Friday 1st July – Somme Remembrance Parade
Our Somme Remembrance parade and service will take place on Friday 1st July. Participants are to assemble in the Mary Street area from 7pm. The parade begins at 7.15pm.
Route: Mary Street, Frances Street, Zion Place, Georges Street, Upper Movilla Street, Queen Street, Upper Greenwell Street, Georges Street, New Road, Portaferry Road, Castle Street.
A short service of remembrance will then be held at the War Memorial before the parade resumes.
Route: Castle Street, High Street, South Street, Upper Court Street, John Street, Donard Avenue, Windsor Avenue, Scrabo Road, Mill Street, Fredrick Street, William Street, Talbot Street, Upper North Street, North Street, West Street, Mary Street, Mark Street.
Sunday 9th July – District Service
The District service will take place in Regent Street Methodist Church at 3.30pm on Sunday 9th July. Participants should assemble in Mary Street at 2.45pm, with the parade beginning 3.00pm.
Route: Mary Street, Frances Street, Castle Place, High Street, Mill Street, Gibsons Lane, Regent Street.
Return route (4.45pm): Regent Street, Frederick Street, Mill Street, Gibsons Lane, Regent Street, Mary Street.
Tuesday 12th July – The Twelfth in Greyabbey
The Twelfth demonstration will be held in Greyabbey, beginning at midday from the assembly field on Spring Lane.
In Newtownards local feeder parades will take place in early morning, before our own District parade begins from Mary Street at 10am. Lodges and bands are asked to be in the assigned places around Mary Street by 9.45am.
Route: Mary Street, Mark Street, Upper North Street, Talbot Street, William Street, Regent Street, Frances Street and onto buses by 10.30am.
The assembly point in Greyabbey is a field on the junction on Carrowdore/Spring Lane. The host lodge Greyabbey LOL 1592 will parade out from the Orange Hall to the assembly field at 11.15am. The main parade will begin at midday.
Route: Spring Lane, Newtownards Road, Main Street, Church Street and through St Saviour’s Church car park to field in Rosemount Estate.
The return parade will start at 4.30pm and return to buses on Newtownards Road.
Route: Church Street, Main Street, Newtownards Road.
On return from Greyabbey Newtownards District will get off buses on Old Shore Road and parade to our usual finishing place in the square.
Evening route (5.45pm): Old Shore Road, Bowtown Road, Upper Greenwell Street, New Road, Portaferry Road, Castle Street, High Street, Conway Square
Parking in Greyabbey will be available in the field, at the village hall and at the shore car park. Entry to the field will be £5, payable on entry. Anyone driving into Greyabbey should be parked by 10.30am.
Full information for the main demonstration is available here