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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.

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Hot penny-throwing in Honiton today

Throwing hot pennies from windows is a tradition dating back to the 13th century Credit: ITV Westcountry

An historic ceremony in Honiton that involves people throwing hot pennies from windows on to the street below takes place today.

It's part of a tradition which dates back to the thirteenth century.

There were fears possible road closures and health and safety issues could threaten to bring the event to an end.

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