It has taken some months to get to this point. Finally, the painting of St Columb’s Cathedral, the Siege Heroes Mound and historic Walls of Londonderry, is complete.
This beautiful painting by artist Brian John Spencer has been scanned, and printed on Baryta Fine Art Giclée paper *.
Each print is uniquely numbered and signed by the artist.
The prints are now on sale. Members of any Branch Club should contact their Club Secretaries to enquire on price at a Members’ rate – Branch Club Secretaries to contact the Murray Parent Club Secretary as per Report Book.
There are three sizes available.
The prints are also available to the public. Contact using our Contact page for more information, or by post to the address on the contact page (post is collected from that address every week or so).
On general sale, prices (not including P&P) are:
A4 – £15.00
A3 – £25.00
A2 – £40.00
The prints are a very fine addition to any wall, framed by a professional framer or simply in an off-the-shelf frame.
* Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta is a bright white cellulose based fine art paper with a coating specially tailored for FineArt use. The clearly visible felt structure lends the paper a tactile surface structure to produce prints with a three dimensional quality. The barium sulphate within the coating gives the FineArt Baryta the feel of a traditional analogue baryta print, creating stunning contrasts, deep blacks and perfect reproduction of colour. The paper is acid and lignum free making it extremely age resistant.
Glasgow Clubs traditionally parade the weekend following the Londonderry Commemorations. The Murray Club Secretary spent a very enjoyable day with Partick Murray, the organiser for this year’s Parade. Another Parade three years in the making because, you know, Covid. The parade started from the Centre of Glasgow, out to the Crawford Halls in Partick. Excellent parade and a good afternoon with Partick Branch Club. Thanks to Thomas Chalmers, Secretary, for all his work for the day, along with all those who played a part in making the day a success.
There is now a Gallery of images from the 333rd Relief of Derry Commemorations, which mostly records Murray Parent and Branch Clubs on the day, below. Other images provide further context. The Murray Parent Club would like to express appreciation to the Robert Graham Memorial Flute Band for ably leading us for the day, on the Walls in the morning through to the return to the Memorial Hall in the evening.
Thanks to all those who made the day so enjoyable: Members and bands, and particularly the Marshals, the St John Ambulance who attended quite a few casualties of the heat; and also members of the public who generously offered bottles of water along the way.
The full parade is available via the YouTube Channel.
333rd Annual Relief of Derry Commemorations
The Murray Parent Club had the pleasure of hosting Carson Millar of the Australia Murray Branch Club on the weekend of the 333rd Relief of Derry Commemorations, 13th August 2022.
The big day was a sunny joyous event which saw huge numbers of Apprentice Boys travel to the Maiden City and crowds enjoying the warm weather and the colour and sounds of one of the largest parades over this summer in Northern Ireland. The Murray Parent Club would like to express appreciation to the Robert Graham Memorial Flute Band for ably leading us for the day, on the Walls in the morning through to the return to the Memorial Hall in the evening.
An Apprentice Boy can only be a full member when 'Made' within the historic Walls of Londonderry. Carson, on the evening of his initiation into our famous fraternity and receiving his Member certificate from the Governor, Graeme Stenhouse, at the end of the day's Commemorations, tops and tails this selection of images from an outstanding weekend.
These images are mostly of the Murray Club's participation on the day, though others are featured to provide a rounded view of the day.