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Croft, Henry [called the Original Pearly King] (1861–1930), road sweeper and founder of the pearly tradition

Philip Carter

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/97112

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Croft, Henry [called the Original Pearly King] (1861–1930), road sweeper and founder of the pearly tradition, was born on 24 May 1861 at St Pancras workhouse, 4 King's Road (later St Pancras Way), Somers Town, London, the son of Henry Croft (1828/9–1871?)...

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