COCKNEY (n., a.) Native of London whose speech is devoid of adjectives, their apparel adorned with buttons for no apparient reason
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There used to have a self-styled ‘Pearly King’ who would stand dressed up in his outfit in my Aunt’s pub on the Old Kent Road, hoping people would buy him drinks. I always found him to be a rather sad character, to be honest.
The Dun Cow or The World Turned Upside Down pub?
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It was The Rising Sun. 799 Old Kent Road, near the junction with Ilderton Road. I believe it was later knocked down, and there is now a cheap food shop there.