Scargill, since its beginnings in the late fifties, emerged into the sixties and seventies when society radically changed, went through the miners' strike and the four-day working week, went through times when interest rates and income tax were high and also through times of high unemployment. I seem to remember also that there was a big slump in the construction industry, affecting thousands of workers. It was a survivor.
That is not to say that Scargill has not [recently] done good works and I am sure the trustees were well intentioned. The Mythbusters is just one that you referred to in your editorial.
So the place where people came for rest, refreshment and, in some cases, went away with a life-changing experience, will be no more. All for the sake of a changed philosophy.
my clarification (I hope!) in square brackets.