One month ago we reported
the Ulster History Circle (UHC), with funding from the Ulster-Scots Agency, was erecting a Blue Paque for United irishman Jemmy Hope on March 24.
Located in Mallusk Cemetery, the plaque was attacked and smashed sometime on Monday evening last.
Chris Spurr, UHC chairman: “The smashing of this plaque represents a form of censorship, which the Ulster History Circle utterly condemns.
Our plaques celebrate and inform, and until this wilful act, they have been welcomed everywhere. It is all the more sad that the shattered plaque bore the uplifting name of Hope.”
Well we knew that, didn’t we?