Wade Collectors


To quote David Chown "Wade is still very much alive albeit it without the factory at Portadown"  The Wade Official Collectors Website at www.wadecollectorscentre.com is a must for enthusiasts.


On this page I hope with the help of others display photographs of Wade articles produced in our town.  The idea was taken up by a former Portadown man Albert Stewart now in Canada, his contribution was so impressive it required a dedicated page. If you have a single Wade (Ireland) piece and a reasonable quality photo why not email it to help build a record of 'Portadown Wade Productions'  (A title never used by Wade)





Photos to right were emailed by Maurice Fenton, son of Bob Fenton both now living in New Zealand.

Bob worked at Wades as a maintenance fitter/toolmaker at the time of the Watson Street factory fire on 29th. October 1956.  This commemorative mug was commissioned and presented to employees in recognition of their efforts during and after the fire, on reverse the mugs were inscribed with individual employees name making each a unique Wade piece.  


          Wall plaque from Harry Foy's collection        

None of the Wade wall plaques ever went into general production and few were ever sold, however, those which do exist, like those which were produced in limited numbers by Hagen-Renaker, realise extremely high prices at auction or when privately offered for sale. If they are marked at all, those made in Portadown carry the backstamp as shown below.


Three more pieces from Harry's collection


Wade 1st Page

Wade Reunion

Iris Wade -The Early Years

Himself and Herself!

Irish Songs Series

Wade Collectors


Al Stewarts Collection

Wade Bits and Pieces

Wade Fire 1956

Borsey Inheritance

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