Orange Volunteers – York Road c.1973

These fascinating photos of the OVs on parade are taken from Facebook. I don’t own these but like Billy Beggs’ Tartan photos they are an incredible snapshot of militant loyalism in Belfast in the early 1970s.

Published by gmulvenna

Co-editor of 'The Contested Identities of Ulster Protestants' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015); author of 'Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries: The Loyalist Backlash' (Liverpool University Press, 2016) Currently: -Collaborating with Billy Hutchinson on his autobiography -Curating and archiving photographs of West Belfast in the 1970s and 1980s taken by my late father-in-law Paul Molloy -Trying my hand at creative writing

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