British War Relief Society Badge
A badge made from wood which was recovered from a bombed building.
The British War Relief Society (BWRS) was the largest of several relief agencies that served Great Britain during the Second World War.
Although the relationship between St Dunstan's, now Blind Veterans U.K and the BWRS is not known, a wooden badge was produced bearing the emblem of the BWRS as well as the badge of St Dunstan. The BWRS was known for their fundraising campaign selling jewellery and souvenirs with the lion rampant logo.
The badge was made from wood which was retrieved from a bombed building, according to the inscription. One suggestion of the origin of the badge is that St Dunstan's provided the badge to the relief agency to sell and raise funds in United States.
The badge was sent to St Dunstan's archive department in 2004 by a member of the Military Brooch Collectors Club in the U.S.
A novel written by blind veteran,John Healy.
Many blind veterans turned the trade of basket making into an occupation.
Blind veterans designed and produced intricate rugs.
Lathe and metal work training gave the blind veterans a chance to earn a good wage.
The beginning of St Dunstan's Amateur Radio Society
A short film showing life at St Dunstan's.
A special gift item to celebrate 100 years of Blind Veterans UK.
To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Great War, 'My War Diary' details what life was like during the First World War.
The first edition of the Review, Blind Veterans UK's monthly magazine.
The story behind the iconic drawing of Little Ruby.
A painting of one of St Dunstan's most treasured matrons.
A sculpture to commemorate 100 years of Blind Veterans UK.
A candy recipe book from New Zealand donated to St Dunstan's.
A special Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to celebrate 100 years of Blind Veterans UK.
Cuddly toy dogs created by a blind veteran with the help of his family.
Golf has always been popular with blind veterans, and some have achieved national success.
An unfamiliar object in the archives of Blind Veterans UK.
Blind veterans at our Brighton centre created some artistic Christmas cards in 2003.
Many blind veterans enjoyed the various ski trips organised by the charity.
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.