Hot cross fun! Crowds turn out for annual giveaway
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It was certainly a ‘good’ Friday feeling as crowds turned out in huge numbers for Sidmouth’s annual hot cross bun giveaway.
The weather was just right for the tradition, which sees two buns, an orange and a Cadbury’s Creme Egg given to children under the age of 12.
Families queued up around the Bedford Lawn car park ahead of the 9am start in the hope to be the first in line to pick up one of the 900 bags given out by volunteers.
The centuries-old tradition dates back to 1898 and came about when the town’s bakers went on strike. Townsfolk travelled to Exeter, brought back supplies and the Good Friday tradition was born.
Sidmouth Town Band entertained crowds during the morning. The event was opened by Sidmouth in Bloom’s Lynette Talbot.
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