S/Row QS

Two pieces of UDA on the shop shutters on Sandy Row. Above, “S[andy]/Row – Quis Separabit” (who will separate us?) and “UDA”. See also: Wee Ruby’s from 2013.
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Rot In Hell, Martin

IRA volunteer and Sinn Féin politician Martin McGuinness died in March 2017 from amyloidosis (Guardian obituary). See also: Your A Scumbag, Martin McGuinness and The Bogside Butcher.
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Everyone’s Friend

South Belfast UDA commander Robert Dougan killed by the IRA on February 10th, 1998 while sitting in a car outside Balmoral Textiles in Dunmurry, two months before the Good Friday Agreement was signed. Ed Maloney summed up the situation at the time in a Sunday Tribune article. “A gentleman till the very end, he died as he lived, he was everyones friend.”
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How The Land Lies

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“UVF Land” graffiti in Sandy Row, itself graffitied out.
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The Hurricane

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Snooker player Alex “Hurricane” Higgins died on this day, July 24th, in 2010. He was inducted into the Snooker Hall of Fame in 2011 as (twice) winner of the World Snooker Championship, UK Championship, and (twice) Masters. Upon winning the 1982 World Championship, an emotional Higgins was joined on the floor by his wife Lynn Avison and (shown above) daughter Lauren.
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Each One Teach One

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Françoise Duparc‘s Woman Knitting is reproduced and extended with a scarf of multiple panels such as the two shown below, of a baby buggy about to run over a pile of dog doo, and of a girl painting forest sprites, as well as the Sandy Row Falcons (cheerleading) (Fb) and Sandy Row FC (Tw).
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Those Days Are Gone

2014-05-29 MrSaturdayNight3+
“To put bread on the table, those days are gone, when we all had to to Willie Allen’s pawn.
We met and we married along time ago; we worked for long hours when wages were low.”
Above and below are boards 3 and 4 of the ‘Sandy Row memories’ at the end of Blythe Street, showing Murray’s Tobacco Factory (in Linfield Road/Sandy Row, which closed in 2005 before being refurbished and opening in 2012 as Murray’s Exchange) and the old Belfast & Ulster Brewing building (unchanged image here), home to the south Belfast Ulster Volunteers (Sandy Row History) and most recently (until 2007) the home of Gilpin’s Furniture.
Previously (and for more information): Parts 1 and 2 Mr. Saturday Night
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These Stones

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Sandy Row WWI memorial: For God and Ulster 1912, Ulster Volunteer Force, South Belfast Battalion, trained in the adjoining brewery yard. These stones are kept in remembrance, lest we forget.
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Don’t Turn Your Back

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An aging UDA/UFF mural in Boyne Court, just off Sandy Row shows three masked men firing a funeral volley.
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Wee Ruby’s

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UDA graffiti on the shutters of a dilapidated building at the top (southern) end of Sandy Row.
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