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The Day I Met Cockney Royalty

From Left to Right: Teresa Watts – Pearly Queen of Clapton, Terry Sadler – Pearly King of Tower Hamlets, Vicky Groves – Pearly Queen of Bow, Lorraine Sadler – Pearly Queen of Tower Hamlets. Since starting up this podcast, I’ve met some brilliant people – and the first episode isn’t even live yet. But a real highlight […]

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Is Cockney Dead?

Is Cockney Dead? I spotted this scrawling a while ago on a wall in the East End of London. Now, I have no idea who wrote this – and like many good pieces of graffiti it doesn’t offer any explanation about why exactly it was written. But any current resident of London can, of course, take a good […]

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