RIP Plum Smith

A plaque has been added to the Cupar Way “peace” line memorial to UVF man William “Plum” Smith. “Moved on 8th June 2016 – sadly missed by his family.” For more information on his life, see the previous version.
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Punishment Shooting

Marvel comics’ character The Punisher takes aim at the back of Captain America’s skull. Just above the piece: “The positive side of Belfast Shankill Road peace wall”.
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Tyre-Free Pyre

Tyres for the Conway Street/Cupar Way bonfire were removed from the site in June (Belfast Live | image at Alternatives) but some might have recently been put in the middle (Belfast Media). In any case, there are still plenty of pallets, not to mention Sinn Féin election posters featuring Alex Maskey, John Finucane, and Michelle O’Neill, as well as the flag of ISIS, and IRA and INLA lettering.
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Be Nice

Words of wisdom from the back of the Stokers Halt in east Belfast: “Remember … everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be nice. – Mr Andrews, 2015”. Please get in touch if you know who “Mr Andrews” is!
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Killed In Action 1st July

As the plaque in the third images shows, the mural was originally painted in 2006 for the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. The side wall was painted last year for the 100th anniversary.
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Ambassadors For Peace

Young people from the Shankill, Divis, and Newington came together as “Ambassadors For Peace” (Fb) with students from Susquehanna University in the US to paint the two outer sides of the gates in the Northumberland Street “peace” line. Shown today is the Shankill side. (Images of the work in progress can be found on Belfast Live.)
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LA’s Walk Of Fame

Holy Cross Girls’ Primary is a Catholic school within the loyalist enclave of Glenbryn in upper Ardoyne. Although it is in the style of the Los Angeles Dodgers (baseball team) “LA” in this case stands for “loyalist Ardoyne”. The school was the site of some extraordinary scenes during 2001 as police and army formed a cordon against local protesters so that children could reach the school. (See It’s Black And White.)
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As Long As 99 Of Us Remain Alive

The gunman on the left of the first mural at Freedom Corner (see previously) has been painted out. The scroll on the right reads “For as long as one hundred of us remain alive we shall never in anyway consent to submit to the Irish for it’s not for glory, honour or riches we fight but for freedom alone which no man loses but with his life – U.D.A./U.F.F”
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The Pied Piper Of Ballybeen

Many of the characters in this (unfinished) Ballybeen mural appear to be from The Lord Of The Rings but there is also the piper featured above.
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The Stokers Halt

Shovelling coal in the glow of a fire. Street art by Verz (Fb) on the Holland Drive side of The Stokers Halt in east Belfast.
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