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History of disabled work in Beverley made public

Treasure House, Beverley
Image caption The archives can be seen at Beverley's Treasure House

A collection of archives revealing charity work to help disabled people in East Yorkshire has been made public.

The East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service has released documents and pictures of the British Red Cross's efforts in Beverley.

The records reveal details of two clubs set up by the charity - the Beverley Disabled Persons Club and the Beverley Unbeatables disabled swimming club.

Collections officer Sam Bartle said the archives were an "important record".

"The 20th Century marked a huge social advancement in the embracement of disability," he said."

These albums are an important record for the history of disability in our area, as they chart a period of the last century in which real progress began to be made towards the acknowledgment and inclusion of disabled persons in our society."

The archives can be viewed on request at the Treasure House, in Champney Road, Beverley.

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