Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Eye4Change Exhibition Will Include Photographs of The Progress Estate

Press Release no: 2013/09   

24 December 2013

Eye4Change is a local charitable organisation, supported by the Big Lottery Fund.  Its Founder Director, Xenia Demetriou, recently offered groups from across the Royal Borough of Greenwich the opportunity to borrow high-quality digital cameras and create photographic records of their neighbourhoods.   Residents of the Progress Estate were one of them.

A selection of each group’s photographs will be on display at the Stephen Lawrence Galley from
Thursday 9th to Friday 24th January, 2014.

Avril Martin, a member of the Estate’s 2015 Group, said ‘I am delighted we contributed to this photographic record of contemporary Royal Greenwich.   It brought home to us all how many different architectural styles there are on our Estate and the care and attention paid by its designers and builders in 1915.   Our images will, in time, form part of its historic record’.

The Stephen Lawrence Gallery is a part of the University of Greenwich.   The address is:

Queen Anne Court
University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
London SE10 9LS

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
email:               TheProgressEstate@Gmail.com
Twitter:             @ProgressEstate
Website:           www.progressestate.co.uk

No comments:

Post a Comment