Defenders Of The Pass

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Here are close-ups of the two boards to either side of the new Young Conquerors piece (featured recently in Veni, Vidi, Vici). The first shows a photograph of the original Donegall Pass Defenders Flute Band, which lasted a short time in the 1970s before the formation of the Conquerors in 1977 (Fb). The second shows the patch of the band.
Update (2015-01): Nikki has kindly sent us an image of the band parading, taken sometime in the 1970s. Her grandfather, Thomas Lorimer, recently passed away and she found the picture in his roof space. He was a member of the Defenders and is at the far left of the picture, on the bass drum. In the posed picture – shown in detail below – he is on the right, in the back.
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2014-08-09 DonPassPatch+
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Copyright Family of Thomas Lorimer. Used with permission.

4 thoughts on “Defenders Of The Pass

  1. nikki 2015-04-17 / 8:55 am

    My granda tom true donegall pass defender born and rises . r.I.p granda

  2. David martin 2018-02-16 / 12:40 pm

    Good to see the old photos off the pass band the one with hold band in was the 12 day I’m in the photo must have bean 13 14 good memories David martin da

  3. Anonymous 2021-02-25 / 3:08 pm

    That is all wrong Donegall pass Defenders was started long before 19 70

  4. Edmond skillen 2022-07-20 / 11:43 am

    It all wrong about the dates the band was started was long before 1970

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