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Hedon Penny Throwing 2012

IT WILL BE RAINING PENNIES in Hedon next week when the new Town Mayor throws the pennies to local children!

Hedon Penny Throwing from 2010 with Councillor Brenda Goldspink

Councillor Jim Lindop will be formally appointed as the 665th Mayor of Hedon at the ‘Mayor-making’ ceremony at the Town Hall on Thursday 17th May 2012 – and in keeping with tradition his first official act will be to lead the proceedings at the Hedon Penny Throwing event.

The Penny Throwing event is one of the most peculiar events in Hedon’s civic calendar. Steeped in history, it is a parody of the days when Hedon was a ‘rotten borough’ with people being offered money to vote for a particular Mayoral candidate. Following their appointment the incumbent Mayor would pay-off his supporters.

Today the event is a real fun occasion with children being thrown pennies by the new Mayor and civic leaders.

Children should get to Hedon Town Hall for 7:00pm.

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