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the Gasworks book was launched in December 2019. You can buy the book if you contact the secretary on 07846782466 (Robert Matchett)



Uploaded Gas Works Photos - click a photo to see an enlarged picture with further info.


Carngrove Hotel
Carngrove Hotel

This photo shows the Carngrove Hotel being demolished. This was Mr George Stanley (who was the managing director of the gasworks till his death in 1975) house which he made into the hotel. Unfortunately he didnít see it as he passed away shortly after getting the licence for alcohol. You can read more about Mr George Stanley in the Gasworks book.

The Gasworks
The Gasworks

An early photo of the Gasworks with the managerís house.

Asda advertises for employees
Asda advertises for employees

The notification that Asda was finishing its building at the Gasworks site and started to advertise for employees



Road digging
Road digging

Preparations for concreting roads in Edenderry after gas mains laid.

Aerial view of The Bann
Aerial view of The Bann

Aerial view of the River Bann in 1967.

Advert
Advert

A congratulatory advert from John Kelly in Warrenpoint ref the Gasworks



Gasworks book sale
Gasworks book sale

Over the next few weeks I will be adding articles from each of our books. Please keep watching. Also I still have some Gasworks and Irish Wade books for sale. Gasworks are £10 and Irish Wade are £5. The Society needs to sell as many books as we can just to keep running. The last book although we got some funding from local businesses it wasnít enough and the Society paid for the rest as well as the research for the book which was quite a lot of money. So please if you can and you havenít bought either book please contact myself (Robert Matchett) Secretary on 07846782466 and the Society will either post or bring the books to you depending on distance. Postage UK is £5 and outside of UK £15. All money goes back to the Society and will help us in producing new books, research and giving talks to other societies, schools and whoever asks us about local history and especially of the Edenderry area of Portadown it will help us maintain our websites www.edenderryhistoricalsociety.co.uk. Www.irishwade.co.uk and our Facebook page Edenderry Historical Society.

St Marks Portadown
St Marks Portadown

St Marks Church Portadown with the old gas light

Gas meters
Gas meters

Who remembers the old gas meters?



Refurbished gates
Refurbished gates

The repaired original Gasworks gates today. If you look closely you will see that some of the original parts had to be omitted due to being so badly damaged.

The original Gasworks gates
The original Gasworks gates

In this photograph see what the original Portadown Gasworks gates looked like before they were taken for repair. Unfortunately in the repair the members were not able to keep everything from the original gates as they had badly deteriorated beyond repair.

Asda opening
Asda opening

See some of our members with the Mayor Carla Lockhart at the opening of Asda 2012

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A little known fact
A little known fact

Portadowní s water supply used to be pumped direct from the River Bann with it so steam pump where the Regal cinema/ entertainment centre is now.
The old Town Hall
The old Town Hall

Who remembers the old Town Hall?
Deliveries in the early 1900ís
Deliveries in the early 1900ís

An old photo showing deliveries to Brankins Pub around the 1900.
The gentleman standing in centre of gateway is believed to be Thomas Brankin, The gentleman on extreme left of photo is believed to be Eamonn''s great grandfather Thomas Brankin.

The photograph was taken about 1900, Brankins Bar then would have been considered to be on the edge of town, nowadays the site would be considered as the centre of The Tunnel. Obins Street.

Brankin''s used to board people and stable horses in the buildings at the rear of the Pub.
The old signal coming into Portadown north side.
The old signal coming into Portadown north side.

The old signal coming into Portadown north side.
Carngrove Hotel
Carngrove Hotel

This photo shows the Carngrove Hotel being demolished. This was Mr George Stanley (who was the managing director of the gasworks till his death in 1975) house which he made into the hotel. Unfortunately he didnít see it as he passed away shortly after getting the licence for alcohol. You can read more about Mr George Stanley in the Gasworks book.

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