WheelPower

A selection of images from the WheelPower archive

 

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'WheelPower' page

WheelPower - British Wheelchair Sport was originally formed in 1972 as the British Paraplegic Sports Society. It was founded by Sir Ludwig Guttmann as an organisation to promote his vision for a worldwide sports movement for, initially,  those with spinal injuries and now many other different types of disability. The BPSS were the lead organiser of the 1984 'Paralympic' Games at Stoke Mandeville. WheelPower continues to provide, promote and develop opportunities for disabled people to participate in recreational and competitive wheelchair sport including the Inter Spinal Unit Games for recently paralysed men and women and the National Junior Games in the UK for young people with disabilities. WheelPower are the owners of Stoke Mandeville Stadium where the charity is based.

Wheelpower collections

The WheelPower collection of documents and photographs includes a very complete archive of the 1984 Olympic games with administrative files, score records and printed ephemera and press cuttings including a complete run of Pursuit, the daily paper of the 1984 games. A selection of photographs is shown below.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'WheelPower' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'WheelPower' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'WheelPower' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'WheelPower' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'WheelPower' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'WheelPower' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'WheelPower' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'WheelPower' page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

For more information about WheelPower go to

http://www.wheelpower.org.uk/

or contact info@wheelpower.org.uk

This gallery was added on 23/03/2011.

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