Rug Making at St Dunstan's
Blind veterans designed and produced intricate rugs.
Rug making was another trade that was taught to blind veterans who received support from St Dunstan's, now Blind Veterans UK.
The Netting Department was extended to include rug making where cable and turkey wool rugs with the most elaborate designs were produced.
Although rug making was not the most ideal career in terms of financial prospects, it was useful for the blind veterans who were also severely disabled and didn't want to take up the more complex crafts.
A novel written by blind veteran,John Healy.
Many blind veterans turned the trade of basket making into an occupation.
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 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.