Workshops for the blind

Basket making at the council workshop for the blind
Basket making at the council workshop for the blind
The Purbrook team are, left to right, Jon Harvey, Elizabeth Norris and Peter Emmett

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Here we see elderly blind workers making baskets at the council’s workshops on Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth.

The facility attracted people from across the area.

The city was a leader in the care of the blind and in 1935, when this picture was taken, it opened the Jubilee Home for the Blind at Wymering.