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500 attend World War One ceremony in Portadown

Part of the large crowd which attended the WWI 100th anniversary event at Portadown Cenotaph on Monday night. PT32-211.

Part of the large crowd which attended the WWI 100th anniversary event at Portadown Cenotaph on Monday night. PT32-211.

Up to 500 people gathered in Portadown town centre last night for a moving ceremony to commemorate 100 years after Britain declared war on Germany and the First World War began.

The ceremony started at 10pm and continued until after 11pm when the momentous declaration was made.

It will begin with an Act of Worship conducted by Rev Canon Jim Campbell, Rector of St Mark’s Church of Ireland.

Upper Bann MP David Simpson will begin the reading of the 321 names, followed by members of the Portadown branch of the Royal British Legion, including the officers – President Pete Hodgson, acting chairman Billy Stewart, secretary Ronnie Hynes and treasurer Sam Thompson.

For full coverage, including photographs, see this week’s Portadown Times.

 

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