1972-74: Height of Violence

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1972-74: Height of Violence

The period from 1972 to 1974 saw the level of violence peak, in 1972 alone nearly five hundred people were killed. At a conference in Sunningdale in England in December 1973 an agreement was reached which set out a structure for a new executive that would include an 'Irish Dimension' linking Northern Ireland and the Republic. Most unionists were opposed to the agreement because they believed it would lead to a united Ireland. In May 1974 a loyalist industrial stoppage in opposition to Sunningdale brought Northern Ireland's economy to a standstill and unionist members resigned from the Northern Ireland Executive bringing the Sunningdale deal to a close.

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Northern Ireland - the future

Northern Ireland - the future

Leaflet; Northern Ireland - the future. This leaflet outlines the contents of a Paper published by the Government entitled THE FUTURE OF NORTHERN IREL...

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

One of a series of pictures taken by loyalist prisoners inside the Maze Prison, often referred to as Long Kesh by both loyalist and republican prisone...

End Force Feeding Now!

End Force Feeding Now!

Anti-British Government campaign against force feeding in prisons. Red and white printed banner-style poster, 'End Force Feeding Now!' This poster is ...

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

One of a series of pictures taken by loyalist prisoners inside the Maze Prison, often referred to as Long Kesh by both loyalist and republican prisone...

Martin Smyth

Martin Smyth

This mounted coloured photographic portrait of Rev. Martin Smyth, wearing his Grand Master's Orange Collar. A minister of the Presbyterian church he w...

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

One of a series of pictures taken by loyalist prisoners inside the Maze Prison, often referred to as Long Kesh by both loyalist and republican prisone...

Security Stepped up at Belfast Museum

Security Stepped up at Belfast Museum

Poster issued by the Newsletter, 'Security Stepped up at Belfast Museum.'...

RESISTANCE

RESISTANCE

RESISTANCE, Civilian Resistance pamphlet highlighting the importance of following Resistance tactics such as; A) Pay no RENTS, RATES etc. B) Buy no Br...

Spelling It Out, A Brief Statement of Basic Principles

Spelling It Out, A Brief Statement of Basic Principles

Leaflet issued by the Ulster Vanguard entitled 'Spelling It Out. A Brief Statement of Basic Principles' and stamped Ulster Vanguard Ulster Victory. Wi...

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

One of a series of pictures taken by loyalist prisoners inside the Maze Prison, often referred to as Long Kesh by both loyalist and republican prisone...

Photographic Print

Photographic Print

One of a series of pictures taken by loyalist prisoners inside the Maze Prison, often referred to as Long Kesh by both loyalist and republican prisone...

End Internment

End Internment

Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association poster, 'End Internment.' Black and white photographs of internees Liz McKee, Theresa Holland, Margaret Shan...

Ulster Vanguard - Dance

Ulster Vanguard - Dance

Leaflet issued by the Ulster Canadian Loyalist Association in association with Ulster Vanguard advertising a Dance in the Estonian Hall, 958 Broadview...

May 7th - March

May 7th - March

This poster was produced by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association in the early 1970s. The poster calls for participants to march with the weap...

The Twelfth

The Twelfth

The official programme for the Twelfth celebrations in July 1972. The front cover features a portrait of John Knox the key figure in Protestant Reform...

Free the Winchester 8

Free the Winchester 8

Anti-British Government, red and white banner-style poster, 'Free the Winchester 8.' This poster is one of a series produced by supporters of eight re...

Songs - Poems and Verse

Songs - Poems and Verse

Booklet entitled ' The Orange Cross; Songs, Poems and Verse' (Second Edition), subtitled 'Their only crime is Loyalty', offshoot of the Orange cross n...

No Rents, Rates, Arrears until Internment Ends

No Rents, Rates, Arrears until Internment Ends

Poster from the early to mid 1970s encouraging support for a rent and rates strike in opposition to internment. The poster shows an image of an evicti...

Dominion of Ulster

Dominion of Ulster

Booklet entitled 'Dominion of Ulster' regarding dominion status for NI within Commonwealth; An Ulster Vanguard publication. This pamphlet was produced...

Ulster Vanguard

Ulster Vanguard

Leaflet issued by the Ulster Canadian Loyalist Association in association with Ulster Vanguard advertising a the First Dance of Season, in the Masonic...

Vote Robert Bradford

Vote Robert Bradford

Poster issued by the United Ulster Unionist Council for one of the 1974 UK General Elections of that year. 'United Unionists, Vote Robert Bradford for...

UVF Long Kesh

UVF Long Kesh

Painted on glass placard dedicated to U.V.F, R.H.C., and Y.C.V. This picture features images associated with the Ulster Volunteer Force and linked par...

Ulster Defence Regiment

Ulster Defence Regiment

A recruitment brochure for the Ulster Defence Regiment portraying a UDR soldier in a more active pose....

BADGE; stamp

BADGE; stamp

Pin fastening badge with a piece of sponge adhered onto a piece of white cardboard which has the Ulster Vanguard Party Badge stamped on it. These were...

Force Feeding is Torture

Force Feeding is Torture

This poster is one of a series produced by supporters of eight republicans convicted of exploding car bombs in London in March 1973. The ten week long...

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