Hard to believe now, but Dock Cafe survived for nearly a year without a little room – just a map of where to find the nearest facilities in the hotel around the corner. For the original Dock Volunteers, “I’m just checking in to the Premier Inn” will always have a special secret meaning.
It’s almost exactly a year since everything changed with the arrival of a completely unexpected Christmas present. A group of workmen who had been lunch-time regulars arrived one day with a very unusual donation to the Honesty Box: some porcelain, plasterboard, a sink, a tap, even a water heater.
Because this wasn’t going to be any old toilet. It was going to be the most beloved, welcomed, rapturously received toilet in the history of public conveniences. It was going to be… A Titanic Toilet.