Londonderry UVF

UVF insignia with four flags: St Andrew’s Saltire, UVF flag, Union Flag, and Ulster Banner. Seen previously in 2007.

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The Protestant Reformation

Portraits from left to right of Martin Luther, William Tyndale, John Calvin, John Knox. John Wesley is not included here. The previous mural was to the UDR, which itself had replaced an LVF mural. Pollock Drive, Lurgan.

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Mourneview Youth

Here is the scene at Mourne Road along the side of the Mace (later a Spar). On the low wall is a ‘Mourneview Youth’ mural (presumably by BlazeFX) – there were previously LVF murals on this wall. In the bricked-up windows are a series of cultural panels, on the Battle Of The Boyne, music, William McFadzean’s VC, fire, faith, defence (WWI), plus one other (perhaps ‘school’?)

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Streets Of Yesteryear

“Streets Of Yesteryear” showing (at top) Bobby Jackson (senior) painting the mural and, at right, the mural in Clarence Place. On the left is Wapping Lane, where the arch is hung every year. At the bottom is the gaol tower.

The plaque at right reads “Streets Of Yesteryear. Unveiled on 7th August 2009 by Mrs. B. Holland (née Jackson) daughter of the late Bobby Jackson pictured above. Part of the Creating Change Programme, Cathedral Youth Club.”

Wapping Lane, Londonderry

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We Determine The Guilty, We Decide The Punishment

Iron Maiden’s ‘Eddie The Head’, here in the guise of a British Redcoat, strides over a Londonderry both old (vintage soldier on the left) and new (Free Derry Corner and The Petrol Bomber on the right). The mural has been touched up: the turned-over corners have been painted out and the skyline lowered. For more see Eddie’s Visual History page.

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Carrickfergus RIR/UDR

“This cairn was erected in memory of Ranger Cyril Smith QCM 2nd battalion the Royal Irish Rangers 24th October 1990. Ranger Smith was killed rescuing a civilian driver who had been tied to a car bomb by terrorists. He succeeded in releasing the driver and helping him to safety. As he knowingly re-entered the danger area to warn his comrades the bomb detonated. For this action he was posthumously awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal.”

“In memory of the part-time members of A Coy. 9 UDR who were murdered by terrorists: 24289588 Pte. Russell HJ 12-13th July 1972, 24582042 Pte. Carlton SA 8th January 1982, ex. A Coy: serving 5 UDR Lieutenant Kerr WC 2nd November 1977.”

The RIR was merged with the UDR in 1992. Both memorials are adjacent to the larger war memorial along Marine Highway, Carrickfergus.

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