Entries by Jeremy Nicholas

33rd Annual Dinner of the Society

  The Annual Dinner was held, as usual, at the Fairlawn’s Hotel, Aldridge, on the evening of Wednesday 26th April. The pictures below rather speak for themselves… except the last one. They were taken towards the end of the evening after a certain amount of drink had been taken and feature (from l. to r.) […]

RUSSIAN TV doco August 2015

Subscribers to Idle Thoughts No. 37 will have read the President’s report of his eventful morning filming in London with a Russian crew in August 2015. They were here, ostensibly, to follow in the footsteps of Three Men (+ dog), lightly disguised as a tourist industry plug, presumably to encourage Russians to visit the UK. Having […]

VISIT to EWELME & TROY – August 2015

 Members of the Society attended morning service at the idyllic church of St Mary’s, Ewelme, and afterwards made their way (with the help of satnavs and other orienteering skills) to Troy, erstwhile home of Jerome. We were welcomed by the present owners, David and Tania Ruck Keene, with Pimm’s, sausages and canapés. The Society is […]


A rare opportunity to see Jerome’s play has just been announced: The Stansted Players (https://stanstedplayers.wordpress.com) are pleased to inform you that they will be presenting Jerome K. Jerome’s 1911 play on the subject of the emancipation of women (and the potential dangers therein) in the Theatre at Bedales School, Petersfield, Hampshire. Performances are on Thursday […]


The latest bumper edition of Idle Thoughts has been ready for some time, but owing to various demands placed upon the Hon. Sec. (aka Hon. Ed. aka Chairman)  the hard copy has yet to go to the printers. However, a pdf of IT36 has been sent to all members with current email adresses. Hopefully those […]

1884 map of the River Thames

On the strap line of the home page (near the Society’s logo) and – if you scroll down the home page contents – there are links to an 1884 Map of the River Thames. This appeared just five years before the Three Men embarked on the their journey from Kingston. Who knows, they may even […]


David Bagchi has reminded me of the Hiawatha parody subtly included in the last chapter of  Three Men in a Boat when the trio start on their homeward journey from Oxford (Chapter XIX beginning at the bottom of p.303 in the 1st edition). Jerome clearly liked his Longfellow – and in one way owed his […]


The President and Chairman of the Society joined other ‘VIPs’ on the treacherously narrow pavement of Tavistock Place at noon on 21st May. The occasion was the unveiling of a new plaque commemorating the time that Jerome lived there before he became the successful author we all know and love. Also among the company were […]


Guest Speaker: Admiral The Right Honourable The Lord West of Spithead, GCB, DSC, PC. The Society held its Annual Dinner as usual at the Fairlawns Hotel, Aldridge, on Wednesday 29th April. Guests filed in past the uniform Jerome wore while serving as an ambulance driver with the French Army in the First World War, a […]