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.