The 4000 buns were cooked at Millet’s Farm, and delivered to the Town Council offices with a throng of photographers in attendance.
William and Catherine were married at 11am and the buns arrived in Abingdon at 11:40am
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.
Abingdon’s youngest ever Mayor, Duncan Brown, threw the first bun. It went almost as far as Costas.
The crowd had seen the wedding of Will and Kate, and had gathered for a unique Abingdon tradition – catching buns.
– in which the real fun is the anticipation.
The crowd was so big and so vast and so huge that none of the throwers could reach all of them.
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.
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.