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The Original Pearlies | About Us & News Introduction


Keeping the spirit alive over six generations

 

ABOUT US

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The Original Pearlies | About Us & News Introduction


Keeping the spirit alive over six generations

 

ABOUT US

News and Features

Costers admired style and panache and with the typical coster cheek they imitated the wealthy West End society, who by the early 19th century had developed a fashion for wearing pearls and parading in their finery on Sundays in the fashionable London parks.

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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The Original Pearlies | Book Introduction


 

Today we carry on the work of our ancestorsspreading goodwill with cockney spirit and cheer wherever we go!

 

Our Work

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The Original Pearlies | Book Introduction


 

Today we carry on the work of our ancestorsspreading goodwill with cockney spirit and cheer wherever we go!

 

Our Work

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The Original Pearlies | Charities Introduction


We support two important children’s charities, one providing for healthy children today and the other helping inspire young minds into living within a more sustainable future

 

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The Original Pearlies | Charities Introduction


We support two important children’s charities, one providing for healthy children today and the other helping inspire young minds into living within a more sustainable future

 

Find out more

Recent News and Features

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The Original Pearlies | History Introduction


Henry caused such a stir in his pearly suit people gave generously. And the ones who couldn’t afford anything said: "The next apple I sell is going to you, Henry."

 

OUR HISTORY

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The Original Pearlies | History Introduction


Henry caused such a stir in his pearly suit people gave generously. And the ones who couldn’t afford anything said: "The next apple I sell is going to you, Henry."

 

OUR HISTORY

Instagram Feed & Other Pearly Images

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The Original Pearlies | Diane Gould


I was born in north London into a family of costermongers (street market traders).  my Uncle Alfie was known as the Banana King

 

About Diane

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The Original Pearlies | Diane Gould


I was born in north London into a family of costermongers (street market traders).  my Uncle Alfie was known as the Banana King

 

About Diane