On the march for the annual youth parade

Scouts on parade at Portadown Commonwealth Day Parade.INPT23-626.
Scouts on parade at Portadown Commonwealth Day Parade.INPT23-626.

The annual Portadown and District Commonwealth Day Youth parade takes place on Sunday.

Seniors meet in Hanover Street, and the intermediates and juniors in Carleton Street - all at 2pm.

They will march off at 2.20pm – the intermediates will lead, proceeding downtown to Thomas Street Methodist Church, followed by the seniors to St Mark’s, the juniors to Edenderry Presbyterian Church.

For the return parade (circa 4pm), the juniors will form up at Edenderry. They will be joined at the junction of Bridge Street South by the intermediates and then by the seniors.

Outward parade: intermediate section - St Mark’s Silver Band: Junior Boys Brigades from Edenderry Pres; Armagh Road Pres; St Mark’s; Drumcree; Thomas Street; Tartaraghan; Milltown; Charlemont; Annaghmore.

Portadown True Blues: Seagoe CLB; Brownie Guides from Edenderry; Bocombra: Armagh Road; St Marks; Cub Scouts from Tandragee; St Mark’s; Richhill.

Corcrain Flute Band: GFS from Tartaraghan; St Columba’s; St Mark’s; Milltown.

Senior parade – Salvation Army Band: Girls Brigades from Drumcree; Edenderry Methodist; Charlemont/Cranagill; Tartaraghan Presbyterian; Thomas Street Methodist; Guides and Rangers from Killicomaine; Armagh Road; St Mark’s; Edenderry Presbyterian.

Pride of the Birches: St John Ambulance Cadets/Badgers; various Scout sections from Tandragee; St Mark’s; Richhill; St Columba’s; Portadown District 1 and 2 and Network Scouts; CLB from Seagoe; Dobbin.

Portadown Defenders leading Boys Brigade Company Sections from – Thomas Street; St Mark’s; Edenderry Pres; Armagh Road; Annaghmore; Drumcree; Edenderry Meth; Charlemont; Tartaraghan.

The junior parade – Edgarstown Accordion Band: Seagoe and Dobbin ‘Martins’; Rainbow Guides from Edenderry Pres; Armagh Road; Bocombra; St Mark’s; Penguins and Squirrels from St Columba’s; Tandragee; Richhill; St Mark’s; Beavers from St Mark’s; Tandragee; Richhill; St Columba’s.

Mavemacullen Accordion Band: Anchor Boys from Annaghmore; Drumcree; Thomas Street; Armagh Road; Edenderry Pres; Edenderry Meth; St Mark’s (with Cabin Boys); Milltown; Charlemont; Tartaraghan.

Battlehill Pipe Band: GB Explorers from Drumcree; Thomas Street; Charlemont/Cranagill; Epworth, Tartaraghan; Edenderry Methodist.