A scramble for hot pennies at Honiton's ancient fair

The tradition dates back to the 13th century. Credit: ITV News/Jacquie Bird
These days the pennies are warm, rather than hot. Credit: ITV News/Jacquie Bird

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Hot pennies in Honiton

An historic ceremony in Honiton that involves people throwing hot pennies from windows on to the street below takes place today (23 July). It is part of a tradition which dates back to the 13th century.