IN PICTURES- Coventry's Queens Baton Relay - The Coventry Observer

14th Aug, 2022

IN PICTURES- Coventry's Queens Baton Relay

Ryan Smith 26th Jul, 2022 Updated: 27th Jul, 2022

THE BIRMINGHAM 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay ran into Coventry last Thursday for a packed day of Commonwealth Fun.

The baton bearers and volunteers were ready to take part in the 16th Queens Baton Relay, which aims to bring together communities across the commonwealth.

 

Baton bearers ready. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2922019MMR1 copyright Bullivant Media

 

The volunteers are ready to help out. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2922019MMR2 copyright Bullivant Media

 

The route began at The Alan Higgs Centre before moving to The Reel Store where batonbearer  Madison Stafford  had a dazzling experience full of colour.

Colour greets the baton at The Reel. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2922019MMR18 copyright Bullivant Media

 

Madison Stafford is all smiles. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2922019MMR19 copyright Bullivant Media

 

The baton then travelled to Millenium Place, where there was classic vehicles, dancing and wheelchair sports demonstrations.

 

Preet Kaur is shown around vintage cars. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2922019MMR23 copyright Bullivant Media

 

Wheelchair sports demonstration. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2922019MMR16 copyright Bullivant Media

The route moved along to Broadgate with Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball star Siobhan Fitzpatrick taking up the baton.

GB wheelchair basketball star Siobhan Fitzpatrick heads into Broadgate. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2922019MMR13 copyright Bullivant Media

Crowds flocked to Broadgate to see a glimpse of the relay and there was also Coventry’s Voices taking place, which featured performances from local young people.

Crowds flock to Broadgate. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2922019MMR24 copyright Bullivant Media

Over at The Wave waterpark, Caitlin O’Neill’s turn in the relay made a big splash as she took the baton down a water slide.

Baton bearer Caitlin O’Neill making a splash at The Wave. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2922019MMR3 copyright Bullivant Media

Further down the route, Davinder Prasad took the Baton to the Guildhall and it also stopped at Herbert Art Gallery before ending up at the Assembly Festival Gardens.

Davinder Prasad makes his way along the cobbles. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2922019MMR8 copyright Bullivant Media

Between 40 and 130 Batonbearers have been carrying the baton every day across hundreds of villages, towns and cities throughout the UK.

The Batonbearers have been nominated for their inspirational stories and to recognise their contributions to their local area in sports, education, the arts and charity.

Support community journalism by making a contribution.

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - facebook.com/CovObserver to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.

Digital Advertising

Advertise on the Coventry Observer to boost your online presence.

Announcements

Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Coventry Observer newspaper.