Paralympic Heritage collection weekly vlogs

Clay bust of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann, Friday 3rd July 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about this clay bust of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann recently donated by the Poppa Guttmann Trust. This bust was created by sculptor, Jacko in 2012.

Stoke Mandeville 1984 Paralympics jumper, Friday 17th July 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about a jumper which was worn by Paralympian, Caz Walton at the Stoke Mandeville 1984 Paralympic Games and explains why they were called 'the last minute Games'. You can read more about the 1984 Summer Paralympics here

Menu from Rome 1960 Paralympics flight, Friday 24th July 2020

Vicky Hope Walker shares the menu given to Paralympic athletes, coaches and staff on their return flight from the very first Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960. You can read more about the Rome 1960 Paralympic Summer Games here

Atlanta 1996 Paralympics jacket, Friday 31st July 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about a jacket from the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Summer Games and explains why these Games were so important. You can read more about the Atlanta Paralympics here


Early Stoke Mandeville Games medal, Friday 7th August 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about an early Stoke Mandeville Games medal and display box and why the making of these medals is of particular significance.

Paralympic torches, Friday 21st August 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about the Paralympic Torches on display at the Paralympic Heritage Centre using our virtual tour. This week, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Flame Lighting event would have taken place at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics mascot 'Someity', Friday 28th August 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about the Paralympic Mascot, Someity, as this week would have been the start of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. You can see Someity on display at the Paralympic Heritage Centre using our virtual tour.


Barcelona 1992 Paralympic athlete pass and flag, Friday 4th September 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about Tim Reddish CBE DL and his athlete pass and flag from the Barcelona 1992 Paralympics which are on display at the National Paralympic Heritage Centre. You can read more about the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Summer Games here

Tokyo 1964 Paralympics flight certificate, Friday 11th September 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about the flight certificate given to athletes on their way to the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games and why the journey took a slightly different route. You can read more about the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Summer Games here

Seoul 1988 Paralympics souvenir, Friday 18th September 2020

Vicky Hope Walker talks about Paralympian, Yvonne Matts, and her souvenir from the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games, a custom made bomber jacket. You can read more about Yvonne Matts story here