2 weeks ago
It's Friday!!! 🎉 ☺ 🕺
That means the weekend is very nearly upon us; so it's time for us to give you the lowdown on some of London and Scotland best, beautiful and bizarre events.
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This Sunday it is the annual Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest festival.
These eye-catching ladies and gents (as seen from our gallery) will be showing off their eye catching attire on Sunday. Starting with fabulous entertainment outside the City of London from 12.30pm, followed by a parade down to St Mary le Bow Church for a harvest service of thanksgiving.
So who on earth are they?🤷♂️ Well, it's a proper London tradition that dates back to the 1870s, first associated with one Henry Croft. Henry was a costermonger (a street trader to you and I) who would often don trousers /pants with pearlescent buttons.
As a working class socialist Henry was an exceedingly charitable chap who would often raise money for local causes. This garnered a lot of followers and became a 'Pearly Guild' by 1902.
Nowadays the organisation survives good and strong, it holds working class traditions, has charity at heart and celebrates the very best of cockney culture.
It's a community driven organisation and is also a chance for friendly competition for who can create the most pearly outfit, at the variety of annual events. All while raising thousands for local causes.