Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Loughries - 'Glorious Twelfth' 1

The Newtownards 'Twelfth' once again has proved why the town is a perfect venue for the North Down Orange Demonstration. The crowds of people thronged the full length of the Parade was incredible all watching on as the procession made its way through the streets of Newtownards.

Loughries had 17 members on Parade, sadly a few were on holiday or we would have had a full turn out. We met at the CLB hall in Newtownards at 0900am for refreshments tea, coffee soft drinks and sandwiches etc, - teetotal event for Loughries!

At the field we were entertained by some interesting speeches from the platform party including one from DECAL Minister Nelson McCausland. It has been quite some time since on the 'Twelfth' that I heard such a rousing and well worded speech, appreciated by a large crowd who cheered and shouted their support.


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