Parade Takes Place
Southport Orange Lodge Parade took place on Monday, 12 July 2010.
This event often receives a mixed reaction from businesses in
Southport and locals alike. The parade takes place each year to mark
the centuries- old battle between Protestant King William and the
Catholic James II; known as the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland. The
parade is meant to be fun for families according to the lodge, and
in recent years the problems have been relatively minor. Sadly, this
year has again seen headlines shouting 19 arrested. According the
Merseyside Police those arrested this year have been
“relatively minor. There were some drunk, disorderly and minor drug
possession offences.” With over 30 coaches hired and trains
packed, is this event good for the area or bad for it?
The parade itself is
always colourful, with lively bands, children in costume. What do
you think of the Orange Parade?
Should it be stopped
or is it good for the area?
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