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VIDEO: South Antrim Twelfth parade at Ballinderry

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Brethren from the wider Lisburn area gathered in Ballinderry for a family-friendly and typically rural Twelfth celebration.

Seventy lodges and upwards of fifty bands made up the South Antrim Combine parade from the Tansy Road along a stretch of the main airport road and into the demonstration field on the Lower Ballinderry Road.

Large crowds were present all along the one-and-a-half mile route.

Local favourites Roses Lane ends melody flute band had the honour of leading the parade - being held in the village for the first time since 2007.

The band has been going strong for more than 100 years and is assured a warm welcome wherever it plays.

Following the Ballinderry lodges were the other South Antrim districts of Derriaghy, Lisburn, Hillsborough, Aghalee, Glenavy and Magheragall.

Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge Drew Nelson was the guest speaker at the South Antrim Combine demonstration.

He told the assembled brethren and guests that Secretary of State Theresa Villiers should replace the Parades Commission with a body that operated with the “consent of both communities”.

For full report and pictures see Monday’s News Letter

 

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