Thursday, 30 January 2014

PRESS RELEASE Progress Residents Association Receives Financial Support for Centennial Plaque from Conran Estates

Press Release no: 2014/01
09 January 2014

An engraved plaque will be unveiled in the Progress Hall in 2015 to mark the Estate’s centenary.

Engravers work from vectorised line drawings.   Vectorisation is a technique used to turn a
photograph into a sharp image.   The Association appealed for help with this on its website and Facebook page and was thrilled when Simon Hughes of Conran Estate Agents contacted them to say he would pay the costs.   Simon is the third generation of his family to have business premises in Eltham.   His grandfather was in Grove Marketplace and his father both there and subsequently at the top of the High Street.   He is, as he says, ‘rather partial to the area’.

The Association is extremely grateful for Simon's help and look forward to him being involved in the unveiling ceremony 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
London  SE9 1JY

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

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