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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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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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