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Friday, May 3, 2019

MP urges people to see Polish exhibition

 * Jonathan Gammond, Exhibitions Officer of
Wrexham Museum, and Susan
Elan Jones MP at the exhibition.

Clwyd South MP Susan Elan Jones is urging local residents to visit the Penley Hospital: The Story of a Polish Community in Wales exhibition at Wrexham Museum.

She said: “The exhibition is unmissable, and the artefacts and recordings are superb. Huge tributes should go to Wrexham Museum, Wrexham Council and all the volunteers who made this wonderful exhibition possible. 

“The story begins in World War Two when Polish camps were established in our country by British and American service personnel. 

"Polish medics then ran hospitals that would care for our Polish allies and their families. Subsequent Soviet annexation of Poland meant that few could return home. 

"By 1956, the three North East Wales Polish hospitals combined in Penley and over the next half a century, more than 25,000 people were cared for at this excellent community hospital. 

“Today, this amazing legacy lives on in work of the Penley Rainbow Centre and the lives of many local residents. The links between our area and Poland are really deep.”

* The exhibition runs at Wrexham Museum until June 22nd 2019. Admission is free. Wrexham Museum is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Courtyard CafĂ© is open 10 a.m. to 4 .30 p.m.

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