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A Directory of Murals - Album 65
by Dr Jonathan McCormick

Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2254
Location:
Tamar Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"East Belfast, Young Citizen Volunteers. ‘Gallant Men All’. Six panel cultural mural replacing mural No.919, Album 27.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2255
Location:
Tamar Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"East Belfast, Young Citizen Volunteers. ‘Gallant Men All’. White lettering on black background with the crests of the YCV and 14th RIR.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2256
Location:
Tamar Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Crest of the 36th Ulster Division with unfinished banner. Part of mural No.2254.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2257
Location:
Tamar Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Black and white mural of six WWI soldiers leave the trenches at the Somme. They are seen running towards German lines, across the barbed wire. They are carrying their rifles with bayonets fixed. Part of mural No.2254.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2258
Location:
Tamar Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"East Belfast UVF". Black and white mural showing the red hand of Ulster and crossed rifles. Part of mural No.2254.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2259
Location:
Tamar Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralBlack and white mural of soldiers from the 36th Ulster Division in a trench. Part of mural No.2254.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2260
Location:
Tamar Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"UVF For God and Ulster". Grey UVF emblem, part of No.2254.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2261
Location:
Mountpottinger Road, Short Strand, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
Graffiti "Disband Now! No Justice. No Peace" sprayed on the side of the Harper Street PSNI station.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2262
Location:
Mountpottinger Road/Harper Street, Short Strand, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralClose-up of paint bomb damage to the grilled embrasure of the PSNI lookout post.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2263
Location:
Mountpottinger Road/Harper Street, Short Strand, Belfast
Type:
Not Applicable
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Not Applicable
Description:
View of Harper Street PSNI station with graffiti "IRA" and "INLA".


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2264
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Ulster’s Solemn League and Covenant. Being convinced in our consciences that Home Rule would be disastrous to the material well being of Ulster as well as of the whole of Ireland, subversive of our civil and religious freedom, destructive of our citizenship and perilous to the unity of the Empire, we whose names are underwritten men of Ulster, loyal subjects of His Gracious Majesty King George V., humbly relying on God whom our fathers in days of stress and trial confidently trusted, do hereby pledge ourselves in solemn Covenant throughout this our time of threatened calamity to stand by one another in defending for ourselves and our children our cherished position of equal citizenship in the United Kingdom and in using all means which may be found necessary to defeat the present conspiracy to set up a Home Rule Parliament in Ireland. And in the event of such a Parliament being forced upon us we further solemnly and mutually pledge ourselves to refuse to recognise its authority. In sure confidence that God will defend the right we here to subscribe our names. And further we individually declare that we have not already signed this Covenant. The above was signed by me at_________"Ulster Day", Saturday 28th September 1912. God Save The King" Reproduction of the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant at the start of an impressive new historical, cultural and political mural stretching the length of Thorndyke Street.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2265
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"The Folk Come Home. Lord Protector of the Commonwealth" showing Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell’s campaign into Ireland in 1649 included the massacre of Dogheda’s royalist garrison. He also introduced a policy of dispossession of the Irish, passing their land to Protestants. Two other plaques are painted "Albertbridge Accordion Band, with the letter "A" with the Union Jack and the Ulster flag. The other plaque reads "Ballybeen Loyalists. In memory of Kirk Montgomery, Alan Kerr. Absent Friends". The crest of the 36th Ulster Division is shown.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2266
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"The City is Saved". Mural showing the breaking of the boom over the river Foyle by the Mountjoy that led to the Relief of Derry in 1689. The Reverend George Walker and siege survivors gathered around the "Roaring Meg" cannon. An insert shows a portrait of King William III. See also mural No.630, Album 18.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2267
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Dan Winter’s Cottage, County Armagh. Dan Winter was one of the founders of the Orange Order." "Civil and Religious Liberty for All". Mural showing the white painted thatched cottage, known as the birthplace of Orangeism. Orange Order symbols including the crown, Holy Bible and the cross are shown. A second flute band plaque is shown "Pride of the Raven. Est East Belfast 1968". The band crest shows a raven above crossed flutes with the Ulster flag and Union Jack. The crown tops the emblem. After a decade of frequent sectarian battles between the Protestant Peep o’ Day Boys and the Catholic Defenders in the 1790s, including the Battle of the Diamond near Loughall where the Peep o’ Day Boys won a famous victory, the Orange Order was formed in Dan Winter’s cottage to support the King providing the monarch supported Protestant Ascendancy.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2268
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"How is Freedom measured? By the Efforts which it costs to retain Freedom!", "Better the grave than slavery". Ulster as a woman, with a rifle in her right hand and the Union Jack in the left, with a Lambeg drum and cannon in the background. An Ulster crest is shown as a red hand beneath the crown ringed by stars. A crest of the "Ulster Unionist Convention 1892" shows the crown above a banner "Union is Strength" with a plaque comprising the harp, Union Jack and a bleeding red hand. A third flute band plaque is shown "East Belfast Regimental Band" with the crown above the UVF flag with crossed swords.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2269
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom" Sketch-style mural of a WWI soldier climbing up his ladder to go over the top as shells explode around him. The rifle flies a white YCV flag. Quote reads "Jim Mault Said "As We Scrambled over the Trench Ladders, the YCV Flag Appeared".


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2270
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"United Kingdom". Central heraldic panel of the Thorndyke Street mural. The Royal Coat of Arms flies beneath the Union Jack flag,. The Royal Coat of Arms is supported on the left by the English Lion and on the right by the chained Unicorn of Scotland. The garter motto around the Royal crest reads Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shamed be he who thinks ill of it). The lower motto (the motto of the British Monarch) reads Dieu et mon droit (God and my right). Below this are the Welsh flag, flags of St George and St Andrew and the Ulster flag. The national flowers are also shown; Welsh daffodil, English rose, Scottish thistle and Irish shamrock. The central panel shows a statuesque Ulster female figure with sword aloft, with the Union Jack unfurled. The top emblem has the Red Hand of Ulster beneath the crown. "Ulster to Britain. Thou mayest find another daughter with a fairer face than mine, with a gayer voice & sweeter and a softer eye than mine; but thou canst not find another that will love thee half so well!"


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2271
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Hitler Attacks Belfast". "On the 15th/16th April 1941, the Germans bombed Belfast and Hundreds of People Died. The Following where Residents of Thorndyke Street who Lost Their Lives:- Hamilton Irvine, Hamilton McClements Junior, Hamilton McClements, Agnes McClements, Thomas William Bleakley, May Wherry, John Wherry". The scene shows a black and white image of bomb damage on Thorndyke Street. A colourful Union Jack flies defiantly from one of the houses.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2272
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of mural"Defending the Community" showing two residents standing by sandbag defences, wearing military jackets and hats as worn by loyalists in local defence associations in the 1970s. Three headlines are shown from the "Ulster News". "June 1970 – East Belfast, 2 Dead, 28 Injured, People Shot Like Flies by Provo Gunmen", "July 1972 – Belfast, Bloody Friday. 9 Killed, 130 Injured by PIRA Bombs", "Ulster People take stand against Republican Tyranny". A fourth crest of the "Gertrude Star FB. East Belfast. Est 1961".


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2273
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Unity-Solidarity" showing tractors advancing down Prince of Wales Avenue towards Stormont. A woman hold up a copy of the Belfast Telegraph with the headline "The Executive Collapses" relating to the Ulster Worker’s Strike which led to the collapse of the power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive in 1974 in the wake of the Sunningdale Agreement. A fifth flute band crest is shown. "Protestant Boys, East Belfast".


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2274
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Their Loyalty Betrayed" Showing two police checkpoints. The upper colour image shows two soldiers questioning a driver beside a red "Stop" sign. The RUC badge is shown. The lower black and white image shows two policemen questioning a driver beside a "Police Stop" sign. The crest of the "Ulster Special Constabulary" is shown. The USC were formed in 1920 from members of the Protestant community in response to the IRA attacks on the RIR in the Anglo-Irish War in 1919-21. They provided security roles (including road blocks) supporting the RUC ranks during WWII and the IRA campaign during the 1956-62. They were disbanded in 1970 during reforms after the publication of the Hunt Report.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2275
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Out of the Ashes. New Life". "Annie Blair – Cluan Place. Her Defiance Against Aggression Will Always Be Remembered – God Bless". A split picture of Cluan Place is shown showing the street during June 02 and June 04. In June 02, fires burn and fireworks explode overhead. The Union Jack mural in Cluan Place (No.1541, Album 45) is shown. An insert shows the portrait of Annie Blair. June 04 shows the street on a sunny day with a Union Jack flying from the rooftop. Two further flute band crests are shown. "Crimson Star, East Belfast. Lest We Forget" (see also No.893 and 896, Album 27) and "Rising Sons FB, East Belfast 1985" (see also No.892, Album 27).


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2276
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Unfinished final panel of the Thorndyke Street mural. "Cross of St. Andrew, Scotland. Cross of St. George, Cross of St. Patrick, Ireland" shopwing the flags with the Union Jack. The rest of the mural is sketched out and scaffolding has been erected.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2277
Location:
Thorndyke Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Oblique view of the extensive Thorndyke Street mural including mural No.2265 – 2276.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2278
Location:
Cluan Place, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Three colourful murals on boards, next to plants. Two show flowers and another shows a tug boat on the ocean.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2279
Location:
Cluan Place, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
The sun over Belfast showing the silhouette of the Belfast skyline including the Harland & Wolff cranes, the Waterfront Hall, the Europa hotel and the Grand Opera House.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2280
Location:
Cluan Place, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Two colourful murals on boards. One of flowers, the other shows a yacht on the ocean.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2281
Location:
Cluan Place, Belfast
Type:
Non-Aligned
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
Colourful flower mural with the names of local children who were involved with the project.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2282
Location:
McMaster Street, Belfast
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Deteriorated/Faded
Description:
"Young Newton" with the UDA crest flanked by the Ulster flag and UDA flag.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2283
Location:
Upper Newtownards Road, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Ulster’s Son’s 36th Ulster Division, Ulster’s Sacrafice". Top mural shows workers leaving the Harland & Wolff shipyard and the lower black and white mural shows men of the 36th Ulster Division in the trenches. Silhouettes of WWI soldiers against a sunrise background are described below. A memorial stone has been placed in the ground in front of the mural.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2284
Location:
Upper Newtownards Road, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Here lies a soldier. The Battalion of the Dead. Lest We Forget". The UVF crest and two bowed soldiers are painted in gold against a black background. A list of local men is also painted on this mural that adjoins mural No.2283.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2285
Location:
Upper Newtownards Road, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
thumbnail photo of muralSilhouette of soldiers of the 36th Ulster Division against a sunrise background. Real sandbags line the stairs of the flats, adding to the imagery of the mural. Part of No.2283.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2286
Location:
Upper Newtownards Road, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"We Shall Remember Them…" with scrolls of the battles "Somme, Ypres, Arras, Thiepval, St. Quentin. Grandcourt, Messines, Fricourt". The crests of the 36th Ulster Division, YCV and the UVF are shown. Real sandbags and barbed wire also top the mural. Part of No.2283.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2287
Location:
Upper Newtownards Road, Ballybeen, Dundonald
Type:
Unionist / Loyalist
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"UVF. For God and Ulster". Black and gold UVF crest on a Union Jack background.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2288
Location:
New Barnsley Drive/ Springfield Road, New Barnsley, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Collusion = State Murder. The Usual Suspects". Eight silhouettes are pictured like a police line up, taken from the Hollywood film. Each holds up a card which read "Brian Nelson", "Media Cover-Up", "British Intelligence", "Loyalist Death Squads", "Government Ministers", "British Army", "RUC, PSNI" and "Special Branch". Two collusion spiders accompany a slogan paraphrasing former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, "Murder=Murder=Murder". The spiders’ legs are labelled "UFF/LVF, UDA, MI5, UDA, RUC/PSNI, SAS, UVF, Special Branch". The collusion spider was first used on No.1963, Album 56.


Album Number:
65
Mural Number:
2289
Location:
Moyard Parade, New Barnsley, Belfast
Type:
Nationalist / Republican
Year:
October 2004
Status:
Still exists at location
Description:
"Óglaigh na Éireann" in white lettering on a black background flanked by two Easter lilies.

 


Description of Album Layout
Album Number:
Album number in Jonathan McCormick's personal photograph albums
Mural Number:
Photograph number in Jonathan McCormick's personal albums
Location:
Address where mural is located
Type:
  • Unionist / Loyalist
  • Nationalist / Republican
  • Other / non-aligned
  • not applicable
Year:
Year and month during which mural was visited and photographed
Status:
  • still exists at location:   mural conditon similar to when first photographed;
  • no longer exists:   mural painted over;
  • deteriorated:   mural has faded or is covered with graffiti;
  • not applicable:   photograph was not of a mural.
Description:
Basic description of the mural at the time of the photograph


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