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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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Telephony Training at St Dunstan's

Over one hundred blind veterans from the First World War were trained to become telephone operators.

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Boot Shop Loan

Blind veteran sets up his own business repairing boots and making clogs.

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Great Victory Concert

A celebratory concert in honour of St Dunstan's After Care work.

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Church Stretton Plaque

A plaque to mark the strong relationship between the town of Church Stretton and St Dunstan's.

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Clare Sheridan Sculpture

A beautiful sculpture presented to the owners of St Dunstan's Lodge by Sir Arthur Pearson.

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Maria Pikulski Wing Walks

Blind veteran Maria Pikulski completes a wing walk.

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Ian Fraser Memorial

A memorial commemorating Blind Veterans UK Chairman, Lord Ian Fraser.

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'While Apples Grew’ Novel

A novel written by blind veteran,John Healy.

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Basketry at St Dunstan's

Many blind veterans turned the trade of basket making into an occupation.

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Rug Making at St Dunstan's

Blind veterans designed and produced intricate rugs.

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Lathes and Metal Work

Lathe and metal work training gave the blind veterans a chance to earn a good wage.

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Amateur Radio Society

The beginning of St Dunstan's Amateur Radio Society 

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