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LOL 836

LOL 836 unfurl their new banner in June 1988

Bro. Henry Ferguson Memorial
LOL 836

The warrant for LOL 836 was originally held by Ballyhay Heroes, the new LOL 836 began in Manor Street Orange Hall on the 1st June 1951. At this special meeting Worshipful District Master Ferguson from LOL 781 had the privilege of witnessing the formation of a lodge bearing the name of his father. Seven Brethren of LOL 781 had applied for the warrant, and when the formalities were concluded Bro. Joe Keith was elected Worshipful Master and Bro. Alex Dickson was his deputy. In 1952, LOL 872 kindly offered the newly formed lodge the use of a banner. By 1953 LOL 836 purchased a banner from Mr. A Purse for £83.15.0, this banner was replaced in 1967. June 1988 saw the unfurling of a their third banner which like earlier banners had King William III on one side and boldly displays the “ City of Belfast “ lifeboat leaving Donaghadee harbour on the other.

In our country which has been besotted with “religious disorder“  the next paragraph shows a lighter side of how life really was.Bro. Trevor Boyle and the late Bro. Willie Harper of LOL 836 were called out on fire service duty. St Annes Convent, then used as a school, had a serious chimney fire. Later that evening Bro. Boyle discovered the lodge did not have enough beetle cards for that evenings lodge fund raising effort. Where did Bro. Boyle go in his efforts to obtain the cards he needed ? Bro. Boyle explained the position to the sisters at St. Annes Convent. One good turn deserves another and with a generosity of spirit the sisters willingly obliged by providing beetle cards for the lodge.

LOL 836

Above : LOL 836 12th July 2011

Cherry Family
Three generations of the Cherry family all of whom have been Worshipful Master of LOL 836
Bro. John Cherry ( 2nd Left ) and his two sons Bro. David Cherry ( Left ) and Bro. Trevor Cherry ( Right )
and his Grandson Bro. Trevor Cherry Junior on his installation as Worshipful Master, January 2012.

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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