Unbroken Presence

03302 2016-02-28 Ardoyne Wall Curtain+
More “peace” line images today (after yesterday’s repainting of the Cliftonville “peace” line in Blue Sky Thinking): at the end of February work began taking down a section of the 8 foot high wall on the Ardoyne side of the Crumlin Road, separating Ardoyne from the Woodvale area, though the section close to Woodvale and the wall on the Woodvale side remain for now.
The houses on the north side of the road will now be able to see the road and the doors of Holy Cross church (shown above).
The vintage piece of Free Brendan Lillis graffiti shown in the final image survives, just out of picture to the left in the wide shot below.
Here is some BBC-NI footage of the wall being knocked down. Here are Irish TimesNewsLetter and Tele articles on the 2013 NI Executive policy objective of removing the lines by 2023. And here’s an interview with Heather Bellamy, author of Towards A City Without Walls.
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03305 2016-03-01 Ardoyne Wall w+
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03306 2016-03-01 Ardoyne Wall Cross+
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03319 2016-03-07 Brendan Lillis Crumlin Graffiti+
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text: X03302 X03305 X03306 X03319 this cross stands here to mark the unbroken presence of the passionists and the people at holy cross since 1869 and as a sign of hope

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