Disability

THE TALENTED MR FAWCETT

This blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. Continuing our series of blogs on disability history, this is the life and times of Britain’s first blind MP. An inspiring story of determination, love and liberalism. It was a …

JACK ASHLEY: NO BARRIERS

black and white photo of an old white man wearing glasses.

This blog was written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. In the early hours of the 1st April 1966, BBC cameras covering the General Election captured the moment Jack Ashley was confirmed as the new Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent …