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My presentation at The Kings Cross visitor centre

  Diane Martin, Pearly Princess of St. Pancras, will be chatting about the life and times of her father, Alf Dole – in particular his early years living and growing up in Somerstown during the 1930s and 1940s, how the wartime years affected the families living in the area and how the families made it […]

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Queen Mary

Queen Mary Our lovely Queen Mary has sadly recently passed away.  Mary and Alf were a formidable Pearly duo – raising fun and funds together for over 30 years.  Like Alf, Mary was a Londoner through and through, experiencing great changes in the City during her 95 years.  In the wartime years she worked in […]

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Presenting Chas and Dave with a copy of dad’s book

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War and Peace Revival 2014

  The Pearlies of St Pancras had Five days of fun and book signing at W&P also catching up with friends. Allo allo our china plate Vickie Michelle.    

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Diane’s B.B.C Radio London interview!

On Thursday 19th June 2014 dads book was published, I was in London being interviewed on B.B.C Radio London by Robert Elms. Robert and me had a great banter about Pearlies, Hopping and old London – thanks Robert interesting to hear about your family being Costers and your London roots.

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Life on the streets of Somerstown and St.Pancras

A couple of months before Dad passed away in 2013 he gave the biographer Jeff Hudson a marathon ride through the old, and largely forgotten, times of life on the streets of Somerstown and St.Pancras during the late 1930s and wartime years – here’s the fun filled result for everyone to enjoy.

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Pearly Pug of St Pancras Princess Adele

Darling pedigree pug – ‘Mandanna Black Adele’ is 9 years old. In September 2006 she obtained a title from Richard Booth – King of Hay-on Wye: and became ‘The Princess Adele’ . She is now one of King Richard’s loyal subjects of his realm and a defender of the printed word. She has accompanied King […]

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Kings Cross Victorian Experience – back to our Manor

Last September Pearly King Lee, Pearly Princess Diane, Pearlyking Jim and Pearly Queen Michelle attended The Kings Cross family Victorian weekend. http://www.kingscross.co.uk/journeys It was a great weekend dad would have loved to have been back on his old manor. We crowned the 5th generation of Pearlies of St Pancras Lee on the stage and then […]

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28th September with Madness at Alexandra Palace

On the 28th September 2013 we attended a Madness concert with Pearlykingjim and Pearly Queen Michelle helping raise funds for  the Centrepoint charity. Oh what fun we had.   On Stage with Madness With some Madness fans Explaining to some youngsters about our tradition Yummy Yummy waiting for pie and mash from the best www.eelhouse.co.uk […]

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Charity Benefit gig with Chas and Dave

On October the 25th we were invited to attend a fundraising event at The Cosgrove Lodge Hotel Milton Keynes along with Chas and Dave. We all had a great time raising fun and funds.   Pearly King Lee, Pearly Queen Michelle, Princess Diane and Dave Peacock Dave Larking around The Pearlies with Elizabeth Emmett who […]

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