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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