Pensioner George Major spends his life savings to open a Cockney museum

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Pictured: Portrait of George Major inside The Cockney Museum in Stoneleigh, Surrey. <br />
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Would you Adam and Eve it?  A pensioner spent his life savings opening the world's very first dedicated Cockney Museum - in Surrey.  Pearly King George Major has wanted to open a museum celebrating the old traditions of the East End of London since he was teenager.<br />
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Now the 83-year old has finally achieved his dream but not in his birthplace of Peckham, but in the Home Counties, where he now lives.  Great grandfather George - who spent £60,000 on the project - said that 'Cockney London' is now 'basically dead' and claimed there are more Cockneys living in Surrey these days than there are in the capital.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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