Young Citizen Volunteers Carrickfergus

The main mural features the flags of the Ulster Volunteers and YCV, along with Ulster Banner and St Andrew’s Saltire, while the side wall features contemporary UVF brands. It is not clear who John Everitt – on the memorial stone – was. Please comment if you have information. The Larches, Carrickfergus.

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UGFB

This Ulster Grenadiers Flute Band (Fb) board in Bridewell Drive, Carrickfergus, shows a modern grenade at the centre of the flags of the UK, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. If 1996 is the year the board was produced, it is 12 years old at the time of this photo.

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Always British

Cluan Place is a single street in east Belfast separated from (nationalist) Short Strand by a “peace” line. The mural features an unusual combination of Union Flag and Ulster Banner. For a history of Cluan Place, see Out Of The Ashes. “5 people shot – houses burnt – houses bombed. 20 families intimidated out by Sinn Fein/IRA. Still loyalist. No surrender.”

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The Untold Story

“In August 1971 many Protestants fled their homes as the IRA launched a bitter sectarian attack on Protestant communities throughout Belfast. The loyal people of Liverpool held out the hand of friendship in our hour of need up to 2000 terrified women and children escaped from burning homes to live in the safety of Liverpool. That act of friendship by the people of Liverpool will never be forgotten. Liverpool – Belfast a bond never broken. No surrender ” With newspaper reports by the Belfast Telegraph and Liverpool Echo. Sponsored by the East Belfast Historical And Cultural Society. Canada Street, Belfast.

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Conflict Or Compromise

Barbed wire divides the quadrants, with poppies providing an upper border and Ulster Banner and Union Flag below. In the top left is the A company mural from across the street. The bottom right reproduced (or at least is based on) an 1990s mural of the same name in Dover Place (lower Shankill) in Belfast. The other quadrants and centre contain images relating to the 36th (Ulster) Division and WWI. The two other images are from the low wall to the front right.

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