From the archives - July 1978 - Disagreement on flags requested for ‘Relief’ celebrations

There was disagreement at the monthly meeting of Derry City Council over whether or not the Council would supply equipment, free of charge, to the Apprentice Boys of Derry for the erection of bunting for the Twelfth of August Relief of Derry celebrations and whether or not the City Flag should be flown from Council buildings on that day.

The Council heard that a request had been received from the General Committee of the Apprentice Boys of Derry for permission to lay a wreath at the War Memorial in the Diamond on August 12. The Committee also requested the flying of the City Flag from Council buildings and that Council decorate a number of locations in the city centre including Craigavon Bridge, Guildhall Place and the Diamond.