Sir Arthur Pearson

Sir Arthur Pearson

A letter from Blind Veterans UK’s founder Sir Arthur written in 1916 to Ian Fraser, recently blinded at the Somme. Fraser would later succeed Pearson as the charity’s chairman.

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Church Stretton

Church Stretton

An account of how the charity came to move its operations from Brighton to Church Stretton, Shropshire in 1940

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Ray Hazan

Ray Hazan

Ray is the President of Blind Veterans UK. He talks about Lord Fraser, and about considering himself a fortunate man despite his injuries

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Project Gemini

Project Gemini

An article about the establishing in 2011 of the Project Gemini exchange programme of Blind Veterans UK and the Blinded Veterans Association in the United States of America

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Billy Baxter

Billy Baxter

Blind veteran Billy remembers his initial terror about first visiting to the charity’s centre at Brighton and the warm welcome he then received there

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100 Years, 100 Voices is a special project which was undertaken to celebrate the centenary of Blind Veterans UK in 2015. It features 100 recordings spanning the life of the charity from its inception and early days as St Dunstan's to the present day. These include readings of historical material and selections from new interviews with blind veterans and others associated with the charity.

This oral history project was produced by Kathryn Jones-Romain and Hattie Lockhart-Smith for Blind Veterans UK. With special thanks to Jo Palache from the Oral History Society.