Archive centreWhitehaven
ReferenceYDSO 90
TitleWestfield Community Centre
DescriptionPapers and plans of the Community Centre
Date1962-2000
Context"In the year 1960 a substantial number of the houses on the Westfield Estate in Workington were occupied by the families of miners who worked at the nearby Solway Colliery. In that year the first moves were made towards establishing a Welfare Centre for the community on the estate, and on 18th July 1906 the local auhtority which owned the estate, then known as Workington Corporation, leased, at a nominal rent, a plot of land, on which the Welfare Centre was to be built, to the Trustees of a scheme known as the Westfield Welfare Centre Scheme. The setting up of the sheme was a joint venture between the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation, the National Union of Mineworkers, and Workington Corporation. All three contributed to the cost of building the centre, and all three nominated Trustees of the scheme and later Members of the Management Committee of the centre. The recitals in the lease made clear that it was the intention of all concerned, with the object in particular of integrating the mine workers in the community with the rest of the community in which they lived, to set up the centre for the benefit of the whole community of Workington and its neighbourhood, and not merely for the mining community alone."
From "Westfield Welfare Centre v Allerdale District Council: Judgement"
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