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Zygmunt Sawicki

  • Person
  • 1907-

Zygmunt Sawicki was born 3 February 1907 at Bialystok, Poland to parents, Bronislaw and Maria (nee Jaszczolt). Zygmunt was employed as a fitter/mechanic before joining the Armed Forces.
In 1939, Zygmunt lived in Warszawa, Poland. Following a recruitment campaign, he travelled to France where he joined the Polish Forces under French Command on 1 March 1940. He was then evacuated to the UK and served under British Command from 1 July 1940 - 13 September 1946. During that time he served with 1st Polish Armoured Division and with the Traffic Control Platoon, 10 Armoured Cavalry Brigade. Sawicki was honourably discharged in 1946.

Sawicki's granddaughter's husband, Gillies Lapers researched his time during the Second World War. Lapers gifted a number of digital images to the University Archives. His research has been collated into a blog which includes further images.

Zu Dominiak

Zu finished their Master's in Comics and Graphic novels and began their PhD at the University of Dundee. Zu is a prolific comics creator, self-publishing and selling their original work.

Young at Heart

  • Corporate body
  • fl. 2022-
Young at Heart is a women's group is based at Kirkton Community Centre and consists mainly of retired women from the local area. They meet each week to chat, and arrange visits and activities involving other groups, organisations and individuals

Wm. Fergusson & Sons Limited

  • Corporate body
  • 1818-1972
Wm. Fergusson & Sons Weaving Manufacturers was inaugurated in 1818 in the Hilltown district of Dundee but it was not until 1839 that the buildings were erected on the present site. On 30 May 1892 the premises were destroyed by fire and the new Dudhope Works, designed by J. Murray Robertson, came into operation in May 1893. The company was acquired by Low & Bonar Ltd in 1912 and became a Limited Liability Company in that year. Wm. Fergusson and Sons traded under their own name until 1971/2.
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