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Book signing at Arments Pie and Mash Shop

Book signing at Arments Pie and Mash Shop

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 2 shillings and sixpence on a Saturday to go to Arments for pie and mash. I set up a stall outside the shop along with my pearly cab and there was a constant stream of customers queuing up outside - most of them joined me for a knees up and kindly donated for our charity Great Ormond Street. Cheryl from Arment organised a raffle and we sold a number of dad's books.

At the end of the day Arments generously donated £100 so the total amount which was raised on the day for G.O.S.H was £425.56 and many smiles from the generous staff and customers an amazing total Many thanks.

Alf 'n Dave 'n Boris

Alf 'n Dave 'n Boris

Alf gets to have a rabbit with his china's, Boris and Dave at Leadenhall Market in London during the 2010 elections. The Mayor of London and our future PM both listened closely to Alf's Pearly wisdom on matters of state.  The showing of the three of them on the popular TV show 'Mock the Week' below gives some great one-liners whilst Alf is little disappointed that his advice is given a slightly different spin!

Why not come along to see Alf at Greenwich Market (he's there most Sunday mornings) and he can tell you what really passed between  between him and  these two wily old Costermongers of State!

For definitions please see the Cockney Rhyming Slang Glossary.

 Alf with Boris in Leadenhall Market, City of London

Alf with Boris in Leadenhall Market, City of London