These two artworks are on opposite sides of the new entrance to Dove Gardens adjacent to the gasyard (now a heritage site) on Lecky Road, Derry, after the area was rebuilt. If you know more about them, including the artist(s), please get in touch. There is another copy of the metal piece at Stanley’s Walk x Cable Street.
Signage on the 2010 Monach bonfire: “Michael Quinn weres [sic] your ball. Ward 3 South [?of Belfast City hospital?].” “Fuck ur IBA” [a gang of young hoods from CNR St James’s]. And “If Carlsberg watched bonfires, DRL [Dongall Road Loyalists] wuda [“would have”] been [the] best watched bonfire in the world.” There is also a swastika at the bottom. On the night, there was rioting at the site (BelTel).
The other Donegall Road bonfire (at the City Hospital) was set burnt out early (BelTel) and on the night there was a hit and run (BelTel).
Monarch Street, Belfast, in the old industrial estate.
The DUP East Antrim office in Main Street, Larne, home to Sammy Wilson, Alastair Ross, and David Hilditch. Wilson was elected an MLA for the area in 2003 and MP in 2005. At the time of this image (2009), he had recently moved from Environment to Finance.
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’?)