Poles mark 100 years of independence

A large number of people took part in celebrations to mark 100 years of Polish independence on Saturday.

Saturday, 17th November 2018, 11:00 am
Polish Independence Day march from Cathedral Square to Central Park EMN-181011-191956009

A march took place in the city beginning from Cathedral Square at 4pm.

Moreover, pupils at Peterborough’s Polish Saturday School celebrated the day by re-enacting the events leading up to the partition of Poland in 1795 and the events leading up to regaining independence in 1918.

A total of 220 pupils ranging in age from 10 to 18 were involved at St John Fisher School in Park Lane, and the event finished with a rousing rendition of the Polish national anthem. Headteacher Magdalena Sobkowicz said: “It was a great privilege to be able to celebrate 100 years of Polish independence together in such a moving way.”

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Polish Independence Day march from Cathedral Square to Central Park EMN-181011-191806009
Polish Independence Day march from Cathedral Square to Central Park EMN-181011-191345009
Polish Independence Day march from Cathedral Square to Central Park EMN-181011-191945009
Polish Independence Day celebrations at St John Fisher School EMN-181011-191227009