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Honiton, Mrs. Percy Bessant, Arms Inn, Devon

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Children at Honiton, Devon, gather hot money once a year on the town's fair-day that is, if they find it not too hot to handle. This tradition has been carried on in Honiton since the 12th century. This year housewife Mrs. Percy Bessant heated thousands of publicly subscribed pennies on the gas stoves of the King's Arms Inn, for the Mayor of the town to throw from the inn window to hundreds of waiting children. July 1947 P034199

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1940s,20th Century,Childhood,Children,Customs,Devon,Emotions,Excited,Honiton,Large Group of People,Scramble,Traditions
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Year 1947
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