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Hamilton Robb Chimney being demolished
Hamilton Robb Chimney being demolished

The chimney was demolished in August 1985.

Photo courtesy Mrs D Mullan.

Hamilton Robb Chimney
Hamilton Robb Chimney

This photo was taken in August 1985 at Hamilton Robb weaving factory.Note smoke coming from chimney for last time.It was demolished on the day photo was taken.

Photo courtesy Mrs D Mullan.

Factory Dinner Town Hall - 1937
Factory Dinner Town Hall - 1937

Photo coutesy of Rotary.



Hamilton Robb Winding Dept -late 30''s
Hamilton Robb Winding Dept -late 30''s

We would appreciate yor help in identifying the ladies.We understand the photo was taken in late 30's at the factory. Our thanks to Mrs April Hamilton
for allowing us to use it.

Lighters - Hamilton Robb/River Bann
Lighters - Hamilton Robb/River Bann

The photo shows lighters moored on the river Bann at the rear of Hamilton Robb's factory in Edenderry having sailed across Lough Neagh from Belfast.
The lighters were poled out from the bank with long poles and a horse pulled them to the Point of Whitecote and then up the Newry Canal to Newry.
In the 1930's engines superceded horsepower.
Look how clear from weeds the river was compared to today.
We thank Cecil Allen for donating the photo to the Edenderry Historic Society.

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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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