Drinking surrounding band parade: Reader

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SIR - Having been a spectator at the Band Parade in Ballymoney for the first time ever last Saturday may I just say I have never been so disgusted in my whole life.

I was just a visitor and did not know there was such an ‘on street’ drinking culture in the town. I thought it was a ‘no no’ to consume alcohol on the streets in any town. I personally have not seen it in years nor do I wish to see it again, definitely not in Ballymoney.

I just cannot understand why people, some people, have to travel to a pub to watch football or rugby. I’m very happy to watch it on my TV at home which I do.

Will not be back, Disgusted Loyalist. (Name and address supplied)