The Leonard Cheshire Disability Archive started in 1985 and contains the history of our charity and our founder Leonard Cheshire.

The archive is open to researchers by appointment every day, apart from weekends. The building is based in South Derbyshire and contains administrative records, our founder Group Captain Leonard Cheshire’s collection and film, sound and photograph collections. Part of the film archive is curated on our behalf by the British Film Institute. Research visits to the archive can be made by appointment with the archivist.

Catalogues for the collections kept at the archive (also known as ‘finding aids’ or ‘archive descriptions’) are being added to the Archives Hub and are available for members of the public to view here.



For further information please contact:

The Archivist
Leonard Cheshire Disability Archive
Newlands House
Main Street
South Derbyshire
DE12 8DA

Phone: 01283 763 951