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Apprentice Boys of Derry

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By abodadmin, May 31 2018 09:52AM

The Club’s 2018 booklet is now available @ £3.00 each. Please add £2.00 p&p as the booklet has a total of 84 pages.

The content covers topical issues relating to anniversaries in 2018 plus Apprentice Boys involved in World War One and news from Parent and Branch Clubs.

The booklet can be obtained by contacting the Siege Museum on 028 7126 1219 and facebook. Payment can be made by PayPal, BACS or debit card. If larger quantities are required, please contact for cost.

All proceeds from the sale of the booklet will be divided between the Apprentice Boys of Derry Benevolent Fund and The Siege Museum.

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.