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We'll be revealing the objects and their stories over the course of the year so make sure you visit this page regularly. If you would like to register for email alerts to make sure you don't miss any of our reveals please sign up HERE.

Kindly Light Book

This book explores the history of the charity's founder, Sir Arthur Pearson, and the impact his ideas have had on veterans with sight loss over the last 100 years. 

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If you have any questions, or would like more information about our history, please contact our archives department  archives@blindveterans.org.uk

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Talented artist and blind veteran Matt Rhodes

Celebrating the art work of blind painter Matt Rhodes.

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VAD Coxswains

Celebrating the VADs who acted as coxswains for our blind veteran rowers

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Sleep Shades

Sleep shades are used in training sighted guiders.

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Llandudno Opening Stone

In 2013 our Llandudno centre was offically opened with a special ceremony and commemorative monolith in the centre's grounds.

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RMS Lusitania

7th May 2015 was the 100th anniversary of the torpedoing of the RMS Lusitania. The attack on this ship was integral to the events of the First World War, and one passenger's involvement plays an important role in the history of Blind Veterans UK.


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Business as usual

As we commemorate the forming of the Home Guard 75 years ago, we look at how Blind Veterans UK also carried on at home

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Dramatic Society

The dramatic society kept our veterans in good spirits during WWII when the charity had moved to Church Stretton in Shropshire for safety.

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Grand Altar Frontal

An embroided Grand Altar frontal made by injured soldiers during World War One, currently on display at St Paul's Cathedral.

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St Dunstan the goat

In 1916, we had our own mascot in the form of St Dunstan, the goat.

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Blind Football

In the 1920s, football was very popular among blind veterans. We even played against Arsenal!

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Volunteer Certificate

For 100 years we have been supported by dedicated volunteers.

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Royal Albert Hall Reunion Programme

Reunions have always been an important part of the support we offer to blind veterans

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