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From a Distant Country to a Country Village
AN EXHIBITION of Polish photographs showing life in and after the Cannon Hall Military Camp.
After touring several high profile venues, the exhibition will return to the Victoria Jubilee Museum in Cawthorne.
Entitled 'From a Distant Country to a Country Village', the photographs will be on a permanent display in albums.
Volunteer David Chinnock said: "Most people know the Polish were attacked by the Germans, but what a lot of people don't know is that in a Russian-German pact, the Russians attacked from the east, so Poland was torn apart."
More than 1,000 Poles were stationed there, and famous residents included Henryk Strzeleki, better known as Henry Lloyd, who played on the Silesia football team and is seen showing off his skills in one of the pictures.
Last year's Lady High Sheriff of South Yorkshire, Helena Muller (nee Bartosz) was born in the camp.
The majority of photographs have been donated by Polish people who have settled in Cawthorne, but there are some contributions from as far away as the United States of America.
The first album contains stills from the Sylvia Le Bretton play 'A Distant Country', with comments from the cast and notes on how the play evolved.
The exhibition will run until October.