The Twelfth: pictures from the Larne parade

It may have been a slightly different way to mark the 2021 Twelfth, but the crowds turned out in force to make sure members of Larne District LOL No 1 and their accompanying bands still had a memorable day.

Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 9:34 pm
Sunglasses were the order of the day in the fine weather during the Twelfth demonstration in Larne. Picture: Stephen Davison. / Pacemaker.
Sunglasses were the order of the day in the fine weather during the Twelfth demonstration in Larne. Picture: Stephen Davison. / Pacemaker.

The Larne lodges would usually have been part of the East Antrim Combine celebration, but as local parades were taking place this year instead of the normal 18 main demonstrations across Northern Ireland, their route for the day was through Larne town centre.

The parade - marking the 331st anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne - enjoyed fine weather and brought out spectators of all ages for the first Twelfth parade in two years.

See who you can spot in this special gallery of photos from the event.

Beating their drums during the Twelfth demonstration in Larne. Picture: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker
Leading the Constable Anderson Memorial Band during the Twelfth demonstration in Larne. Picture: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker.
These youngsters are totally focused on the parade during the Twelfth demonstration in Larne. Picture: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker.
Brethren of LOL 249 on parade during the Twelfth demonstration in the Co Antrim town. Picture: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker.
An acrobatic display from the young leader of the Constable Anderson Memorial Band. Picture: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker.
On parade through Larne town centre. Picture: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker.
Maisie Adams beats her drum as the bands march past during the Twelfth parade in Larne. Picture: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker.
A huge crowd gathered for the Larne parade through the town centre. Picture: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker.
These youngsters were carrying the banner tapes for the brethren of LOL 458 during the Larne parade. Picture: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker.
These three dogs led the Constable Anderson Memorial Band during the Twelfth demonstration in Larne. Picture: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker.