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A Helping of History with special guest Ann Siburuth - 07/08/2018

A Helping of History with special guest Ann Siburuth - 07/08/2018

Playing tracks by

Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Hutton, Dusty Springfield, Neil Sedaka and Little Eva.

This week, I’ll be welcoming Ann Siburuth to the studio to talk about her research into the Polish Resettlement Camps in North Manchester.

At the end of World War II, many thousands of members of the Polish armed forces found themselves unable to return to Poland. Having fought with the allies in the West, many soldiers faced persecution by the Soviet communist government ruling their homeland. The British government set up military holding units for these personnel, designed to ease transition from military to civilian life. There were camps across the UK, including in Moston and Crumpsall. She has been researching these bases, shedding light on an interesting chapter in North Manchester history.

I’ll also be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers. And you can pit your wits against the Who Am I? quiz – just how well do you know North Manchester’s iconic buildings.

Listen every Tuesday from 12-2pm, North Manchester FM, 106.6 FM
http://northmanchester.fm/

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