For many years miners had to return home in the same clothes they started the day with, these meant they would have to wash when they got home. Between 1921 to 1952 the miners welfare fund paid for over 400 pit head baths, this 1937 building is a fine example which had two lockers for 3,817 miners, a clean locker and a dirty locker.
Some showers and lockers still exist.
With the need for some of the activities at the site taking more than a single day, the provision of value accommodation will be required. This building is best suited for this , as the showers lockers and eating facilities all contribute to this function.