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Friday 26 December 2014

Historical Ulster: Shankill Road, from the Belfast Telegraph Archives

Belfast. Shankill Road.  5/5/1977
Belfast. Shankill Road. 5/5/1977
The shop that my father Edward Knox lived in when he was a child. It was on the corner of Berlin Street just of the Shankill Road. These would have been taken maybe in the 1930s. Sent in by William Knox.
The shop that my father Edward Knox lived in when he was a child. It was on the corner of Berlin Street just of the Shankill Road. These would have been taken maybe in the 1930s. Sent in by William Knox.
Ulster Defence Association/U.D.A: 1972. UDA Land Rover patrol followed by a foot patrol leaves its base to set out on a routine patrol in the Shankill Road area. 02/07/72
Mrs Elizabeth McDowell show the keys of her new home, as she prepares to move just 13 doors along Cambrai Street, off the Shankill Road, where she had lived for 57 years. 14/9/1978
No. 68 Shankill Road Tram Bus.
Belfast. Shankill Road. 12/2/1970
World War 2: VE - Day. Glenwood Street, Shankill Road, Belfast decorations. (08/05/1945)
Billy Bingham and Alan McDonald with members of the First Shankill NI Supporters Club. Alan is being presented with the Northern Ireland Player of the Tournament award by club chairman, Winston Hutchinson. 14/11/1987
Riots. Belfast Shankill Road. A woman hads out tea and biscuits to the troops. 27/9/1970
Linfield legend Jackie Milburn is beseiged by autograph hunters when he opened Hazlett's Electrical on the Shankill Road. 5/7/1969
The launch of the Shankill Summer Festival, sponsored by the Ulster Bank, was started off in grand style when John Henning took Jean Scott (left) and Christine Seaton, both from the Shankill Road branch, on a tour of the area. 5/6/1985
WORLD WAR 1: 36TH ULSTER DIVISION First World War. Men from the Shankill armed and ready for the 1914-18 war.
WORLD WAR II: BELFAST AIR RAIDS. PERCY STREET. April/May 1941.Shankill Road. AR 137.
Ulster Defence Association/U.D.A: 1972. On the alert complete with radio are two Shankill Road Loyalists. 27/05/72.
The Shankill Road member. 1972
Riots : Belfast. August 1969. Police with batons drawn rioters on Belfast's 'protestant' Shankill Road area. (3/8/69)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Troops search a car on the Shankill Road following the shootings on Saturday night. (12/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Shankill Road (11/10/69)
Steel helmeted police at a burning barricade across Shankill Road, Belfast, littered with stones and debris after a spree of rioting. 1969
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. A British soldier keeps guard behind a sandbag barrier as he faces the protestant crowd which had gathered on the Shankill Road above Agnes Street. C.S. gas was used to disperse the crowd who retreared behind the barricade. (13/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Policemen queue for cups of tea and sandwiches from a mobile canteen in a side street off the Shankill Road last night. (13/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. A soldier 'frisks' a civilian at Peter's Hill near the Shankill Road. (11/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. August 1969. Pyre of smoke rises from the burnt out cars set alight on the protestant Shankill Road, Belfast, after rioters fought fierce battles with police. 3/8/69
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. The scene in Belfast as a soldier searches a civilian in the Shankill Road area of Belfast following Saturday night's violence. (12/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. January 1971. Destroyed by the flames of riot - two cars that were taken from Kelly Bros., Shankill Road, and used as a barricade. Mechanics prepare to remove the hulks. (25/01/1971)
Riots : Belfast. August 1969. Police move in after milk bottles were thrown from the flats at Unity Place, Peters Hill, Belfast at a crowd of people on the Shankill Road waiting for the Junior Orangemen to march past. (2/8/69)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Soldiers view of rioters from the bus barricade at the corner of Snugville Street and Shankill Road. (28/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. A Red Cross worker tends to the wounds of a civilian injured during the fighting in Belfast's Shankill Road. (12/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Troops with an excavator cleaning up the Shankill Road following the serious trouble in the area at the weekend. (12/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Members of the 1st. Battalion Kings Regiment shelter behind their full length shields, as they are stoned by civilians at the junction of Snugville Street and James Street on the Shankill Road, Belfast. (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. A motorist passing through Shankill Road is ordered from his car by troops at a check point and is frisked. (12/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. A soldier moves into position on the roof of a building to cover any sniper fire on the Shankill Road area. (11/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Shankill Road (11/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Shankill Road Riots (11/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Smashed windscreen of an army landrover during the Shankill Road Riot. (12/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Hands against the wall - a scene from the Shankill Road rioting. (28/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. A motorist is searched by a soldier on the Shankill Road. (12/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Shankill Road Riots (11/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Crowds protesting over the Government's acceptance of the Hunt Report on the police block, the Shankill Road this afternoon at the Agnes Street junction. (11/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. A youth is led away by soldiers after a sweep to clear rioters from the Shankill Road. (28/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Men of the 1st Battalion King's Regiment protecting themselves behind riot shields in Snugville Street, from stones, during the Shankill Road rioting. (26/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Men of the 1st Battalion Kings Regiment stand guard at the junction of Snugville Street and James Street during the Shankill rioting. (26/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road. (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Troops keep a youth against a wall, taken during the army sweep on rioters in the Shankill Road. (28/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Shankill Road Riots (11/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Troops crouch behind armoured cars drawn at the junction of Agnes Street and Shankill Road this morning. A protestant mob had earlier been dispersed by C.S. Gas and had retreated behind their own barricade some 150 yards up the street. Three shots were fired down the Shankill Road earlier in the confrontation. (13/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. A soldier tries to pull burning wood from a overturned lorry which was used as a barricade and set alight at Northumberland Street and Shankill Road, Belfast. The soldier on the right is holding his companions rifle. (28/09/70)
Riots : Belfast. January and February 1970. Shankill Road (29/01/70)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road. (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road. (27/09/70)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road. (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Soldiers stop and search motorists and their vehicles on the Shankill Road following the weekend of violence. (11/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. January 1971. Shankill Road (25/01/1971)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Protestant children and the British Army in Shankill Road area, Belfast. (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road. (27/09/1970
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road. (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. January and February 1970. Army reinforcements stand by in Upper North Street ready to deal with the hooligans blocking Shankill Road. (29/01/70)
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. An overturned van and broken paving slabs bear witness to a night's rioting on the Shankill road. (27/09/1970)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Soldiers take up strategic positions on a roof on Shankill Road. (11/10/69)
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Soldiers take cover from snipers behind a barricade of armoured cars lined across the Shankill Road at Agnes Street. (13/10/69)
Shankill bomb atrocity
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. An injured civilian sits on the ground after being arrested by men of the 1st Battalion of the King's Regiment during serious rioting at the junction of Snugville Street and James Street on the Shankill Road, Belfast. (26/09/1970)
UDA members being carried in a Land Rover along the Shankill Road. 22/05/72.
News on the Shankill-the UWC notice board on the Shankill Road recieved a lot of attention from passersby. Ulster Workers Council Strike
Roads: Shankill Road/1922/ The cloth cap gamblers pictured.
Riots : Belfast. September 1970. Shankill Road (27/09/1970)
WORLD WAR II: V.E. DAY CELEBRATIONS BELFAST 1945. Decorations at Glenwood Street, Shankill Road, Belfast. 8/5/45
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Two fire engines turn back when they encounter gunfire on the Shankill Road and race back towards the relative safety of Peters Hill. A soldier crouches in the road, ready to answer fire. (12/10/69)
Shankill bomb atrocity
Shankill bomb atrocity
Northern Ireland celebrates the Queen's Coronation (1953). Shankill Road (01/06/1953) Queen Elizabeth. Coronation
Orange Order. 12th July 1989. Showing the true spirit of the glorious Twelfth, that's (from left) Mrs Eileen McAllister, of Denmark Street, of Shankill Road, Belfast, and Mrs Margaret Mills, of Bishopbriggs, Glasgow.
Orange Order. 12th July 1989. Six-year-old Raymond Buchanan, from Belfast's Shankill Road, beating his drum in Royal Avenue.
Riots : Belfast. October 1969. Police, Red Cross workers and Pressmen keep back from the entrance to the Shankill Road at Townsend Street as sniper fire whistles down the street. (12/10/69)
World War 2: VE - Day. Decorations on North Boundary Street, Shankill Road, Belfast. (08/05/1945)
Riots : Belfast. 11th August 1971. 120 children from Shankill Road area left Agnes Street, Belfast, for one weeks camp at Newcastle organised by students and members of Agnes Street Methodist Church. The youngest members of the party was 7 week old Edward Crothers pictured with Lynn Boyce, aged 13, Joyce Douglas (9) and Lynn Douglas (4) before they left by bus for Newcastle.
The Shankill bomb atrocity 23/10/93
Riots : Belfast. August 1969. Workmen clear up the wreakage after the week-end of riots on the Shankill Road. (4/8/69)
The Shankill bomb attrocity
Orange Order. 12th July 1986. One of the best known figures in the Orange Order in the Shankill Road district, Tommy Farr, as usual keeping a watchful eye on the parade in Donegall Place, Belfast.
The Shankill bomb atrocity 23/10/93
The body of catholic man lies in an entry off the Shankill Road in West Belfast after being murdered by members of the Shankill butchers. 25/10/82. Pacemaker Press
Some of the knives used by the Shankill Butchers in their attacks. Pacemaker Press
Shankill Butcher Lenny Murphy. Pacemaker Press
Robert "Basher" Bates: Shankill butcher. Pacemaker Press
William Moore aka Shankill Butcher gang member. Pacemaker Press
Shankill Butcher Edward McIlwaine. Pacemaker Press
The body of Joseph Donegan, discovered in an entry off Battenberg Street in Belfast's Shankill Road area, lies covered by a blanket. 25/10/1982.
A man with slashed wrists after an attack by the Shankill Butchers. Pacemaker Press
Con Neeson who was killed by the Shankill butchers in the late 70's. Pacemaker Press
Loyalists waving a Union Jack surround Home Secretary James Callaghan on the Shankill Road, Belfast. 28/8/1969.
Supporters of the UDA preparing food to be used by UDA members in the Shankill Road area. 02/07/72
Orange Order. 12th July 1981. Office-bearers of No. 9 District head the parade of lodges from the Shankill Road, Belfast.

The Shankill Road in Belfast, one of the city's oldest and most historic districts, and one which has experienced great change over recent decades.

The Shankill (Sean Kill) which gave this area its unique Gaelic name, meaning 'the old church.' The former graveyard, now landscaped as a Garden of Rest, is located next door to St Matthew's Parish Church on the Shankill Road. Within these walls stood, in medieval times, the ancient church of St Patrick. Shankill was situated on the banks of the River Farset where it cascaded down the mountain from Old Park to enter the Lagan eventually in High Street.

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Up to the 17th century, Shankill was the burial place for herdsmen and farmers of the surrounding foothills of Divis, the Black Mountain and Squire's Hill. But with the foundation of Belfast around 1610, the new English and Scots settlers considered Shankill too remote, they tended to favour burials in High Street around the old medieval 'Church of the ford.'

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Yet the old churchyard at Shankill has a curious link to King William III. On a summer's day in 1690 it witnessed the burial of one of the Williamite soldiers. The event is recorded in the diary by a chaplain in William's army, the reverend Davis.

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