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Nurse Woods
Nurse Woods

Early photo

James Henry Magee - Barber
James Henry Magee - Barber

He had a barber's shop at top of Goban Street.The photo shows him walking his dogs in the town 70 years ago.A small man with a big heart.

Photo courtesy of George Weir.

Nurse Woods
Nurse Woods

She was the District Midwife who delivered thousands of babies during 40 years service.

Photo courtesy Mr Fred Woods



Characters
Characters

Character''s Of Edenderry.

I remember some of the characters, for instance, there was Jimmy Fleming and his sisters Jane and Lizzie, they lived in the White Row,they were the owners of two greyhounds.

Jimmy worked in Spence Bryson's Weaving Factory, most of his life. Jane walked the greyhounds for him, while he was at work. Then one of the dogs died.

One day, when Jimmy showed up in the Classic Bar, where he mostly drank, with his one dog, some of the fellas shouted to him "Jimmy what about the hound. He answered them back by saying, "She is not a goodun, but she is mine."

One other day in Alec Pentland's Bar, where Gary's Bar is now, a man asked Jimmy, for a loan of a Pound, Jimmy replied, "Go your way, Draw your pay and smoke your pipe alone."

I still remember Liley Rainey, who lived in James Street. One day she was sitting on a chair at her front door,with her sun bonnet on, when a swarm of bees, came up the street, some one had disturbed their hive, in one of the derilect houses. Lily ran into the house and came out with a fly killing spray.!!-She must have killed at least one or two.

Billy Burns, who lived in Bright Street,went into Lizzy Thornbury's house, to see her, as she just lived around the corner. Lizzie gave Billy a plate of custard, when he had finished, he started to lick the plate. Lizzie shouted,"Give me that plate before you eat it" and she grabbed it from him.

I also remember, Annie Best who lived in Watson Street, she invited Richard Lange and me into her house,where we had to swipe our way in, because of cobwebs, they were every where,they even got into our eyes, as we sat down, she asked, if we would like a cup of tea,which we refused, as we had spied some mice running along the floor,even on the table. Richard said to her "Annie why don't you get a cat or two?" she replied, "I keep mice as you see."!!

Back row & fourth right is J Ellis

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A little known fact
A little known fact

Portadown’ 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 1900’s
Deliveries in the early 1900’s

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 didn’t 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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