Opening of the arch in Lisburn

The Twelfth celebrations got off to a great start on Wednesday July 1 with the opening of the arch in Lisburn.

Lisburn District No 6 held a parade through the city centre, pausing at the arch, which had been erected at Market Square.

Orangemen cut a ribbon to open the arch. US1527-520cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Orangemen cut a ribbon to open the arch. US1527-520cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the opening of the arch, with hundreds of Orangemen and women marching through the city,