Another aspect of the Loughries Great War project was the creation of a new lodge
bannerette, encapsulating the members of the lodge who served on the battlefields
of the Somme.
On Friday 15th April 2016 at the Somme Museum, Conlig, Loughries Lodge unfurled the
new bannerette. The bannerette is dedicated to the memory of our Lodge members who
served, fought and died during the Great War.
The Lodge members and invited guests began the evening with two complimentary tours
of the Somme Museum prior to the unfurling ceremony, which took place in the main
hall area shortly after 8.00pm.
Wor. Bro. Mark Anderson welcomed everyone to the evening and gave a overview of the
World War 1 project that Loughries had undertaken. This was followed by the unfurling
ceremony performed by Wor. Bro. David Cargo Snr., Hon. Deputy Grand Master of the
Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland and Wor. Bro. Stephen Rodgers, Lodge Treasurer and
the banner painter.
Mrs Carol Walker from the Somme Museum gave a 'twin towers' talk on the Ulster Tower
and Helens Tower.
There was also a 'soft launch' of the lodge history booklet again with an overview
by Bro. Mark Anderson.