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Open morning at the Royal School for the Blind

19 February 2015 by Lucy Johnson

A flyer with information about the opening morning, a portrait of Rushton and an illustration of the schoolUnsung: Liverpool’s Most Radical Son displays at the Museum of Liverpool and International Slavery Museum celebrate the campaign work of Edward Rushton, who co-founded the Royal School for the Blind in 1791. Teacher Nick Young has been blogging for us over the last few months, providing an insight into the fascinating history of the school and its work today. Here, Nick explains how the school is opening its doors for people to find out more…

“As part of the events to celebrate the life and work of Edward Rushton in this bicentennial anniversary of his death, the Royal School for the Blind, at Church Road North in Liverpool, is holding an open morning. Taking place on Saturday 7 March from 10am until midday, we invite you to come and see a part of his legacy to Liverpool.

Edward Rushton was a founder of the School, the oldest school for the Blind in the UK and second oldest in the world. We are rightly proud of our school, rightly proud of its history and heritage and extremely proud of our pupils achievements.

Why not pop in to discover a little bit of our history for yourself? Find out about:

  • Some of the people who have shaped the development of our school
  • Some artefacts from previous buildings no longer occupied by us
  • Some documents and pictures, giving insight into the daily life of the school’s past
  • Watch a video of the visit of Queen Elizabeth in 1991

We look forward to seeing you!”

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