What's on Events and exhibitions Stoke Mandeville Heritage Centre Stoke Mandeville is widely acknowledged as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement and the Heritage Centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium will celebrate and explore this unique status. The Heritage Centre will feature indoor and outdoor displays including: The life and work of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann. Key milestones in the journey from the 1948 Stoke Mandeville Games to the present day Paralympic Games. The development of wheelchair sports. Paralympic ceremonies.