Bun throwing is an Abingdon tradition dating back centuries.

Usually the quaint tradition marks a special Royal occasion but in 2018 bun throwing commemorated the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Thousands of buns were launched at rain-soaked residents as part of a town's efforts to honour the centenary.

The heavy downpour failed to put off hundreds from taking part in the unique Abingdon tradition, which dates back to 1761 and the coronation of King George III.

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It sees the town mark major royal and national occasions by hurling buns off the roof of the county hall museum to crowds in the Market Place opposite.

Amid chants of 'we want buns' then Abingdon mayor Margaret Crick had the job of launching the first baked treat.

She said at the time: "I've been part of three bun throws now but this was my first as mayor and it really was something special.

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"I was worried with the rain it would put people off but there were so many there it was wonderful to see."

She explained the council had decided to put on the Abingdon tradition as part of the centenary to celebrate those soldiers who made it home.

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Ms Crick said: "So many were lost from Abingdon and we have planned lots of events to commemorate them but the centenary is a chance to also celebrate that the war came to an end."

Luigi Pangione, who lives close to the centre of Abingdon, attended with his wife Nicoletta, and their children Sara, nine, and Marco, 11, who came away clutching a bag of buns each.

He said: "We've been before and it is such a different town tradition that we enjoy being a part of."