Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bun throwing in Abingdon in 2016

The next Abingdon Bun Throwing has been confirmed to take place on Saturday 11th June and is being held to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

One of the special buns marked for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee bun throwing in 2012

It'll be the first occasion the 'rejoicing buns' have been thrown to the crowd of thousands since 2012.

Up on the roof of Abingdon's County Hall Museum on a trip back to Abingdon in 2014

On special occasions since 1761 townsfolk have gathered in the marketplace in front of the old county hall in attempt to catch a special hot cross bun. The first event was held to celebrate the coronation of King George III.

The 2016 bun throwing will be the 34th since the tradition began.

I have attended each Bun Throwing in Abingdon in my lifetime, a total of thirteen since 1981. I'm looking forward to returning to Abingdon for the next event.

Related blog post:
- Abingdon Bun Throwing in 2016 (includes timeline of events 1761-2012)

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