Donna our Pearly Pride and myself attended The Madness weekender at Butlins Minehead. A good time was had by all and the band as usual were amazing I presented the band with a copy of dad’s book. I Met up again with the lovely Viva Mcpherson details of […]
The Pearlies of St Pancras attended the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary Open day http://www.iwdonkey-sanctuary.com/site/ Donkeys played a very big part in the Coster Mongers daily life and were treated as one of the family Donkeys were also referred to as Jerusalem Ponies. We were proud to welcome two new young Pearlies into our family […]
The Pearlies of St Pancras were made very welcome by the team and customers from Arments Pie and mash shop. The pie and mash is fantastic it brought back fond memories for me when I was a child living in the area and mum gave me 2shillings and sixpence on a Saturday to go to […]
Diane was invited to talk at The King’s Cross Visitor Centre it was standing room only. Diane chatted – and sang – to a large and jolly crowd at The King’s Cross Visitor Centre on the 6th August 2014. She explained how the London-wide Pearly tradition started in Somerstown, moving on to talk about the […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.