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Watch 1966 Orange Order's Twelfth march on the anniversary of Battle of the Boyne

Published 10/07/2015

Cast an eye back the the Orange Order march in Belfast in 1966 to celebrate the anniversary of the Protestant victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

The Order hosts a series of parades annually to mark Prince William of Orange's victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne.

The battle took place across the River Boyne near the town of Drogheda on the east coast of Ireland, and resulted in a victory for William. This turned the tide in James's failed attempt to regain the British crown and ultimately aided in ensuring the continued Protestant ascendancy in Ireland.

This particular walk is from July 12 1966 sees the Sandy Row No. 5 District Orange Order parade down the roads of Belfast. Marching bands can be heard to play unionist tunes while young men twirl batons at the front of the formations.

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