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City of Stoke-on-Trent Blind Welfare Committee register index, 1840-1951


The City of Stoke-on-Trent Blind Welfare Charity was initially run by the Blind Welfare Committee in the city council. It became the Stoke-on-Trent Blind Welfare Association in 1951 and separated from the city council, although the council remained a key part of the managing committee.

The 1952 trust deed for the Blind Welfare Association stated that it would raise money through voluntary subscriptions and the hosting of various social events, with proceeds to be used for the benefit of blind people resident in the city. This included the purchase or erection of houses for blind people, provision of household and personal goods, social occasions and outings, and welfare grants.

About this index

This index has been created from a register of blind people in Stoke-on-Trent kept by the Blind Welfare Committee in the city council. The register was started in approximately 1936 and continued to be used for several decades, recording later births and deaths as late as 1968.

The earliest date of birth recorded in the register is 1840. Only people born over 100 years ago or known to be deceased are included on this index.

There are sometimes multiple entries for a person if details changed, for example, if they moved to a new address.

Searches in the index can be made by Surname, Forename and Year of Birth

Other records of interest

The records of The Mount School for the Blind and Deaf are also held at Stoke-on-Trent City Archives. The Mount School was situated in Penkhull and opened in 1897. It stopped the intake of blind students in 1949.

See separate index for admissions to The Mount School between 1897 and 1927.


We are pleased to acknowledge the work of our volunteers without which this online index would not have been possible.