Orangeman's Day Parade!
ON 12 July 2007 the annual
procession through Southport, took place, but will this be the last
Orange Lodge parade in Southport?
This event is the most important day in
the Loyalist calendar and for many, many years the Independent
Orange Lodge has paraded through the town. The event has always been
controversial, but this year’s event in particular was heavily
tainted by a drunken and disorderly rabble, who disgraced the
majority by causing as much trouble as they could. The weather was
inclement and this drove many to seek shelter in licensed premises,
with lamentable results for some. The resultant trouble and the fact
that there is no longer a permanent fun fair in Southport could see
the end of this parade.
The Liverpool Lodge said:- "We come to Southport not only to
show what we are all about, but for the attractions too. It is a
family day out but as the fair is no longer permanent, we may have
to review the situation. Also, we would like to point out that the
problem group we have had this year are NOT what we stand for. This
event is about celebration and having fun with families, but again
this will now have to be considered as well."
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