Pearly Kings and Queens arrive for funeral

Pearly Kings and Queens from London have arrived in Kent for the funeral of Brian Hemsley, the Pearly King of Tunbridge Wells.

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Pearly Gates beckon for Pearly King

He was a pearly king from a long line of pearly kings, and today, Brian James Hemsley from Crowborough in Sussex was given a suitably glittering funeral. Fellow Kings and Queens from across London went to commemorate his life.

David Johns reports, speaking to Pearly King, Pat Jolly; David Hemsley, Brian's son; and Carole Jolly, a Pearly Queen.


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