At the birthplace of the Paralympics, learn about how it all began with the inspirational story of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann.
From modest beginnings in the late 1940s at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann encouraged wounded veterans to play sport as an aid to rehabilitation from spinal injury. This led to local competitions, to the Stoke Mandeville Games, and to the Paralympic Games which today attracts national and international public support and interest.
Widely acknowledged as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement, the Heritage Centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium will celebrate and explore this unique status. The interactive displays include:
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