PENNIES will be raining down from high in Hedon on Thursday 28th May 2015 when the new Town Mayor makes his or her first public appearance and dutifully throws the Mayoral pennies to local children who scramble along the street collecting as many as they can!
The Hedon 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 in elections.
Following their appointment the incumbent Mayor would pay-off his supporters. Today the event is a real family fun occasion with children being thrown pennies by the new Mayor and the town’s civic leaders and their guests.
Children should get to Hedon Town Hall for 6:45pm.