The Heart Of The Empire

“Belfast, Shankill Road the heart of the empire salutes her majesty on 60 glorious years.” [1952-2012]

This is a new three-part installation of boards on Crimea Street for Queen Elizabeth’s diamond (60th) jubilee. For “Ulster To England” see Ulster Girl. On the left are flags of the home nations along with the Royal Standard and Union Flag.

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RHC A Company

A few words of Irish – “Lamh Dearg Abu” – in a loyalist mural in Glenwood Street, just off the Shankill Road, through strictly it should be “Lámh Dhearg Abú”. “Lámh dhearg” means “red hand”, and this is a Red Hand Commandos’ mural.

The same motto was on the mural that this one replaced, which can be seen at M02433.

The scrolls name ten RHC units, including “North Down” as distinct from “Co. Down”, “South East Antrim” as distinct from “Co Antrim”, and England and Scotland.

The panels of text are two verses from Robert Laurence Binyon’s For The Fallen and some lines from Rudyard Kipling’s Ulster (here given as “Ulster 1912”: “Believe we dare not boast/Believe we dare not fear/We stand to pay the cost/In all that men hold dear”

Glenwood Street, Belfast

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Somme 1916

A mural from 1st Shankill Somme association (Fb) commemorating the Battle of the Somme, with soldiers running through no-man’s land and the Ulster Tower memorial. With support from the Govan Somme Association, Grapes Bar, Glasgow.

Replaces the Tombo Kinner mural.

On the locally-named “Passchendaele Court” (a.k.a. Conway Walk, off Conway St.).

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Milltown Arch

This is the arch in Milltown Street, Dungannon. The panels show (left) William, Prince Of Orange and (right) the B-Special and UDR on either side of an Ulster Banner in the shape of Northern Ireland, and, (left) Milltown Arch Committee, Dungannon, and (right) the surnames of the thirteen apprentice boys who shut the gates of Derry against the forces of James II in 1688.

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