Blind Veterans UK’s archives date from our beginnings in 1915. They include minutes, correspondence, records of the training and welfare of each blind veteran we have helped and a substantial quantity of photographs. There are also objects including some which used to belong to or were made by our blind veterans and which were later given to us. These include baskets, trays, typewriters and sporting trophies.
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. They are regularly showcased on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Researchers are welcome to visit, although this must be by appointment. Some records are closed due to the personal sensitivity and confidentiality of the information in them. For those researching family history, it is usually easiest for us to supply information.
There is no charge for visiting Collections and Archives, or for information supplied, although donations to support the ongoing work of the charity are appreciated.
Collections and Archives
Blind Veterans UK
12-14 Harcourt Street
Tel: 020 7616 7933