Pearly Princess Trinity - 24inches of Hair cut for The Little Princess Trust

Our Pearly Princess Trinity aged 7 had 24 inches of her hair cut off and also raised over £1200 for The Little Princess Trust which provide real hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss.

Straight from little Trinity's Pearly princess heart she said 'every little girl deserves real hair' 

We had a good old knees up in The Royal Oak Ash Green where the hair cutting was going to be taken place.

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Pearly Pony Alfie - update

Our Pearly Pony Alfie is going really well and my driving skills are getting better. I have a few carriages for Alfie in his different roles.

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Dame Vera Lynn 100 birthday celebration

We were invited to a star studded celebration to celebrate Dame Vera Lynn's 100 birthday. Our lovely Queen Elizabeth also attended we all had a right old Royal knees up.

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The Dublin Castle - Madness get a Heritage Plaque

Our friends Madness were honoured with a Heritage plaque outside The Dublin Castle public House. The Dublin Castle has a stage and performance area and it is where Madness first played.

 

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Introducing our Pearly Prince John Marriot

My cousin John Marriot has joined our Pearly family and we welcome him as our Pearly Prince of St Pancras. Johns nan was Polly one of George Doles 17 children and when we were growing up we spent many a happy time together Hopping down in Kent with the rest of our large family.

John has been a lifelong fan of the band Madness so for his first outing in his Pearly suit we attended their gig House of Common on Clapham common.

John has all the credentials for being a Pearly apart from his kind and generous nature he is so much fun and very warmhearted and will be amazing helping raise fun and funds and keeping our tradition alive.

Welcome John.

John with Woody Madness drummer and me

John with Woody Madness drummer and me

John and Lee Thompson Madness Saxophonist

John and Lee Thompson Madness Saxophonist

John with the Pearly Princess of St Pancras Karan

John with the Pearly Princess of St Pancras Karan

Group shot left to right back row Diane Gould, Pearlyking Jim, Pearly Queen Michelle, Pearly Queen Sherida, Pearly princess Karan. Front row LtoR Pearly Princess Lillie Bliss, Pearly Prince Cain, Pearly photographer Devon and Pearly princess Trinity. The lovely lady in the centre is the landlady of the Dublin Castle Samantha.

Group shot left to right back row Diane Gould, Pearlyking Jim, Pearly Queen Michelle, Pearly Queen Sherida, Pearly princess Karan. Front row LtoR Pearly Princess Lillie Bliss, Pearly Prince Cain, Pearly photographer Devon and Pearly princess Trinity. The lovely lady in the centre is the landlady of the Dublin Castle Samantha.

Trinity and Lillie.

Trinity and Lillie.

 

 

Waiting to go onstage with Madness behind the scenes

Waiting to go onstage with Madness behind the scenes

On stage Chrissy boy on guitar.

On stage Chrissy boy on guitar.

Suggs.

Suggs.

John in his glory behind Suggs.

John in his glory behind Suggs.

The Somers town Festival 2016

The Pearlies of St Pancras were back on our Manor when we attended the Somers Town Festival. Our wonderful Pearly Pride Larraine Revah and her husband Benny and son Amir were our great help on the day. The START (Somers Town Art) Festival of Cultures is held on the second Saturday in July, on the site of the market in Chalton Street It is the biggest street festival  in the Camden area and attracts about 10,000 people.

My Great Grandad George Dole the first Pearly King of St Pancras had a fruit and veg shop at 151 Chalton Street this is where he met his great friend Henry Croft who started off the Pearly tradition.

We met some great people and sold some of dads books The Pearly Prince of St Pancras there were some great acts on the stage and we entertained the passers by with a cockney singalong.

Larraine with some of the members of Camden Councillors the leader Sarah Hayward is in the Pink dress.    

Larraine with some of the members of Camden Councillors the leader Sarah Hayward is in the Pink dress.

 

 

The fab stall with the lovely ladies from The British Library.

The fab stall with the lovely ladies from The British Library.

The Origin housing stand.

The Origin housing stand.

London Cabbies in Hastings 20th June 2016

I was invited to join the London cabbies on one of their jaunts with London children down to the Seaside. It was an amazing event with over 200 special needs children with their family and helpers attending. The weather was fine and after all the fun along Hastings promenade everyone enjoyed fish and chips and entertainment. A great day was had by all and what a fantastic bunch the London Taxi drivers are.

 

Madness at the 100 club 8th June 2016

Pearly Queen Sheri and I attended the 100 Club in Oxford Street where Madness were playing their first gig at this iconic venue to raise funds for the Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

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The venue was packed and Sheri and I were outside shaking our collecting tins the crowd were very supportive and all donated to the charity.

There were a couple of Faces there including Dave Courtney in a very smart whistle and flute.

In the frame outside the 100 club with one of the team from Nordoff Robbins

In the frame outside the 100 club with one of the team from Nordoff Robbins

With the lovely Madam Scorcher D.J inside the club

With the lovely Madam Scorcher D.J inside the club

Dave Courtney a proper geezer.

Dave Courtney a proper geezer.

Madness on The New Hastings Pier

Madness on The New Hastings Pier

We joined our friends the band Madness on the new Hastings pier for a bit of a knees up, the lightening struck and thunder roared but it stayed dry thankfully most of the time.

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Pearly Queen Sheri and I attended an event hosted by Condor International Events In the Legends Suite at Upton Park all in aid of raising funds fornannyandbobby Jonjo Heuerman's charity.

The amazing Frank McAvennie and Cass Pennant were there showing their support and chatting about their lives.

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London's Festival of Cabaret at Wiltons Music Hall with Kate Garner

I had the pleasure to attend https://www.wiltons.org.uk/  and be part of the multi talented Kate Garner http://www.kategarner.net/ Music Hall Queen's Vintage Old Time evening.

The beautiful voice and amazing skillful piano playing from Kate matched by the superb setting at Wiltons together transported the audience to Music Hall days.

For a couple of songs Kate was joined by the virtuosi violinist Laci Olah  http://www.olahlaci.com/home.html

The Finale was Myself joining Kate for a good old knees up with some old time cockney songs a wonderful evening was had by all.

The beautiful Kate Garner

The beautiful Kate Garner

Kate received an enthusiastic response to her latest compositions including the beautiful and evocative 'Euston Road'. 

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The Mayor of Camdens Charity night at Shaka Zulu Camden 13th April 2016

A wonderful fundraising evening at Shaka Zulu for the Mayor of Camden Larraine Revah nominated charity KIDS.  http://www.kids.org.uk/  The Pearlies of Kings Cross and St Pancras assisted in rasing fun and funds helping with the Raffle and auction.

The lovely Mayor of Camden Larraine Revah.

The lovely Mayor of Camden Larraine Revah.

The Queens and the Mayor.

The Queens and the Mayor.

Entertainment.

Entertainment.

Stunning wood carving in the interior.

Stunning wood carving in the interior.

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March to the Arch Sunday 10th April 2016

Jonjo Heurman at West Ham United Ground starting his final leg to Wembley.

Jonjo Heurman at West Ham United Ground starting his final leg to Wembley.

The Pearlies of St Pancras and Kings Cross with the Jules Rimet Trophy.

The Pearlies of St Pancras and Kings Cross with the Jules Rimet Trophy.

The Pearly Cab with Scooters following on their way to Wembley estimated on the day 400-500 Scooters.

The Pearly Cab with Scooters following on their way to Wembley estimated on the day 400-500 Scooters.

Our Pearly Children Cain, Lillie and Trinity having a ride.

Our Pearly Children Cain, Lillie and Trinity having a ride.

Our fantastic Pearly Princess Karan and her son Devon walked the final leg with Jonjo. Karan started out in her high heels but after 9 miles changed to flats for the final 3 miles. Well done Karan and Devon. Photo credits to Kas Omer

Our fantastic Pearly Princess Karan and her son Devon walked the final leg with Jonjo. Karan started out in her high heels but after 9 miles changed to flats for the final 3 miles. Well done Karan and Devon. Photo credits to Kas Omer

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Outside The Ace Cafe.

Outside The Ace Cafe.

Inside the Pearly Cab.

Inside the Pearly Cab.

Jonjo Heuerman has arrived at his final destination after walking and cycling 450 miles to return the Jules Rimet trophy back to Wembley for the 50th Anniversary of 1966.

Jonjo Heuerman has arrived at his final destination after walking and cycling 450 miles to return the Jules Rimet trophy back to Wembley for the 50th Anniversary of 1966.

With the lovely Rev Alan Bolding.

With the lovely Rev Alan Bolding.

Pearly Prince Cain with the Jules Rimet Trophy.

Pearly Prince Cain with the Jules Rimet Trophy.

Pearly brother Jimmy Jukes receives an M.B.E from H.R.H

Pearly brother Jimmy Jukes receives an M.B.E from H.R.H

Pearly brother Jimmy Jukes receives an M.B.E from H.R.H

Pearly brother Jimmy Jukes receives an M.B.E from H.R.H

A wonderful celebration for our Pearly brother Jimmy Jukes at the Duchess pub in Battersea Jimmy and Michelle arrived at Buckingham Palace on a Trike with an escort of Bikers. The Chelsea pensioners were on hand to add a lot of history and colour to the event in the pub and danced our feet off.

Pearlys joining the celebrations for Jimmy Juke M.B.E from H.R.H

Pearlys joining the celebrations for Jimmy Juke M.B.E from H.R.H

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Pearly Jimmy Juke

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Family fun day on Blackheath

Family fun day on Blackheath

Pearlies at the Family fun day on Blackheath

Pearlies at the Family fun day on Blackheath

Pearlies at the Family fun day on Blackheath

Pearlies at the Family fun day on Blackheath

Pearlies at the Family fun day on Blackheath

Pearlies at the Family fun day on Blackheath

Pearlies of St Pancras attracting the crowds at the Family fun day on Blackheath

Pearlies of St Pancras attracting the crowds at the Family fun day on Blackheath

Little Pearlies of St Pancras and Kings Cross

Little Pearlies of St Pancras and Kings Cross

There was great music and good weather at Blackheath for the Festival we were there raising fun and funds.

One of the last great Train robbers and the Pink Ladies Epsom

One of the last great Train robbers and the Pink Ladies Epsom

Pearlies with Tommy Wisbey one of the Great Train robbers

Pearlies with Tommy Wisbey one of the Great Train robbers

We met Tommy Wisbey one of the Great Train robbers we bumped into him on top of an open double decker bus.

With one of our lovely Pink ladies helping raise funds for Breast Cancer.

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Busy June 2015 for The Pearlies

Busy June 2015 for The Pearlies

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June started off with the Pearlies meeting our friend Eddie Kidd, Eddie is such a great character and still has an eye for the ladies.

The next event for us was a gig put together by our friends Jenny and Viva from The Gig company.

We met an assortment of celebrities all there for a great fundraising cause.

Pearlies of St Pancras with Russell Brand

Pearlies of St Pancras with Russell Brand

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Pearlies and Madness

Pearlies and Madness

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Pearly Family Day Out

Pearly Family Day Out

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Sherida Pearly Queen of St Pancras with her Pearly Prince

Sherida Pearly Queen of St Pancras with her Pearly Prince

Pearlies of St Pancras backstage

Pearlies of St Pancras backstage

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Pearly Prince of St Pancras

Madness on stage with the Pearlies of St Pancras

Madness on stage with the Pearlies of St Pancras

Madness on stage with the Pearlies of St Pancras

Madness on stage with the Pearlies of St Pancras

Madness on stage with the Pearlies of St Pancras

Madness on stage with the Pearlies of St Pancras

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Pearly Prince and Princess

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The Pearlies

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Pearly Prince and Princess

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We had a lovely day out at Fratton Park, Portsmouth on June 6th. Our next generation of Pearlies (aged 3-10) took centre stage with Madness on a lovely Summer evening. Thank you to Devon, Lillie Bliss, Cain, Joseph and Daisy for joining in the fun.

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