Downton Abbey and the Disabled Servicemen of the First World War

by Beth Wyatt A decade ago this year, ITV’s aristocratic period drama Downton Abbey returned for its second season. Following on in theme from the dramatic conclusion of the first series – which saw Lord Grantham announce the outbreak of war to his family, domestic staff, and garden party guests – these episodes depicted the First World … Continue reading Downton Abbey and the Disabled Servicemen of the First World War

Carving a Mark: Portraying Disability in Public Sculpture

by Islay Shelbourne The men outside Manchester Piccadilly Station shuffle forward. Their eyes are hidden under heavy bandages. The leader is on crutches, those following behind rest a hand wrapped with gauze on the shoulder of the man in front. As onlookers stop and pause the men trudge onward to a destination they will never … Continue reading Carving a Mark: Portraying Disability in Public Sculpture