|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)