© Newtownards District No.4
MILL STREET HEROES LOL 1908
12th July 2008
Two new Lecturers were inducted into the family from a class run by the District in 2006-07. Many months of dedication and patience resulted in Thompson Paden and Gareth Paden being presented with their certificates during the summer. Both men would assure any potential new recruits to Lecturing that there is much to gain from taking this class, not least the fellowship with other Brother Orangemen away from the usual lodge meeting.
At Mary Street, LOL 1521 joined with the other lodges of No 4 District to walk the streets of Newtownards before travelling to Bangor to take part in the North Down demonstration. Bright sunshine brought out large crowds to watch the parade in Bangor. The lodge would like to thank Loughries True Blues LOL 1948, William Strain William Lightbody Flute Band, and Craigantlet LOL 1973 for all their help in making the first 12th of July for LOL 1521 a great success.
On 9th July 2006 brethren of LOL 1908 gathered with District officers and friends to dedicate a new Lodge bannerette in memory of four former members. They are W/Bro R Marshall, W/Bro T Paden, W/Bro H Magill and W/Bro W McIlroy. All four were former Masters of the Lodge, while W/Bro McIlroy held the post of District Master in recent years.
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