12 September 2019
Source: English Heritage
Sir Arthur Pearson, newspaper publisher and founder of St Dunstan’s (Blind Veterans UK), has been commemorated with a blue plaque. The plaque marks the Grade II* listed house on Portland Place in Marylebone where he lived with his wife and some of the blinded servicemen supported by St Dunstan’s in the later years of the First World War and just afterwards.
English Heritage’s Chair of the Blue Plaques Panel, Ronald Hutton, said: “Arthur Pearson was a tireless advocate for blind people, particularly those blinded in the service of their country and we are delighted to celebrate his legacy here today, where he lived for a number of years, at a house once listed in the street directory as ‘Pearson’s Hostel for Blind Officers’.”
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