Phot Gallery page on the Jerome K Jerome website

New photo gallery

We’ve added a new photo gallery to the site today, found under the About Jerome menu above. The first images are of the filling station that Jerome stopped at in Cheltenham on his final journey in 1927 from Devon to London, as discussed in the forum ( The pictures were very kindly submitted by Ian Statham, aka Lodrun in the forum.

Any Jeromians who would like to contribute to the photo gallery, please send your pictures to President Jeremy at idlethoughts (at) jeromekjerome (dot) com. Make that into a proper email address – we don’t write it as such here or we’ll get overrun with spam.

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JKJ Christmas Carol Concert

The Society will be holding its annual Carol Concert once again in the splendid surroundings of the Guildhall, Lichfield. Date for your diary: FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2013.  Please note, this event is open only to members and their guests.

More news on the entertainment to follow when we have it, but President Nicholas will be at the piano, as usual, to accompany the carols. And no doubt the Chairman will be on hand to compere proceedings…

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The photos show the distinguished ballerina Madame Gallina introducing some of the more agile members still able to remain upright to the art of ballet at the 2009 Carol Concert.

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New radio adaptation of Three Men in a Boat

This Sunday on BBC Radio 4 at 3.00pm you can hear the first of a two-part dramatisation of Three Men in a Boat. It stars Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis (from the Now Show) and the excellent Julian Rhind-Tutt. I’m not holding my breath. The trails on Radio 4 have sounded about as funny as putting on a pair of wet swimming trunks, ponderous, reverential and with clunky non-Jeromian dialogue. The Radio Times bills it as an ‘Edwardian adventure down the Thames…’
I’m delighted to see that JKJ is on the radio once more but why does it always have to be the same book? In 2009 I tried to get Radio 4 to mark the 150th birthday by dramatising something else of Jerome’s. But no. Not a flicker of interest.
I may be wrong about this latest adaptation – I hope so. But let us know what you think!