The grandson of Febronia Krzanicka, the 93-year-old who has received an award from the President of Poland for services to the Nottingham Polish community says his grandmother is "completely selfless and makes a genuine contribution".
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The exhibition celebrates the contribution of the 11 million people living with disabilities in the UK.
Crowds are expected to gather this evening as an opera performance plays to the masses on a grandstand in the city centre.
The game was invented in the Birmingham between 1943 and 1945.