Welcome to the Poyntzpass and District Local History Society Web Site. On this site you will find information about our society and some historical information about Poyntzpass and the surrounding District. This site will be continually expanded and improved. You can also find us on Facebook – details are at the bottom of this page. It is our hope that this site will bring the history of the area to as wide a selection of people as possible, so if you like this site please bookmark it and make sure to tell your friends.
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Date for your diary………Poyntzpass Culture Night 2017……Friday 22nd September……………What will you see for free?
Horse work for Felix Cassidy (Aughantaraghan, Poyntzpass) during 1884. Jobs included ploughing, finishing, cartage to Tandragee, putting in corn, grubbing potato ground, opening drills, drawing manure, closing drills for turnips, holling(?) wheat and corn, banking drills and drawing meadow hay. Price looks to be about 8 shillings for one day’s work.
About 1957, a number of children from the Poyntzpass area attended a verse speaking contest in Portadown. Didn’t they all look real cute? But hey, some still do.
Who remembers Moody’s lockhouse on the canal towpath near the railway signal box? It is gone now, but I used to deliver a newspaper to Mrs Moody on my way home from primary school. Sometimes I was rewarded with a halfpenny – I thought I was rich!
Here’s the newly elected committee of the Poyntzpass Silver Band. It is fair to say that this photo was not taken yesterday!