Kresy Family

Kresy Family Polish WWII History Group 

together with the Husaria Manchester Association 
invite you to a memorial service to commemorate

  • the Cursed Soldiers (Żołnierze Wyklęci) 
  • the Silent Unseen (Cichociemni)
  • and the 1.Polish Independent Parachute Brigade

on Saturday 24 March at 2:00 pm

in the Memorial Garden at Manchester Airport 
between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 (opposite Olympic House)
next to the monument dedicated to the 1st Independent Polish Parachute Brigade (which trained at Manchester Ringway Airport during WWII)
Please reply to if you wish to attend and if you require a car parking space.

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Forthcoming Events 2018

Helen Bitner's book 'A Song For Kresy'  is available now


Kresy Family Polish WWII History Group 
The Great Polish Christmas Get Together
Date:  Wednesday 20 December 2017
Time: 14.00-17.00
Venue:  3rd Floor Mauldeth House, Nell Lane, Manchester M21 7RL
The event is supported by Forever Manchester


Kresy Family  pre-Christmas get-together

1-5 pm on Saturday 9th December 2017

at POSK, Kings Street, Hammersmith, London, UK


Kresy Family Annual General Meeting

Friday 24 November 2017, at 2 pm at the Kresy Family offices:
3rd Floor, Mauldeth House, Nell Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 7RL

This will be our second Annual General Meeting since our constitution was signed on 17 September 2015.  The meeting will be conducted face-to-face and everyone is invited to attend.  For anyone unable to travel to Manchester we will do our best to connect via Skype.  We expect the meeting to take around 60 minutes. 

The purpose of the AGM is: 
to receive a report from the Chairperson on the Group's activities over the year;
to receive a report from the Treasurer on the finances of the Group;
to elect a new Management Committee; and
to consider any other matter as may be decided.

Please let me know by 20 November if you would like to attend in person or via Skype, so that we can plan accordingly. 

Election of the Management Committee for the next year:
Existing Committee members are requested to notify by 17 November 2017 their intention to stay serving as a MC member or to step down.  Please send your notifications to me as KF Secretary(

New candidates for Management Committee members are requested to send their nominations to me as KF Secretary (, also by 20 November 2017. 

The nominees are requested to write a few words about themselves, confirming their availability to serve and identifying any specific skills/interests they can contribute (e.g. IT, website, finance, marketing, fundraising, translation work, etc.).

Responsibilities and expectations:
Several current Management Committee members have taken up specific areas of work under their wings:  for example, work on our website and Facebook, preparation for events and exhibitions, fundraising, growing cooperation with other groups/individuals on future projects.  Not every Committee member needs to take up an individual field of responsibility, however, all MC members are expected, as a minimum, to participate in the monthly Management Committee meetings via Skype and contribute to the Kresy Family work in some form.  If you would like to have a chat about these roles, please ring Eva on (+44) 07527 772668.

Our constitution allows for up to 12 Management Committee members. Should we have more nominees than available places, we would then need to add a voting procedure during the AGM. This would be explained at the beginning of the AGM.


Kresy Family Polish WWII History Group  acknowledges and thanks 

the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London, the Polonia Aid Foundation Trust and Kresy Family members

for their financial support of our projects.