Historical Photography Project

Blind veterans at Regent's Park working in the woodwork workshop in 1915
In 2017 we are undertaking a major project to research and showcase the photographs in our archives of our First World War blind veterans and those who helped care for and support them. These date from our founding in 1915.

Many of the photographs were taken in Regent’s Park in London, where we were based in our early years.

The photographs connect us to the lives of a generation who have now passed on but still serve as an inspiration for the charity today.

Take a look at the most recent photographs and their stories below, or to catch the very latest photo visit our Facebook page every Thursday.

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Munition workers - Small Arms Cartridge Factory

Women blinded while “minding the fort” on the Home Front

18 May 2017
Blind veterans UK Racewalking

We have walking fever with the discovery of racewalking

11 May 2017
Queen Alexandra

100 years since our Great Bazaar was held at the Royal Albert Hall

7 May 2017
Scout with blind veteran William Cook in 1920

St. George, the scouts and our charity

23 April 2017
Robert Middlemiss standing with Keller and Kessler

A blind veteran tours the US: the story of Robert Middlemiss

6 April 2017

Sir Arthur Pearson’s lieutenant – Mary Hamar Greenwood

11 April 2017
Private Frederick Aubrey and other soldiers

The story of prisoner of war veteran Private Frederick Aubrey

29 March 2017
Sergeant Hetherington

Our blind one-armed doorman – who was Sgt Hetherington?

8 March 2017
Welshman Matt

Remembering blind veterans on St. David’s Day

1 March 2017
WRENS

Our Historical Photography Project discovers VADs in Regent’s Park

22 February 2017

Our Historical Photography Project asks who is the lady in the kilt?

8 February 2017
Queen Alexandra with our founder Sir Arthur Pearson

Our Historical Photography Project continues with a Royal Family theme!

18 January 2017


At Blind Veterans UK we help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services.We give veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life. Our charity has been offering physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans since 1915. We depend on our supporters' generosity to help us continue our life-changing support. We put every gift to good use - no matter how big or small.