No Surrender 1690

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The left-most mural (No. 1 of 9) in Percy Place, Belfast. The central motif of a red hand on a Saltire is unusual. 1690 is the date of King William III’s victory at the Battle of the Boyne.

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Copyright © 1988 Peter Moloney

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The Ulster Special Service Force (USSF) was a local Shankill unit within the west Belfast regiment of the Ulster Volunteers. It lost 90% of its men at the battle of Albert on July 1st, 1916. For more of its history see BygoneDays. Craven Street, Belfast.

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Deserted! Well – I Can Stand Alone

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Side-by-side murals in Craven Street, one showing a farmer’s wife defending the farm (the stone wall) and preserving it as part of Britain (the Union flag) despite the threat of Home Rule, the other “in proud and loving memory” of three UVF volunteers assassinated by the IRA: Shankill Butcher Lenny Murphy, John Bingham, and William “Frenchie” Marchant. “Lest we forget.”

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