It’s tradition, that at every major royal event, buns are thrown from the top of Abingdon Guildhall. It’s one of those brilliantly British events, like cheese rolling and such like.
Well this jubilee was no exception. As it was raining quite heavily, my OH & I donned our wellies and set out to catch some buns. We prepared ourselves with a drink from Throwing Buns, me with a chai & my OH with a coffee. At 6pm, the buns started flying off the roof. Now we were all pretty wet. The buns were quite wet. I’m not great at catching so began to get pretty scared of being hit in the face with a bun! A very lovely lady next to me very kindly gave me a bun that she had caught, mainly because I think it was obvious that I had no chance of catching anything!
My OH caught two buns & very quickly put them in his pocket. I didn’t & my bun got soaked! It is such a unique event & I love being part of a town that has such a weird celebration! It was great to see such a fab turn out, despite the weather. Can’t wait for the next one!