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What an unusual quirk! I shall do my research once I have a date set so that I don't miss things like this. -janis  "The London tradition of the Pearly Kings and Queens began in 1875, by a small lad named Henry Croft."

Pearly Kings and Queens

London Pearly Kings and Queens. The London tradition of the Pearly Kings and Queens began in by a small lad named Henry Croft.

#buttons "Pearly Kings and Queens, known as pearlies, are an organised charitable tradition of working class culture in London, England. The practice of wearing clothes decorated with pearl buttons originated in the 19th century. It is first associated with Henry Croft, an orphan street sweeper who collected money for charity. In 1911 an organised pearly society was formed in Finchley, north London. Each group is associated with a church in central London and works to raise money for…

Pearly King and Queen- Pearly Kings and Queens, known as pearlies, are an organised charitable tradition of working class culture in London, England. The practice of wearing clothes decorated with pearl buttons originated in the century.

London. Pearly king at the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival.

LONDON - SEPTEMBER Pearly King At The Pearly Kings And Queens Harvest Festival September 2010 In The City Of London, England - buy this stock photo on Shutterstock & find other images.

Pearly Kings and Queens, known as pearlies, are an organised charitable tradition of working class culture in London, England. A Pearly King and a Pearly Queen wear mother of pearl buttons on their suits and dresses (many are handed down from generation to generation) and today raise money for many charities and helping others.

Chatting with old London mates today made me remember growing up in Hounslow. Nostalgia - they're like the pearly kings and queens they came down our street for the carnival. We waved out flags.

Pearly Kings and Queens of East End..a fixture! Costermonger and child. Characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish (1879-1950), selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

Pearlie and son. Dignified and characterful portraits of Londoners, believed to be by photographer Donald McLeish selected from the three volumes of Wonderful London edited by St John Adcock and produced by The Fleetway House in the nineteen-twenties.

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