Belfast Under Home Rule postcard

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Belfast

Year

1910s

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N/A

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Belfast Telegraph

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This postcard from the Belfast Telegraph shows some of the fears felt by the Unionists of Northern Ireland at the prospect of Home Rule in the early years of the 20th Century. Note the demolition of the Albert Clock Tower, the poor house in the background, a Protestant Emigration Office - and the wheeling in of a statue of John Redmond, a Protestant Nationalist, who played a strong role in negotiating the parliamentary path to the Home Rule Bill. (Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the trustees of the National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland)

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