Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Plymouth during its final journey through England this summer, in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games.
Come along to see the Queen’s Baton as it passes through Britain’s Ocean City and is carried by a number of inspirational locals!
On Monday 4 July, Plymouth will officially welcome the Baton as it arrives from Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall by boat, crossing the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park. It will leave at 9am and travel on Plymouth Boat Trips’ e-Voyager, the UK’s first seagoing electric ferry, which offers a greener mode of transport across the water and the first zero carbon leg of the route.
The Baton will be accompanied by a flotilla of vessels, including sailing boats and paddle boards. It will travel past Pier Masters House, the historic emigration depot, before arriving on shore at the Barbican Landing Stage and being carried to the Mayflower Steps. It will then travel past the Commonwealth Memorial on Plymouth Hoe and down Armada Way before finishing at The Box.
The schedule of activity for the Baton’s time in Plymouth includes:
- 9.20am: A civic welcome at the Mayflower Steps, in a nod to 4 July and Plymouth’s American connections, with the Lord Mayor of Plymouth and other city leaders
- 9.30am: Passing the Plymouth Naval Memorial on Plymouth Hoe, which is dedicated to British and Commonwealth sailors who were lost in the First and Second World Wars with no known grave
- 9.40am: A cultural community welcome in the city centre, courtesy of Barbican Theatre and Exim Dance Group, where there will be taiko drumming, puppet performances and dancing on the Piazza
- 9.55am: A greeting from local schoolchildren as it arrives at The Box, after which it leaves Plymouth to travel to its next destination in Devon.
For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit www.birmingham2022.com/qbr.