Four days of Jubilee fun saw more than 20,000 people enjoy a free festival and a celebratory bun throwing event.

Abingdon’s Platinum Jubilee Meadow Festival at Rye Farm Meadow welcomed more than 15,000 people over three days to enjoy music, performances, activities provided by local groups, plus lots of food and drink. 

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The traditional 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, Town Councillors, the MP and a range of invited guests.

As well as these events organised by the town council, residents closed roads and held street parties across Abingdon including one street party that invited 100 households.

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This story was written by Rebecca Whittaker, she joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Rebecca covers education and news in Abingdon and Wantage.

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