Hi everyone. My name is Kirstie and I'm conducting some research on Polish migration to rural areas of England. I'm investigating how rural England is experienced by Polish people, specifically looking at how easy/difficult it is to maintain a sense of Polish identity in these often isolated areas which have minimal Polish services.
I'd love to hear some of your opinions on rural England.
- What do you all think of rural England as a prospective place to live and work?
Would/have you considered a move there?
- Does anyone have any experience of living in rural areas?
What did you think of rural England?
Did you find it difficult to be Polish?
If you have since returned home, why was this?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Depends where the work is. My neighbours lived in a caravan on a large farm in rural Suffolk picking fruit before they moved to the town where i live.
This is pretty commonplace and many Poles go home at the end of the season and return the following year.
About 10 miles away from where i live is a very large mushroom farm. The area is rural, but has a large city 10 miles up the road. 75% of workers there are Polish.I know many people who work there. They don't generally live in the vicinity ( not enough accommodation ), but travel from for eg my town, car sharing.