Item RSP/9/1/49 - Training for disabled ex-servicemen

Photograph: woodwork instruction Photograph: glasswork Photograph: repair and adjustment of maintenance frames Photograph: magneto construction Photograph: measuring the foot Photograph: bootmaking Photograph: bootmaking and drilling Photograph: engineers fitters Photograph: turners Photograph: tinsmith
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Training for disabled ex-servicemen


  • nd [1917-1929] (Creation)

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1 volume, Album

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Album containing photographs of servicemen, who were disabled in WW1, receiving training at Roehampton, Regent Street Polytechnic and Queen Mary's workshops, Brighton, as well as the workshops of CA Vandervell & Co, RH Davis & Co and the London United Tramways Generating and Sub-stations The photographs are labelled with a description of the activities; some also have the names of the individuals and the nature of their disability. The captions are labelled with letters and numbers but it is not clear what these relate to.

Activities depicted include: electricians, motor driving and repairs, woodwork, glass working, repair and adjustment of resistance frames, Magneto construction, bootmaking, submarine fittings, ladies handbags (leatherwork), engineering, commercial training, tinsmithery, Kinematograph operation (cinema)

Individuals mentioned are: W Chaplin 1/Hants Regiment; Leading Cook Wooding, HMS Lightning; H Gurbey 1/Herts, B Dale 2/Grenadier Guards; J Middleton RHA; G Smith 1/N Staffordshire

Also included are photographs of the exterior and interiors of the Queen Mary's workshops at Brighton Pavilion Hospital, as well as general view of the RH Davis & Co Fancy Leather factory with many women workers as well as the disabled men.
[51 photographs in total].

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Status: Open. Access is subject to signing the Regulations for Access form, unless the records are restricted under the Data Protection Act 2018 or under exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000

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Some of the images from the album are featured in 'The future of our disabled sailors and soldiers : a description of the training and instruction classes at Queen Mary's convalescent auxiliary hospitals, Roehampton, and at Queen Mary's workshops, Pavilion Military Hospital, Brighton, for sailors and soldiers who have lost their limbs in the war'. A digital version is available via the University of Warwick

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Album B

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