Welcome To Loyalist Linfield Road

“2009: Welcome To Loyalist Linfield Road. Celebrating Our Culture 1690.” The central panel is a combination Union Flag, Ulster Banner, and free-floating Northern Ireland.

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The Young, The Brave, The Fearless

2009 images of the YCV mural on Broadway in the Village, Belfast, seen previously in 2008. The plaque on the side wall reads: “In loving memory of Volunteer Colin Castle, died 17th February 2006. Lest we forget.” The additional wide shot includes the John Hanna mural and (barely visible) the small Gary Hamilton mural (see C05190).

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Lay Them Away On The Hill Side

“Lay them away on the hill side/along with the brave and the bold/Inscribe their names on the role [sic] of fame/in letters of purest gold.” The Ulster Tower at Thiepval commemorates the WWI dead of the 36th (Ulster) Division. The words, however, come from a song about James Daly, who was executed by firing squad for taking part in a 1920 mutiny of the Connaught Rangers in India in protest of the activities of the Black and Tans. Above is the insignia of “UVF South Belfast 2nd battalion” and below is a roll of honour for the battalion: “A salute to the brave/to those men we hold dear/they fought for our freedom/south Belfast volunteers.” Compare this mural to the previous (Here Lies A Soldier), which does not include any reference to the Great War.

On the side of The Hideout, Pine Street.

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