Boot Shop Loan
Blind veteran sets up his own business repairing boots and making clogs.
Prior to joining the Army, blind veteran Alfred Allen had been employed as a copper worker.
Alfred served as Private in the Royal Fusiliers from 1915 to 1918 and joined St Dunstans, now Blind Veterans UK, in 1919 where he trained and set up a successful business as clog maker and boot repairer. He later turned his skills to rug making.
Although his wife died in 1978, Alfred was able to manage on his own with the help of friends and family before his death in 1982.
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.
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.
The only Victoria Cross awarded to a blind veteran.
A memorial tribute to our founder, Sir Arthur Pearson.
Over one hundred blind veterans from the First World War were trained to become telephone operators.
The memorial that signifies the strong friendship between United Kingdom and Holland.
Blind veteran, Ted Miller, from Leamington Spa, had his stunning doll houses featured on BBC Television.
The history of joinery and carpentry at St Dunstan's.
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.
A celebratory concert in honour of St Dunstan's After Care work.
A plaque to mark the strong relationship between the town of Church Stretton and St Dunstan's.
A beautiful sculpture presented to the owners of St Dunstan's Lodge by Sir Arthur Pearson.
Blind veteran Maria Pikulski completes a wing walk.
A memorial commemorating Blind Veterans UK Chairman, Lord Ian Fraser.