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Queen's Baton Relay visits Hull and Grimsby

Baton arrives in Hull Image copyright PA
Image caption The Queen's Baton Relay arrived at The Deep Sealife Centre in Hull before being carried to schools and landmarks in the city and across the Humber Estuary in Grimsby

The Queen's Baton Relay has visited Hull and Grimsby on its tour of the country ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Carried by local baton-bearers, it was taken to several schools as well as city landmarks including The Deep Sealife Centre and Queens Gardens.

It was also carried across the Humber Bridge to three Grimsby schools.

The baton has so far visited 70 nations and is currently travelling around the UK before reaching Glasgow on 23 July.

'Great honour'

Among the five community heroes nominated as baton bearers for their voluntary and community work were Julie Williams from Hull High Fliers Trampoline Club, Siobhan Eyre from Ainthorpe Youth Centre in Hull.

Ms Williams said it was "a great honour" to be one of the Queen's Baton bearers.

"There's a huge number of people volunteering every day across the city and to be chosen as one of the people to represent them is quite something," she said.

Another baton bearer, Patrick Revell, who organises voluntary sports activities in Hull, said while he was "shocked" to have been nominated as a baton-bearer, it was "fantastic" to take part.

Follow the Queen's Baton Relay live as it visits Hull and Grimsby.

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Image caption Patrick Revell and Julie Williams were two of five community heroes in Hull nominated as baton bearers for their voluntary and community work
Image caption The Queen's Baton visited several schools in Grimsby before heading back over the Humber Estuary and returning to Hull
Image caption The Queen's Baton was handed over to another baton bearer in Humberston, North East Lincolnshire

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