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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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The rose grower from Portadown
The rose grower from Portadown

ECHS do a lot for the community that you dont hear about. The chairman was recently asked to talk about the influence of Sam McGredy and his production of roses.
Sam was a world wide expert on the production of roses who came from Portadown. He recently passed away in New Zealand . The talk was done in the millennium centre in Portadown and was well received by all who attended it.
Sam employed a lot of people from Portadown especially during the summer holidays. Information can be found on YouTube and the internet.
Book launch
Book launch

Our book launch for the History of Portadown Gasworks
Book launch
Book launch

Everyone is welcomed to our book launch in December 2019. If your able to attend it would be nice to see you there
2 famous people from the Edenderry area
2 famous people from the Edenderry area

Who remembers these 2 teachers
An introduction to the Edenderry area
An introduction to the Edenderry area

Our chairman Mr McClure wrote for a book giving an introduction to the Edenderry area

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