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Kiss or Give a Penny!

Kiss or Give a Penny!

Pucker up or pay a forfeit as the Berkshire town of Hungerford enjoys a traditional Hocktide celebration.

Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins Silent

Overview

In a traditional celebration of Hocktide, Hungerford's 'Tutti Men' parade around with floral bouquets on long sticks, demanding kisses or a forfeit from the town's women (or 'Tutti Wenches'). This glimpse of small town life in the 1920s is rather charming, even if some women today might have their doubts about the charm of Hocktide itself.

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