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100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion

The blast that followed was the then largest man made explosion and caused the deaths of almost 2,000 people and a further 9,000 non-fatal injuries. It destroyed almost the entire north end of the city of Halifax, including more than 1,600 homes. Th…

Date
6 December 2017 10:00
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The Royal Pavilion in Brighton

Blind veterans delve into local history

The week kicked off with a great talk, by local historian James Sainsbury, curator of Worthing Museum, on the history of Sussex.  In 1993 bones found, known as Boxgrove man, indicated that man had settled in Sussex at least 500,000 years ago. Then fo…

Date
21 September 2017 10:00
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Historic World Paralympic Games

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

Sport and recreation played a great part in the rehabilitation of our blind veterans during and after World War I and have continued to do so to this day. We began to hold our own annual sports days in 1917 and the winner of the 100 yards ran it in a…

Date
20 July 2017 09:00
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