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Apprentice Boys of Derry parade to bring 30,000 to city

Published 07/08/2015

The William King Memorial Flute Band pictured at the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
The William King Memorial Flute Band pictured at the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
The Blackskull band from Glasgow pictured at the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
The General Committee of the Aprentice Boys leds the way the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
Nicole graham and Jack McClements who watched history unfold during the pageant which takes place before the main Relief of Derry celebration. The annual event brings to an end the week long Maiden City Festival which marks the end of the Siege of Derry which began in 1688 and ended in 1689. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
Apprentice Boys Governor Jom Brownlee pictured as the main Relief of Derry parade gets underway on the Craigavon Bridge on saturday. The annual event brings to an end the week long Maiden City Festival which marks the end of the Siege of Derry which began in 1688 and ended in 1689. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
The public get a taste of siege rations during the pageant which takes place before the main Relief of Derry celebration. The annual event brings to an end the week long Maiden City Festival which marks the end of the Siege of Derry which began in 1688 and ended in 1689. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
Samuel McKittrick and Brad Campbell, pictured at the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
The Apprentice Boys defend the city during the pageant which takes place before the main Relief of Derry celebration. The annual event brings to an end the week long Maiden City Festival which marks the end of the Siege of Derry which began in 1688 and ended in 1689. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
Andrea and Tyler Kells try and keep warm during the pageant which takes place before the main Relief of Derry celebration. The annual event brings to an end the week long Maiden City Festival which marks the end of the Siege of Derry which began in 1688 and ended in 1689. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
Victor Kitson, right, pictured with his sons Glen and Lee, at the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
Cpuncillor Maurice Devenney pictured at the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
William Lorimer and Archie Richardson, pictured at the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
The General Committee of the Aprentice Boys leds the way the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
Robert Gillespie and Mark Byers pictured at the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
The General Committee of the Aprentice Boys leds the way the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
The General Committee of the Apprentice Boys leads the way during the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
Lieutenant Governor Graeme Stenhouse and Paul Stewart pictured at the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15
Maurice Devenney and brearern from the MItchelburne Club presents a commemorative glass placque to Andy McAdam from the Blackskull Band of Fife and Drums to mark the bands 25th appearance at the annual Relief of Derry celebration. The event during which the Apprentice Boys of Derry parent clubs parade around the historic Walls of Londonderry marks the end of the Siege of the city which was the longest siege in British Military History. It is the largest parade by the Loyal Orders with up to 40,000 people and 140 bands taking part. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.08.15

The Apprentice Boys of Derry parade will take place in Londonderry on Saturday.

This is the largest loyal order parade in Northern Ireland, with 150 bands and Apprentice Boys’ Clubs expected. Over 30,000 people are expected at the annual event.

There will be smaller parades in the morning prior to the main parade, which takes place at 12.30pm.

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9am:  One band will walk Fountain estate, Kennedy Street, Kennedy Place, Hawkin Street, London Street and Society Street.

9.30am: The ABOD General Committee and eight ABOD Parent Clubs accompanied by nine bands will parade around the City Walls, then on to the War Memorial in the Diamond for a wreath-laying ceremony.Following this ceremony they will parade to St Columb’s Cathedral for a church service

11.30am: One band will parade from Fountain Estate to Artillery Street. There they will await the main parade.

11.45am: The ABOD General Committee, led by one band, will parade from St Columb’s for a pageant.

12.30pm: The main parade commences at Duke Street.

5pm: Return Parade: General Committee and eight Parent Clubs will parade back to cityside from May Street.

 

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