101st anniversary Battle of the Somme parade

Thursday, 29 June 2017

101st anniversary Battle of the Somme parade thumbnailMid and East Antrim Mayor, councillor Paul Reid, will take the salute at the Post Office on Wellington Street.

THE Ballymena Branch of the Royal British Legion, in conjunction with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, will commemorate the 101st anniversary of The Battle of The Somme this Saturday, July 1.
Legionnaires, Naval, Army and other Associations should assemble at The Services Club at 6pm.
The Parade, led by Castlegore Band will step off at 6.30pm and march to the Memorial Gardens via Trostan Avenue, Castle Street, Bridge Street, Waveney Road and Galgorm Road.
On arrival at the Memorial Gardens a Service of Remembrance will commence at approximately at 6.50pm.
The Service will be led by Rev Mark McConnell from St Patrick's Church of Ireland.
Following the short Service, wreaths will be placed on the War Memorial after which the parade will reform and march back to the Services Club.
The return route will be Galgorm Road, Lower Mill Street, Wellington Street, Church Street, Castle Street and Trostan Avenue.
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