Prepare To Meet Thy God

2013-05-06 PrepareGod+
More religious graffiti on the Bann towpath, just south of Portadown/Port an Dúnáin: “Watch! Prepare to meet thy God. The coming of the Lord is near.”
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Mixed Messages

2013-04-01 NoGodsNoMasters+
Not Catholics versus Protestants but atheists versus believers. Contradictory pieces from the towpath running along the Bann, out of Portadown and towards Newry. The first says “No Gods. No Masters”. The second says “The fool hath said there is no God.”
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2013-04-01 TheFoolHathSaid+
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Put Our Flag Up!

2013-04-01 PutOurFlagUpCrop+

Graffiti in Port an Dúnáin/Portadown related to the flags protest. (See previously: Let Your Union Flag Fly | Imagine | And So This Is Christmas)

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Bridge Street

2013-02-25 PortadownBridge+
New union flags fly on Bridge Street as it crosses the river Bann in Portadown/Port an Dúnáin, looking towards the northeast.
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Rangers Ready

Rangers Football Club, founded in 1873, has its home in Glasgow, Scotland but has a large following among Northern Irish Protestants. Union Street, Portadown.
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Mid Ulster UVF

Pallets are collected for Eleventh night in the Edgarstown estate, in front of the murals on Union Street: from left to right: Portadown True Blues, Mid Ulster UVF, and the Ulster Volunteers. In the final image, “LVPW” [Loyalist Volunteer Prisoners’ Welfare] on the tarmac is modified (by the rival UVF) to become “DVPW” – “D” for “drugs”.

There are shots of Mid Ulster UVF and Ulster Volunteers walls in 2008 at the Peter Moloney Collection – Murals.

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Boyle & Somerville

Harris Boyle and Wesley Somerville were UDR soldiers and UVF volunteers. They were “killed in action” when the bomb they were planting on the minibus of the Miami Showband went off prematurely. Of the pair, only Somerville’s arm, with its “UVF Portadown” tattoo remained identifiable (WP). The plaque is in Princess Way/Gloucester Avenue, Portadown.
Since 2014, the poster erected each year in Moygashel to honour Somerville has drawn criticism: 2014, 20152016, 2017, and 2018.
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Here We Stand

This Orange Order banner is on the outside wall of the shed in the graveyard of Drumcree church, Portadown, years after the dispute effectively ended.
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