Erecting Whitby’s Penny Hedge

We in the UK live in a strange country – one that is more exotic than we may all realise. In Whitby Harbour there’s an ancient tradition of building a short piece of fencing each year – the Penny Hedge, and this YouTube filmed by Doc Rowe with help from Jill Pidd shows it being built last year.

Just for the record, it’s a tradition that goes back nearly nine centuries

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One thought on “Erecting Whitby’s Penny Hedge”

  1. Are you sure it’s not a Dracula trap? Great stuff as usual thanks. Hard to believe that Canute isn’t involved in all this somehow too.

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