Thursday, 1 July 2010

Somme Commemoration Parade

Tonight I attended the Somme Commemoration Parade in Newtownards - it was a very enjoyable parade. My Orange Lodge, Loughries True Blues 1948 were accompanied by the Portaferry Accordion Band, who to their credit played very well. They played a number of excellent medley's of traditional Ulster Scots tunes as well as Orange Tunes - my favourite of course 'the Hills of Carrowdore.

A cousin of my Grandfather was killed at the Somme and his name is on the Cenotaph close to the British Legion in Newtownards, where we paused for a short wreath laying service.

There was a very good turn out of local Newtownards Folk to watch the Parade which is always encouraging.

A few Pics to follow.

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