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Pupils of Killicomaine Junior High School meet George Best
Pupils of Killicomaine Junior High School meet George Best

George was still playing for Man Utd when some of the pupils of the school had the opportunity of meeting him.

This is the nucleus of the 1981/82 team that WON the McQueen Cup and
Thompson Cup of that year.

They met George at Prentice "the Motor People" Showrooms.

Back From L-R

Andrew Guy (SENIOR LEAGUE Cricketer with Lurgan son of Tom Guy and nephew
of Dennis Guy - the Irish league footballer with Glenavon)

Mark Hynds

Peter Scott (Proprietor of the Lisburn printing firm SummitPrinting,
currently resides in Upper Ramone, Church Road)

David Warnock

Nigel White

Andrew Matchett (Portadown,Ballymeana & Belfast Harlequines SENIOR LEAGUE
rugby player. Winner of the 1999 European Cup with Ulster. Parents still
reside in Killicomaine Drive)

Harvey Johnston (Parents still reside in Seagoe Gardens)

Tony Clarke (Dungannon and Armagh Irish League Footballer. Sister resides
on Seagoe Road. Grandson of Ted Clarke - of Golden Cow Diary and Portadown
FC)

Keith Roney (Currently resides in The Glebe, Seagoe Road. Son of Ellen A
Roney a regular contributor to this site)

Mark Jackson

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George Best

Our thanks to Mr J Gillespie for his help in identifying the pupils.




Photo courtesy of Killicomaie Junior High School
2005-2006 Magazine

George Bests Visit to Edenderry
George Bests Visit to Edenderry

Photo dated 19th October,1967.

Photo courtesy Portadown Times.

George Bests Visit
George Bests Visit

Although not taken in Edenderry the photo is of interest because of number of Edenderry people in it.
Back L/R Stanley hamilton,David Hamilton,Valentine Simpson,Kenny Love,Jimmy Creaney,Bob Maginn ------ Victor Gillespie.
Front L/R Mrs Kilpatrick,Jean Gillespie,George Best,Jean Love & very front Mrs Russell



George Bests Visit
George Bests Visit

On 19th October 1967 George Best unfurled the Manchester Utd Portadown Branch bannerette in the Ulster Arms in Edenderry. It was owned then by Louis Holmes & today known as Gary''s bar.
The bannerette was used in the Cookstown Sausage Advert that appeared on UTV & done by George & family.
In the photo is Jean Gillespie,E Atkinson,Tommy Russell,Jimmy Creaney & Mayor McCallum.
Photo courtesy Portadown Times

George Bests Visit
George Bests Visit

Photo taken in the Ulster Arms,Edenderry.

Photo courtesy Portadown Times.

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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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