It's a Devon tradition that dates back to the 13th century but was in danger of becoming the latest victim of health and safety rules.
Today the historic Honiton Hot Pennies ceremony DID take place, but it was only allowed to go ahead after a change of route to make sure the road closure wasn't too disruptive.
Our reporter Jacquie Bird was there:
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It should be a reasonably dry night with some light winds.
It will stay dry overnight with some cloud in parts.
Four people have died in Bristol Harbour this year.