Thiepval St.

The nameplate on the corner of what is/was Northland Street (Conway Street south of the Shankill) now reads “Thiepval Street” and the Thiepval board above adorns the end wall (replacing an earlier mural to UVF A Company 5th platoon; the stone shown below, although not present in 2006, perhaps belongs to the era of the previous mural). On the other side of Conway Street is/was North Howard Walk – a plate now reads “Passchendaele Court”. And below the plate for Argyle Street is now a plate saying ‘Ulster’. It’s not clear whether the names have been changed officially or not. The names are unofficial (as of November 15th, 2012). In the New Lodge earlier this year (April-May, 2012), Fishers Court became McGurk’s Way (U.tvBBC-NI).
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Close-ups of the board and the stones below …
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text: X00731 X00734 X00732 X00736 u.v.f. when the last war is waged and the last post is played when the last boy is laid and the last prayer is said when the last mother cries and the last tear drop dries when the son is gone we’ll now remember the somme. this stone is dedicated to the memory of the fallen volunteers of no. 5 platoon, a company 1st belfast battalion, ulster volunteer force, as poppy petals gently fall remember us who gave our all not in the mud of foreign lands nor buried in the desert sands, in ulster field and farm and town fermanagh’s lanes and drumlin’d down we died that violent death should cease and ulstermen might live in peace; for god and ulster, lest we forget, “I am not an ulsterman but yesterday 1st. july as I followed their amazing attack i felt that i would rather be an ulsterman than anything else in the world” captian captain wilfred spender – the somme, in proud and loving memory of our fallen
charge from thiepval wood 1916, sir edward carson, 36th ulster division

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