 at a cost of £12,000 by Messrs Pease as a Convalescent Home for their workers. The home became a temporary base for Silcoates School in Wakefield after it burnt down in 1904. The rebuilt school, still open at the time of writing, offers assisted aid to pupils with what is known as the ’Saltburn Bursary’ in memory of the link with the town. The house was later sold to the Working Men’s Club and Institute Union (”the CIU”), which converted it into a convalescent home for club members, one of several around the country. Its ”residents” usually came, from all the major working-class areas of the UK, for subsidised two-week breaks. They were easy to recognise from the yellow button badges they were issued by the ”Superintendent” on arrival. Subsequently bought by Hayes Working Men’s Club it has since been renamed ”Saltburn House” in 2014.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive (from a postcard view).

2 comments to Saltburn Convalescent Home

  • I have a copy of a photo of a group of older men(arranged in rows) in front of a conservatory style building, with the Photographers name(hard to read) and the address, Milton Street, Saltburn. My G.G Grandfather( died 1922), is one of the men in the photo. Could it have been taken at Saltburn House?

  • Martin Grundy

    According to a photo similar to that described by Joanne Moylan was taken in 1937.

    However, the gentleman standing seventh from the left in the back row looks very much like my GreatGreatGrandfather, John Grundy, who died in 1932. Joanne’s GGGrandfather died in 1922, which further brings into question the date of the photo.

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