Friday, 3 July 2015

The Progress Estate reaches its 100th birthday

Everyone is invited to our Celebratory events– not just Residents.

It is recommended that people book.


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All events will take place at the Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road, Eltham SE9 1SL unless otherwise stated.   The Estate history walks will commence at the Hall.
How to obtain tickets

Other than for the Priory Player’s presentations, tickets are obtainable in any of these ways:

- By calling 07599 610262 and leaving the following information:

your name
your phone number 
the date of the event(s) you would like to attend
the number of tickets you require, stating if full and/or concessionary for paid-for events
for our Estate History Walks, your chosen date and time

- By texting the above information to 07599 610262.
- By sending it by email to 2015tickets@gmail.com

Tickets are to be collected on the day.   For events other than free events, payment must be made at the door in cash or by cheque supported with a debit card (no credit cards please).

Although people may arrive without having booked ticket, we ask everyone to apply for them so we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes.

Where relevant, additional event-specific details are as follows: 

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The Progress Estate Summer Fair

The Progress Estate invite you to our Summer Fair
Saturday 25th July 11am - 4pm
Lovelace Green, Eltham, SE9 1LF

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Stalls
Jambs owls, plants, vintage bric-a-brac, face painting, beauty products, test your strength, candy floss and more

Treasure Hunt
A Progress Estate related prize will be awarded to the winner.  Entry forms are available from David Evans Estate Agents on Well Hall Road (0208 859 5331) from the 1st July.  Limited entry available so don’t miss out and get your entry form early!

Live Acoustic Performances
From Local acts living on the Estate including Ptychwood and the GMTQ (Greenwich Mean Time Quartet)

Friday, 5 June 2015

June 2015 Newsletter

OUR ESTATE’S 100th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE

This, the second of our 2015 Newsletters, provides everyone with details of our three celebratory events for the Summer months
Dear All,
I hope you are well.
Our Centenary Year started with a wonderful afternoon of garden talks, plant sales and a raffle. It was opened by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor Mick Hayes and his wife Gillian. Russell Bowes’ historical talk, Dig for Victory, was followed by impromptu reminiscences of a life in Royal Gardening from Jim Buttress of the BBC2’s Big Allotment Challenge.   We would like to thank the stall outside Argos in Passey Place for donating so many plants as well as those attending who bought along their own donations.   The tea and cakes, also donated by local people, were a great success as was the raffle.   Prizes for this and the rest of the years’ raffles were also donated by generous residents and locals.   Being a non-profit organisation, gifts of this nature allow us to organise these events.   It was lovely to see so many of you.
Many residents have been kind enough to complete the questionnaire we sent out with the last newsletter.   If you have misplaced it and would like to fill one out, please contact me for another or fill out the online version here
Rita Billinghurst
Chair
Email: rita.bygrave@btinternet.com  

Tel: 07947 043479

Do you know a Good Neighbour?

During this year, we are also seeking nominations for our Nominate a Good Neighbour scheme.   Its purpose is to thank those people who spend time helping others.   In recognition of their devotion, Jim Buttress will present them with a token of our appreciation during the AGM and Christmas Social on Saturday, 12th December.

We will not of course announce or publish anybody’s name without their prior approval, because we know that many of these people do not seek recognition for what they do.

You may nominate anyone by providing Rita Billinghurst with their details


FRIDAY 10th AND SATURDAY 11th JULY AT 7:45 p.m.
PROGRESS HALL, ADMIRAL SEYMOUR ROAD, SE9 1SL


THE PRIORY PLAYERS PRESENT
AN AUSPCIOUS OCCASION
FOR YOUR AMUSEMENT, ENJOYMENT & PARTICIPATION

THE OLD TIME MUSIC HALL  

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments on sale for your delectation.

Tickets, £7.00/£6.00 over-60’s are available by calling or texting 07502 450983 or by email to tickets@theprioryplayers.com.   Please state your name, phone number and the number of full price and/or reduced price tickets you require.   


SATURDAY 25th JULY 11:00 a.m. TO 4:00 p.m.
LOVELACE GREEN  SE9 1LF


SUMMER FETE AND TREASURE HUNT

STALLS
Plants, vintage bric-a-brac, face painting, beauty products, test your strength, candy floss and more.

TREASURE HUNT
A Progress Estate-related prize will be awarded to the winner.   

Entry forms available from David Evans Property Services, 20 Well Hall Road from 1st July.   Drop in, call 020 8859 5331 or email davidevanselt@btconnect.com to obtain one.   Entries to be handed in on the day so you have 24 days to work out all the answers!
Limited entries so don’t miss out –get your entry form early.

LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC
Provided by acts living on the Estate including Pytchwood and the Greenwich Mean Time Quartet.

RAFFLE, JUDO DEMONSTRATION, FOOD AND DRINK
AND MUCH MUCH MORE.

FREE ENTRY

SATURDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 11:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M.
ST. MARY’S COMMUNITY CENTRE
ELTHAM HIGH STREET  SE9 1BJ (OPPOSITE ARCHERY ROAD)


ART AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

Exhibition by local artists and photographers – works will be for sale.
Refreshments available throughout the day.

Friday, 22 May 2015

John Sandon hosts a special "Antiques Roadshow" in the Progress Hall

As part of the ongoing centenary celebrations hosted by the Progress Estate Residents' Association, Patron of the celebrations and Antiques Roadshow Expert, John Sandon joined us for a special one off event at the Progress Hall on the 22nd May.

John, an ex-resident of Lovelace Green talks about how he had to sell his prized porcelain in order to purchase the property.


Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Priory Players present "The Maintenance Man"


By Richard Harris

A bitter sweet and perceptive look at the collapse of a marriage and the development and decay of an affair.


Bob and Chris's marriage has already sunk to the level of constant bickering and recriminations when Bob meets Diana, and it is not long before he has transferred his affections (and his box of tools) to her house. For Bob is a do it yourself enthusiast, a compulsive handyman with a longing to be needed.

Even after he is divorced from Chris he constantly returns to his former home, until Diana begins to resent having to face competition for his time, from both his children and his Black and Decker. Bob's relationship with Diana is heading down the same path to domestic disaster.

Dates and ticket prices

Thursday 4 June 2015
Friday 5 June 2015
Saturday 6 June 2015
Starts: 7.45pm

£8.00 Adults
£7.00 Concessions

Box Office: 07502 450 983
Email: tickets@theprioryplayers.com

Friday, 1 May 2015

An Evening with one-time Lovelace Green Resident, Patron of the Progress Estate’s Centenary Celebrations and Antiques Roadshow Expert, John Sandon

PRESS RELEASE no: 2015/07    
1 May 2015

John Sandon
John Sandon is the International Director of European Ceramics and Glass at Bonhams, the international fine art auctioneers, as well as the porcelain expert on the BBC TV’s Antiques Roadshow.   Each broadcast attracts an audience of around 5 million people.

On Friday 22nd May, John will provide an entertaining evening that will include tales from the Antiques Roadshow.   The meeting will be held in the Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road, SE9 1SL.   Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. start.   There will be a raffle, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments will be available from a cash bar.   The proceedings will end at 9:30 p.m.

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO BRING AN ITEM OF CHINA OR PORCELAIN FOR JOHN TO VALUE FREE OF CHARGE DURING THE COURSE OF THE EVENING. 

For tickets, call or text 07599 610262 or email 2015tickets@gmail.com.   £7.50 (£6.00 for the over-60’s) payable at the door in cash or by cheque supported with a debit card (no credit cards please). 

Note for Editors:

Originally named the Well Hall Estate, The Progress Estate was built in 1915 to provide housing for the many additional workers the Woolwich Arsenal needed to manufacture the armaments required by the services during the First World War.   Conservation Area status was granted in 1975, in recognition of its unique architectural character.





For additional information, please contact:
Keith Billinghurst

Progress Residents Association committee member

56 Arsenal Road

Eltham

London  SE9 1JY

tel: 020 8856 5593 or 07962 877389

email:               TheProgressEstate@Gmail.com

Twitter:             @ProgressEstate

Website:           www.progressestate.co.uk


Thursday, 30 April 2015

Well-Built Houses For Sale on the Progress Estate, Eltham

Phil Burkett @PhilBurkett shared this find recently of an early advertisement for houses on the Progress Estate (date unknown).

It states that the Estate is close to "Eltham station" and "Trams Nos. 46 and 72 pass through the Estate".  It also advises that some of the houses have "...room for a Garage" and have "Modern Conveniences"

House prices also range between £500 - £750, with only a £25 deposit.

Those were the days eh?


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