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Activities at the Sir Robert Jones Memorial Workshop for Cripples - Liverpool
Bookbinding and a bagatelle: training for disabled people in the interwar years.
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This fundraising film from the interwar years shows the Memorial Workshop's training programme for disabled people. The film focuses on skills acquired and facilities for the workers, including recreation time with table tennis, cards, and a bagatelle. Please note that this film contains outdated language which may be considered offensive.
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