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6 BED RETORT HOUSE
6 BED RETORT HOUSE

The new 6 Bed retort House was built in the early 1920's capable of producing up to 30,000 cubic feet of coal gas per hour (maximum)

Photo courtesy of Mr H Trouton

Gas Works Showroom
Gas Works Showroom

The new show room was opened in early 1960's.
Note in background:- the Retort House & the Boiler Stack.

Photo courtesy of Mr H. Trouton

Gas Works ruins 1987/88
Gas Works ruins 1987/88

This photo was taken from the front bedroom of 1 Joseph Street 1987/88 and shows the ruins of the Gas Works.

Photo courtesy of Mr George Weir



The ruins of the Gas Works - 1977
The ruins of the Gas Works - 1977

This photo was taken in 1977 and shows the Gasworks in ruins.

Photo courtesy of George Weir

Lord Grey at the Gas Works
Lord Grey at the Gas Works

Photo was taken in 1967.
L/R Mr Stanley ( MD ),----, Lord Grey, Dr Joseph Weldon ( Director & Mr Stanleys brother in law ).We would like to hear from anyone who knows the name of man with chain.

Photo courtesy of Ann May.

Handing over key of new Showroom
Handing over key of new Showroom

Mr Alex Prudell ( Builder )handing over key to the Mayor Cllr H Mc Court to officially open the new showroom.
Also in the photo is Harold Troughton (Maintenance Engineer/Foreman ) Mr Stanley ( MD ), Mrs Prudell & Mr Sam Rainey ( Stoker ).

Photo courtesy Ann May.



Gas Works Showroom
Gas Works Showroom

Photo taken in Gas Works showroom.
L/R Mrs Elizabeth McCoo ( Office ),Mr Brian Crozier ( Office ), Mr Stanley ( MD ), Mr D J Bradshaw (Consultant St Helens Gas Co ),Mayor Mr Charles McCollum, ----.
We would like to hear from anyone who can identify the end person.

Photo courtesy Ann May.

Gas Works 1960
Gas Works 1960

Photo taken in 1960.
L/R Tom Scott ( Engineering Manager of Portadown ),Robin Thornton ( Director ), ---
Mr Stanley, ----, ----, ----, ----.
We would like to hear from anyone who can identify the other people in the photo.
Photo courtesy of Ann May.

Gas works presentation 5/11/1962
Gas works presentation 5/11/1962

Ronnie Herron ( Gas Fitter ) makes a presentation to Mayor H Mc Court on behalf of the Gasworks & Joanne ---- out of the office presents Mrs McCourt with a bouquet of flowers. Also in the photo is Mr Stanley MD of the firm. The photo was taken in the premises on 5/11/1962.

Photo courtesy of Ann May.



Gas Works Meeting
Gas Works Meeting

Photo taken in the Gasworks Yard in the early 60's.

From L/R Dr Joseph Elden ( Director - Mr Stanleys brother in law ) John Brown ( Engineering Manager of Belfast Corporation )
John George Stanley ( Managing Director & Chairman of Board Directors at the Edenderry Works ) -
We would like to hear from anyone who can identify the person to the right of the photo.

Photo courtesy of Ann May.

Portadown Gas Co Ltd
Portadown Gas Co Ltd

The stand displays the many products available from the company at the time of its existence.

Photo courtesy of Ann May.

Portadown Gas Co Ltd
Portadown Gas Co Ltd

The gas showroom in Bridge Street before it was demolished.
The photo was taken in 1962.We believe the new showroom was opened in this year.
The outside tiles to the walls were designed by J. Borsey Snr of Wades Pottery Factory.

Photo courtesy of Ann May.

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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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