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Our volunteers have been working hard and having great adventures along the way. Browse the stories below or click on an individual image to see more from an individual volunteer.

Ada Vachell: a life

Image shows ada vachell with Bristol children from the Guild

The story of feminist and champion of the rights of disabled people, Ada Vachell, and how she created the Bristol Guild.

Our evacuation diary, 1939

the first page of the diary written in blue ink

Ann, a volunteer researcher in Liverpool, shares excerpts from a handwritten diary that was kept by students of the Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool upon their evacuation in 1939.

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DaDaFest holds its main festival every two years. Steph Niciu describes making sure everyone is able to enjoy it.

No drinking, brawling or blasphemy

Some of the rules imposed on those using almshouses were common sense, others seem draconian to us now, but places were limited, and people who were accepted probably felt very lucky.