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Poles in Hatfield and Luton!?!?!


Jonathan 1 | 1  
30 Nov 2007 /  #1
Hello all, my name is Jonathan Holmes and i am currently a final year Geography student at the University of Hertfordshire. I am currently conducting research into how Polish people socialise and use social space in Hatfield and Luton and was wondering if anyone on here would be interested in participating in my research? If so it would be much appreciated. The research process is outlined below.

Best wishes
Jon

Do you live in the Hatfield (Hertfordshire) and Luton (Bedfordshire) area?

Are you a Polish adult that has moved to either of the above areas since the 2004 enlargement of the European Union?

If so, might you be interested in taking part in an undergraduate research dissertation aimed at investigating how Poles use social areas and places in Hatfield and Luton?

Your part in the research would involve you being interviewed for approximately 20 minutes in a public location acceptable to you in Hatfield or Luton. You will be asked questions on which locations you use to socialise and for leisure, and what motivates you to use those particular locations. Simple as that really!

If you were to take part all information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998).

If you are interested in taking part and would like more information please contact me:
J.M.Holmes @herts.ac.uk
Michal - | 1,865  
1 Dec 2007 /  #2
There are lots of Poles in the Luton area because of the cheap flights that come in from Poland to Luton Airport.
postie 7 | 112  
2 Dec 2007 /  #3
For the same reasons there are a lot of Chinese in Harrow???

(for those who don't get it... old joke... Chinese fella get's off the 'plane and into a taxi..

Chinese fella says : Harrow driver! )

:doh!
osiol 55 | 3,922  
2 Dec 2007 /  #4
There's at the very least one Pole in another nearby town. I'm not saying which one though. I suspect there are more - the Polish foods section in the local Costcutter has at least one other customer.

Hatfield is not a great place.
Luton is better, but still grim. They don't make straw hats there any more.
Hatfield has nothing to do with hats.
Ronek 1 | 261  
2 Dec 2007 /  #5
Jonathan I'm afraid that leaving a couple of questions writen all in english might not help you achieve your goal :)
osiol 55 | 3,922  
2 Dec 2007 /  #6
social space in Hatfield

A contradiction in terms.
postie 7 | 112  
2 Dec 2007 /  #7
what about my joke.. you didn't even laugh... :(
osiol 55 | 3,922  
2 Dec 2007 /  #8
Not on screen, but at home it raised a chuckle.

This Jonathan chap's best bet is to check out some St. Albans pubs. Any sensible Polish person living in Hatfield will spend their social time there. There is very little to do in Hatfield.
postie 7 | 112  
2 Dec 2007 /  #9
Not on screen, but at home it raised a chuckle.

A small haw haw haw surely? ;)

Ta matey... i feel all warm inside now ....
OP Jonathan 1 | 1  
17 Dec 2007 /  #10
Hi Guys! Thanks for your input on my research and your helpfull comments. It's a shame that it seems no-one on here is from Hatfield or Luton :(.

I will try and translate the advert into Polish as Ronek suggested.

Thanks again guys and if any of you meet a Polish person living in Hatfield or Luton please let them know about my study!

JOn
Michal - | 1,865  
17 Dec 2007 /  #11
We have a relative who lives in Luton and I have been there to visit her. She speak Polish in the sense that her mother and father were both from Poland during the wear but contact with Poland is now at an end. She has never been to Poland and has no intention of ever going there.
noimmigration  
18 Dec 2007 /  #12
When I hear polish accents in my homecity it is like lifting a rock to see the coakroaches living beneath it
osiol 55 | 3,922  
18 Dec 2007 /  #13
like lifting a rock to see the coakroaches living beneath it

Which is something you do when tidying your room?
PinkJewel  
18 Dec 2007 /  #14
When I hear polish accents in my homecity it is like lifting a rock to see the coakroaches living beneath it

How is hearing something like doing something?

Finding cockroaches is something you've gotten used to is it?
osiol 55 | 3,922  
18 Dec 2007 /  #15
How is hearing something like doing something?

He must be having a bad acid trip.
He should try lying down in a darkened room until the voices go away.

extra extra read all about it:
Noimagination, you're not even in Hatifeld or Luton, so what's it got to do with you?
PinkJewel  
18 Dec 2007 /  #16
He should try lying down in a darkened room until the voices go away.

They might never go away.

extra extra read all about it:
Noimagination, you're not even in Hatifeld or Luton, so what's it got to do with you?

No, he's in Glasgow, annoying everyone there...
KasiaKasia  
6 Feb 2008 /  #17
uhuh, now we hav bout 5000 up to 10 000 Poles here, and its jst in d luton area mate :D

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