Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Bun Throwing in the Oxford Mail

Bun throwing featured in the Oxford Mail.


My mum let me know that a photo of me appeared in yesterday's Oxford Mail (Monday 22nd February) in a photo feature about bun throwing events from years gone by.

You can see the article online too.

Richard Gottfried throwing a currant bun at the World Bun Throwing Championships at Abingdon Vale Cricket Club in 2012. Photo by Emily Gottfried
The paper had a photo of me throwing a currant bun at the World Bun Throwing Championships at Abingdon Vale Cricket Club on the 14th April 2012. That's the photographer who took the snap in this photo that Emily took!

Looking on the Oxford Mail website there was another mention of bun throwing last week in a piece titled "5 unique traditions only people in Oxfordshire understand".

Monday, January 04, 2021

Abingdon Bun Throwing 1995

The Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers recently posted a video of the Abingdon Bun Throwing in 1995 that commemorated the 50th anniversary of VE day.

You can watch it on the Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers Facebook Page.

It's nice to see the old shops in the background too. My first job was at the Tandy shop in the Market Place.