Author: Nosheen Iqbal
“I think there are too many migrants in Peterborough, there are too many of us,” claims Katarzyna Borzecka, who moved to the city 11 years ago. “In Poland, Peterborough is famous – they call it Polishborough.”
Borzecka, 33, works as an office administrator for an accountancy firm just off Lincoln Road, the city’s most notorious thoroughfare. Here, a one-mile stretch of small businesses shows up the recent history of Peterborough’s rapid growth: Italian, Pakistani, Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Lithuanian, Albanian, Kosovan, Afro-Caribbean, Afghan, Chinese and Indian takeaways and food stores, barbers and cafes slot in one after the other.