Wednesday, 9 October 2013

PRESS RELEASE Anonymous Benefactor Restores & Returns Lost Sign

PRESS RELEASE no: 2013/07 

9 October 2013

We are delighted to announce that the historic road sign which disappeared from the Well Hall Road/Congreve Road pathway has been returned. It had not, as we supposed, been removed from its posts. An anonymous resident who walks past it most days found it lying face down on the pavement; it had been more or less hanging on by one screw for a number of weeks. He took it home and repainted it. 

He had planned to build a new wooden frame and reinstall it himself but had not had the time to source suitable reclaimed wood before he read of its apparent theft in Greenwich Time. 

We will return the sign to Royal Greenwich for its secure re-installation. 

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

No comments:

Post a Comment