Monday, July 28, 2008

Bun Throwing in ‘The English Year’

Bun Throwing is mentioned on Page 584 of Steve Roud’s Book ‘The English Year’, in the section on Occasional Customs.

The entry claims “The earliest documented instance took place in 1809 to celebrate King George III’s recovery from illness, but records before 1838 simply refer to the buns being ‘distributed’.”

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