Civil Rights Camp

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The language of “civil rights” and “equality” is being used at the Twaddell site, as can be sign from the placard above; there are three copies of this sign: the second image, below, is of one on the north side of the street (visible in the previous set of Twaddell pictures) and the third image shows an additional copy on the electrical box on the south side of the street.
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text: X01290 X01291 X01292 scales of justice, established to campaign for equality welcome to all who support the two main objectives are to see the ligoniel lodges, bands and supporters complete their 12th july parade to have the current parades commission removed please note the camp and the surrounding area is an alcohol free zone all music must finish by 9pm and the wishes of the local residents fully respected thank you for your support united we stand divided we fall; commemorating the royal engagement and marriage william & catherine; woodvale defenders of the union flag south support loyal orders hatred of orange culture no surrender not now not ever respect our community south londonderry vanguard bears strictly no alcohol to be consumed residential area

Supporters Club

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More images from the Twaddell protest camp, this time from the north side of Twaddell Avenue
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text: X01293 X01294 X01295 ardoyne rangers supporters club supports ligoniel lodges pride of flute band and twaddell residents queenspark british and proud no surrender; north belfast sisters and brethren district end sectarian hatred of protestant culture if a shared future doesn’t include my orange culture history and tradition then there can be no shared future sash king billy antrim unionist forum UPV united protestant voice PUP progressive unionist party mid-ulster association branch youth of northern ireland respect our culture carrickfergus united loyalists  civil rights

Twaddell Protest Camp

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Three images from the protest camp at the top of Twaddell Avenue, at the southern border of Ardoyne. The protest is in response to a parades commission ruling that, on July 12th, Orange marches could only go past the Ardoyne shops in the morning but not return via the same route.
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text: X01297 X01296 X01298 if you attempt to remove persons from this site you may be liable to legal proceedings signed protest camp; martin miller where is our shared space parades commission criminalises protestants respect my identity and my culture south belfast supports loyal orders, this ones for you “squinter” end hatred of orange culture respect our community district no. 4 belfast loyal orange orders supports ligoniel district lodges our civil and religious liberties we will maintain

UDU-WDA-UDA-UFF

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The gable wall at the end of Columbia Street (on Ohio Street) has been rebuilt and the old WDA/Duke Elliott mural has been replaced. Above is the right side of the piece, which describes the transition from the Woodvale Defence Association to the Ulster Defence Association to the Ulster Freedom Fighters, and grounds all three in the Ulster Defence union of 1893.

In the second image, below, Ewart’s mill, on the Ardoyne side of the Crumlin Rd, can be seen in the background. From the WP page on the Crumlin Rd … “The mill was built for William Ewart, a cotton trader and politician who switched his interests to the production of linen, which at the time became the leading industry in the city. During the Second World War the mill was converted from the production of linen to the manufacture of munitions.” There is a statue diagonally across the street (at the corner of Cambrai and Crumlin Roads) of a millworker.

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text: X01258 X01260 Quis separabit. This mural is dedicated to the offices and members of the WDA who gave their lives and their freedom in defence of this area. Established in 1969 in response to indiscriminate sectarian attacks by republican murder gangs, the WDA has a proud history of defending the surrounding area. With the dedication and determination the members and officers of the WDA served their community in the face of unprovoked, unwarranted and cold-blooded attacks.
In 1971 in order to combat an increasingly aggressive republican movement, the WDA amalgamated with a number of other defence groups in form the UDA. This ensured a more organised and coherent response to the onslaught faced by the citizens of Northern Ireland.
The UFF was established in 1873 to take the war to republicanism. With tenacity, courage and resilience the members of the UFF distinguished themselves in battle by striking at the very heart of republican movement and ensuring that the attacks faced by their community didn’t go unanswered.
2013: The genesis of these groups can be traced right back to the formation of the UDU in 1893. Formed to resist Home Rule in the late 19th and 20th centuries, the UDU adapted the motto Quis Separabit. this motto was used by ulster defenders throughout the period known as “the troubles”.

Apart To Play

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Two side of the same peace line, with new, near-identical street-art on each side. Above, the view from the Protestant (Woodvale/Shankill) side; below, the view from the Ardoyne side.
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X01073 X01074

Where Youth And Laughter Go

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Mural in Disraeli Street to Trevor King, to the left of the old Brian Robinson mural and two gables to the right of the new Brian Robinson mural. Having been shot by the INLA and paralysed from the neck down, King took the decision to remove his own life-support (WP).
The words on the left are from Suicide In The Trenches by WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon:
You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads pass by
Sneak home and pray you’ll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go
The poem refers to a soldier whose naturally cheerful disposition has been overwhelmed by the horrors of war.
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text: X01014 lt. col. trevor king y.c.v. for gold and ulster u.v.f. 1912 1st belfast battaltion ‘b’ company; in proud and loving memory of james ulster volunteer force died 9th july 1994 at the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember 14th battalion royal irish rifles somme ypres arras thiepval young citizen volunteers st, quentin grandcourt messines fricourt

For All Time

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A new mural has gone up to Brian Robinson (featured on Extramural Activity a few days ago) in the same street (Disraeli Street) as an already-existing mural to him, shown here. Note that the artist has included a transmitter or surveillance tower on the skyline
See the previous post for more details of his death.
A close-up of the plaque is below. As the plaque notes, his mother died at the same time – she reportedly had a heart-attack when she heard of his death.
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text: X01012 X01013 In proud and loving memory of Vol. brian robinson “b” coy. 1st belfast battalion ulster volunteer force killed in action 2nd september 1989 also his loving mother margaret robinson died 3rd september 1989, for god and ulster p.a.f.  protestant action U.v.f. for his country and people he took up the gun a volunteer to the end and a true ulster son robbed of his life’s-blood sept. ’89 but his name will live for all time, y.c.v. royal irish rifles st. quentin grand court messines

Shankill Star

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A brand new piece (unveiled March 2, 2013) to Brian Robinson and/sponsored by the Shankill Star Flute Band, in Disraeli Street – where Robinson grew up – replete with images from the first World War such as soldiers (both British and German), trenches and poppies. Robinson was killed on 2 Sept., 1989 by an army undercover unit moments after he had shot and killed a Catholic named Patrick McKenna (WP). This is the second mural on the street to Robinson. The piece is not paint, but printed boards, and the image has been generated by computer.
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text: X01011 for god and ulster in memory of u.v.f. ulster volunteer force 1912 est. 1968

Reflections On The Somme

A close-up of part of the Somme memorial next to the Shankill graveyard.

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Buchanan

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Three murals in the series “From pioneers to presidents” were painted in London-/Derry, to Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington, and James Buchanan. A version of the latter was also painted on Ainsworth Street/Woodvale Road in Belfast in the same year (1999).

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text: X00054 X00086 from pioneers to presidents, my ulster blood is my most priceless heritage, james buchanan 15th US president 1857-1861