Weekend of celebrations for Queen's birthday

Celebrations are taking place for Her Majesty's 90th birthday on Sunday. Many towns across the South are celebrating in typical British fashion - with afternoon tea and street parties.

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It's raining buns! Abingdon celebrates royal birthday

They did well! Collected at the Abingdon bun throwing Credit: @CarolineVerdon

Thousands turned out for the traditional craziness that was Abingdon's royal bun throwing.

The 255-year old tradition, in the town square, takes place to mark royal events.

The 4,500 specially-baked currant buns, which feature a crown design on the top, were thrown from the roof of the county hall.

It wasn't without incident. Lots of people posted videos of the event on social media, showing you had to keep your eye on the ball to avoid being struck by a flying cake!

Fi Cooper captured the moment a bun came hurtling towards the gentleman next to her- thankfully no harm done. Click the link to see the video

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