Pullen Ships Set Sail – Press Release | July 2012
New exhibition is launched by Business Secretary Thanks to the Support of Hertiage Lottery Fund
On Friday 6th July a new exhibition by Down’s Syndrome Association, Pullen: Ships of Reality and the Imagination, was formally opened by Business Secretary and MP for Twickenham the Rt Hon Dr Vincent Cable MP.
Some forty special guests gathered for a private viewing of the exhibition at the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability, which the charity opened at its offices in Teddington earlier this year.
Dr Cable spoke briefly before formally opening the exhibition, describing his memories of visiting Normansfield 20 years ago when the building was derelict, and the campaign to restore the historic building to its former glory. He paid tribute to Dr John Langdon Down, the Victorian physician who first identified Down’s syndrome and who built Normansfield, highlighting the importance of his work in humanising the way that people with learning disabilities were treated – ideas which were revolutionary in his day. Continue reading “Pullen Press Release 13 July 2012”