Steeple Arch

The Orange arch in the Steeple/Parkhall estate on Parkhall Road, Antrim. From left to right: Pierced heart, cross and crown, compass and set square, “RBP” [Royal Black Preceptory]; “330 Orangemeen murdered by Sinn Fein IRA” with poppies; King Billy below a crown; “Masserene barracks, Antrim” with poppies; Orange flag, 3-step ladder, crossed keys, “GOLOI” [Grand Orange Lodge Of Ireland]

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Copyright © 2009 Peter Moloney

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Pony Club Arch

This is the Orange arch next to the Pony Club in the Hammer (lower Shankill). The five boards, from left to right, show “Shankill Road Campsie Club”, the crown and bible with orange lilies, King Billy in 1690, the crown and cross of the “Royal Black Preceptory”, and the orange star between St Andrew’s Saltire and the Union Flag (see Ulster Scotland for a larger version). Ariel Street, Belfast.

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Copyright © 2009 Peter Moloney

Shankill Protestant Boys

UDA and UVF murals on opposite corners of Northumberland St at the Shankill Road but with the same flute band – the Shankill Protestant Boys USSF (Fb | tw). “Ulster’s No 1 band, Shankill Protestant Boys, supports Drumcree.” The UVF side would outlast the UDA side, though the UFF board up above the Harp ad would remain until 2014 when the corner was redeveloped (into Conor’s Corner).

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Copyright © 2005 Peter Moloney

A Crown Of Life

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Controversial DUP and later independent politician and preacher George Seawright served as city councillor and NI Assembly from 1981 to 1986, when he jailed for his role in physically attacking NI Secretary of State Tom King. He was “murdered by the enemies of Ulster [the IPLO] Nov 1987” . “Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life – Revelation 2 v10”

Percy Place, Belfast

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Copyright © 1993 Peter Moloney