Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council has announced that it will be holding a Bun Throwing Ceremony on the afternoon of Saturday 10th November 2018 to commemorate the end of the First World War.
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Cllr Jan Morter, stated: “Over the course of this year and especially during the weekend of the 10th and 11th November we will remember with sadness and pride those who gave their lives during the First World War. However, it is also right that we should remember those who made it through the War and returned to their town and their families. The bun throwing ceremony will commemorate, with gratitude, their return and the end of the conflict.”
The Town Clerk, Nigel Warner, stated that the Bun Throwing Ceremony would be part of a weekend of events which were being organised to commemorate the end of the First World War, further details of which would be emerging over the coming months.
Bun Throwing Ceremonies are organised periodically to commemorate major royal and national events. There have been 35 Bun Throwing Ceremonies since 1761, the last Bun Throwing Ceremony taking place in June 2016 to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.