Apprentice Boys unveil No Surrender bannerette

Pictured with the new bannerette which was dedicated by Dean William Morton, second from left, in St. Columb's Cathedral yesterday for the No Surrender Parent Club were, from left, Graeme Stenhouse, Lieutenant Governor of the General Committee of the Apprentice Boys of Derry, Johnston Young, standard bearer for the No Surrender Parent Club, Councillor Hilary McClintock, who unfurled the bannerette, Jonathan Acheson, President of the No Surrender Parent Club, and Jim Brownlee, Governor of the General Committee. INLS1115-189KM
Pictured with the new bannerette which was dedicated by Dean William Morton, second from left, in St. Columb's Cathedral yesterday for the No Surrender Parent Club were, from left, Graeme Stenhouse, Lieutenant Governor of the General Committee of the Apprentice Boys of Derry, Johnston Young, standard bearer for the No Surrender Parent Club, Councillor Hilary McClintock, who unfurled the bannerette, Jonathan Acheson, President of the No Surrender Parent Club, and Jim Brownlee, Governor of the General Committee. INLS1115-189KM

An Apprentice Boys march held to celebrate a landmark anniversary of one their parent clubs was held in the city yesterday.

The parade started out in the Fountain and ended up at St Columb’s Cathedral, where a bannerette marking the 150th anniversary of the No Surrender club was unfurled.

A dedication ceremony was then conducted inside the cathedral by Dean William Morton.

Though the event was not connected to St Patrick’s Day, the decision to march on such a significant feast day has been widely regarded as a positive example of Londonderry’s different traditions existing peacefully side by side.

Many of those marching caught the eye by wearing shamrocks on their lapels.

Reggie Donaldson and Ivan Gillespie, the longest serving members of the No Surrender club, were in attendance, as was Jim Brownlee, the governor of the Apprentice Boys of Derry.

Mr Brownlee told the Sentinel: “The parade and dedication ceremony in the cathedral went very well.”