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Junior Orange members hold Easter march

By Staff Reporter

A sleepy seaside town was brought to life yesterday as hundreds of the province's youngest Orangemen took to the streets for their annual Easter Tuesday demonstration.

Donaghadee was the 2017 destination for the festivities which saw children as young as five proudly don their sash or band uniform for the traditional display.

There were cheers as some of the smallest participants wowed watching crowds by throwing their leader sticks high in the air and deftly catching them.

The main parade, organised by Belfast Junior County Lodge, proceeded from the Harbour Road through the town centre to Crommelin Park playing fields. Among the dignitaries on parade were Junior Grand Master Roy Nixon and the Grand Secretary of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, Rev Mervyn Gibson.

A number of visitors from Scotland also took part in the event.

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