TALK AND TOUR - The Sikorski Polish Club - a History
The Generał Władysław Sikorski Memorial House, 5 Parkgrove Terrace, G3 7SD
The Sikorski Polish Club was established by Polish soldiers in the late 1940’s as a home from home because they could not return to their beloved Poland. Polish culture, traditions and heritage are celebrated.
As you approach the Sikorski Polish Club you will see plaques on the outside wall commemorating recent and tragic events in Poland’s history. Above those these is a simple statement “For Your Freedom and Ours”. In 1939 Poland was occupied by Germany and Soviet Russia. To continue fighting Polish men escaped and together with Polish men and families released from the horrors of the Soviets formed armies and fought mostly with the British in all theatres of WW2. After the war most of these men could not return to Poland because Poland was communist and Soviet controlled. Dom Polski was created by those Poles in the west of Scotland so they would have a home from home. The talk/discussion will centre I those events and on how that Polish community in Scotland has integrated. This will lead into the new Polish community and its impact on Scotland and Scotland’s impact on them.
Sun 22nd, 2pm; 60 mins
Booking not required
Accessibility: Not accessible - two steps up into building; flight of stairs down to bar and restaurant.
Facilities: Seating, Toilet, Refreshments
Nearest train station: Partick
Parking: On street