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Polak moving to north-west England


polski_zyd 2 | 72  
19 Feb 2008 /  #1
Or more specifically, Greater Manchester/Cheshire.

Is this a good place for a Polak to live or is there a lot of anti-Polish hatred, etc?

Also is it good place to buy Polish food/products/newspapers, and is there a well-attended Polish Catholic community anywhere? Sorry, but I don't know that part of the country very well, and most Google searches return information about London and not so much for outside. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
mindsigh - | 3  
19 Feb 2008 /  #2
Witamy, polski_zyd

I have lots of Polish friends in South Manchester and none of them have reported any major incidents of "Pole Hating" as you put it. The area in which a lot of Poles live Levenshulme - this area has many polish shops. Also, many main stream supermarkets are now stocking polish foods and beer! I'm sure you would be made very welcome if you came to Manchester.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
20 Feb 2008 /  #4
Levenshulme -

I wouldnt let a rabbid dog live there - a young girl was raped over that side of Manchester a couple of weeks ago and I would mention the shootings and the gang fights..but hey hoe if a couple of Polish shops swing it for you, you could try Prestwich which has the shops and a safe place to live..

try this site, it gives information about the areas you would like to or are thinking about living

upmystreet.co.uk

this

I would advise if you want to live in South Manchester, head for Didsbury, much nicer and safer
OP polski_zyd 2 | 72  
20 Feb 2008 /  #5
would advise if you want to live in South Manchester, head for Didsbury, much nicer and safer

Thanks.

I've heard of some "ghetto" areas of Manchester, I just don't know the good areas are to the south side of the city, lol.

I've done a few searches, and an area apparently known as the "Four Heatons" seems to suit my lifestyle and budget. ;)
zion 16 | 168  
20 Feb 2008 /  #6
Another one I hear they going back !!! going back my assss
OP polski_zyd 2 | 72  
20 Feb 2008 /  #7
I'm not "going back" anywhere. You're not Polish though, are you? So maybe YOU should go back to where you came from - especially as you don't even seem to like the place!
zion 16 | 168  
20 Feb 2008 /  #8
or so I should leave Poland but you can go and live in the UK so is just take and not give .... I see

timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3378858.ece

again going back my assss
OP polski_zyd 2 | 72  
20 Feb 2008 /  #9
again going back my assss

And if all the Poles leave, you know who will replace them, don't you?

But I expect that the Angole would prefer that, anyway... Empire guilt, etc.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
20 Feb 2008 /  #10
Four Heatons

LOL, be careful which one you chose, each of them have some rough areas too...and also still a bit close to Levenshulme....but make up your own mind, Im quite negative to that side of Manchester too many chavs and no nice parks.

But I expect that the Angole would prefer that, anyway... Empire guilt, etc.

We dont do guilt (new generation) ;-) and its Anglo is you dont mind :)
OP polski_zyd 2 | 72  
20 Feb 2008 /  #11
too many chavs

sounds like most of England, then! :)

and its Anglo is you dont mind :)

yeah, but we say "Angole" :)

Im quite negative to that side of Manchester

Strange... most ppl I've spoken to say "don't live in north Manchester" LOL :)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
20 Feb 2008 /  #12
sounds like most of England, then! :)

How rude!

Strange... most ppl I've spoken to say "don't live in north Manchester" LOL :)

Because its too expensive :)

yeah, but we say "Angole" :)

Good for you, but we are actually English (that is I am and I dont actually like to be referred to as "British or Anglo")
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
20 Feb 2008 /  #13
but we are actually English

I'm sorry ;)
OP polski_zyd 2 | 72  
20 Feb 2008 /  #14
How rude!

well, that's "my" experience; I'm not claiming that ALL English are like that, of course... there are a few nice ones. Even in the south. ;)
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
20 Feb 2008 /  #15
there are a few nice ones. Even in the south. ;)

wow your generous with your compliments, no wonder people are negative towards the polish, especially if they have the same attitude as you've got about the English, maybe you could just stay in Poland :)
OP polski_zyd 2 | 72  
20 Feb 2008 /  #16
Everyone knows us Poles are generous ;)
Michal - | 1,865  
20 Feb 2008 /  #17
m have reported any major incidents of "Pole Hating" as you put

I doubt very much if there is any Polish hatred in Greater Manchester or any other part of England for that matter.
OP polski_zyd 2 | 72  
20 Feb 2008 /  #18
I suppose your opinion/experience is based on how things were 20 years ago... as always. There is most definitely Pole-hating in England, trust me on this.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
20 Feb 2008 /  #19
suppose your opinion/experience is based on how things were 20 years ago... as always.

you might be quite new here, but i admire your skills at troll observation lol
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
20 Feb 2008 /  #20
polski_zyd

Don't risk it ! Come to Scotland ;-)
OP polski_zyd 2 | 72  
20 Feb 2008 /  #21
you might be quite new here, but i admire your skills at troll observation lol

hahahahaha!!!!!! :)
Michal - | 1,865  
20 Feb 2008 /  #22
. There is most definitely Pole-hating in England, trust me on this.

England is quite multi racial and I would have thought that the Poles would fit in more than the Muslim communities. As for the North of England I can not comment but in the South East nobody takes any notice of them. In fact, would an Englishman even recognize the Polish Language as being polish?
djf 18 | 166  
20 Feb 2008 /  #23
In fact, would an Englishman even recognize the Polish Language as being polish?

Yep.
OP polski_zyd 2 | 72  
20 Feb 2008 /  #24
England is quite multi racial and I would have thought that the Poles would fit in more than the Muslim communities

True, but there has never been a time when 200 000 Muslims came over every year for five years in a row, their number is higher but growth has been more gradual. And most were born here.

In fact, would an Englishman even recognize the Polish Language as being polish?

It's not just the language, it's the way they look/behave as well. And as the dominant "Eastern" European ethnic group in London, they aren't difficult to spot.

But let's face it, spoken Polish hardly sounds like French, Italian or Spanish. If I can tell the difference between someone speaking Urdu and another speaking Arabic, I'm sure an English person can tell the difference between Polish and French speakers.
Michal - | 1,865  
20 Feb 2008 /  #25
I very much doubt it.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
20 Feb 2008 /  #26
would an Englishman even recognize the Polish Language as being polish?

they usually assume you are Polish cos youve got a foreign accent. when i was blonde, everyone here thought i was Swedish though lol.
Michal - | 1,865  
20 Feb 2008 /  #27
Some people at work have sometimes confused my wife as being possibly Scandinavian too.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
20 Feb 2008 /  #28
Then when i was drunk, some people thought i was Irish when i spoke lol... I agree with polski_zyd, you can tell who is Polish just by the way they look, dress or even walk. And Polish men always wear socks (mostly white socks) with sandals in the summer ha ha. And girls always have a "dżinsowa kurtka" lol.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
20 Feb 2008 /  #29
Don't risk it ! Come to Scotland ;-)

Aye. I think the level of disliking Poles is lower here.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
20 Feb 2008 /  #30
yeah they loved me there, and thought i sounded very English ha ha. but then i never had any problems with racist people down in Hampshire either...

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