On the 7thJuly, in conjunction with the Commonwealth games, the Queens Baton relay arrived at Dover Castle after its arduous yet inspiring journey around the Commonwealth. The event not only created a way for the people of Dover to celebrate the collective effort of the nations involved but also allowed Dover to be significantly represented in the relay Batons Journey. The event was commenced by the Mayor of Dover councilor Gordon Cowan, and was followed with a speech highlighting the importance and success of our communities’ Baton bearers and the talent of the local performers.
The Queens Baton Relay made an exquisite entrance to the White Cliffs of Dover before leading towards a commemorative party involving around 2500 people at Dover Castle where the baton bearers were warmly welcomed. This relay is the 16th official Queens Baton Relay involving up to 2500 miles and is now on set to arrive in Birmingham where the commonwealth games will open on the 28th July, nonetheless Dover with its prominent reputation as the White Cliffs Country has been delighted to play just a small part in the process of a big journey.