Someone out there would tell us to change our surname but I would never let my ancestors down by giving in to such small mined uneducated people.
I'm very proud of my long Polish surname and heritage and I would never allow myself to be defeated.... Iwonna Francis (nee Korzeniowska)Message for Olivia Serdeczny and Helena re: "Polishness".
Strangely it's because they too have a foreign surname and they were also tormented at school like myself.
If their surname had been Smith or Jones then I would imagine they wouldn't have been harassed at school.
I first went to a local English school but then we were all switched to a Catholic school in Chester - a walk to the local trains' station of a mile then a train ride away.
If transport is not a problem, there is a shop in Crewe, on West Street.