Abingdon's Bun Throwing Championships

Contestant throwing a bun More than 250 buns were thrown at the inaugural World Bun Throwing Championships

An Oxfordshire market town has held what it claims was the first World Bun Throwing Championships.

Since King George III's coronation in 1761, officials in Abingdon have thrown currant buns from the roof of its County Hall to mark special occasions.

Saturday's contest was held to find two winners to join the council at the Jubilee bun-throwing on 3 June.

The inaugural winners were Selina Wallis with a 29.7m (97.4ft) throw and Danny Parry with 57.8m (189.6ft).

The Mayor of Abingdon, Michael Badcock, said it had been a great community event with more than 250 buns thrown and well over 500 people attending.

He said: "Some of the younger contestants decided to eat their buns rather than throwing them but that didn't matter, it was a great day and a lot of fun."

In the 10 to 15 year-old category, Graham Beer managed a 52.8m (173.2ft) throw and Tiego Logan, in the under-10s, threw a bun 20.8m (68.2ft).

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