This image shows the symbol of the Maid of Erin, this symbol was also used by the UDR however with the addition of a crown.
Picture of two Lambeg drummers and their drums as taken in London Street in Derry/Londonderry in 2008 during An Apprentice Boys Parade
Picture of a nationalist drum
Loyalist Flute band taken in the Fountain area of Derry/Londonderry.
Irish National Foresters (Friendly society)
Honouring The Dead
The image of the banner shows Robert Quigg VC
Quigg was the recipient of the Victoria Cross for his part in the Battle of the Somme 1916
Many banners, both loyalist and nationalist, show images of people who have fought in wars and battles in the past.
This nationalist banner shows an image of St Patrick
Like Loyalist parades and banners many Nationalist banners depict pictures of religious icons and individuals in order to protect against anti-Catholic forces.
Photograph of a loyalist banner depicting the Battle of Scarva 1872
Scarva is a small village and town land in Co Down. Protestants in the town blocked a Lady Day (ascension of our lady into heaven) nationalist parade from entering the town. Battle of the Boyne is remembered in Scarva every year on the 13th July where sham fights are held.
A nationalist Banner depicting a Rock Mass
During Penal times Catholicism was banned. Many Catholics held/attended mass in secret in remote places
Photograph of a loyalist banner depicting the martyrs Ridley and Latimer being burned at the stake.
Neither man would accept (Bloody) Mary as queen. They wanted lady Jane Grey to be queen. When Mary became queen they were both arrested for treason and burned.
An Ancient Order of Hibernians Banner celebrating the Assumption of our Lady historically referred to as Lady Day
15th August was historically a nationalist parading day. There are still minimal parades on this day.
The Breaking of the Boom.
Badges and Emblems
This image shows a collarette owned by an Apprentice Boy of Derry. The collarette has a large selection of badges symbolising the identity and beliefs of the wearer.