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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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Collecting boxes

Fundraising has always been vital to the work of Blind Veterans UK.

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Fundraising Postcards

During WWI, we sold postcards to raise money to continue our services for blind veterans.

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The Brighton centre

Our centre in Brighton is more than 75 years old and was the first purpose-built rehabilitation centre for the blind.

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Old Bill Fraternity

The Old Bill Fraternity was a subscription scheme for products made by blind veterans.

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Winged victory

The winged victory is a sculpture above the chapel at our centre in Brighton. 

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Sink the Bismarck!

Sink the Bismarck is a 1960s black & white war film about the chase and sinking of the German battle ship the Bismarck.

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Paddle Round the Pier Raft

Paddle Round the Pier is an charity beach and watersports festival held annually in Brighton.

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Tennis Medal

Tennis was instrumental in fundraising activity for us in 1920s, as well as providing gainful employment for blind veterans.

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The tandem bike

Tandem bikes have been a part of our history since we were founded in 1915, they are a unique and innovative way for blind veterans to safely travel about and exercise.

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In The Mind's Eye

This is a book written by a former staff member and volunteer about the rich history of Blind Veterans UK.

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Bomb disposal robot

At Blind Veterans UK, we take our cakes very seriously.

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Braille Grandfather Clock

Two tactile grandfather clocks which stand in both in our Headquarters in London and at our oldest centre in Brighton were made by an extraordinary blind veteran named Fred Galway. 

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