FAREWELL KAREN, WELCOME NICOLA
One of the unsung figures within Prisoner fandom is that of Karen Jones (left), who since 2001 has been manager of The Prisoner Shop in Portmeirion. Always on hand with the latest news regarding the series' merchandise, Karen has provided a fine service for "Prisoner" fans and Portmeirion newcomers alike, answering queries from thousands of bemused day visitors each year, as well as politely enduring hotel residents using the shop computer at all hours of the day.
News has reached us that Karen is off to pastures new. We would like to wish Karen all the best for the future, and thank her for her help over the years, and hope that she keeps in touch.
We would also like to welcome the new manager of the shop, Nicola Jones-Garner. Nicola (below) has been a fan of "The Prisoner" for many years (and along with her husband John attended one of the 2005 Location Walkabouts in London) and has been working in Portmeirion for many months, including The Prisoner Shop. Nicola told us; "Prisoner fandom is evolving and i'm looking forward to the exciting times ahead".
With thanks to Roger Goodman and Nicola Jones-Garner for the news. Images: Roger Goodman & Rick Davy.
News Announced 3/4/2006, Archived 10/4/2006