Loyal orders present a different side…

THE News Letter highlights the irony of Dunloy Accordian Band marching in the Lord Mayor’s Show in London, although it can’t actually march through the village it is named after. The Mayor of London is hardly what you’d call sympathetic to unionism either! Elsewhere, the Orange Order continues its outreach by distributing cartoon pocket guides (pictured) on its history to 20,000 schoolchildren across Northern Ireland. David Scott, Orange Order education officer, said: “We wanted to produce in-your-pocket guides that were colourful and a bit of fun. We hope they will help schoolchildren at the key stage two and three understand more about the Order, in particular for their study of history and citizenship. People now want to understand more about each other’s culture and traditions and we hope these will be a success.” Wonder if any Catholic or integrated schools will be using them. You can see pdfs of the comic strip guide here and here.