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Name: Angela Forman   Email: angmcclure@shaw.ca
Date: 20 July 2010   Country: Canada
This is a very interesting site. I noticed a contact on the site with my maiden name. My grandfather came from Portadown to Canada sometime in the 1920's. His name was George Gordon McClure and he was born in 1903. Unfortunately, my grandfather died in 1972 and our family has little information. My aunt and I are travelling to Ireland for two weeks in September and plan to spend a day or so in Portadown. We are hoping to trace some of our roots. If anyone has information regarding any possible McClure relations, I would appreciate hearing from you. I can be reached by e-mail at angmcclure@shaw.ca


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Name: Noel Allen   Email: darby-allen@blueyonder.co.uk
Date: 10 January 2010   Country: United Kingdom
Grew up in James Street No 2. Pamela my sister still lives in Bridge Street. Although I haven`t been back for a long time, growing up in Edenderry still holds some very fond memories for me. Great web site keep up the good work.
Name: gabriel yellowe   Email: gabrielyellowe@live.co.uk
Date: 14 March 2009   Country: United Kingdom
a very good site well done 2 all involved i grew up in florence court my mother ivy yellowe (nee) gracey) brought 6 of us up in 40,s 50,s & 60,s many fond memories of the back street & good people any 1 who has any old photo,s 2 do with e/derry please put them on show. keep up the good work big hello 2 e/derry p/down gibb yella
Name: Denise Clark   Email: clarkd@ihug.co.nz
Date: 07 February 2009   Country: New Zealand
My grandparents Mary (nee Gallery) and Joseph Collins emigrated to New Zealand in 1926 with their chlldren Josey, Harold, Winifred (my mother) Gilbert and Margretta. The oldest was 13, the youngest about 2. My mother and aunt Josey remembered Kernan. They lived at 5 Bright Street, 1 Joseph Street and James Street. They went to Seagoe School. If anyone has school photos of the 1923/24 era, I would appreciate perhaps seeing these. They remembered the headmaster of Edenderry school as Mr Lynas. They remembered Jack "Springheel" Banning, Maud and Martha Lappins, Billy Mellum, Sammy McClure. Loney were their neighbours in Bright Street. Billy McClure was my aunt Josey's "boyfriend" at school and Mona Ramsey was my mother Winnie's school friend. Cissy Chambers was a neighbour in Bright Street and there was May, Lilly, Irene, Wellington Chambers. Albert Chambers was a soldier. Mr Chambers was a baker and worked in Belfast, but came home at weekends. My mother was born at 2 Woodhouse Street. I was in Portadown in 2001 and was interviewed by the local paper then and also visited again last year in July 2008. I was given the latest 2008 publication of Edenderry, A Pictorial Past. My grandfather Joseph Collins worked as a watch repairer, bicycle repairs and as a chauffeur. Joseph Collins was born in 1864 to Sarah Collins. Sarah Collins' parents were Joseph Collins and Elizabeth (Magee). Joseph Collins and Elizabeth Magee were married in Milltown, 1853
Name: Neil Robinson   Email: nsr20@hotmail.co.uk
Date: 17 December 2008   Country: United Kingdom
What a classic website. was so good to see history in pictures which my dad always talks about when he talks about the good ole edenderry days. My dad has a picture of him at school when he attended the old edenderry primary school. He also has fond memories of going over the fields, swimming in the bann river and when he was growing up as a kid when the 2nd world war was happening. Glad to see a website dedicated to an area which has proud memories and images.

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Name: Annette Hall   Email: den@denis139.fsnet. co.uk
Date: 04 July 2008   Country: United Kingdom
Spent a lot of my childhood in 89 Bridge street where my grandparents lived .Grandad was James McClatchey a shoe maker they also had a shop in the front room of the the house.

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