The Sons Of Ulster

The Ulster Tower at Thiepval “is dedicated to the glory of God in grateful memory of the officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the 36th (Ulster) Division and of the sons of Ulster in other forces who laid down their lives in the Great War, and of all their comrades-in-arms who, by divine grace, were spared to testify to their glorious deeds.” The boards are next to Warszawiacy Berlinowi.
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A Hive Of Glass

The Ulster banner with “Village – No surrender” in (UVF) orange-on-purple.
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PSNI Scum

Two pieces of Village graffiti with the same message: “Stay out PSNI scum” and “Out to fuck PSNI scum”.
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Radomska Patologia

Polish-language graffiti in the Village (south Belfast) – Radomski Patologia (Radom Pathology, Radom is a city in Poland) – below blacked-out graffiti about a paedophile.
On the side wall, “House breakers beware”. (See previously: Romanian Housebreakers Beware)
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Your A Scumbag, Martin McGuinness

Graffiti against both the IRA (“Your [You’re] a scumbag Martin McGuinness” and “Provo bastards”) and the police (“PSNI scum”) in the Village.
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The Belle Of Belfast

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This Lesley Cherry mural in the Village area of Donegall Road shows a female figure sitting on a drum and holding one of the Harland & Wolff cranes in her hand.
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Women Too

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The Windsor Women’s Centre in the Village area of south Belfast has been providing support services for women and families since 1990. This black and white but multicultural mural on the Kilburn Street side of the building by Joanne Vance includes images of women who use the centre.
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text: X01872 spiral hope peace opportunity spirit feminism unity love dreams fears aspirations confidence education growth development belonging faith energy skills knowledge learning activity drive life power spirit strength home vitality work recreation conversation comfort helping together coffee support understanding health sharing worth well being warmth trust 

The Village People

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Two masked gunmen point straight at the viewer in this UVF mural in south Belfast’s Village area. Straight-on shot, below.
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text: X01465 X01464 2nd battalion B Coy. for god and ulster

For God And Ulster, For King And Country

A board to slain UVF members John Hanna (died 1991-09-10), Stevie McCrea (1989-02-18) and Sammy Mehaffy (1991-11-13), with poppies and image from WWI, and a shrine below also commemorating the service of the 36th Ulster Division in WWI. Frenchpark Street, Village area, South Belfast.

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text:X00608 sammy mehaffy 1972-1991, john hanna 1971-1991, stevie mccrea 1952-1989, remembering our brother’s lost lives and the human cost of conflict, the legacy of lost hopes and dreams. we come not to mourn but to praise their memory. we keep the memory of the brave, the faithful and the few, some lie far off beyond the waves, some sleep in ulster too. all are gone but still live on the names of those who died and true men like you, remember them with pride, 36th ulster division, for they shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old, age shall not weary them nor the years condemn, at the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them,

Looking Back

Back in January, Bill Rolston said that there weren’t many murals featuring British royalty. The number has surely seen a large increase in the year of the diamond jubilee and the covenant centenary. This ‘blue queen’ is from the Village area.

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Detail below …

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text: X00613 X00612 ER II, this we will maintain