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Derriaghy District LOL No 11 hosts the ‘Twelfth’ demonstration at Dunmurry

Lisburn LOL No 6 District Officers.  Included in the picture are Lagan Valley MP Bro Jeffrey Donaldson, Bro Fred Willoughby (Worshipful District Master), Bro Tom Kerr (Deputy District Master) and Bro Jonathan Beattie (District Secretary).

Lisburn LOL No 6 District Officers.  Included in the picture are Lagan Valley MP Bro Jeffrey Donaldson, Bro Fred Willoughby (Worshipful District Master), Bro Tom Kerr (Deputy District Master) and Bro Jonathan Beattie (District Secretary).

Derriaghy District LOL No 11 hosted the 318th anniversary of the battle of the Boyne demonstration at Dunmurry on Saturday 12th July. The South Antrim Combine consisting of a total of 70 lodges from 7 districts assembled at Mosside Road (near Derriaghy Cricket Ground) and the parade made its way to the demonstration field at Fullerton Park in the following order: Derriaghy LOL No 11, Lisburn LOL No 6, Hillsborough LOL No 19, Aghalee LOL No 2, Glenavy LOL No 4, Magheragall LOL No 9 and Ballinderry LOL No 3.

Bro Connor Gray (Worshipful District Master of Derriaghy LOL No 11) chaired the platform proceedings. Bro Rev Stanley Gamble (Lisburn District No 6 Chaplain) led the prayers; Bro Rev Scott Martin (Hillsborough District Chaplain) read the Scripture lesson and Bro Rev David McCarthy (Deputy County Grand Chaplain of Antrim and District Chaplain of Derriaghy) gave the address. Speaking of the day of compromise; the day of opportunity; and the day of salvation, Bro McCarthy emphasised the importance of living the Christian life as an Orangeman and bringing Christ back into the very centre of all that we do. Quoting the well-known portion of Scripture, ‘Now is the accepted time, behold now is the day of salvation’, he concluded that we must ‘Seek the Lord while He may be found and call on Him while He is near’. Roses Lane Ends Flute Band conducted by Alwyn Totten led the praise; the hymns were ‘The Lord’s my Shepherd’ and ‘Abide with me’.

Resolutions  proposed by Scottis Womens’ Orange Order members Worthy Sister Rev Helen Walker (Past Grand Mistress of Scotland), Worthy Sister Christine Calvert (Past Grand Mistress of Scotland) and Worthy Sister Rhona Gibson (Deputy Grand Mistress of Scotland).

Votes of thanks to Lisburn City Council (use of assembly and demonstration field), Roses Lane Ends Flute Band (providing music at platform), Bro Raymond McKee (for providing the platform), Bro Raymond McNeice (PA System), the PSNI (for traffic control) and others who helped in any way were given by Bro Norman Bell (WDM of Ballinderry LOL No 3) and Bro Morrow (Grandmaster of Queensland, Australia); and votes of thanks to Derriaghy District LOL No 11 for hosting the demonstration were given by Br Tommy Ross (PDM Glenavy LOL No 4) and Bro Fred Willoughby (WDM of Lisburn LOL No 6).




 

Ulster Star
14/07/2008