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An institution for the blind, which has been erected at a cost of about 12,000, was formally opened at Leicester on Tuesday. The Postmaster-General had been invited to perform the inaugural ceremony, but he replied intimating that the pressure upon his time was already so great that he was anxious to avoid making any further engagements. Mr. Fawcett added:—" I am very glad to hear what is being done at Leicester for the welfare of the blind, and most cordially wish continued success to the work of the Leicester Association." The new premises occupy a site in the principal thoroughfare, which has been acquired at a cost of 6000.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.139