Clare Sheridan Sculpture
A beautiful sculpture presented to the owners of St Dunstan's Lodge by Sir Arthur Pearson.
Clare Sheridan was a famous sculptor who produced beautiful representations of several blind veterans. Her other subjects included Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Winston Churchill, who was her cousin.
In 1921 one of her works, of Private John Rennie of the Australian Forces, was presented as a gift by our founder Sir Arthur Pearson to St Dunstan's Lodge owners Mr and Mrs Khan. They had loaned the Regent's Park property to the charity since 1915 and the bust signified the charity's appreciation of the couple's generosity and hospitality.
The charity also used an image by Sheridan on annual reports from 1924 onwards for a few years.
Today the bust can be seen in the Council Room (our main meeting room) at the Blind Veterans UK headquarters at Harcourt Street, London.
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.
Blind veteran sets up his own business repairing boots and making clogs.
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.
Blind veteran Maria Pikulski completes a wing walk.
A memorial commemorating Blind Veterans UK Chairman, Lord Ian Fraser.