VIDEO: Rugby Mayor is the special guest at Britain’s oldest ceremony

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An ancient ceremony regarded as the longest running in Britain took place near Rugby this morning (Monday).

Wroth Silver involves a group of parishes paying dues - now worth a few pence - to the Duke of Buccleuch.

Wroth Silver

Wroth Silver

It took place at Knightlow Hill off the A45 within the parish boundary of Ryton-on-Dunsmore at 6.45am.

It was already well established by the time of the Domesday Book in 1086.

The Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Tony Gillias, was one of the special guests at the event, which has also been attended by the Advertiser for more than 100 years.

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