The Creative Team is in need of the following items:
NEW FOR 2015 Pearlies
A Pearly King and a Pearly Queen wear mother of pearl buttons on their suits and dresses (many are handed down from generation to generation) and today raise money for many charities and helping others
Henry Croft (1862 to 1930) the founder of the organisation was born in 1862 and was raised in a Victorian workhouse orphanage in Charles Street, Somerstown, St, Pancras, London. At the age of thirteen he left the orphanage and became a road sweeper and rat catcher. Henry soon felt at home in his new position and became akin to the Costermongers (apple sellers) in their “flash boy outfits,” on the stalls in the markets.
The clothes the Costers wore were decorated with a row of pearl buttons each the size of a penny down the outside leg seam of their trousers from the ankle to the knee, the pocket flaps on their waistcoats and the front of their caps would be decorated in a similar fashion.
Hand cart or dolley
Tread, black, white or any color
Plastic grocery bags
Plastic drop cloths
Needle nose pliers
Outdoor extension cords
Boys suit jackets
Boys flannel shirts
Permanent sharpie markers
Wool or upholstery fabric
Men’s dark wool coats
Men’s white dress shirts
Women’s dress gloves
Women’s long sleeve blouses
Golf caps (Tam o’ Shanter cap)
Pearl and White buttonsTo donate items, please contact Cindy Arent, 740-439-4582. or firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be dropped off at Bob Ley’s office at City Hall.
Looking for walking entries for the Queens Parade- Contact Tom Davey, 740-584-0857 or email@example.com.
The Dickens Victorian Village committee
would like to express sincere gratitude to the numerous community members who donate clothing and materials for the mannequins,
and thousands of hours of time to make this project a success!.
It would be nearly impossible to make our list comprehensive, but we recognize that your donations have helped make this project become a reality.