Andytown News diarist with an eye on the week just gone, or indeed the one just ahead. Interested in the strange, the funny and the totally bonkers.
The Public Health Agency has issued a warning that the feared Moron Virus is spreading rapidly across the city
...And here's the really beautiful old one on the other side of the road
If it ain't broke why fix it? Here's the really annoying/confusing North Down Borough sign on Old Holywood Road...
@brendanbelfast Rather have been at Spurs, but me and my lad made do with going Bear Grylls. Good day too though
Fittingly, stirringly, Jamie Bryson had this inspirational message on inside back cover. Make you want to join up
My programme, an overpriced memento of an interesting day
UVF 2, meanwhile, have wooden rifles
UVF 4 East Belfast have only flutes to defend the province
Steward tasked with keeping crowd behind crash barriers. It wasn't a hard job. West Belfast – he could be my mate
The number of spectators was remarkably small. Many times more people lined up in field than watching them
Home Rule and 36th Ulster banners at entrance to field
The marchers and bands assemble in a mown field in front of Craigavon House and speaking platform
This way to the Somme. The parade reaches Craigavon House and the Somme Nursing Home
Shouts of anguish as parade went up Belmont Rd and missed Wandsworth Drive turn. Hope original UVF planned better
UVF nurses, half of whom by my reckoning were Scotchies, for some reason
The horses were followed by this authentic 1913 UVF staff car
Horses at the head of the parade on the Belmont Road
As I'm about to drive off I note farmers like to smoke blow too. Remind me to have my lunch in work from now on
I put my dog back in cage in boot and Kujo here tries to get in too, covering car and my trousers with slabbers
He follows my fella, who's bricking it, like me, and a lot of low growling ensues
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