POSK on 3rd May

The Polski Ośrodek Społeczno-Kulturalny (POSK) is the Polish Social and Cultural Association in London. (Charity Number 236745). It was founded and funded in 1967, at the initiative of Polish engineer Roman Wajda, at 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith where Poles who had escaped the occupation of their country congregated in west London.   [All thanks to wikipedia here] 

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POSK in King Street, Hammersmith.   See POSK website here.

 

3rd May National Holiday is a Polish national holiday.  It celebrates the declaration of the Constitution of May 3, 1791. Festivities date back to the Duchy of Warsaw early in the 19th century, but it became an official holiday only in 1919.  Delisted during the times of the People’s Republic of Poland, it was reestablished after the fall of communism in modern Poland.   More on Wikipedia here. 

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Poster at POSK for 3rd May 2017

This video (3 minutes) tells why 3 May is – with very good reason! – so important to Poles:

 

Shop at POSK for books and crafts.

Restaurant Łowiczanka at POSK. Great!

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Lots more POSK pictures here.

Great report by “The Londonist” on all things Polish in London  here.   And on Polish food here.   Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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