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History Bones: Call out for items

History Bones: Call out for items

The History Bones archive is a collection of valuable information documenting the history of the Brittle Bone Society, including newsletters, conference papers, and fundraising initiatives spanning our 50-year history. We are working with the University of Dundee to exhibit these materials in 2018 at the Apex Hotel and Dundee Central Library.

The exhibition will chart the dramatic changes in fundraising; increased independence for people with OI; mobility; changes in language; changing landscape of charitable organisations; styles of marketing and communication methods before social media; and so much more!

There are still some gaps in what is currently held and this is where you can help! Please get in touch with us with your memories, stories, materials and any old equipment you could part with, and ask family members too. Contact us and let us know what treasured item or story you can send to us.

Calling on kids

You could film/interview your grandparents. You never know, you may even win a prize for the best historic story “pre-2000”!

We need your stories

We want to know about:

  • How the BBS influenced you –  did you receive a typewriter from the Magpie Appeal? Do you remember having a spacesuit?

  • Your pre-NHS stories about treatments and hospital stays in the “olden days”!

  • Work – attitudes in the workplace and how they have changed over the years.

  • School –  did you go to mainstream school or not? What education did you receive?

  • Relationships – with family, friends, partners, work or school colleagues and the BBS and attitudes which you faced.

  • Social welfare and benefits  – how have things changed since 1968?

  • Holidays and travel, sports and other hobbies.

Please get in touch, we really do want to hear from you. Email or call the office on 01382 204446 and staff will be happy to discuss the project in more detail.

  • Members' Stories

    Some of our members have already sent us stories and photos for our History Bones campaign! Read about what it was like for Elaine growing up with OI.

  • Events

    With a series of events taking place across the UK & Ireland each year, our events bring people with OI & healthcare professionals together.