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LOL 1058

Rising Sons of William LOL 1058

LOL 1058 was formed in 1845 with James Tennents as Worshipful Master and hence took the name of Tennents Lodge. The first meetings were at Bally Avenue, Carrowdore, but then the lodge moved to Edward Hawkins house in Main Street, before moving into Kiln House in 1910. In 1910 a new banner was unfurled under Hugh Hamilton Worshipful Master, William Yeaman Deputy Master,  Andrew Orr Secretary. and Edward Hawkins Treasurer. By this stage the lodge was known as the Rising Sons of William and had a strength of 24 members. In 1928 a new banner which depicted the Mountjoy and cost £30 was unfurled, and this in turn was replaced by another new banner in 1960. The lodge room was extended in 1923 and in 1924 Major Workman from Carrowdore Castle was proposed. Since this the lodge hall has been extended again and in 1960 the hall was purchased from Mrs. Stone. The lodge ran a dance every week in the 1920’s and guest teas were continued into the 1950's.

The accounts of the Orange Ball in 1929 read as follows:- rent of hall 10 shillings; rates 2 shillings & nine pence; profit after expenses £3-16-5. In the 60's and 70's dances were held in local hotels to assist with fund raising. When the lodge first marched it was to the rhythm of the lambeg drums, but later two pipers were used. In 1918 the first flute band was formed which has been followed by various flute and accordion bands.

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Parades & Events

Tuesday 23rd June 2015, 7.00pm - LOL 781 Charity Concert - Donaghadee
Friday 26th June 2015, 7.00pm - Upper Ards District Mini 12th - Ballywalter
Wednesday 1st July, 7.30pm - Annual Somme Commemoration Service - Donaghadee
Sunday 5th July, 2.30pm - Annual Divine Service - Donaghadee
Monday 13th July 2015 - Annual Boyne Anniversary Celebrations - Holywood