Congratulations to Bangor Drama Club and North Down Museum – last night’s play, O’Flaherty VC, by George B Shaw, was brilliant! Poignantly funny, and all the more so perhaps due to the British/Polish WW2 Bi-lingual Exhibition also on show at the ND Museum.
ND’s Mayor, Peter Martin, who is the brainchild behind the exhibition and particularly wanted to do something to combat the “vile bigotry” of current vicious attacks taking place in NI on Eastern Europeans: “It is important that the people of NI understand and recognise that the Polish people who live here are not only our friends but also our brothers,” he said. “They stood with us, fought with us and died with us to preserve the democracy we enjoy today. My hope is that this exhibition will give everyone a better understanding of just how close our two nations are.” (Quote from Co Down Spectator, granted by the Mayor.)
The exhibition runs until Sunday, 16th Nov, from 12 noon until 4.30pm, and the highlight is a Polish Enigma machine, used to break Nazi codes, which was sourced after a personal quest by the Mayor.