Paralympics fever has hit the UK, including all of us here at Blind Veterans UK. We’ve been captured by Goalball, impressed by blind Judo and cheered on all our proud TeamGB athletes. It will be time to say goodbye to the games on Sunday when the closing ceremony takes place and the games head to Rio, but fear not, there is still a place where you can get your Paralympics fix!
Stoke Mandeville Stadium, recognised as the home of the Paralympics, has an exciting exhibition charting the history of the games. Featuring archive photographs, films and artefacts from the Mandeville Legacy project and past Paralympians, as well as documents and photographs from the Blind Veterans UK archive, the exhibition takes a look at the development of the Paralympic games from its WWII origins to London 2012.
Blind Veterans UK, formerly known as St Dunstan’s, have had a long standing history with the games and competitive sports for disabled groups, long before the formal beginnings of the Paralympics. Read all about it here.
Enjoy the rest of the games!
Dates: Wednesday 29th August – Sunday 16th September 2012
Opening times: weekdays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 9am-6pm, Sundays 11am-6pm
Venue: Lady Guttmann Bowls Centre, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9PP
For more information, click here.