It is with great sadness to say that Alf Dole, Pearly King of St Pancras, passed away on Monday 13th May 2013. In recent years Alf became an icon in Greenwich every Sunday with his Pearly cab, raising fun and funds for his charity great Ormond Street Childrens hospital. Alf was a people person and cared deeply about those less well off than him. He was at his happiest singing the old songs and playing his spoons (one of his nicknames was 'Alfie Spoon') which certainly raised spirits and put smiles on others faces.
Alf's grandson Lee has taken up his Grandad's mantle, and is now the fifth generation of the family to take the throne - Lee's great great grandad, George Dole, being the first pearly King of St Pancras back in the 1890s.
Lee is now taking the tradition into a whole new field - as the only Pearly Pro Golfer on the UK and European professional golf circuit and is looking to link up with some corporate sponsors to help raise fun and funds.