This 2009 memorial garden in Owenroe Drive, Bangor caused controversy when built using Housing Executive funds as it was intended to commemorate only the dead of WWI. In addition, it contains headstones to members of the UDA (on which Cuchulainn is invoked as a “defender of Ulster”), RHC, and UVF (BelTel).
Whitehill, Bangor, mural commemorating Jim Johnston, Stephen Pollock, Thomas (“Kaneo”?) Kane of the Red Hand Commando. Johnston was shot in 2003 (Guardian); all three are presumably post-peace deaths associated with the Pride Of Whitehill flute band (Fb).
“Give your child a special gift this year – the gift of bilingualism. Naíscoil & Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir. Saroideachas i gcroílár an phobail. Quality education in the heart of the community.” On the rear of Free Derry Corner.
“Justice for Gerry. No to Diplock courts. Stop the show-trial. Your support is needed.” Gerry McGeough was arrested in 2007 for the attempted murder of off-duty UDR soldier Sammy Brush. His trial took place in February, 2011 and republicans rallied to support him (Fb); he would be convicted and sentenced to 20 years, of which he would serve 2 (WP).
“Sgt. Thomas George Wortley, “D Coy” 14th Btn. Royal Irish Rifles, Service No. 14/17063, died Messines 07-06-1917. Spanbroekmolen British Cemetary Grave C10.” Carrickfergus born; lived in Fleet Street, Belfast (Carrickfergus Roll Of Honour).
The bravery of two Carrickfergus natives, which won each of them the VC, is recounted on the side-wall to a larger 14th Royal Irish Rifles mural. Pte. James Crichton served with New Zealand infantry in France (in WWI) and Sgt. Daniel Cambridge served in Crimea.