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Where, in the UK, is the most Polish?


stevew 2 | 29  
30 Nov 2009 /  #1
Hi there

I understand that some towns in the UK have almost completely been taken over by Poles, at least this is what I've heard. That these towns have many Polish facilities including schools.

This interests me as, if I were to return to the UK, I'd like to live in such an area (even thought I'm not a Pole myself).

Can anyone name some such towns?

Thanks!
derek trotter 10 | 203  
30 Nov 2009 /  #2
stevew
You will never know where Poles live in UK and how many of them still live there.
There are only 4-6 or max 9 PF contributors posting here about the subject
Most of them are Brits, just a few ( I mean 1-2 ) are actually Poles who bother to comment here
OP stevew 2 | 29  
30 Nov 2009 /  #3
Hm. I guess if I went to BNP forums I might get more info ;)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
30 Nov 2009 /  #4
Can anyone name some such towns?

Not off the top of my head but if you want to return to a city you'll find that most big cities have areas that are mostly Polish like in my city.

If I were you I'd decide on which part of the UK you want to return to and then research further from there. :)

I guess if I went to BNP forums I might get more info ;)

Yes, exaggerated info. ;)
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455  
30 Nov 2009 /  #5
I understand that some towns in the UK have almost completely been taken over by Poles, at least this is what I've heard. That these towns have many Polish facilities including schools.

Not true. Even places like Peterhead that had a glut of cheap Polish labour to work in horrible fish industries still didn't become Polish - in fact, I'm not even sure that there is 1 Polish state school at all in the UK.

Poles haven't done what the Asian communities have and almost taken over some areas - they integrated much, much quicker.
jwojcie 2 | 763  
30 Nov 2009 /  #6
You want live among Poles? Why bother with UK, come to Poland or ... Chicago ;-)
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,846  
30 Nov 2009 /  #7
I understand that some towns in the UK have almost completely been taken over by Poles, at least this is what I've heard. That these towns have many Polish facilities including schools.

For goodness sake where do you get your info?
What total rubbish.
Most UK towns have a Polish community yes.
time means 5 | 1,309  
30 Nov 2009 /  #8
For goodness sake where do you get your info?
What total rubbish.

Have you read his other posts? The guys a complete knob.

Hm. I guess if I went to BNP forums I might get more info ;)

Lmao.

This interests me as, if I were to return to the UK, I'd like to live in such an area (even thought I'm not a Pole myself).

Lmao it gets better.

if I were to return to the UK

Please don't!
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
30 Nov 2009 /  #9
As you might expect, London. Outside of London, probably Leeds in relative terms.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
30 Nov 2009 /  #11
You mean part of Glasgow? I have to disappoint you. Contrary to its name it's Asian turf.
snow - | 2  
30 Nov 2009 /  #12
As someone said earlier in the thread. The Poles tend to actually integrate rather than segregate themselves with the UK.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
30 Nov 2009 /  #13
The Poles tend to actually integrate rather than segregate themselves with the UK.

Some do, most dont. Im not being offensive when I say that, its the truth, I dont think they're here to make friends, its about earning some cash (for most).

these towns have many Polish facilities including schools.

lol...

This interests me as, if I were to return to the UK, I'd like to live in such an area (even thought I'm not a Pole myself).

Weirdo!

Please don't!

Seconded!
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455  
30 Nov 2009 /  #14
But they do integrate rather than forming communities - you'll find Poles all over the place, as opposed to certain areas being 'Polish'.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
1 Dec 2009 /  #15
But they do integrate rather than forming communities

In general Delph, the kind of Poles that come to the UK do so to earn money (not all), they generally stick to their own Polish friends (not all), therefore they do not integrate in the full sense of the word, besides, there are areas in Manchester that are 'very' Polish, this isnt a problem, I couldnt care less. As for them not forming Polish communities, that was a joke right? There's the Polish Circle club on Cheetham Hill Road which has been there since Adam was a lad, why do you think that is? Possibly because there was a "Polish" community? There's also a Polish church in South Manchester (again been there since Adam was a lad), why do you think that is? Possibly a Polish community?

There's nothing wrong with it, they dont ghettoise areas, they simply tend to migrate to areas where they are in numbers.
omalley 2 | 27  
1 Dec 2009 /  #16
Folkestone in Kent has quite a large Polish community, some lovely Polish shops too. I met my soon to be Polish wife there! She (lucky for me) dragged me back to Poland though............ Most of mine and her Polish friends have now moved back to Poland, all in all it was not a great expierence for them. (but that's another thread, for another day)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
1 Dec 2009 /  #17
But they do integrate rather than forming communities - you'll find Poles all over the place, as opposed to certain areas being 'Polish'.

There's a bit of both going on really. In Edinburgh there are areas which are predominately Polish but the people who live there work outside the Polish community most of the time.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
2 Dec 2009 /  #18
This interests me as, if I were to return to the UK, I'd like to live in such an area

Once to avoid competition on labour market I did research, which towns in the UK have smallest Polish community and I remember that Peterborough was the No 1 Polish town.

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