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Games baton to pass through Welshpool

Created on 13/03/2017 @ 07:45
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Welshpool will have the opportunity to relive one of its most memorable days when the Commonwealth Games baton passes through the town later this year.

Back in 2012, thousands of people lined the streets of Welshpool (pictured) when the Olympic Games torch was carried through the town.

And it has been announced today that the baton for the Commonwealth Games, which will be held next year in Australia, will journey through Welshpool on September 7 as part of its mammoth 240,000km journey through every Commonwealth country.

“As the baton travels through Wales, our aim is to celebrate our rich and diverse heritage, culture, language and landscape on an international stage,” said Chris Jenkins, Commonwealth Games Wales Chief Executive.

The baton carries a message from Her Majesty the Queen to Games athletes, which will be read out at the Opening Ceremony on the Gold Coast.

The baton will also stop at Llanidloes High School and Primary School, Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd in Newtown before heading via Welshpool to Theatr Clwyd in Mold.



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