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Apprentice Boys of Derry

The Associated Clubs of the

By abodadmin, May 9 2018 01:16PM

The Club’s annual visit to either England or Scotland took place this year over the weekend of the 22nd to 25th March with the Queen Hotel, Chester being the groups base for the three nights. The highlight of the trip was the day long visit to the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire. The group arrived in good time to take part in the daily eleven o’clock Service of Remembrance in the Forces Chapel. This was followed by an hour-long ride on a land train accompanied by a tour guide which gave a great overview of the Arboretum site and memorials. After lunch, the group made their way to the Orange Institution’s Memorial stopping for a moments reflection at the RUC GC, UDR and USC memorials.

A service of Remembrance was held at the Orange Memorial by the Club Brethren conducted by the Vice President, Bro Trevor Anderson with Club President, Bro John Hunter and Club Lay Chaplain, Bro John Hall MBE also taking part. The Ode of Remembrance was spoken by Club member, Bro Major Stan Brown following which a wreath was laid by the Lieutenant Governor, Bro Worthington McGrath assisted by Bro Bert Davis.

The following day, Saturday, was free for the group to explore the beautiful City of Chester. However, all were agreed that the visit to the National Memorial Arboretum was the highlight of our stay in Chester.

By abodadmin, Feb 13 2018 03:39PM

The Annual Easter Monday Demonstration 2018 will be hosted by Ballymena & District

Amalgamated Committee on Monday 2 nd April 2018 in Antrim Town. All Amalgamated

Committees, Parent and Branch Clubs are earnestly requested to adhere to the arrangements

as presented below.


Brethren will assemble at Antrim Protestant Hall and proceed at 10.30am to Service of

Remembrance at the War Memorial, conducted by Brother Nigel Owens, President Cromkill

Campsie Club.

On conclusion of the Service the parade will reform and proceed through Castle Gates to the forum playing fields, where the main procession will assemble.

Assembly of Main Parade

On arrival at the Antrim Forum, Amalgamated Committees, Parent and Branch Clubs should

position their Clubs and Bands at the information pegs assigned to them.

The main parade will commence at 12.30pm Sharp.


Lough Road, Clotworthy Bridge, Clotworthy House, Randalstown Road, Chapel Corner,

Dublin Road, Market Square, High Street, Railway Street, Castle Way, Fountain Street, Fountain Hill.

By abodadmin, Feb 5 2018 02:12PM

The Siege Museum have produced a new Armistice Centenary Jewel. There has been a total of 300 produced.

Priced at £20. Should you wish to place an order please contact info@thesiegemuseum.org. Payment can be accepted via BACS, PayPal, Cheque or debit card. Postage & packaging is a cost of £3.