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Twelfth 2020: 'We all made the effort to celebrate safely'

It was a Twelfth like no other. That was the view of residents in an east Belfast housing estate who were among thousands marking Northern Ireland's traditional day of parading by celebrating at home.

With hundreds of parades cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic, supporters were instead urged to safely mark the date in their front gardens.

While there was still plenty of red, white and blue on display, and the welcome waft of the burger vans and the familiar banging of the Lambeg drum were there too, notably absent were the vast crowds.

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Abigail Flack from east Belfast celebrates the Twelfth. Picture sent in by mum Lisa Flack.

Abigail Flack from east Belfast celebrates the Twelfth. Picture sent in by mum Lisa Flack.

Lucy from Ballymoney enjoying the Twelfth at home. From Annie Hanna

Lucy from Ballymoney enjoying the Twelfth at home. From Annie Hanna

Abigail Flack enjoying the 12th in east Belfast. With her mum Lisa Flack and nana Sharon Wylie.

Abigail Flack enjoying the 12th in east Belfast. With her mum Lisa Flack and nana Sharon Wylie.

Billy and Emily celebrating the Twelfth of July. Sent in by Katrina Galway.

Billy and Emily celebrating the Twelfth of July. Sent in by Katrina Galway.

Twelth of July celebrations in Rathcoole. Diane Mullan, Leah Carson & Chelsey Creigton

Twelth of July celebrations in Rathcoole. Diane Mullan, Leah Carson & Chelsey Creigton

Major ready for the Twelfth. Photo sent in by Stewart Walker.

Major ready for the Twelfth. Photo sent in by Stewart Walker.

Jonathan Ramsay celebrating the Twelfth of July in Belgium

Jonathan Ramsay celebrating the Twelfth of July in Belgium

Twelth of July celebrations in Killyleagh. Sent in by Heather Hagan.

Twelth of July celebrations in Killyleagh. Sent in by Heather Hagan.

Twelth of July celebrations in Killyleagh. Sent in by Heather Hagan.

Twelth of July celebrations in Killyleagh. Sent in by Heather Hagan.

Broley. Sent in by Elisa Orr

Broley. Sent in by Elisa Orr

Scott White on the march in Lurgan

Scott White on the march in Lurgan

Celebrating the Twelfth. Sent in by Patricia Carroll

Celebrating the Twelfth. Sent in by Patricia Carroll

Carson and Craig. Sent in by Valerie Quinn

Carson and Craig. Sent in by Valerie Quinn

Celebrating the Twelfth. Sent in by Patricia Carroll

Celebrating the Twelfth. Sent in by Patricia Carroll

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19; Stephen Walker, LOL 602; Gary Hall, LOL 792. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19; Stephen Walker, LOL 602; Gary Hall, LOL 792. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Abigail Flack from east Belfast celebrates the Twelfth. Picture sent in by mum Lisa Flack.

Despite the scaled down celebrations, the Braniel Loyal Flute Band brought the Twelfth to those living in the area, as residents gathered at their front doors or sat safely in their cars to watch the proceedings.

The previous day band members had played 'Happy Birthday' to a tearful Ina McNeill as they paraded through the Cregagh Estate to mark her 95th birthday.

Many on Monday afternoon said they would normally have been among the huge crowds celebrating July 12 in Belfast city centre.

Despite this not being possible in 2020 they were glad to see traditional parades still taking place albeit on a much smaller scale.

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King Billy leads the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. Credit: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

King Billy leads the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. Credit: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: King Billy watches the bands as they parade around the streets of the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: King Billy watches the bands as they parade around the streets of the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: A Union Jack hairstyle for watching the bands parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: A Union Jack hairstyle for watching the bands parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Leading the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Leading the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Members of the Belfast County Colour party in Belfast city centre today where they took part in a memorial service at the City Hall Cenotaph. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus although there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Members of the Belfast County Colour party in Belfast city centre today where they took part in a memorial service at the City Hall Cenotaph. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus although there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Jim Taggart sports a Union Jack hat and tie as he watches the bands parade on the Shankill Road, Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Jim Taggart sports a Union Jack hat and tie as he watches the bands parade on the Shankill Road, Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Almost home! Leading the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Almost home! Leading the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Jonny Graham and his son Teddy during the band parades around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Jonny Graham and his son Teddy during the band parades around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Taking a break during the band parades on the Shankill road, Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Taking a break during the band parades on the Shankill road, Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.

King William pours water from the River Boyne on the on the Shankill Road during the parade. 


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. King William pours water from the River Boyne on the on the Shankill Road during the parade. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade past a mural that commemorates King William and the Battle of the Boyne in the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade past a mural that commemorates King William and the Battle of the Boyne in the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade around the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade around the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Two young brothers pictured on Bray Street, off the Shankill Road in west Belfast, as they head to watch some local bands parade through the area. 

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.


But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Two young brothers pictured on Bray Street, off the Shankill Road in west Belfast, as they head to watch some local bands parade through the area. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of Orange Lodge St. Pauls Church Defenders LOL 1960, with guest Tranent True BluesLOL 228 in Scotland, unveil their new banner in the grounds of Fernhill House, west Belfast.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.


But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of Orange Lodge St. Pauls Church Defenders LOL 1960, with guest Tranent True BluesLOL 228 in Scotland, unveil their new banner in the grounds of Fernhill House, west Belfast. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of Orange Lodge St. Pauls Church Defenders LOL 1960, with guest Tranent True BluesLOL 228 in Scotland, unveil their new banner in the grounds of Fernhill House, west Belfast.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.


But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of Orange Lodge St. Pauls Church Defenders LOL 1960, with guest Tranent True BluesLOL 228 in Scotland, unveil their new banner in the grounds of Fernhill House, west Belfast. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade past a mural that commemorates King William and the Battle of the Boyne in the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade past a mural that commemorates King William and the Battle of the Boyne in the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Dressed for the occasion as he leads the First Ulster Flute Band around the Sandy Row of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Dressed for the occasion as he leads the First Ulster Flute Band around the Sandy Row of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade around the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade around the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON Egmont Gardens *** Local Caption *** Egmont Gardens

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade on Disraeli Street in west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade on Disraeli Street in west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade on Dunboyne Park in west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade on Dunboyne Park in west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

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Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade on Dunboyne Park in west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade on Dunboyne Park in west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade on Disraeli Street in west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade on Disraeli Street in west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town – the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic: Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town – the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic: Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town  the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town  the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town  the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19; Stephen Walker, LOL 602; Gary Hall, LOL 792. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19; Stephen Walker, LOL 602; Gary Hall, LOL 792. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

8955  Reece Houston, JLOL 55. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry.

8955 Reece Houston, JLOL 55. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry.

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots, a member of Lisburn Temperance LOL 152. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots, a member of Lisburn Temperance LOL 152. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry.

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry.

King Billy leads the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. Credit: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

Flute band member James Bate (28) was marking his 11-month-old daughter Lily-Pearl Kemp's first Twelfth.

"It's been good to bring the Twelfth to our neighbours and everyone is playing by the quarantine rules and not following the bands so the message has got through.

"But I hope this year is just a one-off and we can return to normality next year," James said.

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James Bate and daughter Lily-Pearl

James Bate and daughter Lily-Pearl

James Bate and daughter Lily-Pearl

Watching events from the safety of her friend Pat Simpson's garden was Aileen Shaltz (69) and Pat's daughter-in-law Joanne Large.

"It's weird but much more relaxed and less frantic than normal.

"There's still a good atmosphere and everybody has made the effort to come out and celebrate in a safe and peaceful way," said Aileen.

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Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Four years old Jack Lynch keeps the beat on his Lambeg as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Four years old Jack Lynch keeps the beat on his Lambeg as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Three years old Cole Watson and his dad Richard watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Three years old Cole Watson and his dad Richard watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Gregory Campbell MP and his wifr Frances watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Gregory Campbell MP and his wifr Frances watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Four years old Jack Lynch keeps the beat on his Lambeg as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Four years old Jack Lynch keeps the beat on his Lambeg as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

The Watson family watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

The Watson family watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Three years old Cole Watson and his dad Richard watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Three years old Cole Watson and his dad Richard watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Joanne (35) said: "There has been great community spirit and it's been good to see something happening to mark the day rather than nothing at all, so I've enjoyed it."

Sporting Union Jack T-shirts and others emblazoned with the words 'The Twelfth of July 2020: the one that got cancelled' were Carol Gray (46), her sister Alison Curry and their daughters Lauren and Caitlin.

"It doesn't feel quite the same," said Carol. "I've always loved the Twelfth and even though it's great to have the band here, I hope we don't have another one like this."

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. Credit: Pacemaker

Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. Credit: Pacemaker

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
Pictured: Kim and Neil Millar with their dogs as they watch the parade.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Pictured: Kim and Neil Millar with their dogs as they watch the parade. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
Pictured: Kim and Neil Millar with their dogs as they watch the parade.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Pictured: Kim and Neil Millar with their dogs as they watch the parade. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
Pictured: a band stops in front of a mural for the 36th Ulster Division.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Pictured: a band stops in front of a mural for the 36th Ulster Division. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured Nigel Mulholland and nephew Archie Madill.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured Nigel Mulholland and nephew Archie Madill. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured: Portadown Ex-ServicemenÕs LOL 608.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured: Portadown Ex-ServicemenÕs LOL 608. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured: Anne Gillespie, Shirley Branyan and Norma Gillespie of Portadown District No. 3. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured: Anne Gillespie, Shirley Branyan and Norma Gillespie of Portadown District No. 3. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured George and Kaitlynn Laverty.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured George and Kaitlynn Laverty. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured: Emma and Joe Bowles with dog Texas.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured: Emma and Joe Bowles with dog Texas. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured: Archie Hewitt plays the lambed.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured: Archie Hewitt plays the lambed. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
13/7/2020
Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. 
Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R Betty with son David and daughter-in-law Kathy.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R Betty with son David and daughter-in-law Kathy. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
13/7/2020
Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. 
Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. Sarah Dupray plays her cymbals in front of PortadownÕs orange sash made of pallets. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. Sarah Dupray plays her cymbals in front of PortadownÕs orange sash made of pallets. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
13/7/2020
Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. 
Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R David, Kathy, William, Betty and Robert, with Sarah in front. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R David, Kathy, William, Betty and Robert, with Sarah in front. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
13/7/2020
Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. 
Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R David, Kathy, William, Betty and Robert, with Sarah in front. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R David, Kathy, William, Betty and Robert, with Sarah in front. Photo Pacemaker Press

Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. Credit: Pacemaker

Mark Thompson (59) was in the company of his family including 13-week-old grandson Isaac Montgomery.

"It's different to any other Twelfth but it's good to see so many people out enjoying themselves and keeping their distance while also remembering what the day is all about," Mark said.

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Mark Thompson with grandson Isaac

Mark Thompson with grandson Isaac

Mark Thompson with grandson Isaac

"Personally I think the Orange Order could have put on a parade at a safe distance but this is as good as we can get.

"All of the neighbourhoods in Belfast have come together but what's missing this year is the camaraderie of standing to watch all the bands with friends and pageantry that goes with it."

Carole Ross (62) was joined by family members in her Union flag-clad gazebo to listen to the music.

"It doesn't feel the Twelfth as there is only one band so the same atmosphere isn't there," she said. "I hope we can all be back in Shaftesbury Square in 2021."

Belfast Telegraph