Annual parade of banners to mark Somme anniversary

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Larne District LOL Number One will hold its annual parade of banners and Somme commemoration service on Wednesday June 28.

Brethren, sisters and bands are asked to assemble at Victoria Orange Hall, Curran Road, at 7.00 pm for departure at 7.30 pm sharp.

The parade will make its way to the war memorial at Inver for a service and wreath-laying ceremony at 8.00 pm.

After the service, the parade will return to Victoria Orange Hall following a route along Main Street and proceeding to Curran Road.

The Battle of the Somme is regarded as one of the bloodiest of World War I. At the end of the first day on 1st July 1916, the 36th (Ulster) Division had suffered over 4,900 casualties. Battle continued until November 1916.