Sir Arthur Pearson Memorial
A memorial tribute to our founder, Sir Arthur Pearson.
On Wednesday 8th July 1923 at Church of St Bride's, Fleet Street, a beautiful memorial tablet was unveiled in rememberance of Blind Veterans UK's founder, Sir Arthur Pearson.
The tablet was made of white marble on a black base and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who also designed the Cenotaph as well as other great building and monuments.The unveiling was attended by family and friends including Sir Arthur's son Sir Neville Pearson, staff from the charity, and representatives from the publishing company established by Sir Arthur, C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.
The memorial had the following inscription:
SIR CYRIL ARTHUR PEARSON,
First Baronet of St Dunstan's, G.B.E
Newspaper Proprietor, Publisher
and Friend of the Blind.
Born 24th February 1866
Died 9th December 1921
Sadly the interior of the church was destroyed in the Blitz and the memorial lost with it, although the church was later rebuilt.
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.
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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.
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.