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Royal Wedding Comes Too Soon For Abingdon Bun Tossers

by | 19th, November 2010

KATE Middleton and Prince William’s bun tossing event at Abingdon County Hall Museum, Oxfordshire, hangs in the balance. The BBC has the headline of the day:

Royal wedding bun throw in Abingdon in doubt

Building work means that civic leaders might not get on to the roof to throw 4,000 cakes and buns.

Says Nigel Warner, clerk of Abingdon Town Council:

“It is something we cannot guarantee due to the repairs. The building is having a top to tail restoration with a new roof, new electrics, so at some points next year it will be very hard to get to the roof to throw the buns.”

What bout custard pies? Or fire extinguishers? Cometh the hour…

Fact: the first bun was thrown from the county hall museum took place in 1760. history says it was to celebrate the coronation of King George III. But it was actually stressed housewife and mum-of-three Betsy Hinge tossing her young son’s cake from the window to teach him a lesson, it first having been pushed into his gin-soaked face.

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Posted: 19th, November 2010 | In: Royal Family Comment | TrackBack | Permalink