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Harold Henning, deputy grand master, tells of impact of Covid-19 on this year’s Twelfth


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Harold Henning

Harold Henning

Philip Magowan

Harold Henning

Q. How disappointing is it that the Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic?

A. It is very disappointing that the Twelfth of July parades have had to be cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Twelfth day itself has not been cancelled as the Orange Institution will still celebrate the 330th anniversary of King William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne.

Q. Was it a difficult decision to call off the celebrations and when was the last time such a scenario occurred?