June 4, 2012
Despite the rain a very good crowd turned out for the Abingdon Bun Throwing to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabth II.
Among the Bun Throwers was the Local Member of Parliament for Abingdon, Nicola Blackwood.
The BBC had sent along a team trying out various devices to throw buns. Some looked like catapults, and others were more like canons.
I’m not sure if any of them could beat the Abingdon People’s champion who won the recent World Bun Throwing Championship. Both the canon and he were getting bun far across the Market Place.
That is a long way as you can see here.
The Mayor of Abingdon
and twenty drenched councillors threw the majority of the 6000 buns, some specially marked with 60 to mark 60 years since The Queen’s Coronation,
to the drenched people below. I hope you enjoyed the bun throwing. There was a magnificent turn out for such a rainy day.
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