Belfast prepares for Twelfth of July celebrations

Colonel Wallace, Grand Master of the Belfast Orangmen, promised that this year's gathering in Belfast would be the largest ever. Men are gathering from Lodges across Ireland, and contingents are also expected in Belfast from Scottish Lodges and a number from across the Empire. Edward Carson will arrive in Belfast tomorrow morning, and will attend the Belfast parade.

Colonel Wallace has asked those wishing to attend the parade to leave their motor cars at home, and to use trams, which will be running as normal, to get across the city. He has also asked that those viewing the parade stay on the pavements. This will allow the Orangemen to march four abreast, and get down the route in a timely fashion.

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