Home   Dover   News   Article

Queen's Baton Relay for Commonwealth Games coming to Dover and Deal

The Queen's Baton Relay is to reach Dover district this coming week.

It will be at Deal Pier at on Thursday evening and the occasion will be marked by sea shanties from the Kellet Gut Shantymen.

The baton, coming to Dover and Deal in a few days.Picture: Birmingham 2022
The baton, coming to Dover and Deal in a few days.Picture: Birmingham 2022

Among those also greeting the entourage will be town Rotarians The Rotary Pirates.

The baton is being passed through Commonwealth countries and territories around the world before reaching Birmingham by July 28, when this year's Commonwealth Games begin.

The relay will leave Deal Pier at 6pm and will be taken along the promenade to the Deal Memorial Bandstand on Walmer Green where there will be also entertainment. Acts there are yet to be confirmed.

The baton will leave the Bandstand and be relayed to the Borrow Pitt car park where it will be taken to Dover by car.

A free party for 2,500 people is being held at Dover Castle that evening but all tickets have now been allocated.

That event will include a gun salute, costumed characters ans music from the The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Band.

The Castle will be lit up in red, white and blue.

That Thursday the relay will be start at Kent in Tonbridge, the route taking in the Castle, and then at Canterbury it will go from Westgate Towers to the Cathedral.

After, that it is planned to arrive in at 3.30pm in Folkestone at the F51 multi-storey skatepark off Dover Road.

The baton will afterwards be taken to the town's Harbour Arm and carried on a boat to Deal and later driven to Dover.

It leaves Kent at Gravesend next day, via the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara at Khalsa Avenue and is taken to the Midlands via Essex and East Anglia.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More