Saturday, 10 May 2014

May 2014 Newsletter

Dear All, 

I hope you are well. 

It was nice to see regular and new faces at our AGM last December. We look forward to seeing you at our summer Fish and Chip Supper and Quiz. 

As work is ongoing with organising events for our centenary in 2015, we are holding just two meetings this year - the Fish & Chip supper in May and our AGM and Christmas Social in December. 

During 2014, we will be spreading the news of our Estate and selling souvenirs at both Well Hall Pleasaunce Fund Days and the Army Day in the Woolwich Barracks so come and see us. 

If you would like to become involved in any of these, please contact me. 

Our website has been a great success and we are hoping to expand this soon. 

We are always open to suggestions to make the work of the committee appropriate to ongoing needs of the Estate. If you have some ideas and would like to be involved please contact me at

Fish and Chip Supper

Quiz with prizes (and a raffle)

On Friday 23rd May 1900
Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road

Tickets £6 or 2 for £11 available from
Margaret Johnson - 020 8319 1455 or
Rita Billinghurst   - 020 8856 5593

Please note that tickets must be ordered and paid for by Sunday 18th May because the fish and chips have to be paid for on Monday 19th. 
People will be given the payment and ticket collection address when they call Margaret or Rita to order their tickets. 

Lunch club

The Irish Community Services Club meets at the Progress Hall on Thursdays from noon to 2.30pm

If you over 55 and would like to enjoy a freshly cooked, home made meal, make some new friends and take part in club activities and outings to go along.  You do not have to be Irish to attend although other available services are restricted to those with an Irish background.

A two course meal costs £4.50

If you like to volunteer to help at one of these clubs or need more details please contact:

Antoinette Moynihan on 020 8854 4466 or 07727 817 559 

Memory lane cafe 

Crossroads Care South East London have opened a new Memory Lane Cafe in the Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road on Wednesday's between 10:00am- 2:30pm 
The cafe is a friendly and informal meeting place and offers support to people with dementia and their carers to come together and share their experiences, exchange in-formation and to socialise. 

Come along for lunch or a drink and engage in a range of activities. 

The experienced, trained staff and volunteers are always on hand to provide a listening ear. 
For more information please contact 
Sharon Hutton: 
01322 346979 or 07903 351253 

Up-to-date news can only be sent by Email, Facebook or Twitter

Newsletters always coincide with public meetings. Thus our next issue is likely to be December’s, which will announce our Christmas Social and AGM. It will also publicise events to mark our centenary in 2015. 

Nowadays, we provide information of interest, as it occurs, by email, Facebook and Twitter. So far over two hundred people have provided us with their email addresses. It would be great if everyone else on the Estate who has an email address would do likewise.

Do we have your correct email address?

If you have given us your email address, but not received a copy of this Newsletter by email:

Please check that it has not gone to spam, add our email address to your contacts list.

Send it to us again at

Setting up our list involved a certain amount of retyping, so inevitable, the odd error is likely to have occurred

For more information please contact 
Sharon Hutton: 
01322 346979 or 
07903 351253 or email

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the Progress Residents Association and 
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