Victory Over Blindness

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Reference WMO260289

Address:

Manchester Piccadilly Station

Manchester

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
About the memorial: Statue entitled 'Victory Over Blindness' depicts seven blinded First World War Soldiers leading one another away from the battlefield with their hand on the shoulder of the man in front. Unveiled in October 2018, it was designed and sculpted by Johanna Domke-Guyot and is believed to be the first permanent memorial to blinded servicemen. The location was chosen as a convalescent camp at Heaton Park in Manchester treated and trained thousands of wounded WW1 service personnel, many with sight loss. Victory Over Blinded was commissioned by Blind Veterans UK and funded by The Gosling Foundation, individuals and other organisations.
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