Thursday 30th September 2010, at 7.30pm in the Orange Hall, Newtownards, Loughries Mini Ulster Scots Festival - that we planned back in April, begins.
We will be delighted to welcome to Newtownards, eminent historian, expert on the Somme and the men of the 36th Ulster Division - Mr. Philip Orr. Philip will give a talk with aid of PowerPoint on the Somme and the impact it had on the Ulster People at that time. He will take a fictional character from that time and talk us through the 'Ulster Day' signing of the Ulster Covenant 0n 28th September 1912, through the formation of the UVF in Newtownards and over to the Battlefields of Europe and the soldiers return home after the 'Great War'
Jack Greenald will also give a talk on 'Local Men' who fought and died at the 'Somme'
There will be music and light refreshment following the events. You are all very welcome to attend, but get there early as we are expecting a full room, for what will I am sure be an emotional evening!