Hedon’s Mayor Councillor Mrs Ann Suggit will conduct the town’s traditional ‘penny throwing’ service on Thursday 21st May 2009.
This traditional event is usually one of the first civic duties carried out by each Mayor following their annual election by the town council.
The event is supposed to be steeped in history and is a parody of the days when Hedon was considered a ‘rotten borough’ with freemen being offered money to vote for a particular Mayoral candidate. Nowadays the event is designed to be a fun occasion with the pennies ‘thrown’ to local children.
The penny throwing starts at 6:45pm outside the Town Hall.