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Anna Ellis finds memories of an enlightened approach at Normansfield Hospital, very different to many Victorian asylums.
Basket-weaving: the beautiful product of skilled labour valued by the well off, or low status work for disabled people, replacing an education? Esther Fox discusses how, at different times, it has been both.
How ‘sleepy sickness’ – the illness described by Oliver Sacks came to Bristol, and how disabled children helped soldiers returning from WW1 adapt to the loss of limbs.
Volunteer Ruby visits Langdon Down and gives an introduction to the site, its theatre and museum.
A visit to Langdon Down Centre and Museum of Learning Disability, where Francesca discovers a giant carnival figure created by one of the residents, James Henry Pullen.