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RIP Juggling Jim

24th January 2017

The man known as Juggling Jim has passed away.  “Jim” was every bit as part of Lynn as is the Southgate’s, the Corn Exchange and the Saturday Market Place.  I can’t remember ever strolling through the centre of King’s Lynn without seeing him performing on the High Street.  Come wind, rain, shine or snow there’s nothing that would stop him from taking his place just up from boots and down from McDonalds.  Most people would pass by and not even glance at him, others would avoid him, some would speak to him, and every so often a kind hearted person would drop a few coins at his feet.  Everybody knows of him, but how  many people can say they actually knew him?

Jim

There are many stories about this man and most of them are made up however in an endeavour to learn more about the man you and I saw on the street everyday of our lives in King’s Lynn Brodie Rake from the College of West Anglia set about finding out more, since his video was published on You Tube last year over 40,000 people have learned a little more from the man himself.  See the video here.

This morning some lovely heartfelt stories were shared by listeners to the show, listen and discover just how much of a true gentleman “Jim” really was.

In the meantime a shrine has appeared in “his doorway” on the High Street, Sally Beadle decided to place some of her own juggling balls and sticks to get things going and since then flowers and cards have started to appear.

JIM pics

 

 

 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:37am

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