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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:07 EDT
Dear Sir,Madam,

I am Leonita coming from Kosovo and currently living in Wroclaw-Poland.I have a Kosovo Passport and Polish National D type visa.I want to go in Skopje by Wizzair flights but there is only one option since they don't have direct flights from Wroclaw to Skopje.So the only possibility for me is to go from Wroclaw to London and take the other plane after1 hour to go in Skopje.I wanted to ask you do i need any other type of visa also for transit?Since i'll use London only like a connection place.Please let me know as soon as possible.

Leonita Arllati
Andrew Cowan & Aleksandra Malski
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:49 EDT
Putting the record straight for Poland and British Diplomats pre-1919
Nearly a year ago I emailed Jessica Glover, Deputy Head of Mission, to which we have not received a reply. Our email, dated 8 December 2012, read as follows:

"Dear Mrs Glover,

We have a comment on the ‘Embassy History’ section on your website - where it says:

“Before the establishment of the Polish Republic and its recognition by the British Government in 1919, there was no permanent British Embassy with its own building. Envoys made do as best as they could in rented or borrowed accommodation, sometimes put at their disposal by the Polish State.”

This appears to be inaccurate, muddling Polish history and, at the same time, denigrating pre 1919 British diplomatic history. Let us explain why:

Following the 18th century partitions of Poland, Warsaw was part of the Russian Empire. Consequently, the British Embassy was located in the then capital of that Empire, St Petersburg – with consulates in the principal cities such as Moscow and Warsaw. In fact our ancestor, Edmund Alexander Bower-St. Clair was the British Vice-Consul (and frequently Acting Consul-General) at Warsaw over the period from 1900-1915, leaving Warsaw for the Rostov-on-Don and then the Moscow consulates only when the German army occupied the City on 4 August 1915. Our understanding of the historic records is that the British Consulate in Warsaw was a long established facility approved by the Russian Government (i.e. not the ‘Polish State’ – which did not and had not existed for over a century). In 1840, the British Consulate was located at Ujazdowskich 25 (in 1840) and subsequently operated out of just three different premises in the three decades prior to the First World War, usually renting former palaces/ stately homes at what are still prime addresses at ul. Złotej 7 (1881-93); ul. Smolnej 3 (1893-1909); ul. Służewskiej 3 (1909-15). From these places British diplomats carried out all the usual business of a major consulate at the time, plus reporting on revolutionary movements to Ambassador Buchannan in St Petersburg and direct to FCO in London. NB. Since the Warsaw HMG Consul-General Murray was absent at the time of the approaching German occupation in 1915, we believe that Edmund Bower-St. Clair was in fact the last British diplomat to be in charge of a consulate in Warsaw.

In the context of this information, some changes should be considered to the ‘Embassy History’ section of your website. We respectfully recommend substituting the following:

“The British Embassy in Poland was established in 1919 following the re-constitution of the Polish Republic, with Warsaw as its capital city, by the Treaty of Versailles. However, during the previous century, when Poland was partitioned and Warsaw was part of the Russian Empire, British diplomatic representation in the City was delivered through the British Consulate. Operating from a succession of exclusive central addresses, the Consul-General and his staff carried out the usual consular business, reporting to the British Embassy in St Petersburg and the FCO. In the decade leading up to the First World War, the Warsaw Consulate was an important source of information for HMG on emerging revolutionary movements in the Russian Empire.”

Yes, we know it’s more than twice as long but, we hope you’ll agree, it goes some way to putting the Polish record straight and doing justice British diplomatic efforts prior to 1919."

Is someone at the British Embassy in Warsaw now in a position to respond?
Mon, 7 Oct 2013 04:08 EDT
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 01:01 EDT
Do we have branches of English Banks in Warsaw?
Yours sincerely
memoir club
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:18 EDT
Dear Sir

I have great pleasure in attaching information on a new publication. We would be grateful if you could draw the book to the attention of your staff.

If you could advise us on how to promote the title please contact me on 0044 1913735660. Or email

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Carole Bell also explores the contrasting nature of beautiful cities in Eastern Europe.

Should you require any promotional material or further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

With kind regards,

Yours faithfully

Lynn Davidson
Managing Director

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