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Date What's in this issue
30 December 2009 Edenderry Juniors restart after 26 years ~ RBL Festival of Rememberance ~ Portadown College Help the Heroes ~ EBRA News ~ ECHS Portadown Foundry ~ EdenTots.
15 September 2009 RBL Festival of Rememberance ~ ECHS HLF grant re Portadown Foundry ~ Hall improvments ~ Sponsored walk ~ Whats on ~ presby. Church Flower Festival ~ Scottish Dance Ceilidh.
28 April 2009 Hall opening after makeover ~ ECDA AGM ~ CAB ~ EBRA Treasure Hunt ~ ECHS Portadown Foundry.
13 February 2009 Edenderry Group Visit Mayor''s Parlour ~ Congratulations to Rev Stafford Carson ~ EBRA News ~ ECDA AGM ~ Citizens Advice Bureau ~ Portadoen Foundry ~ Railway Film Show.
15 January 2009 Edenderry Orange Hall Refurbished ~ Mayor's Award to Jim Edgar ~ Arch dedicated ~ Edenderry, A Pictorial Past, booklet ~ Golden Days of Steam film show.
11 June 2008 Edenderry Arch Dedication ~ Edenderry Orange Hall Refurbishment ~ Vico Development ~ Edenderry Pictorial Past ~ ''Derry Tour
14 December 2007 Edenderry Orange Hall attacked ~ Edenderry Community Audit Launch ~ Portadown Heroes, New Book by James S. Kane ~ Irish Wade Book ~ Edenderry Arch Appeal ~ Boyne, Newgrange Trip.
13 August 2007 Wade Exhibition and Book Launch * Edenderry Community Audit * Country Comes To Town (Edenderry) * EdenNews * ECDA/ECHS/EBRA AGM * Edenderry Arch * Boyne Tour
30 March 2007 Edenderry Community Audit * Wade Book Project latest * Edenderry Murals * ECDA Annual General Meeting * Memories of Blacksmith * Irish Dancers at Waterfront * History of Edenderry, Ann Crawford Acheson
10 December 2006 Grants for Edenderry * Wade Book Project update * Irish Dancers at the Waterfront * ''Commitment'' Rev. Stafford Carson * Mums & Toddlers * Jimmy Chambers.

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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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