Friday, 15 May 2015

East End Royalty

I photographed this Pearly King and Queen and family in East London in 1974. The uniforms have been passed down through generations of Pearlies but it's the boys who place this image firmly in the 1970s. Pearlies were once a cohesive force in impoverished areas of London and are still noted for their charity work. From my book, "Being English"

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