Leisure => Retail => Topic started by: smiler on January 20, 2012, 11:03:36

Title: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: smiler on January 20, 2012, 11:03:36
How many remember Jeromes photographers next door to the Duchess of Edinburgh in Chatham High St where back in the 50s it was a very poplar place to go for a family portrait when most families wouldn't own a camera, found a photo yesterday my parents had taken of me and my brother short trousers an all in 1952.
Title: Re: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: peterchall on January 20, 2012, 12:38:08
There was a photographers on the corner of Batchelor Street until quite recently, now I think a shoe shop. Was that them?
Title: Re: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: mikeb on January 20, 2012, 15:24:37
Yes I remember Jeromes well. I seem to remember the shop front was all red & black tiles? Am I right?
I also re-call the large sheets of contact prints they gave you to take away and you could take back the ones you wanted to be re-printed into full size photo's?
Title: Re: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: smiler on January 21, 2012, 12:50:03
peterchall no it was not near Batchelor St as I said it was next door to the Duchess of Edinburgh which later became Mothercare I dont know what it is now.mikeb my partneress worked there for a while and seems to recall the framework being red but cant be sure of tiles.
Title: Re: Jerome's Photographers Chatham
Post by: patmore on January 21, 2012, 14:26:56
Many old family photos I still have bear the Jerome stamp on the reverse side. I recall the shop being roughly opposite the pound (poundland?) shop - or at that time, Paynes.There was always pleasant anticipation in waiting several days for a roll of film to be developed, something lost in these days of instant digital results.
Title: Re: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: Ajemp on February 09, 2012, 22:30:42
 Just read the topic 
                               I can recall  taking my very first  film to Jeromes  it was a 120 film roll , i couldn't wait to go back to see my photography skills ..........some were good   some had  their heads cut off but  i persevered and  did  improve  I think todays technology is great if you get it wrong  you can take it again....better to get it correct the first time.with the old way  it became expensive.
Title: Re: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: LenP on February 09, 2012, 22:37:59
Did they produce local postcards as well? or would the cards have been a privately taken photo with a postcard style back?
Title: Re: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: Ajemp on February 09, 2012, 23:24:49
     


 Dont recall post cards  at Jeromes,  maybe the did..
Title: Re: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: smiler on February 10, 2012, 09:27:32
Partneress says they did not do postcards when she worked there
Title: Re: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: LenP on February 22, 2012, 22:34:44
Here is the reason I ask.
The picture side shows a view of Canterbury cathedral and St. Peter's Street taken from the top of the Westgate Towers, a fairly standard 'roofline' view with little that stands out. There are some vehicles just about visible in St. Peter's Street and I think they have a 1930's feel to them.
The card is unwritten and unposted, but the reverse looks like this:

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/jerome.jpg)

Is this the same Jerome?
Title: Re: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: KeithJG on October 03, 2014, 14:54:18
Did they produce local postcards as well? or would the cards have been a privately taken photo with a postcard style back?

Haven`t shown the reverse side but it has a  personal picture taken at the studio of a 6 yr old girl....it is postcard type.

Also they were there in 1937!...a lot of my family went there to Jeromes for better quality pictures.

Me and my Mum`s best friend in 1956.  I am 8 yrs....note the clear container to put the pictures in....the corner is already like that so the photo`s can be removed easily.
Title: Re: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: babs on October 03, 2014, 17:23:26
I think it was Jerome's who took my first passport photo.  I seem to recall that there used to be a queue on Saturday afternoons for this purpose.
Title: Re: Jeromes Photographers Chatham
Post by: Troyboy on October 04, 2014, 14:56:44
I also remember being taken to Jeromes in 1946 as a small child. The added photo, though shown in monochrome, was originally hand coloured with the suit being a light blue. The headgear was knitted by my mother.