St Michael's Guest House

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St Michael's Guest House (no longer gay) in 2017
St Michael's Guest House, located at 42 St Michael's Road, Bournemouth, near the Triangle, was a small guest house operating in the 1980s with a more or less exclusively gay clientele. Its proprietor, John Eaddie, was revealed in 2021 to have been the first man in the UK to have died of AIDS.

Vox Pop

[Vox Pop entries are personal recollections by individual contributors.]

My then partner and I stayed at St Michael's many times in the 1970s and had some interesting encounters with other guests. When fire safety legislation required all bedroom doors to be self-closing, John issued the guests with door-stops so that they could if they wished leave their doors open at night as an invitation.