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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.