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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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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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