I am looking for a Polish food store or deli in Stafford, can anyone help me?
Hello, My husband and I are English but we both speak some Polish and have visited Poland recently. We are keen to try and improve our Polish and to practise speaking it. Can anyone tell me if there are any Polish Social Clubs or gatherings in the Newcastle/Stoke/Crewe area that we could visit? Thank you.
There is the Monika polish shop ST1 5HQ in stoke on Trent Hanley. Open 7 a week from Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 5pm everybody welcome English and polish spoken.
Thank you for your replies dziekuje bardzo .moi drodzy klieci zapewniam wam co tydzien swieza dostawe wedlin, oraz milom obsluge .Monika
There is some polish food shops in Stafford. There's on one the Wolverhampton rd and another in the indoor market. Both are good. And to the person saying that Polish people don't like their country and that is why they are here has obviously never meet Polish people. All of my Polish friends (in England, Ireland and Poland) are very proud of their country and are here to earn some money to afford somewhere to live. After living in Poland for a year ten years ago I can understand their pride in such a beautiful country and how difficult it must be for them to leave.
message for Monika. I Monika. I recently opened a multi-cultural store in Barrow in Furness in Cumbria. I have a large range of Polish food, magazines, deli and my supplier in Manchester is AGA Foods Ltd. Please get in touch so that I can pass on their details to you as they have recently moved to new premises. Best Wishes Meena Seville
You can buy polish food in Casper Stores, Wolverhampton 85 Rugby Street, WV1 4PG
For those of you looking for polish food in the south Cheshire area, visit the delicatessen in Park Lane, Sandbach. Run by an Armenian guy, he can get anything, even czarny chleb z kminkiem. Highly recommended. Hi Iwonka, what a superb blast from the past|
Hi Marta! A new shop has opened 2 weeks ago in Hanley, opposite the entrance to Tesco. It is very small and his range of stock is still limited but us still expanding. If transport is not a problem, there is a shop in Crewe, on West Street. It carries the full range of typically Polish foods i.e. pierogi, bigos, bread, katarzynki, krowki, chalwa etc. All the foods one can associate with their childhood. Happy shopping.
For Dawn, who wants to find polish food in Wolverhampton: Try Casper Stores, 85 Rugby Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4PG
Olivia Serdeczny, London
Hi All! I'm currently writing my dissertation of Polishness outside Poland and was wondering if you could help me a little bit. What do you associate with Poland and Polishness, what makes you feel Polish, what is typical?
Just a few comments would suffice...Dzieki!
Message for: Olivia Serdeczny Re: "POLISHNESS" My Father Polish, Mother English. I was born in Staffordshire and then moved onto Northumberland where my Mother's family lived. I attended infants and junior school there.
My Mother's family disliked foreigners making her life and our family's lives a living hell, so my childhood memories of these ignorant family members remain with me for life. They never really accepted my father, me or siblings. This was the beginning of my "polishness". My Father and Grandparents had suffered greatly like most Polish families did in Poland...they went through Siberia and WWII, they had terrible memories that scared them for life but Father shut them out and would never speak of these times and they moved on in life leaving behind the past.
My Father was the best Father you could ever have or ask for. In our home there was loads of happiness, love and laughter, very different to the English boys and girls that I attended school with.....They ate fish and chips or roast beef whilst we ate bigos and pierogi. Strange food I remember one kid saying. They sang English songs; we sang our Polish songs whilst playing our violins and other instruments.
School life for me was very painful as I encountered some more racists in my life...My School teachers of all people, the very people that were employed to educate me....when they read out my very long Polish surname in class they would draw attention to me. I was a very shy girl and quite scared of these situations, however, they would ridicule my surname, then proceeded in a sarcastic tone and manner saying "Oh your Father's a foreigner" So what does a 5 year old child know about foreigners. NOTHING.....My father was just Father, He looked normal...sure he had a beautiful accent which made him unique....this didn't bother me he was just a kind gentle loving person that I loved dearly and unconditionally. I just hated for people to make fun of him being foreign.
Becoming a teenager then realised I didn't feel English. I only ever associated pain with English people and my very own family relatives at that. HOW SAD! So this is where my "Polishness" really kicked in and I no longer wished to be English.
I'm now living a happy life in Australia married to another foreigner may I add "Italian" Still keep my Polish culture and traditions and now have more mixed foreign blood in my family. My Australian born children have the best genes one could ask for.....they are well educated about their foreign ancestors and they continue the trend by telling others they are Polish/Italian not English or Australian. Strangely it's because they too have a foreign surname and they were also tormented at school like myself. If their surname had been Smith or Jones then I would imagine they wouldn't have been harassed at school. Someone out there would tell us to change our surname but I would never let my ancestors down by giving in to such small mined uneducated people. I'm very proud of my long Polish surname and heritage and I would never allow myself to be defeated....
After all I am POLISH and a FIGHTER till the END.
Iwonna Francis (nee Korzeniowska)
Message for Olivia Serdeczny and Helena re: "Polishness". Hi after reading both your messages decided to expand more on mine above. I was born in St Neots, Cambs. My parents then came over and settled in Delamere Park Camp which apparently used to be an American base. We lived in barracks which were divided in half, a family in each. We went to Polish school, church, had processions and did a lot of traditional dancing. I first went to a local English school but then we were all switched to a Catholic school in Chester - a walk to the local trains' station of a mile then a train ride away. Whilst there the teachers decided to change my name to Yvonne - I would have thought my surname was harder to pronounce than my Christian name. I too was shy and didn't speak up so that is how it remained until I went for a job interview. On all official documents I would use my given name and the lady who interviewed me said well if you get the job I will call you Iwonna - and so it was. My very first prejudice was at my first job when I was told by someone to go back where I came from. Again I came home and was so upset. Both my parents worked hard, my mum labouring on farms picking potatoes, my dad working for McAlpines on the roads until due to a disease contracted by conditions in the war he eventually lost both legs but then got a job working as a tracer. Eventually people were moved from Delamere and the camp closed. We were scattered throughout the Northwich area eventually building a new church - Our Lady of Czeztochowa and a club. My mum whilst alive used to cook kotlety, pierogi, bigos but my then husband wasn't keen on Polish food so I didn't follow suit. It is only now I feel I have that need for my roots and for my Polishness and am really proud. The other day I made kotleti and my son complemented me on them but he said you know they are not as good as when Babcia made them. We have all travelled a long way and I for one am proud to be a POLAK. Anyone who wants a chat please feel free to email me. It will be nice to make new friends. Iwonka
A suggestion for Olivia Serdeczny - you might be interested in my novel The Black Madonna of Derby by Joanna Czechowska which is about second generation Poles in the UK. It's available from www.amazon.co.uk or www.jczechowska.com. Best wishes with your dissertation!
Message for Olivia Serdeczny. Hi Olivia, I'd be really interested in your dissertation as I am working with Cheshire County Youth Service on Diversity issues. We have several large Polish communities in the county; in Crewe for example it is estimated than one in six of the population is Polish.
We have now published "The Story of Delamere House & Delamere Park". Central to the book is Delamere Camp which developed on the park after the 2nd WW. The photographs of camp people and camp life are brilliant as are the accounts and anecdotes. Most of those troops who came to the Cuddington (Cheshire) Delamere Camp. camp, of course, were part of the Polish 2nd Corps heroes of Monte Cassino. Our website is: www.cc-publishing.co.uk, or look on EBay, under Cheshire
I lived in Norley which bordered on Delamere Park camp. I was 7-8 at the time and spent along with my friends many happy hours playing with the Polish children. Would love to hear from any one that was there at the time around my age because I am sure we played together. Please E Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Great news!! been to the polish shop in Longton "Taste From Home" best shop I've saw has everything will deliver nice friendly polish shopkeeper can email them at email@example.com
Sorry to share this sad news. SONDAJ, BRONISLAW b 10 February 1921, died NOTTINGHAM 1997 June District No 6891FReg No F62AEnt No 155Dor 697
Margaret Taylor née Gorniak/ Linda Wills Vermont. Hi. I am very interested in the Clowance, Cornwall story.
I chair the Cornwall Migrant Workers Group and we are trying to foster social integration with the local community. There are currently many Polish agricultural workers on the farms around Clowance. I would very much like to learn the history of Poles at Clowance, as along with Polish airmen stationed locally during the war, and Polish miners recruited for the tin mines in the 50's and 60's, these create historical links that can help local communities relate more easily to newer arrivals. David Sillifant, Redruth
Margaret Taylor nee Gorniak
Linda Willis-Vermont USA… Regarding your query about the Poles in Clowance, Cornwall. My father was also stationed there (along with many other Polish "uncles") after the war and awaiting repatriation (which never came) thank goodness for that or I would not be here!!! If you want to contact me leave a message on this site.
Hi my name is Julia I am a vet from Poland, currently working in Stafford and live in Walsall, I am looking for any polish community or friend in Walsall.
I am wondering if anyone in the Polish community particularly widows of Polish airmen or army veterans have been contacted regarding their medals, uniforms and persuaded to hand them over for entry into a museum. I am very interested to hear from anyone who has been approached. Jane
Hello everyone I am a third year Geography student at the University of Manchester, and I am currently working towards my dissertation, entitled, "The impacts of Eastern European immigration on UK society." I need to talk to Polish people about their experiences of living in the UK... could people please get in touch with me via email firstname.lastname@example.org Thankyou! xxx
Read this story of an heroic Pole and see if you can help me with information on photos of 304 Squadron.R1268 NZ - T Vickers Wellington Mk1c Medium Bomber It was early afternoon, around 1.30 pm, on 14th December 1940, a Wellington bomber which had reportedly got lost over the North Sea ploughed into trees on high ground near West Edmondsley Farm, five miles North West of Durham.
Well, planes do come down in wartime, but not usually on this sleepy little hamlet. The impact point was in the woods close to the Wardle's Bridge Inn. Out of fuel, the plane was seen to make a hard right turn to avoid the farm, a Grade II listed building dating back to 1751, and the people in it.
At the crash scene the Wellington's back was broken and the nose area, presumably the Perspex front gun turret was broken open and in the stream. The pilot was still strapped in his seat. There were four crew members aboard, unusual as a Wellington normally carries six, and all were injured, three of them quite badly but all were alive. The alarm was raised and the injured were taken to the farm dairy, using an old door as a stretcher. They were given morphine and first aid by Dr Mukerji, the local GP from Craghead. They were then taken to Chester-le-Street Hospital and later transferred to York Military Hospital.
The crew were Flying Officer M. Kostuch, Flying Officer Jan Stanislaw Waroczewski (the pilot), Sgt J Boczkowski and P/O Stanczuk. Flying Officer Waroczewski was later to become something of a hero, as will be explained later.
There were various reports of this accident and most were generally accurate but a few errors had to be sorted out before the real picture emerged. The aircraft was said to be a Mark III Wellington from 604 Squadron flying out of RAF Syerston. But 604 was a fighter squadron (flying de Havilland Mosquitoes, Bristol Beaufighters, Gloster Gladiators and Bristol Blenheims) and did not fly out of RAF Syerston and the Mark III did not come into service until six months after the crash, nor did 304 Squadron ever fly Mark IIIs.
However, 304 Squadron had just moved to RAF Syerston and flew Mark Ic Wellingtons. It was actually on a cross country training mission, not a bombing mission, as reported. 304 Squadron did not fly operational missions (i.e. bombing raids) until the following April.
The circumstances were that the pilot had selected an emergency landing site but his wings iced up and his windows iced over at 3,500 feet and he lost sight of his chosen landing ground. It must be remembered that this was one of the worst winters of the 20th Century. The pilot saw the farm at the last minute and his evasive action caused him to hit the trees on slightly higher ground. Mindful of security, the only crew member able to walk, collected up maps and documents before allowing himself to be treated for his injuries. Judging by the injuries sustained, this was likely to be Flying Officer Kostuch.
Once this was established, I tried to track down the crew. I still could not identify the two unnamed crew members and M Kostuch does not appear in any further records I have seen, except an entry in the Squadron's Operational Record Book which says that he returned to the squadron on 17th March 1941. A fellow amateur researcher found more details and passed them on; the two missing crewmen were Sergeant Boczkowski and P/O Stanczuk, who was also killed later in the war in a road accident. The Squadron Operational Record Book is blank for the day of the crash but it was recorded in the Operational Record Book of RAF Syerston and the injuries were given as follows: "The captain of the aircraft F/O WAROCZEWSKI sustained a fractured wrist and laceration of the face and the injuries to the remaining members of the crew were F/O KOSTUCK (sic) damaged wrist and laceration of face, F/O STANCZUK fractured leg and laceration of face and chest, and Sgt BOCZKOWSKI injury to chest and laceration of face." Jan Stanislaw Waroczewski was born on 25th December 1911 at Suchiednow in the Province of Kielci, contact point for news of 304 Squadron. This is email@example.com Thanks
Iwonna Francis (Korzeniowska)
Hi Genek Haven't been on this site for ages. Noticed your name. Last time we all got together was at the Polish School Reunion in Northwich. Would be nice to hear from you.
I am looking for my uncle's family. He was from Spytkowice Poland moved to UK. His wife was an Italian and he had a boy and a girl (2 children) He has passed away and this is all I have to go by. His name Walter Chodacki contact me at cconway127 at aol.com
CHRIS CONWAY-try contacting the city hall of spytkowice. The town people will help you.www.spytkowice.pl A lot of Polish town have their own websites. Spytkowice is near the highland mountain of Zakopane about an hour away. Have a Polish person call them or write to them.
hi there. Could anybody tell me: is the duke of Bridgewater in Crewe the only polish-ran pub in the area or is there another one? Thanks
I am trying to find a drinking place where polish people are going to watch the football together - can anybody help -- Stafford area or surround?
Hello. Can any Pole please give me some advice? A man in Poland has bought n item ff me on Ebay but will not send the money. Instead he says I must send the item & when it gets to the post office in Poland he will send me the money. He says that it is impossible for him to take the item away from the post office until he has paid me my money; therefore it is safe for me to post it. Can anyone confirm if such a system works in Poland? Many thanks, Rob
I am Polish and I never heard of such service at the post office. They will deliver to him regardless whether he paid you or not (how would a post office know?). I also bought a few items on Ebay and I always had to pay before the seller sent the item to me. Also, make sure you send the package 'recorded delivery' or 'signed for' or any other safe way. Polish post office cannot be trusted in my opinion so you need a receipt to prove to your buyer you had indeed posted the item. Good luck.
Rob don't worry this is the rule in Poland ... he have to pay the mailman then he can take the packet and polish post office will send to u ur money
I am trying to get hold of the Polish national costume (Krakowianka) for my 2 year old grand-daughter. Can any one advise me where I could source this? I'm in Dorset. Also anyone out there who lived in Great Bowerwood Camp?
Ela, My cousin Maria in Poland makes traditional national costumes from the Krakow district and would be able to make one for you.
Hi, I am publishing a book about "Voytek" (Wojtek) the mascot of the Polish Army. For info my web site address is www.voytekbear.com I would appreciate any views etc.
witaj and hello to everyone. I m trying to get to know polish people in the stoke on Trent area. Im a student at the Keele University. If you have facebook you can contact me too.
Dear all, please don't take David's or anyone else's negative comments to heart, and don't give them any more thought. The majority of us welcome you with open arms and will be glad if you stay. Those comments are unhelpful and based on ignorance. A few years ago, a young Polish man looked after my terminally ill brother and I will never forget his professionalism, dedication and care. He was typical of the Polish Nation. I love the Polish community here in Hereford, and ironically, I now have a lovely Polish boyfriend who has taught me and my daughter so much (and us him - a mutual exchange!). We are fundamentally the same, yet very different, and we laugh at each other's peculiarities. I regularly help his friends with things because I know how difficult it can be in a foreign country. We recently went to Poland for three weeks in the summer and it was a great adventure. But even trying out my Polish in the shops left me a bit red-faced so I know how difficult it is to live here. My nine year old daughter loved it, and she is trying to learn Polish now, too. I think learning about each other helps to dissolve ignorance and fear, so bring it on!
People in the UK welcome Polish people because of the war, they are hard working Christian people.
Us Brits all worked abroad for money when life was tough here.
I met some lovely Polish people in Norway. The women are lovely like Italians.
I really think any backlash against Polish folk is because of the fear of other European immigrants from brutalised countries where the men have to be violent criminals to survive. I had a man tell me that the UK was full of soft sheep and they were wolves. That is why the men never smile in photographs for fear of looking weak. I told him that Brits are like sleeping lions. Hitler and the SS found out this!
Personally I love Polish people and welcome them to the UK.
Could anyone tell me if there is a florist in Stoke specialising in Polish floral tributes?
Is there a large polish community in Bolton/Farnworth area? Thanks
Hello, I would like to get in touch with the Polish communities in High Wycombe and Slough, and wanted to know the best place to start looking.
Hello. I love live in UK. People are very happy.
hi, I found a site last week which gave a list of polish food with the English translation next to it. Unfortunately I cannot find it again. It needs to be a list of food names so I can print it off (not a translator tool. hope someone can help. thank you x
can anyone point me to a free site that will translate English to polish
RE: Paul---can anyone point me to a free site that will translate English to polish ---I find www.engpol-community.org There is a 'Patrick' he was very helpful for me (for free). So try asking him
Paul, try www.thebigword.com they do a free translation service. Good luck.
you people come to England you want to learn how to become more British if you were proud of your country you would be over there and would not have come to England
To David and lollo sesti You stupid morons. If you had any clue about how the world worked and the trials most people went through just to live their lives you wouldn't post such an anal response. I'd love to see how an English person would attempt living in Poland/Hungary/Slovenenia/or Czech w/o language skills. Get over yourself.
Tom David: majority if us would rather live in Poland but unfortunately our economy and government are so poor that we cannot find a job. Never mind u studied 5 years! And u would only get £100-200 a month which is merely to survive. u should try to live with no job and have no social benefits (yes that's right!) and then go to a strange country and learn everything knew to u...new life. For some of us it is very hard! We don't even like UK visually! Boring houses, dirty. But we just work and will go back home. Don't worry :)) Polish community in Manchester is huge!! Not very united, though... polish church, shops...
With regards to David's comments.My father settled in Stoke on Trent after the war,where he fought alongside British soldiers with distinction re-enforcing the long-standing relationship between the two countries.Over seven members of my family have since served in the armed forces,in all the recent conflicts of the last twenty years.The Poles share our cultural,belief,lifestyle and religious views - all countries need immigration and when you need to call on them again,they will never let you down.
I am researching my father's Polish ancestry and wanted to know if anyone could tell me a good resource for finding records for residents of Kowal, Poland. Or leads on the Polish surname "Czarny".
Hi. If it's going about Chris Czarny -u can try with a church in Krakow they have all of documentation about people who lived there. I'm first time on this website. I live in Ilkeston looking for a job now. No luck yet:(
I am looking for some Music by the Polish Army song and dance company the song is Mother of God. Can anyone help me Thank You
Hi, I was just wondering if someone might be interested in Polish cinema. I am currently doing a project on it. I'd like to ask what you think of polish cinema in the past and now and maybe you could remember any polish films you have seen and had an influence? Do you understand themes and problems showed in polish films, do you think that polish cinema is strongly influenced by its history? What polish directors do you know? If someone would like to answer some of those questions I would be more than grateful. :)
Just to let you all know that there is a Polish Cafe Bar and Restaurant in Derby now on Friargate.
A CRY FOR HELP! Hi everyone! I recently visited Wroclaw and whilst there, I proposed to my girlfriend in Plac Solny - she said yes! I collect football shirts from the places I visit but could not find a shop selling WKS Slask Wroclaw shirts - does anyone know an online shop where I can order one? I have searched all over the internet but cannot find one anywhere. Any ideas will be gratefully received! Many thanks.
I need the names of the composers for the following Polish hymns: 1. Spocznij na nas duchu pana 2. Wspanialy Dawco Mikosci 3. W Kruszynie Chleba 4. Jestes Krolem 5. Oblubieniec Czeka Juz Can someone point me in the right direction?? Cheers
I used to sing a song to Babci that went like this "Mama utma Mama dtzoga
Hello, I'm currently conducting some research for a novel and would be grateful of any relevant information. The Guardian Telephone Exchange was built beneath Manchester City Centre in the 50's as a secret, communications centre to come into use in the event of a nuclear strike. During its construction a predominantly Polish work force (vetted to insure they did not speak English) was used to lessen the risk of security leaks. I have pretty much exhausted what scant literature exists on the subject but was wondering if there was anyone out there who either remembered working on the site or knew of someone who had.
NILLY B. There is a large Polish Community in Wolverhampton. Has been for many years. There is a social centre attached to the church on Stafford Road, Wolverhampton.
I love this country!
Hi I work for a company who publish psychometric assessments and we are looking to trial a Polish version using people who speak both Polish and English. Please can someone tell me if there is an organisation like a Polish language board that I could contact about this? thanks
Becky - contact me via PRASA the Polish magazine
Becky, I'm willing to do psychometric assessment if only I could new what is that term stands for??:) And yes, I can speak both Polish and English
Cheshire Youth Service Film Project is about to run a film making project for young immigrants. We would like to get in touch with any young Polish people aged 13-19 who are presently living in the Chester area, and who would be interested in making a film about their experience of living in the UK. If you are interested, or know of any young people who might be, please call Cheshire Youth Service at Chester Hub - 01244 602812, for further information. Many thanks.
Ann Gasiorowski I am writing a fictional novel which includes the story of a young Polish gypsy woman who was interred in a German work camp during the early 1940's. I would appreciate some help with facts surrounding the capture and transporting of Polish gypsies at that time. thank you
I was wondering if any one had any information about Christian salvesen, or the polish community in stoke on Trent, I am moving to the area soon. What are they like as employers? How expensive is accommodation around there? Are there many polish people in the area? dziekuje
Hay everyone, I'm Polish and I've been living in London for almost 5 years now. Me and my English boyfriend are thinking of moving out of London (too noisy! too busy! too smelly!) and moving in to Burton-on-Trent as his family originally comes from over there. I'm a private English teacher (I teach English as a foreign language) and I've been earning my living in London by teaching Polish and Eastern European students. Could somebody tell me if there is any chance for doing the same thing in Burton? Are there many Polish people there? I was also thinking of working part-time in a primary school as a liaison officer between Polish students' parents and the school itself or maybe as a translator. I'd appreciate any information anyone could provide me with. Thanks!
I am 22 English teacher in Poland I would like to visit UK and find a work there also as a teacher. How big are my chances you think? I read that it is very hard to find that kind of job. What do you think?
I am interested in working in U.K. I would like to work with children or handicapped people as it is relevant to my education and experience. I can assure you that I am a reliable and honest person. I live permanently in Poland. I have a master degree in special education. I have been teaching and looking after handicapped children in mainstream schools for 8 years. I am a fully qualified teacher in my homeland. I am successful and have permanent and full time work. My English is not fluent (I think - is very good) but I will learn hard to talk fluently as quickly as possible. I decided to leave Poland with my family .I have lots of energy. I like new challenges. I can learn you polish. Any ideas?
Could someone tell me where a catholic church in Cannock, in which is a polish Mass. I would be grateful. NOTE FROM BBC WEBMASTER:
Still looking for polish community centres through out the UK, can any one help?
I would like to advertise a trade union to advise and support polish/migrant workers in the West Midlands, any ideas?
You might be interested in PRASA the new Polish magazine for England & Wales.
elena Gordon Hi Mark, I also took my vows in Polish, there are some quick tips about learning Polish which I cd maybe help you with.
Does anyone know of anywhere I can learn polish in Stafford or the local area? I am getting married in July and need to learn so I can say my vows
Can anyone tell me about the history of Polish Gypsies e.g. when did they first arrive in Poland and when did they first travel from there to UK
I am desperately trying to find a recipe for WHITE POLISH BREAD so that we may supply to the suddenly large Polish community in Hull. Hope that someone can help.
I am a health coordinator in Preston Lancs. I am hoping to set up a group with the local health visitors for polish mums with young children in our area. I have thought about approaching the churches and polish shops in the area, does any body have any more advice on I could attract young polish families who have recently moved here?
to Richard Smura, my grandfather was also from Poland. He came to U.S. with a brother. The Family in Poland lived about 60 kilometres from Warsaw on a farm. My uncle and my father each went back to Poland with my grandfather. To my knowledge the makers on the gravesites read smura and also smurzinski and smurzinska (depending on male or female gender). My uncle would know more.
I attended Diddington, Huntingdonshire Polish High School, approx 1949/53. Looking for school friends to reminisce the times.
I am a teacher at Thistley Hough High School, Penkhull, Stoke. We have a number of Polish pupils now at the school who are coping very well with school life, but struggling from a language point of view. If there was anyone who spoke Polish and English, would be willing to spare a few hours a week as a mentor helping these pupils, then please contact Daulton Redmond at Thistley Hough High School. Thank You
I think Poland are a great country and I think its great now polish because if you go to Poland in holidays you have to now polish they have to now English too
For Poms that have not been to Poland, I would recommend that you do, if for no other reason then just to try the sensational Polish food. Watch for the Polish restaurant & pubs that will be popping up all over the UK in the next few months!
I have 5 friends from Polish. They are very kind and smart and they work very hard. I hope I can go to Poland and I can visit there and test their foods also. I heard Poland is a cold country especially in winter I would like to go there in winter with and sweet duather and eat warm soup in cold weather. I hope so!
My mother has been in this country for 58 years but I've just found out she hasn't got citizenship. Has anyone been through similar problems or have suggestions as how to rectify this without having to apply for citizenship?
E. Nabokov Martin
Grateful you could supply me with recipes for kotlety, Ukrainian Barshch and platzki
Hallo I would like to find out how many Polish people live in stoke on Trent. thanks
Hi, I have just spent a year in Poland which I thought was absolutely brilliant. I am living in Stoke and was just wondering if there were many Polish students here, if so get in touch. Cheers
Hi Ania, My Grandfather moved here to the UK after the war. If you would like to chat about what it's like to be a member of the Polish diaspora then I'd be happy to help.
This is a message for Polish families living in the Burton on Trent area. The East Staffordshire Children's Centre in Waterloo Street has many facilities for young children and parents. You are most welcome to come and visit and see for yourself. Tel: 01283 233400 Wiadomosc dla Polskich rodzin mieszkajacych w Burton On Trent. Centrum dla Dzieci jest otwarte i czeka na Panstwa wizyte. Jest wiele rzeczy dla rodzicow i dla ich dzieci typu przedszkole, kursy itp. Address: Waterloo Street, Burton on Trent (niedaleko Stacji kolejowej), telefon 01283 233400.
Just happened to find this section on the BBC Stoke & Staffs website - truly amazing and evokes a lot of feelings for me personally. Although I live in Nottingham where there is still a large Polish community, you guys seem to have got things together much more than we have here. I have visited Wroclaw many times over the past few years to stay with friends, although my family originated from Krakow. I love Poland and its people so much and it has been a pleasure to sit and read through the many messages on this board. God bless you all. Andy.
Can anyone tell me when the Katyn Memorial on Cannock Chase was inaugurated.
To Terry Abrahams The polish spelling of the name must be Henryk Abramowicz
Currently I'm looking for any information about Polish catholic priest in Warrington and church as well.
hello could anyone please tell me where the White Eagle Club in Blackpool has moved to? I am trying to trace back through Mr Grandfather Jan Balogh thank you