This film is part of Free

Lift the Blackout

St Dunstan's Charity in Church Stretton assists those who've lost their sight to become "self-supporting citizens"

Charity appeal 1941 3 mins


"It's amazing what a variety of jobs can be done by those who've lost their sight." This film has abundant good intentions, if an occasionally patronising tone, and vividly illustrates some of these varied occupations. Taking on jobs ranging from massage (carried out by men), typing (women) and piano tuning ("three quarters of the piano tuners in Britain are blind"), with St Dunstan’s support the patients soon gain their independence.

St Dunstan's was established in 1915 and is now known as Blind Veterans UK, and offers physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans.