The Pearly Queen of Greenwich Saturday December 9th 2.30pm Charlton House, Charlton Village SE7 8RE

Gwen Jones‘ grandfather was a costermonger in Woolwich Market, which gave her the right to claim the title of Pearly Queen of Greenwich after it had lain dormant for many years. A two year apprenticeship had to be completed before an informal ceremony saw her crowned as Queen. That was eight years … Gwen will be regaling the Charlton Society with stories of her times as Pearly Queen of Greenwich, and inviting you to join her in songs…………..followed by tea, coffee and mince pies.