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Lily Elsie

Historical Photography Project celebrates our fabulous celebrity friends

Some of these remain well-known to this day, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who is remembered in particular as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, and the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Others have now faded from popular memory despite their popu…

Date
25 January 2017 15:00
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Laura Porter holding letter with Archivist Rob Baker

Long lost piece of military charity's history discovered behind Bristol skirting board

Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan's), was recently contacted when Laura Porter discovered an old letter connected to the charity, behind her skirting board.  Laura, 32, from Horfield, came across the letter when she and her husband were renovati…

Date
1 May 2015 12:00
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John Simpson

Sport for all: Blind Veterans UK and the beginnings of the Paralympic movement

Veterans of Blind Veterans UK participated in a wide range of sporting activities long before the formal beginnings of the Paralympics.The term 'Paralympic' was first used at the 1988 games, but the first Olympics which brought together athletes who …

Date
4 December 2013 16:10
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