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Centenary of Dunmurry Orange Hall
Bro James Connor Gray (Worshipful District Master of Derriaghy LOL No 11) pictured with his daughter Hannah (right) and son Matthew with the banner showing a painting of his grandfather, the late Bro James Connor Gray PDM, who was present when the foundation stones of both Dunmurry Orange Hall and Saint Colman’s Parish Church in 1908 were laid. Bro Connor Gray (Worshipful District Master of Derriaghy LOL No 11) pictured during the platform proceedings at the ‘twelfth’ demonstration field in Dunmurry.
Bro James Connor Gray (Worshipful District Master of Derriaghy LOL No 11) pictured with his daughter Hannah (right) and son Matthew with the banner showing a painting of his grandfather, the late Bro James Connor Gray PDM, who was present when the foundation stones of both Dunmurry Orange Hall and Saint Colman’s Parish Church in 1908 were laid. Bro Connor Gray (Worshipful District Master of Derriaghy LOL No 11) pictured during the platform proceedings at the ‘twelfth’ demonstration field in Dunmurry.

As part of the ongoing celebrations marking the centenary of Dunmurry Orange Hall, members of Dunmurry True Blues LOL No 1046 carried two banners on the ‘twelfth’ demonstration at Dunmurry last Saturday 12th July. The historic occasion for the lodge coincided with the recent centenary celebrations at Saint Colman’s Parish Church as both the Orange Hall and Parish Church were opened in 1908 and one of the lodge members, the late Bro James Connor Gray was present when the foundation stones of each building were laid.

One of the banners depicts Dunmurry Parish Church and the other shows a picture of the late Bro James Connor Gray PDM, which was carried by his grandson (also called James Connor) together with his great-grandson Matthew, from the demonstration field at which Bro Connor Gray, currently Worshipful District Master of Derriaghy LOL No 11 chaired the platform proceedings. The current WDM Connor Gray’s father the late James Connor Gray PM gave over 50 years service to the lodge until his death in 1980.

Ulster Star
15/07/2008