Telephony Training at St Dunstan's
Over one hundred blind veterans from the First World War were trained to become telephone operators.
The first man that was trained by St Dunstan's (now Blind Veterans UK) as a telephone operator was a very young "Old Contemptible", Dick Spry, who was severely wounded in 1915. After training he began working for the charity as assistant on our own exchange. He later worked as a telephone operator for the Gas Light and Coke Company in Kensington.
Shell-Mex (now known as Shell) employed more St Dunstan's telephonists than any other firm and eventually there were enough for the company to give them an annual party.
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.
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.