Monday, September 18, 2006

Royal Bun Throwing Report - 15th September 2006

On 15 September 2006 the town of Abingdon continued the celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the Charter of Incorporation granted by Queen Mary in 1556 by holding the second bun throwing of the year in the presence of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal.

At 11.30am HRH Princess Anne arrived in the market place and was greeted by schoolchildren from St Nicholas School who sang their 'Bun throwing song'. HRH then entered the old County Hall and after spending some time in the hall came out into the crowd to meet the local people.

After the National Anthem was played the Mayor and other local dignitaries threw down 450 buns to the crowds waiting in the market place beneath them.

Each of the 450 currant buns were marked with the initials 'PR' standing for Princess Royal.

In the rush to join in the catching our group was split into two, with the pair at the front left of the market place catching one currant bun, while the group in the centre failed to catch any.

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