Poland Through the Ages

This video, History of Europe’s Borders – Time Lapse (Extended), presents 1,000 years of European border history, starting in 1000AD. The film lasts 11 minutes, allowing you to take in the large dimension of change during this time.  The advancing years can be seen in the top-left corner so you can keep track of when the border changes occurred. The fascinating history is presented with a peaceful soundtrack. Fullscreen viewing is recommended.

In War and in Peace

thumbThanks to Pawel Julian Komorowski  for producing this film inspired by the Anglo Polish Society Official Book Launch which took place in the presence of The Lord Mayor of Bristol Councillor Faruk Choudhury, on 28 January 2014. Song “Army” by Katy Carr. Filmed and edited by Pawel Julian Komorowski  with the Chairman Chris Ottewell, Christina Zaba , Katy Carr and others.

The Rush Sunday Service 2013

thumb2It was like a day of my dreams!  I saw all these people including the Lord Mayor of Bristol, all the Councillors.  I was speechless, I didn’t know what to say or think it was just wonderful! It was really nice meeting all these people which I never saw before, I will never forget that when I walked past the Lord Mayor (who was standing next to the door) he said “dzień dobry” to me.  I was never that happy before!  It was just an honor for me to meet him. Although it wasn`t my first time.       … Read more   

A Dictionary of Bristle

thumbThe great and mostly beneficial influence of the Polish Community on Bristolian life and culture is undeniable and well recorded, not least by the APS.  However I was surprised and delighted to find out that this influence has now extended as far as the official Bristle Dictionary compiled by the unlikely duo of Harry Stoke and Vinney Green.  Having already sold over 50,000 copies of previous editions, the new fourth edition was published on 4th July with 50 new words included. One of them, very much a surprise new entry is “Polski Sklep” – defined as a “local shop selling … Read more   

Tracing Polish Family Ancestry

thumbCompared to tracing any British ancestry you may have, tracing Polish roots can be difficult, as many records were destroyed in the war. So begin by researching Poland’s history, as surviving record locations may have changed over time.  Then find out as much as you can from your relatives, which is always a good starting point. The following resources may help you in your search.  Items preceded with ►are links that will take you to an external site.  Anglo Polish Society are not responsible for the content of external sites. ► Ancestry Search in Poland – A.A.Watta & Co. Professional … Read more