Established by Mary Wainwright and called The Society for Supplying Home Teachers and Books in Moons Systems or Embossed Type to Enable the Blind to Read.
Renamed “The Liverpool Society for Promoting the Welfare of the Blind”. Work began to teach the blind new skills such as mat and brush making. Many of the steam companies in the port supported the workshops by placing substantial orders.
The name was changed from Liverpool Home Teaching Society for the Blind to The Liverpool Voluntary Society for the Blind Inc (LVSB).
Jim Moran was appointed Chief Executive Officer (1994-2013).
“Most of all I feel that Bradbury Fields reached a point in its history where blind and partially sighted people felt that they owned the services rather than had them provided for them”.
LVSB, Liverpool CC and Knowsley BC signed agreements, meaning LVSB could provide assessments at point of registration and home based emotional and practical training for people with a visual impairment.
Moved into Muriel Crooke House.
The introduction of social, walking and tandem clubs.
Jamal is appointed our Rehabilitation Officer for Black and Asian visually impaired people.
An Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) appointed at St Paul’s Eye Unit to bridge the gap of understanding between health and social services.
Children’s Mobility Officer appointed.
RNIB withdrew funding, leading to LVSB developing a fundraising team and the introduction of Brad the Elephant.
Purchase of Muriel Crooke House now known as The Bradbury Centre.
Funds were used to convert two rooms into a purpose built recording facility.
Liverpool Voluntary Society for the Blind (LVSB) became Bradbury Fields – services for blind and partially sighted people.
Bradbury joins Facebook
A very generous legacy from Edie Houlton, enabled us to build our Iris Conservatory.
Hound Dog Studios and the Tandem Workshop built. Through the generosity of Geraldine Bounds, we now have our beautiful Sensory Garden.
Frank McFarlane became the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees after Geraldine Bounds stepped down in 2011 following 16 years of service.
New Chief Executive Officer Philip Longworth appointed.
Bradbury joins Twitter.
Kitchen redevelopment which accompanied the opening of The Bistro, the Bradbury Conservatory and launch of the Garden Suite in 2014.
Liverpool Inspirational Voices (LIV) formed with the aim of making choir inclusive for all.
2,000 mini pink elephants arrived at the Bradbury Centre!
Bradbury Fields celebrates its 160th anniversary.
Bradbury Fields receives Freedom of the City status.
The Resource Centre Opens.
Bridge the Gap employment initiative and Friends of Bradbury Fields scheme launched
Covid-19 Pandemic restructure.