Tuesday, 27 August 2013

PRESS RELEASE Progress Estate Commemorated in Well Hall Pleasuance Gardens

PRESS RELEASE no: 2013/04                     

27 August 2013

The forthcoming centenary of the Progress Estate is the theme the Parks & Open Spaces Department of the Royal Borough of Greenwich has adopted for the planted shield in the Well Hall Pleasuance Gardens.   

The design highlights the significant features of the Estate’s houses:
Irregular and varied use of gables
Strongly-expressed chimney stacks
Smallish windows at ceiling and eaves level on the ground and first floors respectively.

The gardens are to the west of Well Hall Road opposite Co-operative store.    The shield’s position is:

Keith Billinghurst
Nearest postcode:                          SE9 6SN
Ordnance Survey grid reference: TQ 425751
GPS co-ordinates:                          N 51º 27.4'  E 00º 03.0'  

Keith Billinghurst, Residents Association committee member, said ‘Everyone connected with our forthcoming centenary is delighted with the publicity the shield’s image will lend to the run-up to our 100th birthday in 2015’.   

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

Tel:         020 8856 5593 or 07962 877389
Twitter: @ProgressEstate
Web:         www.progressestate.co.uk

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