It’s raining copper in Honiton! Dozens turn out for annual Hot Pennies ceremony

PUBLISHED: 10:44 25 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:33 26 July 2018

Honiton hot pennies. Ref mhh 30 18TI 8619. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton hot pennies. Ref mhh 30 18TI 8619. Picture: Terry Ife

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Dozens of residents turned out in force for this year’s Hot Pennies ceremony in Honiton.

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The procession was led by town crier Dave Retter, who conducted three cries at various stops across High Street.

Youngsters held out buckets, bags and even umbrellas to catch coins which rained down on them from windows at The Volunteer, The Holt, The Three Tuns, Beviss and Beckingsale and Peter Betteridge.

The ceremony was blessed with strong sunshine as High Street echoed with excited cheers from youngsters who scrabbled to scoop up the pennies from the pavements and road.

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