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The ruins of the Gasworks Showroom & House
The ruins of the Gasworks Showroom & House

All that is left of the Showroom & Manager's House.
These ruins will be demolished eventually to make way for redevelopment of the area.
The tile cladding to the front & side of the Show room was designed by J. Borsey Snr of the Wade Pottery factory of Watson Street.

In Janury 1887,the Portadown Gas-Light Co.held its forty first annual meeting and declared a dividend, at the rate of five per cent per annum,on the paid up capital stock and a bonus of 20s-0d per share,free of income-tax.

A table prepared by the secretary, Mr George Kinkead, shows the amount of gas sold each year since 1849, to private consumers.

In 1850 the amount was 612,225 cubic feet at 10s-od per 1,000 feet, total £153 18s. In1853 it was 1,077,700 cubic feet, at 8s-4d total £449 0s 10d. In1863 it was 3,095,200 cubic feet at 7s 6d total £1,160 14s 8d. In 1873 it was 5,680,100 at 7s 6d total £2,130 os 9d. In1883 it was 8,503,200 at 5s 0d total £2,125 16s od and in 1887 it was 9,965,300 cubic feet at 5s 0d per 1,ooo feet total £2,491 6s 6d.

At the forty first meeting it was decided to supply the gas for the 130 public lamps by meter, at 4s 2d per 1,000 cubic feet.

The town commissioners, undertaking to do the lighting,cleaning,extinguishing and repairs of pillars and fittings.
The gasworks were built about 1845/46.
Reference Bassett Armagh 1888





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Book sales
Book sales

Hi All can I please remind everyone that the gasworks book and the Wades book are still for sale if you want it posted itís £5 U.K. and £15 out of the U.K. The book prices are as follows

Gasworks book £10 plus postage
Wades book £5 plus postage.

Books can be picked up locally if arranged with the Secretary Robert on 07846782466 or matchey@icloud.com.

If Iím not able to answer please leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP.
A little known fact
A little known fact

Portadowní 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 1900ís
Deliveries in the early 1900ís

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.

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