Tuesday, 25 August 2015

September 2015 Newsletter

Dear All,
Our Centenary Year has seen capacity turn outs for BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? at Gordon Primary School, a lovely May evening with John Sandon, our Patron, showing how knowledgeable and entertaining he is about antique ceramics, a quiz and supper night at The White Hart on Eltham Hill and the Priory Player’s wonderful Old Time Music Hall in the Progress Hall. Our summer fete on Lovelace Green was opened by John Sandon and attended by the Mayor of Royal Borough of Greenwich, Cllr. Norman Adams and the Mayoress Serena Lovelace.  Prizes for the year’s raffles, which have significantly contributed to the costs of these events, have been generously donated by residents and locals. It was lovely to see so many of you. 
Many of you have been kind enough to complete our Community questionnaire sent out with the last newsletter.   If anyone would like to fill one out but has misplaced it please contact me for another or do so by clicking on this link 
Rita Billinghurst 
email: rita.bygrave@btinternet.com 
Tel: 07947 043479
Relationships in Garden Suburbs

We are very pleased to announce that Katia Clarke, a 3rd year geography student at Loughborough University, has selected our Estate as one of three she is studying for her dissertation.   Her subject is how people develop relationships in Garden Suburbs. Her findings will be based on the short questionnaire which can be accessed on this link

Everyone who completes the paper or on-line questionnaire will significantly help Katia to complete her dissertation.   By way of thanks, they will be entered into a prize draw.  Her findings will be shared with all participants after the study.   They could be of considerable benefit to our community as a whole, by providing us with a better understanding of the nature of peoples’ relationships here and in other Garden Suburbs in London.

Do you know a Good Neighbour?

We are 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.

You may nominate someone by providing Rita Billinghurst with their details (email and telephone number above).   We will obtain their approval before announcing their names.

Forthcoming Events


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


SATURDAY 3rd and SUNDAY 4th OCTOBER
ESTATE HISTORY WALKS
Walks at 10:00 a.m., noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road, Eltham SE9 1SL
Free event but please book places on 07599 610262 or 2015tickets@gmail.com


SATURDAY 31st OCTOBER
HALLOWEEN FUN FOR THE UNDER-11’s
Monster music, creepy creations, fantastic face painting, apple bobbing and more
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road  SE9 1SL
£5 per child, payable on the door.   Children must be accompanied by an adult.


FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER
FORGOTTEN VOICES: Recollections of the Great War
Tickets from  the Priory Players on 07502 450983 or tickets@theprioryplayers.com
£8.00/£7.00 for over-60’s.   7:45 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
The production is about War; it will contain some strong language.

Eltham Arts Winter Festival
Eltham Arts’ ambitious Winter Festival will take place from Saturday 31st October (Halloween) to Sunday 22nd November.  They are planning exciting opening and closing events in, respectively, Passey Place and the White Hart. There will be an Art Trail, Roving Poets, theatre, music, talks, crafts, dance, quizzes and a beer festival.  Keep your eye on elthamarts.org or the monthly free paper Greenwich Visitor (copies usually available in Eltham Library and Sainsbury’s) for full information.


Wednesday, 29 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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Progress Estate Continues Centenary Celebrations with an Art and Photography Exhibition

PRESS RELEASE no: 2014/09    
28 July 2015

Progress Estate Continues Centenary Celebrations with an Art and Photography Exhibition

The Progress Residents Association will host its Art and Photography Exhibition on Saturday, 12th September in St Mary’s Community Centre, Eltham High Street SE9 1BJ.   The Centre is opposite the High Street’s junction with Archery Road and in front of Sainsbury’s, so ample car parking in available in the immediate vicinity.   The Exhibition will also be readily-accessible by public transport as the High Street is served by at least 10 bus routes.

We will be displaying prints from a private collection of glass-plate negatives taken around the time the Estate was built.   We believe they have never been publicly exhibited before.

Contemporary exhibits will be by local artists and many will be for sale.   

Lynn Bennett-Usher   
The Exhibition will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The Exhibition’s curator, Progress Estate resident and local artist Lynn Bennett-Usher, said ‘There has been a considerable increase in interest in the Arts in Eltham over the past 18 months, and the Residents Association is pleased to be contributing to this very worthwhile trend.’

David Evans Property Services has kindly contributed to the Exhibition’s costs.



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

Monday, 13 July 2015

Priory Players - Old Time Music Hall




A couple of scenes from the Priory Players Old Time Music Hall this weekend. Throughly enjoyed by all. A sincere thank you from the Progress Residents Association for putting this production on to celebrate our centenary.

More information: www.theprioryplayers.com

Friday, 10 July 2015

Progress Estate Summer Fete and Treasure Hunt

PRESS RELEASE no: 2014/08    
10 July 2015 

Progress Estate Summer Fete and Treasure Hunt
Saturday 25th July 11:00am to 4:00pm
Lovelace Green, Eltham, SE9 1LF

The Progress Residents Association is pleased to announce that the Mayor and the
Mayor of Royal Borough Of Greenwich
Mayoress of Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor Norman Adams and Serena Lovelace, have accepted its invitation to attend the Fete and will be arriving at 12:30 p.m. 


The Association is also delighted that John Sandon will be opening the Fete.   John, the well-known porcelain expert on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and International Director of European Ceramics & Glass at Bonhams, the international auctioneers and valuers, is an ex-resident of Lovelace Green.   The recent Evening during
John Sandon
which he entertained a packed Progress Hall was, by general consensus, a highlight of our Estate’s centenary celebrations.


A treasure hunt is being sponsored by David Evans Property Services and a Progress Estate-related prize will be awarded to the winner.   Entry forms are available from their office at 20, Well Hall Road and people may obtain one by dropping in, calling 020 8859 5331 or emailing davidevanselt@btconnect.com or clicking here.   Entries, which are limited, are to be handed in on the day and people are advised to obtain their forms sooner rather than later. 

Stalls will be offering plants, vintage bric-a-brac, face painting, beauty products, test-your-strength, candy floss and more.

Live acoustic music will be provided by Pytchwood and the Greenwich Mean Time Quartet.

Other attractions include a raffle, a judo demonstration and food/drink.

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


Friday, 3 July 2015

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)