Bun Throwing – 29 April 2011 – Will and Kate’s Wedding

April 29, 2011

Bun Throwing
The 4000 buns were cooked at Millet’s Farm, and delivered to the Town Council offices with a throng of photographers in attendance.
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William and Catherine were married at 11am and the buns arrived in Abingdon at 11:40am
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Quite a few people were there for the occasion. The Town Clerk was reckoning on about 2000 in the morning, but it was double that number.
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Abingdon’s youngest ever Mayor, Duncan Brown, threw the first bun. It went almost as far as Costas.
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The crowd had seen the wedding of Will and Kate, and had gathered for a unique Abingdon tradition -  catching buns.
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- in which the real fun is the anticipation.
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The crowd was so big and so vast and so huge that none of the throwers could reach all of them.
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After the bun throw councillors got back into hard hats and hi-vis jacks for the descent through – what is  – a building site at the County Hall.
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The new Cafe ‘Throwing Buns’ had an excellent day. The lady in charge of Throwing Buns is seen here with Steve King who put up that bunting you see with the aid of a ladder at 7am this morning. The police were called at that early hour because they thought somebody was after some lead from the roof.

All of this could only ever happen in a town called Abingdon.

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17 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. This Charming Man  |  April 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    11am not pm, unless you were in New Zealand.

    Good pics!

  • 2. Kristina  |  April 29, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I’m in NZ, enjoyed a “high tea and Pimms party” watching live TV at 10pm! Wouldve loved to have been in my home twon though with the bun throwing – what fun! Thank you for the great pictures/blog.

  • 3. Adrian Smith  |  April 29, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Well done Abingdon – I returned to Abingdon for my 1st bun throwing since 1977 along with my wife, family including grandchildren and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves (already looking forward to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee bun throwing next year!)

  • 4. patlon  |  April 30, 2011 at 12:16 am

    The most I threw at once was ten. What a reaction. I only banged myself once!

  • 5. newcomer  |  April 30, 2011 at 7:32 am

    That’s the only time we’ve seen Councillor Lonergan on the Far Right ;0). I reckon our blogger took the distance record.

  • 6. the color climax corporation  |  April 30, 2011 at 7:38 am

    that crowd looks vast!

  • 7. Hair  |  April 30, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Disgusting experience in the look hair salon high street. Incredabily rude staff, attitude.
    Hygiene of shop was questionable
    Hair cut not satisfactory

  • 8. Isabel  |  April 30, 2011 at 8:33 am

    As usual, Backstreeter, your pics are amazing!!! What a day it was. I agree with Newcomer – you seemed to throw the buns further than anyone.

  • 9. Neil  |  April 30, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Yes – you definitely had the strongest throw of the evening – well done.

    And what a fantastic turnout and atmosphere.

    Well done to all involved.

  • 10. Dream Doors  |  April 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Great coverage and super photos. Our first bun throwing since opening last year, and what an experience! The atmosphere was fantastic and the pre-bun throwing entertainment was great. We even managed to catch a bun or two!! Looking forward to next year’s Jubilee celebrations now.

  • 11. caffn8me  |  April 30, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I’m sorry I missed this. It looks like an amazing gathering.

    Backstreeter, you would have seen my white Land Rover parked outside the day before but I had to be back in London on Friday morning.

    Thank you for the photographs and report!

    Sarah (occasionally two doors down)

  • 12. Suzieh  |  April 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you for capturing half of the Abingdon Sea Cadets in the third photo down, we all had a great time and got loads of buns, showing that working as a team really does work.

  • 13. Kaz  |  April 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    We all enjoyed the bun throwing, there was a lovely sense of community spirit in Abingdon. There should be lots more occasions like that in Abingdon. Bringing the town together ;0) We managed to catch 4 buns even though we were postiioned outside Abingdon Sports.

  • 14. Richard Gottfried  |  May 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Great blog post about the Bun Throwing :-)

    I’ll be posting photos from the Gottfried’s day out at the Abingdon Bun Throwing on my blog over the next few days.

    Can’t wait til the next one!

  • 15. Localagain  |  May 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Thought the throwers did very well considering the restrictions of the scaffolding. We got there early and glad we did looking at the crowd!

  • 16. Nanaimo Bars  |  May 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Hello from Nanaimo, BC, Canada. Visited Abingdon in February to check out your town square, council hall and the Bun Throw shop. Great photos! Huge crowd appeared to have a fine time celebrating the Royal Wedding. Can we do the same here in Canada? Congratulations to Abingdon for putting on a fine spectacle.

  • 17. Peej Maybe  |  May 5, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Excellent event, very busy. Was extremely gratifying to see that the upside down umbrella holders didn’t get as many buns as they obviously thought they would so if any of the throwers were purposely not aiming for them, kudos :)

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