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Jan Patyra at Wallingford Camp, 1947
 
   
Jan Patyra at Wallingford Camp, 1947
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Brief Description: Jan Patyra (left) and Edmund Michalski (right) at Wallingford Camp, outside Orkiestra Room, November 1947
Subject Date: 1947
 
Full Description: Jan Patyra was one of the foreign workers who were employed at Huntley & Palmers after the end of World War 2. He was born in Poland in 1921 and fought in the Polish army during the Second World War. At the end of the war he came to England where he lived in a camp in Wallingford, near Reading. In 1948 he started work at Huntley & Palmers where he met his wife and they settled in Reading. Life was not always easy for the new foreign workers at Huntley & Palmers. The suspension ledger from 1951 recalls how one worker at the firm was discharged for threatening a Pole after a previous warning.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Wallingford Camp, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Subject: social history, war, migration, recreation <music>, trade <food mfr>, Second World War, Patyra, Mr Jan
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 2001.106.1a
Unique ID: rm-rm-2001_106_1a~s0103038-i-00-000.jpg
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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