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LOL 111

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LOL 128

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LOL 240

Temple of Loyalty
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LOL 1054

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LOL 1363

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LOL 1908

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LOL 1919

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LOL 1952

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LOL 1973

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LOL 131

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THE TWELFTH 2011 - HOLYWOOD

The drums of the Newtownards
Volunteer Flute
Orange-women from Newtownards on parade
The parade makes its way through Holywood The District colour party
LOL 1501 followed by the Orange-women The banner of LOL 1908

The officers of LOL 1948 lead their lodge

LOL 111 on the return from Holywood

The colours of LOL 481

Newtownards Melody Flute Band
The NVF colour party On parade with the Sons of Ulster FB Many lodges have a sword-bearer
LOL 1919, closely followed
by LOL 1973
Lambeg drums remain a mainstay of any Twelfth parade

a visiting brother of Medway Martyrs Members of LOL 1919 and 1973 joined ranks for the day

Flautists from the Protestant Boys
The parade nears it's end, heading for Conway Square
These members of LOL 1952 got the weather they were hoping for Dr Wright's - the only pipe band in the Newtownards parade

Holywood enjoyed fantastic weather as it welcomed visiting brethren and bands to the coastal town to celebrate the 321st anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne.

As well as the host District, Orange-men and women came from the neighbouring areas of Bangor, Newtownards and Upper Ards to celebrate the Twelfth of the July, as has been done for centuries. As usual, there were visitors from further afield as well - brethren and bands came from England, Scotland and Wales and they were welcomed by strong crowds who lined the full route of the parade.

For the first time, Spafield was used as the main demonstration area, where participants in the parade could take time out for lunch, listen to the official message from the platform or just enjoy a rest prior to starting the return leg of their journey.

As always the Twelfth stretched from early morning to early evening. Many lodges met for breakfast at the Worshipful master's home, then dozens of local feeder parades would have taken place. Everyone then converged on Holywood for the midday start and the parade made it's way slowly through the packed streets, headed by LOL 417 from Ballykeel.

At the culmination of the afternoon parade, brethren and bands boarded their many buses to begin the journey home. For Newtownards members there was one final leg of the day's parading - the walk through the streets of Ards to Conway Square. In the evening many lodges would have held functions to round off the day and reflect upon yet another Glorious Twelfth.