“The title of this artwork reflects a slogan used internationally, where social and political change has been paramount. It is understood that such change emerges only through true and thorough consultation with the community and that is the wish of residents of Lower Shankill – the affect [sic] social change move forward through collaboration with decision makers and government at every level. This digital installation has been created by artist Lesley Cherry who has worked intensively with the Lower Shankill Community Association and members of the community to produce hundreds of positive images which reflect the need for change and consultation within that process, the ensure a better future for all. As part of the Re-Imaging Communities Programme, led by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, this artwork replaces previous murals of The Malvern Street Arch, [and before that] The Queen Mother [probably intended is the QEII golden jubilee mural] and [before that] The Scottish Brigade [this mural was three walls to the right; prior to the QEII mural was a UFF mural].” Hopewell Crescent.
This poster of Irish hunger strikers goes back before Frank Stagg and Michael Gaughan in the 1970s to include Thomas Ashe, Michael Fitzgerald, Terence McSwiney, Joseph Murphy, Joseph Whitty, Dennis Barry, Andrew O’Sullivan, Tony D’Arcy, [Seán] Jack MacNeela, and Sean McCaughey.
There are individual portraits of all twelve. Mullaghboy Road, Bellaghy.
St Pauli is a Hamberg soccer club with a wide following due to the “gegen Rechts” [against the right] philosophy of its fans. Its supporters clubs can be found in places as far-flung as Belfast, Liverpool, Bilbao, Stockholm, San Francisco, and (naturally!) St Paul (Minnesota, USA). Northumberland Street, Belfast.
“This memorial commemorates the men and women who served their country in the battalions of the Ulster Defence Regiment 1970 – 1992: 1st (County Antrim), 1st/9th (County Antrim), 2nd (County Armagh), 2nd/11th (County Armagh), 3rd (County Down), 4th (County Fermanagh), 4th/6th (County Fermanagh and County Tyrone), 5th (County Londonderry), 6th (County Tyrone), 7th (City of Belfast), 7th/10th (City of Belfast), 8th (County Tyrone), 9th (County Antrim), 10th (City of Belfast), 11th (Craigavon)”
For information about those listed on the Royal Irish Rangers (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th) roll of honor, see militaryimages.net.
Éirígí (web) board with the “Democratic Programme Of The first Dáil Éireann” 90 years ago in 1919, declaring “the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies”.
This is the first éirígí poster in the PM collection; previously we had only seen stencils (M04501 | M04535). It became a political party in 2007.
“Between 1969 and 1988 117 residents from the New Lodge, Carrick Hill and Newington were killed as a direct result of the conflict. 22 of those were killed by state forces. 86 were killed by loyalist paramilitaries. 19 of those who died were IRA volunteers.” Placard on the New Lodge Road.
These two images from the March For Truth concern collusion (and plastic bullets). The large board in the first image (“Murdered by the British state”) gives a list of victims of and attacks (from 1974-1977) by the Glenanne Gang, which operated in Armagh and Tyrone with members from the UVF, RUC, and UDR (WP).