In memory of Jim Lyttle 14/03/1941 - 08/10/2020

Website compiled by Jim Lyttle of Portadown, now well over one thousand four hundred old photographs of our town, hope you enjoy viewing.

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Dedicated to Granda Tom Weir 1884-1968  Born and bred in Portadown

A tip: on the menu below, some like myself may find the text size a little small for easy reading, to enlarge, hold down 'Ctrl' key at the bottom left of keyboard whilst pressing the plus (+) key at top right of keyboard.

Tip using this search facility. Finding a particular name using quotation symbols eg; instead of using john smith use "john smith" it will narrow the search otherwise it will find all the Johns and all the Smiths.

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The main menu below is getting a bit on the large size, check out the first 'Sub Menu' Lots more there.      Jim.  

"Record it before you forget it, remember, in just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday"

Sub Menu  -  Lots more here.

Aerial Photos from 1926 to 1965

 David Armstrong M.B.E. Photo Collection New Under Construction

Joe Hynes Artwork  New

Maps 1906 to 2006

Billy Austin Photo collection NEW

 Billy Austin - Artist - Notable Citizens 

YouTube Links.  Festival of Britain 1951 + Coronation 1953 +  Granting of Royal Charter to Portadown 1947

Victor Gordon's Portadown Times article on 70 years of McKeever family History

Street Directory 1959 and Householders Alphabetical List 1959

Street Directory 1910

Sprott Collection, with appreciation to Mr. Victor Mullen. Photos from 1850.

Old Postcards of Portadown  

Sam McGredy - Sam McGredy Royal Nurseries Portadown. A loss to our town, a gain to New Zealand.

Mervyn Heatley's collection.  Coronation Celebrations 1953 plus others of the period including Governors Visit and unveiling plaque at Killycomain Estate 1954.

 Home Guard + Air Raid Precautions + TA + Auxiliary Fire Service

Webb Collection, photographs taken of Portadown by the late David Webb during the 1960's.

Tunnel area and surrounding streets, photos of locals including St. Anthony's football team.

Errol McCrory Collection.

Help Find People & Places, appeals from abroad

 Academy School

Ballyoran Primary School

Church Street P. School

Clounagh J.H. School

Derryhale School

Derrylard School


Drumgoose PS School

Edenderry School

Hart Memorial School

Killycomain J. H.  School

 Killmore & Battlehill Schools 

Park Road Junior School

Portadown College Photos.  A huge section covering over fifty years of Rugby and Hockey Teams since 1921.  Also a link to PC Alumni site.

Presentation Convent Primary School

Richmount Primary School

St. Columba's Boys School and Curran Street School.

Technical College (Old ) Armagh Road

Thomas Street School

The Tiny Tots 1951 & The Bright Spots

Rotary Club Past Presidents Since 1936 to 2011

Inner Wheel

Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Girl Guides & Brownies in Portadown

2nd. Portadown Scout Troop, Edenderry Jack Connell and  Brian Dawson collection

Bowles and Tennis

Rugby Club

Golf Club

Football Club

Portadown Cricket Club

Laurelvale - Cricket and the Vales most famous son. + School

Male Voice Choir

Various Choirs

St. Partick's Church William St.

Portadown Catholic Dramatic Society

St. Mary's Hall and associated groups.

St. Mark's Church Photos.

St. Columba's  Church

Thomas Street Methodist Church Photos.

Drumcree Church Photos.

Marley Estate and Residents 1930's

Regal Cinema

Wade (Ireland) Portadown

Corcrain and the Flemings, 1930's-50's by Sally Woods

David (Sprick) McCracken.  As Remembered by John Allen, a contemporary

Harry Foy's books, 'Growing up in Portadown in the Thirties and Forties' and  next link;

'Memories' Portadown by Harry Foy

Bertie Martin on Woodhouse Street, It's past and it's people.  Also article on Portadown Drama Circle

Charles Street/Charlie's Walls or Dawson's Row during the 1800's. Now the site of Corcrain Housing Estate.

Moses Teggart. The Poet of The Boglands.  Plus Dr. John Wright's anthology on Moses.

History of Portadown as written by George Henry Bassett in 1888. 

V-E Day in Portadown 1945

War Memorial. All the names of the men and women of Portadown and neighbourhood who gave their lives in past Wars.

Cars in Portadown 1956


Number of visitors since site creation  July 2000