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Polish folk arriving in South Wales

23 Aug 2006 /  #1
Czesc !

Yes, that's South Wales, not New South Wales, Australia !
I am a Brit from the post-industrial town of Llanelli (pronounced KLAN-ETH-LEE, well near enough). I have mates of Polish stock, whose parents arrived in the UK during or immediately post WWII. Being Welsh I am familiar with bilingual households and do not feel threatened when someone speaks a language other than English. I speak very good German and my Welsh is OK. ALso basic Spanish.

Enough of me already ! Why this topic and where the h8ll is Llanelli and should anyone on this site care ? Well it's 300km (220 miles in real money) west of London.

Well let's see. A Brit-Pole mate of mine who fancies himself as a big wheel in POSK ( here's his web site tells me that my home town is a Polish hotspot...and he isn't kidding. It's reckoned 10% of the population is now Polski. They've been bussed in to undertake cockle picking on the local beaches and to work (well I hope work I don't know what happens to them there) at an abbatoir. Sorry, I should refer to it by its euphemistic title 'meat packing plant'.

I shared a house in Hounslow with some Poles for three years but only picked up a few phrases. I fancied myself as multicultural but to be surrounded by so many Poles when I shop at my local Asda (aka Wal-Mart) is quite disorientating. Apparently they've all been brought over from Wroclaw.

Is there anyone from Wroclaw on this forum ? Have you heard of Llanelli ? Anyone met Andrzej Tutkaj ?


Sean Hogan

PS I predict 5 million new settlers from Poland in the UK by 2010
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23 Aug 2006 /  #2
Is there anyone from Wroclaw on this forum ?

You can check with "Wroclaw" - member on this forum.
23 Aug 2006 /  #3
Yes, I've been to Wroclaw many times and it's a very nice city - especially the market area/downtown...
24 Aug 2006 /  #4
I'm going in December - it's very beautiful from what I have seen on the net
19 Dec 2007 /  #5
all poles out of britain stop undercutting the brits and taking all our jobs
21 Jan 2008 /  #6
point is that you dont really wanna work so we are just taking free space lol most of british they like to stay on bebefits and this is all right but we POLISH like to work for our self...that is the different ;) greetings Jo

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