Abingdon residents enjoyed four days of events to mark the Queen’s 70 year reign, with both the Platinum Jubilee Meadow Festival and the Bun Throw drawing huge crowds – over 20,000 people.
The Platinum Jubilee Meadow Festival at Rye Farm Meadow welcomed over 15,000 people over three days to enjoy music, performances, activities provided by local groups, plus lots of food and drink. The weather was mostly great and the event went off without a hitch.
The Bun Throw saw 7,000 residents stretching to catch one of the 5,000 buns specially prepared by Millets Farm and thrown off the roof by the Mayor, Cllr Andy Foulsham, Town Councillors, Layla Moran MP and a range of invited guests, including representatives of the emergency services.
As well as these events organised by the town council, residents held a range of street parties across Abingdon. The town did Her Majesty proud with all the celebrations planned, set up and run by staff and volunteers from a range of organisations.
Read more about what happened here.