Fundraising event in memory of Redbridge’s Pearly Queen

PUBLISHED: 11:52 24 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:52 24 February 2016

Pearly Queen Peggy Oliver

Pearly Queen Peggy Oliver


As part of the Mayor of Redbridge’s appeal, an Old Tyme Music Hall event is being held in memory of Peggy Oliver – Redbridge’s Pearly Queen.

The 84-year-old was tragically killed in car crash near Cambridge, with her sister-in-law Joyce Carr MBE, 77, the Pearly Queen of Southwark, in September last year.

Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Barbara White is holding a fundraising celebration in memory of Peggy, with a ‘Good Old Days’ quiz and fish and chip supper on Saturday from 7.30pm.

Cllr White said: “Peggy became the Pearly Queen of Redbridge in 1981 and gave tremendous service to the borough – four decades of indefatigable fundraising for so many charities.

“I know that it would mean a lot to the family if we were able to fill the Town Hall.”

Tickets are from £15 and are in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charities, which include Redbridge’s Citizens Advice Bureau and Faith Forum.

It is in Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford.

To book call 0208 708 2297 or email

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