Gala to Poznan

SBBN author Aileen Orr in Poznan
SBBN author Aileen Orr in Poznan

Local author Aileen Orr returned from Poland this week, where she had been speaking about Wojtek, the soldier bear who followed Polish soldiers through World War Two, at an event at Poznan University.

Having read a story in our sister paper The Southern Reporter about the finding of a bible in Poznan belonging to a Mrs Martha Miller of Galashiels, and dating from the 1920’s, Aileen had been intrigued.

“Having read your article about the bible found in Poznan by Dorota Maik and her fiancé,” she said, “I Facebooked her and we got in contact.

“They both attended the meeting, and brought the Bible with them.”

Aileen went on: “It is fascinating. I took lots of photos of things they found inside it.

“But I think they are a bit astounded by whole story.”

Dorota has said that,although the Miller name is a common one, she is curious to find any living relations of Martha Miller, and how the book made it to Poland.