© Newtownards District No.4

The 12th returns in Newtownards

The sun shone throughout Newtownards as the Twelfth demonstration made its return after a year’s absence.

Orange men and women, along with their bands gathered to parade the streets of the town in fronts of thousands on onlookers, delighted to have The Twelfh back, after last year’s parades were cancelled due to Coronavirus.

It wasn’t the usual four District parade, but rather one involving only local lodges, plus a few visitors, as the aim was to keep numbers managable in light of the ongoing health restrictions. But that didn’t frustrate all invovled from having a memorable day.

The weather was a huge factor, bringing spectators out all along the route from early morning, as the parade moved from Mary Street towards the Scrabo Estate. From there it passed along the Regent Street and under the arch, along East Street and through the Greenwell Street arch, before culminating in an altered finish at Conway Square.

Below we take a look back at some of the images from the day.