Large turnout set for Orange Lodge marches through Southport

Southport and Liverpool will play host to the annual Orange Lodge parades this Friday (July 12).

The Liverpool Provincial Grand Orange Lodge will be parading to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first July 12 Orange Parade that took place in the city in 1819.

It will be the 200th anniversary of the first Orange Parade.

In this bicentenary year, the Liverpool Provincial Grand Orange Lodge has already held various events including a large banner parade through the City of Liverpool and the opening of the first Orange Arch in Liverpool in living memory.

As the Liverpool Province commemorates the parade from 1819, the main event of the year takes place with the Traditional Orange Parades in Southport and Liverpool.

Many Orange parades will take place from all over Liverpool including Dingle, Garston, Norris Green, Netherfield Road, and Heyworth Street from around 8am on Friday morning.

This is to commemorate and celebrate the 329th Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne.

The battle in 1690 between the forces of the deposed King James VII and II of Scotland, England and Ireland and those of Dutch Prince William of Orange who, with his wife Mary II (his cousin and James’s daughter), had acceded to the Crowns of England and Scotland in 1688.

Published on the 11th of July 2019
Article taken from the Lancs Live

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