© Newtownards District No.4

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THE TWELFTH 2017 IN BANGOR


WOR BRO DAVID CARGO (1927-2017)

The members of Newtownards District LOL No 4 were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Wor Bro David Cargo who died on 28th June 2017, aged 89.


THE TWELFTH 2016 IN DONAGHADEE


SUPPORTING OUR BRETHEN AT TWADDELL

On Friday 22nd May 2015, members of our District took the invitation to attend a planned protest on behalf of the Ards & North Down Friends of Twaddell.


THE TWELFTH 2014 IN NEWTOWNARDS


ORANGEMEN ASSAIL SLIEVE DONARD

A band of 18 Orangemen and friends made a successful assault on Slieve Donard on Saturday 5th October to raise funds for Cancer Research UK


THE OPENING OF CRAIGANTLET ORANGE HALL

LOL 1973 has recently been given two fantastic photographs relating to the opening of the Orange Hall at Craigantlet


PAST DISTRICT MASTER’S PORTRAITS UNVEILED

The brethren of Newtownards District gathered in the last week of March to honour three of its most respected Past District Masters


MEMORABILIA DISPLAY

In the run-up to the Twelfth 2004, a series of events were organised within the Orange Hall to market the Twelfth festivities. One of these was a display of lodge memorabilia, much of which had laid out of sight for many years.


THE LAMBEG TRADITION
The tradition of the Lambeg drums leading Lodges on parades has slowly diminished in the last fifty years. At one time drums would have accompanied seven of the fourteen Lodges in Newtownards District LOL No. 4.


NEWTOWNARDS APPRENTICE BOYS CELEBRATE CENTENARY

The Newtownards branch of the Apprentice Boys of Derry Club celebrated its centenary year in 2005.


ORANGE HEROES OF WORLD WAR ONE

In the First World War a large number of Newtownards Orangemen volunteered to fight for King and Country. Over 240 Orangemen from the district joined up and over fifty paid the supreme sacrifice.


THE NEWTOWNARDS DISTRICT CHOIR

The annual Newtownards District Carol Service was initiated by the District Master, the late Wor. Bro. Billy McIlroy, following the District Gospel Mission which marked the Millennium year 2000.


TWELFTH DEMONSTRATION VENUES

A list of venues to host the local Twelfth demonstration from 1885 to the present


DEFUNCT LODGES


TOTAL ABSTAINERS LOL 991

This lodge was formed in 1895 with James Green of Milecross Road as its first Worshipful Master. It replaced an older Total Abstainers Lodge LOL 1949 which disappeared in 1883.


VOLUNTEERS LOL 1501

The warrant of LOL 1501 has an interesting history. It was originally an army or marching warrant which was brought to the town in the 1840s.


JUNIOR LOL 131

Junior LOL 131 was reformed in August 1991 filling the void which had seen Newtownards District without a Junior lodge since the mid-eighties.


STUARTS VOLUNTEERS LOL 872


NEWTOWNARDS TRUE BLUES LOL 1055