QueenMumMAINAN ONLINE library of thousands of pictures depicting disability over the past 80 years is now up and running.

The picture library tells a story of disability issues in Britain from before the Second World War, with examples of how disabled people trained for work – as well as how Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother played a key role in changing attitudes towards disabled people.

There are also plans to recreate film reels and video, collecting oral histories from people who worked, trained and lived at the Queen Elizabeth Foundation for Disabled People in Surrey.

The Queen Mother was patron and visited the charity numerous times, her first and last visits being over 57 years apart. There are over 100 rare photographs of her visits in the archive.


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