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Twelfth of never: Demonstrations officially cancelled three months ago... but the occasion will still be marked

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Orangemen march near Drumcree on a previous Twelfth

Orangemen march near Drumcree on a previous Twelfth

William Hamilton, who turned 100 years old in January and is believed to be the Orange Order’s oldest member

William Hamilton, who turned 100 years old in January and is believed to be the Orange Order’s oldest member

Orangemen march near Drumcree on a previous Twelfth

Orangemen across Northern Ireland have told how they are preparing to celebrate a Twelfth like no other.

The festivities will have a very different feel this year after the cancellation of the annual parades due to Covid-19.

From drive-in church services to small wreath laying ceremonies, people have been busy making alternative plans.