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Hedon Penny Throwing and Hedon Shields awarded

“Are you there, Mrs Mayor?” And eventually, the Hedon Mayor did appear with her civic guests and the friendly scramble for pennies got underway…

THE 674th MAYOR OF HEDON Councillor Sarah Rommell presided over the Hedon Penny Throwing last night to the delight of children, who, watched by parents, scrambled around collecting the civic pennies with much glee!

Macebearer John Dawson got the children and spectators warmed up encouraging the crowd outside the Hedon Town Hall, to shout louder and louder “Are you there, Mrs Mayor?” And eventually, the Hedon Mayor did appear with her civic guests and the friendly scramble for pennies got underway.

Lots of civic guests were present to ‘chuck the pennies’ (as Councillor John Dennis calls it), including the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull and Admiral of the Humber Councillor Lynn Petrini and the Chairman of the East Riding Councillor Nigel Wilkinson. Also present were lots of other Town Mayors from across the East Riding.

Hedon Shield

Following the public event, the guests attended a civic function inside the Alexandra Hall, where the Mayor surprised several of them with awards of Hedon Civic Shields.

Awarded for services to the Town of Hedon and its history were: Dr Martin Craven, Anthony Hay, Allen Marshall. And Brenda Goldspink collected a special Shield on behalf of Gladys Lewis, the ex-WAAF who worked at the decoding centre at Bletchley Park during the war. Awarded a posthumous Hedon Shield for services to charity and her work with the Holderness Lions was the late and the great Eileen Smith. Eileen sadly passed away recently and will be missed. The award was received on behalf of the Lions by Glynis Pocklington.

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  1. UPDATE: We earlier gave the impression that Cllr. Brenda Goldspink had been awarded a Hedon Shield, in fact Brenda had been delighted to collect the Award on behalf of GLADYS LEWIS, the ex-WAAF who worked at the decoding centre at Bletchley Park during the war.

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