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Timings confirmed for Birmingham 2022 The Queen’s Baton Relay’s visit to Bridgnorth

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Timings for the Birmingham 2022 The Queen’s Baton Relay’s visit to Bridgnorth on Saturday 23 July 2022 have been confirmed.

Severn Valley Railway will deliver the Baton to the town, arriving at 11.17am. It will travel along the line from Kidderminster, hauled by No. 70 ‘Elizabeth II’, the steam locomotive recently painted purple and silver to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Its arrival will be closed to the public.

From the Severn Valley Railway the Baton will be transported around the town by a team of 17 specially selected Batonbearers from across the region. People are encouraged to cheer The Queen’s Baton Relay along the route.

The Baton will leave the railway at 11.22am and make its way over the bridge onto New Road and then to Underhill Street.

The Queen's Baton Relay - Bridgnorth route infographic

The Queen’s Baton Relay – Bridgnorth route

Once it crosses the River Severn the Baton will follow Mill Street, onto the A442 to arrive at 11.45am in Severn Park where Shropshire Council, Bridgnorth Town Council, Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin and Sporting Bridgnorth are supporting a celebration of sports and wellbeing from 10am to 3pm.

There, visitors will be able to watch The Queen’s Baton Relay as it makes a loop of the park in support of sports clubs and wellbeing organisations offering taster sessions of their activities.

At midday The Queen’s Baton Relay will also experience the historic Bridgnorth Cliff Railway as part of its journey through the town, travelling up and down and pausing for a photo call. The Relay team will then leave the town.

People are being advised that there will be some road closures as The Queen’s Baton Relay travels through town: more details and advice will follow.

The Queen’s Baton Relay makes its first visit to Shropshire on Monday 18 July 2022 where Shropshire Council team up with Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, Shrewsbury BID, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Festivals to create a community celebration in The Quarry park.