Handling collection vlog

Sharing exciting objects from our Paralympic Heritage handling collection.

January 2021

London 2012 Ceremony costumes, Friday 22nd January 2021

Vicky Hope Walker talks to Tahra Zafar, Head of Costume for the London 2012 Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies about the costume bible on display at the Paralympic Heritage Centre.

Watch the full interview here.


October to December 2020

Christmas party, Friday 18th December 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about how Christmas might have looked on the wards at the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, during Dr Guttmann's time.

Disability sports club stories, Friday 11th December 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about the Paralympic Heritage Stories exhibition held last year at Gunnersbury Park and why disability sports clubs and organisations play such an important role. You can still visit this exhibition virtually and find out more here


Early Paralympic Games posters, Friday 27th November 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about the early Paralympic posters which were on display at the Paralympic Heritage Stories regional exhibition at Cartwright Hall, Bradford. You can still visit this exhibition virtually on our website here

Paul Cartwright's racing wheelchair, Friday 20th November 2020

Vicky Hope Walker shows us Paralympian, Paul Cartwright's racing wheelchair which was on display in the domed atrium, at the Paralympic stories exhibition, Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley. You can visit this exhibition virtually here

Trustee donations, Friday 6th November 2020

To celebrate Trustee Week Vicky Hope Walker shares some of the donations our Trustees have made which can be found on display at the National Paralympic Heritage Centre.


London 2012 Paralympics pin badge, Friday 23rd October 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about a pin badge given to people in recognition for their involvement in the cultural project 'Driving Inspiration' linked to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Photograph of Paralympian, Paul Cartwright, Friday 16th October 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about a photo in our collection of Paralympian, Paul Cartwright, and what it takes to compete as an elite athlete. You can find out more about Paul Cartwright here

London 2012 prop, Friday 9th October 2020

Vicky Hope Walker tells us about a prop used in the London 2012 Paralympics opening ceremony. You can read more about the London 2012 Paralympic Games here

Goalball goggles, Friday 2nd October 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about a piece of equipment in our collection, Goalball goggles, and why these are so important to create a level playing field in the sport of Goalball.

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