Rule Britannia

Two sides of a single banner in Castle Street, down-town Portadown. “Honouring Britain’s armed forces, past, present and future. Rule Britannia” and “God save the Queen. Portadown – Proud to be British.”

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Copyright © 2009 Peter Moloney

Garvaghy Road Arch

The Garvaghy Road, Portadown, arch has a pair of gates and a cannon and sailing ship: symbols of the Siege Of Derry, as well as the cross, ladder, and crown & Bible of the Orange Order. IN the centre is an Ulster Banner (with a Union Flag on the reverse).

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Copyright © 2009 Peter Moloney

Mid Ulster Brigade Ulster Volunteer Force

This Portadown mural combines the Ulster Volunteers of 1912 with the contemporary UVF. The panels show “UVF gun-smuggler 1913”, “Firearms training 1913”, and “Sir Edward Carson about to address troops at Portadown railway station” while the roll of honour lists modern-day volutneers Joey Neill, Horace [Harris] Boyle, Wesley Summerville [Somerville], Derek McFarlane, Jackie Marshall, Wilson “Winky” [also “Winkie”] Fry, Robin Jackson, Richard Jameson, Mark “Sqid” Elliott. This is progress compared to the previous mural, shown below, which had hooded gunmen active in the centre of the mural, with the crest of the 36th (Ulster) Division on the side-wall.

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Copyright © 2008 Peter Moloney