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The effigy of Lundy the Traitor is burnt following the annual Apprentice Boys of Derry Parade on Saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

The effigy of Lundy the Traitor is burnt following the annual Apprentice Boys of Derry Parade on Saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

Apprentice Boys of Derry Governor Jim Brownlee with a the Book of Rememberance of members who lost their lives during the Troubles which was dedicated in St. Columb's Cathedral. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Apprentice Boys of Derry Governor Jim Brownlee with a the Book of Rememberance of members who lost their lives during the Troubles which was dedicated in St. Columb's Cathedral. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

David McKeegan and David Brewster who were two of the Apprentice Boys who joined breathern from across the province to mark the shutting of teh gates of Londionderry in 1688. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

David McKeegan and David Brewster who were two of the Apprentice Boys who joined breathern from across the province to mark the shutting of teh gates of Londionderry in 1688. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

Christopher Cunninghan completes his preparations ahead of saturdays Lundy's Day parade in Londonderry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Christopher Cunninghan completes his preparations ahead of saturdays Lundy's Day parade in Londonderry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

Northern Ireland Assembly Speaker William Hay MLA who enjoyed his day with the Apprentice Boys on saturday. Picture Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Northern Ireland Assembly Speaker William Hay MLA who enjoyed his day with the Apprentice Boys on saturday. Picture Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

Huw Shooter and Mike Barrett from teh City of Westminster Campsie Club who visited Londonderry for teh annua Apprentcie Boys Lundy'a Day parade. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Huw Shooter and Mike Barrett from teh City of Westminster Campsie Club who visited Londonderry for teh annua Apprentcie Boys Lundy'a Day parade. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

Victoria Cunningham and Emma Spence add a splash of festive colour during the annual Apprentice of Derry Lundy's Day Parade. Picture Martin Martin McKeown. 3.12.11

Victoria Cunningham and Emma Spence add a splash of festive colour during the annual Apprentice of Derry Lundy's Day Parade. Picture Martin Martin McKeown. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

The effigy of Lundy the Traitor is burnt following the annual Apprentice Boys of Derry Parade on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

The effigy of Lundy the Traitor is burnt following the annual Apprentice Boys of Derry Parade on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

The effigy of Lundy the Traitor is burnt following the annual Apprentice Boys of Derry Parade on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

The effigy of Lundy the Traitor is burnt following the annual Apprentice Boys of Derry Parade on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

The effigy of Lundy the Traitor is burnt following the annual Apprentice Boys of Derry Parade on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

The effigy of Lundy the Traitor is burnt following the annual Apprentice Boys of Derry Parade on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

Ian McMillan, Stewart Harvey and Eddie Green who joined 2000 Apprentice Boys for the annual Lundy Parade in Derry. PIcture Martin McKeown. 3.12.11

Ian McMillan, Stewart Harvey and Eddie Green who joined 2000 Apprentice Boys for the annual Lundy Parade in Derry. PIcture Martin McKeown. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

David Marshall and Stuart Higgins who took part in the annual Lunday's Day Parade in Derry on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. 3.12.11

David Marshall and Stuart Higgins who took part in the annual Lunday's Day Parade in Derry on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

Billy Aiken and Andy McGregor prepare for saturdays annual Lundy's Day parade in Londonderry on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. 3.12.11

Billy Aiken and Andy McGregor prepare for saturdays annual Lundy's Day parade in Londonderry on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

Phil Wannell, Neill Hogg and Donald Eakin who marked the annual Lundys Day Parade in Londonderry which commemerated the shutting of the citys gates in 1688 ahead of the Siege of Derry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Phil Wannell, Neill Hogg and Donald Eakin who marked the annual Lundys Day Parade in Londonderry which commemerated the shutting of the citys gates in 1688 ahead of the Siege of Derry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Martin McKeown

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The effigy of Lundy the Traitor is burnt following the annual Apprentice Boys of Derry Parade on Saturday. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 3.12.11

Thousands of Apprentice Boys and bandsmen descended on Londonderry for the traditional Lundy's Day parade through the city.

About 2,000 marchers and more than 20 bands took part in the annual Apprentice Boys commemoration on Saturday.

Earlier they paraded from the Memorial Hall to the Diamond, before attending a service in St Columb's Cathedral which was led by Dean of Derry, the Very Rev William Morton.

Later, an effigy of Lundy — the governor during the siege of Derry — was burned on Bishop Street.

Robert Lundy, who was a governor of the city, advocated surrendering to the advancing troops of James II in 1689.

Ahead of Saturday’s event, Governor of the Apprentice Boys Jim Brownlee said all Apprentice Boys were warned not to react to any provocation.

“There has been a great improvement over the past 10 years and we have warned our members to behave in a dignified manner and certainly anyone found in violation of this will be dealt with,” he said.

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“This weekend's parade is not about confrontation, it is about commemoration.”

A number of people staged a conscientious objection at the event with their backs turned as the procession made its way through the Diamond.

One person was arrested for disorderly behaviour.


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