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Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan's), Ovingdean

by Rob Baker 1 March 2013


The charity Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) ( opened its centre at Ovingdean, Brighton in October 1938, and thus this year marks the 75th anniversary of our being there (although our history of being in Brighton goes back even further!). We will be commemorating this, including by an public exhibition which will include images and information from our archives, details of which I’ll also post to this site in due course. However, I was wondering if any older members of the site have any particular memories they could share of our centre in its early days, including the war years when it first of all operated a general eye hospital and then was used by the Royal Navy? Or does anyone have any other past associations with us – perhaps as a volunteer with us, or as a relative of one of the ex-Service men and women who we have helped there? If so, I’d be very glad to hear from you. I can be contacted directly on 020 7616 7933 or


Rob Baker
Information & Archives Officer
Blind Veterans UK

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