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.

Read our latest articles

Historic World Paralympic Games

Fun and games: the long history of sport at Blind Veterans UK

20 July 2017
POW

Our WWI prisoners of war veterans

13 July 2017
WW1 veteran tending to the vines

Blind veterans tend to Hampton Court Great Vine

6 July 2017
Wimbledon player Suzanne Lenglen

Wimbledon champion visits Blind Veterans UK

29 June 2017
Billy Watson on a horse

Celebrating Royal Ascot

22 June 2017
Blind veteran Alec Biggs

From Regent’s Park to Shanghai – a blind veteran in China

15 June 2017
Lord Ian Fraser outside House of Parliament

For Parliament, it’s height, not sight, that you need

8 June 2017
Historic photography - volunteers

‘A little army of girls’ – early volunteers at Blind Veterans UK

1 June 2017

Arsenal v Chelsea - blind veterans play ball

25 May 2017
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
Blind veterans playing pushball at Regent's Park in 1916

Pushball: an unusual game in Regent’s Park

26 April 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.