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Currently we are working on the Gasworks book. It will be coming soon. More information will be added when the book has been finished.



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


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

Asda opening
Asda opening

See some of our members with Dame Peters at the opening of Asda in 2012



Carngrove Hotel
Carngrove Hotel

This was the original site of Mr Stanley’s house this photograph was taken before the hotel was knocked down to make way for an Almac’s car park.

Asda’s construction
Asda’s construction

Asda’s construction May 2012

Photo of Gasworks
Photo of Gasworks

In this photograph see the view that people seen of the Gasworks coming from Joseph Street and the corner of Bridge Street.



Retort House
Retort House

The Gasworks Retort House

Gasworks Showroom Opening
Gasworks Showroom Opening

The Gasworks Showhouse was opened in the early 1960’s in the background see the retort house and the boiler stack.

Cookery demonstration early 1960’s
Cookery demonstration early 1960’s

A cookery demonstration at Portadown Gasworks early 1960’s.
Names left to right Mr Roberts, Mr McCourt, Unknown, Mr Corbett, Mr Stanley Chairman, Mr Clegg Salesrep

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Cardwell McClure to give a talk on his uncle
Cardwell McClure to give a talk on his uncle

Our Chairman Cardwell McClure has-been invited by the directors of Sloan''s House, Loughgall, County Armagh to give a talk on the life of his uncle, William Scott CBE RA who lived for a short time in Enniskillen, and show the film on Scott''s life - ''Every Picture Tells A Story'', produced by his cousin, James Scott.

William Scott had a link to Portadown/Orange Order. To find out more about the linkeage I invite you to attend this event. The presentation and film would be of interest to those school children in the County taking A or GCSE levels in art this year therefore I would encourage them to attend.

William Scott is now recognised as one of the great British/Ulster artists of the 20th century.

On display will be many books written on the artist, details of his works and where they can be seen in Ireland with images of the paintings and an Orange Order banner painted by William and his father, my grandfather in 1927. The banner would be unique and rare because the hand of such a great artist is upon it. It is signed Scott Enniskillen.

This event is not to be missed.
Mrs Joan Christie receiving her award
Mrs Joan Christie receiving her award

Congratulations to Mrs Joan Christie the Lord Lieutenant of Co.Antrim
Members talking to the Lord Lieutenant of Co. Antrim
Members talking to the Lord Lieutenant of Co. Antrim

Last year the Society had the pleasure in attending an award ceremony at Carrickfergus Gasworks Museum (Flame) in their award of the Queens Voluntary Award and in so met the Lord Lieutenant of Co. Antrim Mrs Joan Christie we would like to wish her well both in her retirement and in getting The Freedom of Lisburn City and Castlereagh. See photos of some of the members talking to The Lord Lieutenant.
St Marks Portadown
St Marks Portadown

St Marks Church Portadown with the old gas light
St Marks Church Portadown
St Marks Church Portadown

The town church with the old gas light

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