First Issue of the Review
The first edition of the Review, Blind Veterans UK's monthly magazine.
The first edition of Blind Veterans UK monthly house magazine, the Review, was formerly known as the St Dunstan's Revue and is almost as old as the charity.
The first edition was published only a few months after the move to St Dunstan's Lodge in July 1915. It was light-hearted and featured articles on rowing, Visitors' Day and the V.A.D's.
Although it is not known who originally started the magazine, when the next edition was published three months later the Editor threatened to stop publication if he didn't receive more literary support.
For the next six months there was no publication of the magazine until one of the charity's masseurs, William Girling, revived the publication.
The first edition from Girling was a mixture of local news and fun and it was an immediate success. A month later a second edition was published with a print of a thousand which sold out within a week. Girling promised to publish the magazine monthly and it has come out every month since then (except in December).
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 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 badge made from wood which was recovered from a bombed building.
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.