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Watch: Junior Orangemen march on through Easter showers in Larne

By Brett Campbell

Hundreds of junior Orange Order members were on the march in Larne yesterday for the annual Easter Tuesday parade.

Around 500 Orangemen, including more than 200 aged seven to 18, took part in the demonstration, which began in Holywood in 1919.

"They were absolutely drenched but they all enjoyed it and had a great time," junior grand master Roy Nixon said.

Secretary of the Belfast Junior County Lodge Noel Liggett said the event was a huge success despite the wet weather.

"I was surprised that the streets were well lined, but hopefully it will be sunnier next year for our centenary celebrations in Belfast," he added.

The main parade included visitors from England and Scotland, who are here for a two-day conference.

Mr Liggett said the visitors will get a chance to see Dan Winter's cottage near Loughgall, the ancestral home of one of the founders of the Orange Order, during their stay.

Spectators braved the wet conditions as the annual Junior Orange Association parade took place in Larne yesterday. Senior officers and juniors representing three Belfast districts, Larne and a number of other lodges from across Northern Ireland, accompanied by seven bands, participated in the parade
Spectators braved the wet conditions as the annual Junior Orange Association parade took place in Larne yesterday. Senior officers and juniors representing three Belfast districts, Larne and a number of other lodges from across Northern Ireland, accompanied by seven bands, participated in the parade
Spectators braved the wet conditions as the annual Junior Orange Association parade took place in Larne yesterday. Senior officers and juniors representing three Belfast districts, Larne and a number of other lodges from across Northern Ireland, accompanied by seven bands, participated in the parade
Spectators braved the wet conditions as the annual Junior Orange Association parade took place in Larne yesterday. Senior officers and juniors representing three Belfast districts, Larne and a number of other lodges from across Northern Ireland, accompanied by seven bands, participated in the parade
Spectators braved the wet conditions as the annual Junior Orange Association parade took place in Larne yesterday. Senior officers and juniors representing three Belfast districts, Larne and a number of other lodges from across Northern Ireland, accompanied by seven bands, participated in the parade
Spectators braved the wet conditions as the annual Junior Orange Association parade took place in Larne yesterday. Senior officers and juniors representing three Belfast districts, Larne and a number of other lodges from across Northern Ireland, accompanied by seven bands, participated in the parade
Spectators braved the wet conditions as the annual Junior Orange Association parade took place in Larne yesterday. Senior officers and juniors representing three Belfast districts, Larne and a number of other lodges from across Northern Ireland, accompanied by seven bands, participated in the parade
Spectators braved the wet conditions as the annual Junior Orange Association parade took place in Larne yesterday. Senior officers and juniors representing three Belfast districts, Larne and a number of other lodges from across Northern Ireland, accompanied by seven bands, participated in the parade

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