Thursday, July 08, 2021

Meeting an old friend and comrade at the Prospect of Whitby


This evening I met up with a UNISON friend and comrade, Kridos Pavlou, at the Prospect of Whitby riverside pub in Tower Hamlets. We had been planning this meet up since before the pandemic and eventually it happened. 

It was great to meet up, discuss family, politics, trade unions and mutual acquittances over excellent "steak & kidney pie, mash, cabbage and gravy" (me) and Kridos favourite "fish n chips". The beer was good (for me only as Kridos does not drink), staff friendly and spectacular views of the river Thames. The history of the pub and apparently overlooking a place of public execution is also fascinating. 

I will never forget the support that Kridos and other UNISON colleagues gave me when I had a spot of bother back in the day. (Kridos is pictured next to me top left). This picture used to be on the back page of the TUC Hazards at Work handbook for quite a few editions. 

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