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King Billy crossing the Boyne replaces a UFF ‘Eddie’ mural (see M02487) as part of the re-imaging of loyalist murals in 2008. Rolston (2012 p. 455) reports that the Arts Council thought King Billy was too divisive an image to replace the Village Eddie, but lost this particular battle. The info board, shown below, places the painting in the history of loyalist muraling as a return to traditional images after a period of paramilitary control.
By John Darren Sutton in Tavanagh Street, Belfast.
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