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The Twelfth: Huge numbers turn out in Dungannon

Eunice Cuddy, Ann Kerr, Tracey Black, Linda Smyton, Daughters of Ruth LOL, Moygashel, pictured in the Field at the Twelfth demonstration in Dungannon

Eunice Cuddy, Ann Kerr, Tracey Black, Linda Smyton, Daughters of Ruth LOL, Moygashel, pictured in the Field at the Twelfth demonstration in Dungannon

Grand Master Edward Stevenson was clearly delighted and buoyed by the huge numbers of supporters who attended the Twelfth in Dungannon.

The parade was lead by the Killyman district – who were also commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Men in period costume from the era of the Great War marched alongside over 70 lodges and 50 bands through the town where up to 40,000 people had gathered for the Twelfth.

A new bannerette marking the centenary was proudly held aloft to recognise the sacrifices made by so many from the east Tyrone area 100 years ago.

Crowds lined much of the route from the starting and end point of the parade in Lord Northland Memorial Park.

In his address at the field, the Grand Master said there was “nothing better for a Tyrone Orangeman than to walk on the Twelfth day in the familiar surroundings of his home county”.

For full report and pictures, see Monday’s News Letter.

 

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