Penny for the Guy national survey

A new Penny For The Guy: The Penny For The Guy Spotting Project, running in 2013. This venerable tradition is very rare now, but it was once very common to see children making their own approximate Guy Fawkes mini-effigy out of stuffed old clothes and then asking for coins for it. They would either parade it around in an old pram, and/or then perhaps a lone kid would prop it outside a shop for an hour or so. They usually appear on fine days from late September, but are most usually seen after Halloween (between 1st Nov and Bonfire Night on the 5th Nov).

Here’s my photo of an independent lad with his self-made Penny-for-the-Guy in Stoke town, Stoke-on-Trent, in 2012…

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