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Railway Tavern
Railway Tavern

The Tavern with it''s commanding view of the Square.
If anyone can date the photo we would like to hear from you.
Photo courtesy of Richard Edgar.

Tavern Bar Dart's Team
Tavern Bar Dart's Team

This team represented the Bar in Dart's League.


Photo courtesy Portadown Times.

The summer seats at Ellis's pub (Tavern Bar)
The summer seats at Ellis's pub (Tavern Bar)

We can identify Malcolm Lavery who lived in Watson Street in centre of photo & Sammy Loney who lived in Joseph Street on the extreme right.
We would like to hear from anyone who can identify the gentleman on the extreme left.
Note the old houses of Bridge Street in the background.
The summer seats were in front of Ellis''s pub & this was a very popular spot for the men of the area to meet to discuss the local gossip.
Our thanks to Mrs Jean Milligan for permission to use this photo.



Bridge Street - The Tavern Bar
Bridge Street - The Tavern Bar

THE TAVERN BAR 100 BRIDGE STREET, PORTADOWN

This bar is not recorded on the survey map of 1858 but it is shown on the 1907 Ordnance Survey Map.
The first legal record indicates a copy lease dated 7th December,1901 Nicholas Bleakley to Isaac Ellis therefore the bar was built some time between 1858 & 1901.
The premises have been in the sole ownership of the Ellis family from 1901 to 1978.
Whilst known as The Tavern Bar the local people always referred to it as Ellis’s.
The current owners are Mr & Mrs George McGaffin.
On close examination of the photo which probably dates around the turn of the century you will note that no houses at that time had been built on the right hand side of Carrickblacker Road.
Our thanks to Mr George McGaffin for allowing us to use this photo.
If anyone has any interesting articles or old photos of the inside or outside of the bar please get in touch with us.



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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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