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Did you know that the 30th September 2018 marks National Sporting Heritage Day?

Founded in 2014 following London 2012, National Sporting Heritage Day,

aims to raise awareness of the relevance of sporting heritage, encourage new and different audiences to have access to these collections, and encourage heritage and sporting organisations to recognise sporting heritage as an ongoing, significant element of their work, not just something of importance during major sporting events.

The Paralympic Movement is a story with unique British involvement. It started in Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury led by Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann, a German Jewish refugee working at the National Spinal Injuries Unit from 1943. The National Paralympic Heritage Trust are honoured to tell this unique story and to celebrate National Sporting Heritage Day.

Leading up to National Sporting Heritage Day there are several events taking place between the 22-29 September.

Monday 22nd until Saturday 29th September - Photographic display

At Stoke Mandeville Stadium there will be a photographic display of disability sports photographs from the past.

Tuesday 25th September 2:30pm - Sport Touch Tour

Bucks County Museum have organised a Touch Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors to explore some sporting items from the museums and our Paralympic heritage handling collection. For more information please visit Bucks County Museum

Saturday 29th September 10am-4pm - Pop-up Museum

Come and visit the Team at our Pop-up museum in Aylesbury Market Square, where we will have displays of Paralympic heritage photos, stories, handling objects and memorabilia from past Paralympic Games.

We will also be running various social media campaigns, you can follow us on; Twitter @ParaHeritage, Facebook @ParalympicHeritage and Instagram @paralympicheritage using #Paraheritage or #Paraheritagestories

To learn more about National Sporting Heritage Day #NSHD18 visit: https://www.sportingheritage.org.uk/content/about/who-we-are

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