Thursday, September 07, 2006

HRH Princess Royal visit and Bun Throwing - 15th September 2006

On Friday 15th September 2006 Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal will be visiting Abingdon as part of this year's celebrations of the 450th anniversary of the town's Charter.

As part of the 1 and a half hour long visit there will be a traditional bun throwing ceremony from the Old County Hall which will mark the Charter and borough status granted to Abingdon by HRH the Princess Royal's ancestor Mary Tudor.

The Princess Royal is due to arrive in the Market Place at 11.30am.

This is the second bun throwing ceremony of 2006, the previous event taking place on Saturday 10th June.

No details of the number of buns to be thrown are currently available, however it is possible that 4,500 may be thrown, as this is a multiple of 450 and was the number thought to have been thrown on 10th June.

Due to security reasons no cameras or other electronic devices will be permitted in the town centre for the duration of the visit.

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