The concept of the Cockney Museum has long been a dream of George Major, the Pearly King of Peckham, since he acquired the Pearly Crown Jewels as they are known. The Crown Jewels are a collection of Pearly Kings and Queens Suites and other artefacts dating back some 139 years and it is the only known collection of its type.
The desire to create such a museum was stimulated in George following a successful long search for the COCKNEY CROWN JEWELS, a collection of Pearly Kings and Queens Suites and other artefacts dating back 139 years. Following this acquisition a temporary display in Stoneleigh Surrey for a period of 2 weeks was undertaken and in 1 week they achieved 12,000 visitors. The display formed the basis of the concept of the Cockney Museum.
Pearly Kings and Queens originated from the COSTER KINGS and QUEENS who in turn originated in the 18th century from the COSTERMONGERS who were formed from London’s Street Traders. Street Traders have existed for over a 1000 years.
Pearly King of Peckham
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