A sample of the images we have in our picture archive of the small town of Międzychód in the western part of the province of Wielkopolskie, Poland. These images all date back to the communist period (1946-1990).
Some things you might not know about Miedzychod:
- Until the end of the First World War, Miedzychod, was called Birnbaum (pear tree).
- There are around 100 lakes in the Miedzychod area.
- The population of Miedzychod was at the last census just over 10,000.
- Międzychód was during the communist period and before something of a railway hub with railway lines connecting Międzychód with Skwierzyna, Sulęcin, Rzepin, Sierakow, Lewiczynek, and beyond. Unfortunately, trains currently now only run during the summer months. A rather good parade of steam locomotives, was, however, organised earlier this year.