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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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Ukulele

Legendary entertainer, George Formby serenades our blind veterans.

 

 

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Olympic Torch

In the summer of 2012, three of our blind veterans had the chance to carry the Olympic Torch.

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Blind Darts

St. Dunstan's Fantastic Four, blinded in the war but brought together by a common passion - darts!

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White Canes

We take a look at how Blind Veterans UK became involved in the development of 'The Long Cane.'

 

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History of Beekeeping Training

2013 saw the arrival of bees at our Llandudno centre. However, this is not the first time that Blind Veterans UK has been involved with bees. 

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Angus Buchanan's Victoria Cross

The only Victoria Cross awarded to a blind veteran.

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Brighton Chapel Stained Glass Window

The glass was originally placed in the chapel at our centre at West House, Brighton, and was later transferred to the new chapel where it remains today.

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Sir Arthur Pearson Memorial

A memorial tribute to our founder, Sir Arthur Pearson.

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Doll Houses

Blind veteran, Ted Miller, from Leamington Spa, had his stunning doll houses featured on BBC Television.

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The Liberation of Holland Memorial

The memorial that signifies the strong friendship between United Kingdom and Holland.

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Carpentry and Joinery Tools

The history of joinery and carpentry at St Dunstan's.

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Dancing at St Dunstan

Dancing was a not only a form of excercise for the blind veterans but was also the most popular indoor recreation at St Dunstan's.

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