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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.

The Chinese Dragon Gate Legend

Phil has been taking part in painting classes at Stoke Mandeville hospital, reflecting on independent living. He explains how his picture associates two Stoke Mandeville residents who wanted to live together with a Chinese legend.

What Became of Violet H Thompson?

Black and white photo shows imposing long frontage of stately house with arched windows.

Ann Newman looks at the case notes of a female patient of Chiswick House, finds evidence of Victorian attitudes percolating into 20th century medical thought, and discovers more loose ends than satisfying conclusions…