We had a right good old Knees up at Dagenham Sunday Market. Hosted by Frank and his beautiful Daughter Issy, we were looked after like Kings and Queens. Pie and Mash, Jellied Eels and plenty of other Sea food. The day was part of a 10 part documentary series called Dagenham which focuses around the market and all the wonderful Costers and Billy bunters that are the Heart and soul of what community, love and sharing is all about. The series is being shown on BBC 1 starting on the 12th March. The day warmed the Cockles of me Jam Tart as it showcased what is so important about our Pearly tradition, Charity, love for others and reconnecting with all our brothers and sisters. The Pearlies in attendance were Lorraine Sadler Pearly Queen of Tower Hamlet her pot and pan Terry, Sheri Mears Pearly Queen of Kings Cross and her 2 Pearly Children Prince Cain and Princess Trinity. Thank you again Frank for inviting us and also we were overwhelmed by your very generous donation to our charitable causes. This Sunday a multi Pearly Crowning ceremony is taking place in The Carpenters Arms 135 Cambridge Heath Road E1 5RN. Funds raised going to The Air Ambulance. Starts at 3.30.
Princess Trinity with her brother Prince Cain.
Pearly Queen Diane, Pearly King Terry and lovely Issy wearing Pearly Queen Lorraine Jacket and hat.
Pearly Queen Diane, Frank, Franks wife, Pearly King Terry, Issy and Pearly Queen Lorraine
The fantastic Pearly Cake it tasted as good as it looked.
The Pearlies cutting the cake.