We had a lovely day supporting this vibrant community event, reflecting the very best of London life. My Pearly friends Lorraine and Terry, The Pearly King and Queen of Tower Hamlets, added their panache, colour and fantastic support on the day. It is always particularly special to attend an event at the heart of our manor, and where the Pearly tradition was started by Henry Croft almost 140 years ago. In recognition of the lifelong friendship between Henry and my Great Grand dad, George Dole, I have recently attempted to make contact with Henry's descendants - to no avail. So whilst there are no Croft family members wearing the Somers Town title out of respect to Henry and my Great Grand dad I will be wearing the Somers Town title, safeguarding it for any future generations of the Croft family who may wish to take up the buttons.