The Salmon & Compasses (Islington N1)

After attending Gay Pride in June 1994 I made a brave (or was it stupid) decision move to London from my home town Scunthorpe after finding work & accommodation down south.

I eventually got 3 replies from pubs in London, One of the replies was from The Father Redcap in Camberwell (SE5) saying they had accommodation.

Another pub The City of Quebec were polite enough to write back to say thanks for the letter but they didn’t have work available.

The last reply was from a pub called The Salmon & Compasses which was on the end of Chapel Street Market, Islington (N1) telling me there was a job going if I took the offer up before the start of August.

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