Yes, I understand the boy meets girl thing.
Unfortunately there are no letters, postcards or any correspondence at
all. In fact there is hardly any paperwork relating to Mum and Dad,
no birth certificates, no marriage certificate; I have one picture of
them dated 1948, judging by their clothing, it looks to be spring or
early summer. The next picture of them together is a family portrait
The only time I know that Dad traveled any real distance was a trip to
Southampton in 1950, but I don't know the reason. I know that he knew
the York, Barnsley and Dewsbury areas quite well. He never mentioned
any other areas and I don't recall going anywhere other than
Bridlington for a day at the seaside. The overall impression I have
of Dad is that he was not a traveler, he liked to stay in very
I think Mum had a cousin living in the Luton or Swindon area. I
remember visiting there for a weekend in 1961 or 1962. I have a photo
that is addressed to "my dear cousin from Feliks and Aniela" and dated
30 September 1961 and for some reason the name Bartoszewski seems
familiar when I look at this picture. Can anyone help with this????
Dad was a member of the SPK and I think his favourite club was the
Dewsbury one, that must have been where most of his mates were. We
moved to Bradford in 1960 and I remember going to the SPK club in
Great Horton. After a while, we stopped going there and went to the
Klub Parafialny which was just round the corner from the church. The
most frustrating thing is that I don't know any of Dad's
friends'surnames. It was always Pan Pawel or Pan Janek etc... Over
the years I guess they just assumed I knew their surnames and I never
Sorry I rambled on there a bit, but neither Mum nor Dad were great
dancers. I remember going to a couple of dances with them but I never
saw them get up to dance. Mum was always turning men down for a dance
and Dad never asked anyone. So that brings me back to the original
question and I guess it will never be answered ... How on earth did
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, "Antoni Kazimierski"
> it is not such a puzzle- it is an old age issue.
> Boy meets girl and falls in love !!! at first sight.!!
> You do not know here your father was in the camp in the first place
after discharge from R camp; Even when in the camp there were
social-cultural exchanges. We were not tied in any way to the
boundaries of the camps. IT WAS FREEDOM of movement. Resetlement camps
were not strict and we could go about and travel where ever one wanted
and meet whoever one desired.
> There were dances arranged and visits to musea and places of
interest; visit to the seaside and pleasure beaches at Blackpool,
Skegnes or where ever. The life of pleasure and 'real wolnosci' was
> I would guess, your father moved/went towards London from the North
to seek some sort of employment and as there already was a Polish
community developing somewhere met your Mom;; it might even have been
at the White Eagle Club.
> Who knows.? You'll have to look for details in letters or postcards
or any notes there are.
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