Big crowds enjoy Honiton Hot Pennies ceremony

PUBLISHED: 13:01 26 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:12 31 July 2017

Honiton hot pennies. Ref mhh 30 17TI 8089. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton hot pennies. Ref mhh 30 17TI 8089. Picture: Terry Ife

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The tradition sees lukewarm pennies thrown from the windows of several public houses and other buildings in Honiton.

Hundreds of people crowded Honiton’s high street to take part in the town’s annual hot pennies tradition.

The ceremony sees lukewarm pennies thrown from the windows of several public houses and other buildings.

Crowds gathered around Peter Betteridge The Bed Expert in High Street from noon, where town crier Dave Retter raised the glove.

The popular event, which was attended by town mayor Cllr John Zarczynski and other councillors, then get underway, with pennies thrown from the balcony of the bed shop.

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More coins were thrown from the windows of Beviss and Beckinsale, the Volunteer, The Three Tuns and The Holt - causes a mass scrabble of tiny hands as youngsters eagerly collected them.

Honiton Hot Pennies dates back to the 13th Century, when the town was granted a Royal Charter.

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