Historical Photography Project

We're 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.

Blind veterans at Regent's Park working in the woodwork workshop 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 some Thursdays, #ThrowbackThursday.

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Sports Day at our Brighton centre.  Field athletics have always been popular and here a man is shot putting.

Celebrating National Sporting Heritage Day

30 September 2017
Blind Veteran Corporal Albert James Mason

Blinded, contracted typhoid, torpedoed

24 August 2017
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
Queen Alexandra

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

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

Pushball: an unusual game in Regent’s Park

26 April 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
Private Frederick Aubrey and other soldiers

The story of prisoner of war veteran Private Frederick Aubrey

29 March 2017
 27 High Street, Eton

Historical Photography Project discovers 27 High Street's past

15 March 2017
Sergeant Hetherington

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

8 March 2017
Navy wedding 1916

Childhood sweethearts celebrate their marriage this Throwback Thursday

13 February 2017


At Blind Veterans UK we help vision-impaired 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 blind 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.