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Polish Community Project Audio Archive
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Report One
Ros Chimes reports on why Poles came to Leek - their journey, the struggles to get out of Poland, life in Labour camps and arrival in Leek (5mins)

Report Two
Ros Chimes reports on Life settling into Leek - including home life (3.30)

Report Three
Ros Chimes reports on prejudice faced in getting houses, jobs, the struggles with the language barriers and people's attitudes (4.01")

Report Four

Ros Chimes reports
the characters & memories of fifty years of Polish life in Leek (2.58")


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Christina Milaszkiewicz (in Polish)
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Christina Milaszkiewicz
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Henryck Swiercz (in Polish)
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Henryck Swiercz
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Henryck sings! (in Polish)
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Jessie Jablonski & daughter Linda Brown
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Polish Stories
Leek's Little Warsaw
The towns of Staffordshire and South Cheshire are home to a surprising number of Polish communities...

Henryck's story
As a young man, Henryck and a friend decided to flee to France and join the Polish Free Army.

Christina's story
Christina was born in England - at the Blackshaw Moor Re-settlement camp for the Polish near Leek.

Audio archive
Community Audio Archive
We're building up an audio archive of interviews with members of the Polish community...

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BBC Stoke and Staffordshire
Cheapside
Hanley
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST1 1JJ

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e-mail: stoke@bbc.co.uk




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