PARADE WILL END MEMBERS' SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS
Members of the
Rising Knights of Lambeg RBP 268
will celebrate the Preceptory's 20th
anniversary on August 30 with a
parade through Ballyclare. They also
held a special anniversary dinner on
June 28 which was attended by
Imperial Deputy Grand Master Sir
Knight John Burleigh.
THIS year's 'last Saturday' demonstration
will be even more of a red letter day than usual for members of
the Rising Knights of Lambeg RBP 268.
The County Antrim Grand Black Chapter parade
through Ballyclare. on August 30 will mark the climax of the
Preceptory's 20th anniversary celebrations.
These began almost at the same time as the
2008 marching season with an anniversary dinner in Lambeg Orange
Hall on Saturday June 28.
Among those attending was Imperial Deputy
Grand Master Sir Knight John Burleigh who was also present at
the formation of the Preceptory.
Mr. Burleigh made a presentation to RBP 268's
officers before the Sir Knights settled back to enjoy
entertainment provided by the group 'Freewheelers'.
The dinner brought memories flooding back for
the few remaining original members of the Preceptory.
The issuing of its warrant took place at
Lambeg Orange Hall in 1988 and the event was the first
encampment of a Preceptory in Lisburn for 27 years.
The first Worshipful Master was Sir Knight
William McCready with Sir Knight Cyril McCready taking the
position of Deputy.
Also present were Ernest Cunningham, Edward
Law, Trevor Gill, Stephen Walker and Samuel Hunter.
Following the election of the Preceptory's
first officers, their inauguration was conducted by Belfast
County Grand Master Sir Knight George Arthur.
He was assisted by Imperial Deputy Grand Master
Sir Knight Thomas Malcolm.
The Preceptory, part of Lisburn District
Chapter, took part in its first major parade on August 27 1988
when the traditional cycle of venues meant the County Antrim
demonstration was held in Carrickfergus.
The other locations at which the parade takes
place on a revolving basis are Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney,
Lame and Lisburn.
The recently installed Officers of
Largymore Royal Black District Chapter Number Nine
for the year 2008.2009. From left to right: District
Registrar Sir Knight Ian Pedlow: District Master Sir
Knight Ian Patterson: District Chaplain Rev. Gerry
Sproule; Deputy District Master Sir Knight Tom
Wilkinson: District Treasurer Sir Knight Stephen
Andrew Bann and Mark Montgomery
enjoy the 12th demonstration at Dunmurry