Edenderry Cultural and Historical Society
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The Society was formed on 16th June 2004 with the aim of improving the knowledge of the public by giving them greater involvement in the wider community and promoting awareness of History, Folklore and the cultural heritage of the area. It was also formed to benefit the people of the greater Edenderry area regardless of class, creed or other opinion.


The first three years of our existence was spent researching the old Wade Pottery factory in Watson Street before launching our book ‘Irish Wade The History People and Products’, in the Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown in August 2007. This launch was immediately followed by a highly successful exhibition running from August until October 2007

In 2008 we released a smaller book ‘Edenderry Pictorial Past’.


This was followed in 2012 when we launched another successful book, ‘Portadown Foundry Limited’, and we put on a major exhibition of our foundry research work in the Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown.


We are currently researching ‘Portadown Gaslight Company’, and it is our intention to launch a book on the Company in 2018.


Other books planned for the future are ‘The Railway Station,’ ‘Hamilton Robb Linen Factory’ and a sequel to ‘Edenderry Pictorial Past’.


We hope the photographs and articles contained on our site bring back many memories.

We would ask all to take a minute and read some of our articles. To look us up on Facebook and follow.

Local history is often forgotten. Individual peoples stories, local businesses long forgotten, Historical events not recorded, as a Society we want to remember the good, the bad and the ugly, we need your stories from our local area. We will record and keep a file for future reference. We want to hear from all no matter what your beliefs, orientation as we believe without history and how we worked in the past, we can’t have a future. We ask you for your stories, local information, any past business owners or family who have moved away for information. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance.

Please see below for the constitution and vulnerable adult and child policy.

ECHS Constitution
ECHS Vulnerable Adult Policy
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Portadown Fireplace advert
Portadown Fireplace advert

Echs would like too thank Portadown Fireplaces for taking an advert in our new book Portadown Gasworks
Hoy’s advert
Hoy’s advert

ECHS would like Hoy’s butchers for their donation in taking out an advertisement in our Gasworks book
DJ Maguire and Associates advert
DJ Maguire and Associates advert

ECHS would like to thank DJ Maguire’s and Associates dental practitioners for their kind donation and sponsorship of our upcoming Gasworks book. We would like to congratulate the practice in 30 years on business in the Edenderry area of Portadown.
Joseph Poots and Son Advert
Joseph Poots and Son Advert

ECHS would like to thank Joseph Poots and Son Funeral Directors for their kind donation for an advert into the Gasworks book.
George McNabb’s & Co advert
George McNabb’s & Co advert

ECHS would like to thank George McNabb and Co for being the first to take an advert in the ''Gasworks'' book. the company has been in the Edenderry area of Portadown since 1975 and was initial established by George McNabb. they are an indepentent family business and are proud members of the Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors www.georgemcnabb.co.uk

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