Rewind back in time with us

5 October 2017

Visitors looking at archive photos at the Rewind exhibitionDiscover more about the history of our charity at our exhibition at the Oxo Tower Wharf London.

Our free exhibition — Rewind: 7 decades of stories from Leonard Cheshire Disability — holds some of the earliest films made by disabled people in the UK, as well as photos and stories from our archive.

The exhibition also includes stories of residents who edited the in-house magazine and of staff members who remember the beginnings of the Independent Living Movement in the 1970s and 1980s, which was founded by pioneering residents at Le Court. 

Visitors watching early archive films at the Rewind exhibition

As well as learning about the history of our charity, you can also find out about the history of our founder!

‘The inspirational films created by disabled people living at the first Cheshire home are a key part of our archive collection, as they give an insight into what life was like for disabled people in the 1960s.

It’s striking to see what has changed over the years as well as how much further we have to go.’

— Annie Ward, project manager

The exhibition is running until Sunday 8 October, 11am-6pm every day.

Rewind is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the Rewind website.

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