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This way to see the Bicentennial Baton Relay

The WACT Bicentennial Baton will be travelling the entire length of the canal route and on to the celebration tea party over the weekend of October 1st and 2nd.

For those who wish to see the baton pass by - carried by people on foot and cycle and on craft of several sizes where there is water - this is the relay timetable.

Saturday, October 1st

10.30am The baton leaves Pallingham Bridge. Please do not park near the bridge, as spaces are limited.

Noon (approx) Baton arrives at Drungewick slipway.

12.15pm Technical liaison officer Alan Johnson passes over baton to "May Upton" on Wiggonholt. Baton taken northwards to the Canal Centre at Onslow Quay, Loxwood.

3pm Wiggonholt leaves the Canal Centre to take baton up to Southland Lock.

3.45pm (approx) Wiggonholt arrives at Southland. Baton will be passed to lengthsman, Peter Hyem, who will walk up through Sidney Wood to Tickners Heath.

Sunday, October 2nd

11am Baton leaves the landing stage at Tickners Heath in Richard Emsley's mouseboat.

11.45am (approx) Baton arrives at Compasses Bridge, Alfold, to be received by Dame Penelope Keith, prior to the opening ceremony at noon.

1.15pm Baton departs northwards by canoe.

1.45pm (approx) Baton arrives at Fast Bridge, on the A281. Baton will be handed over to Julian Morgan, who will cycle with it northwards on the Horsham to Guildford cycle path.

2.30pm (approx) Baton arrives at Gun's Mouth Island, Shalford, to be handed over to Trincomalee VIP narrowboat. Baton will be taken up to Dapdune Wharf, Guildford, accompanied by boat flotilla.

2.45pm (approx) Bells ring at Shalford Church as flotilla passes by St Catherine's Lock. Car parking available at the church a short walk away.

3.15pm (approx) Bells ring at St Mary's, Guildford, near Town Lock. Public car parking in Millbrook.

3.30pm (approx) Bells ring St Nicolas, Guildford, opposite the White House pub. Public car park near church.

4.30pm The baton arrives at the Sea Cadets HQ, Dapdune Wharf, to be received by the Mayor of Guildford, prior to the WACT members tea party and the naming of new narrowboat Wey-Away. Please note, there is no parking at the HQ. Cars can be left in one of the nearby public car parks, on the edge of the town centre.