Sunday, June 12, 2016

Abingdon's Bun Throwing for the Queen's 90th Birthday

Here's a video with action from the Bun Throwing event to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday.

Held on Saturday 11th June 2016, the first of 4,500 currant buns was thrown by the Mayor of Abingdon at 7pm.

The 2016 bun throw was the 34th since the tradition of Bun Throwing in Abingdon-on-Thames began in 1761. The first event was held to celebrate the coronation of King George III.

I have attended each Bun Throwing in Abingdon in my lifetime, a total of 14 since 1981.

Visit my other blog at the World of Bun Throwing for more information on the unique custom.

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