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Blind Veterans UK Celebrate 100 Years Of Service: Burying Time Capsule

More than 50 blind veterans and guests recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Blind Veterans UK in 1915 with the burial of a time capsule at the charity’s iconic centre in Ovingdean.

The capsule was buried by Blind Veterans UK Brighton centre manager Lesley Garven with the assistance of James Edwards, a 102-year-old blind veteran staying at the centre for the charity’s centenary themed week. 

James was joined by three other veterans supported by the charity who are all more than 100, including Alfred Morley who recently turned 100 and lives in Hove. The time capsule, buried in the garden at the centre in Ovingdean, will be opened in 100 years and contains more than 40 items and documents that detail the history of Blind Veterans UK, equipment the charity provides veterans today and relevant literature to represent this period in history.

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