Saturday, 7 September 2013

PRESS RELEASE Historic Sign Stolen From The Progress Estate

PRESS RELEASE no: 2013/06   

7 September 2013

UPDATE: The Sign has been returned

We are writing to you to publicise the theft, on or about 6th August 2013, of this historic sign from the Progress Estate.    It was situated at the junction of Well Hall Road, London SE9 and the footpath linking this road to Congreve Road.   The theft has been reported to the Police but as no CCTV footage is available they think it highly unlikely they will be able to recover it.

The lack of damage to the sign’s supporting posts leads us to believe the theft may have been
carried out professionally.   It is just possible that whoever perpetrated this crime dumped the sign if they subsequently realised it was unique and easily traceable.   Please therefore ask your readers and listeners to report any sighting of it, or to come forward if it has been offered to any of them.   If they so wish, they may contact us using a pseudonym to protect their identity via our email address. Twitter account or Facebook page.  

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
London  SE9 1JY

tel: 020 8856 5593 or 07962 877389
Twitter:             @ProgressEstate

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