Monday, 21 July 2014

Family Stories of the Great War

An invitation for everyone living on the Progress Estate

The Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust has invited everyone living on the Progress Estate to a preview of their exhibition Family Stories of the Great War in the Greenwich Heritage Centre at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday 30th July.   Light refreshments will be served and we will have the opportunity to meet the staff and volunteers who have worked on this community project.

The exhibition will run until 31st October.   The opening hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the days Tuesday to Saturday.   From the beginning of November it will tour to other venues in the Royal Borough.

The exhibition is built on the work of Heritage Trust staff and volunteers who have spent the last six months researching names from war memorials in Charlton, Eltham and Woolwich along with the rĂ´le of Charlton House as an auxiliary wartime hospital.

As you may know, there is very limited car parking in Woolwich.   The easiest way to travel there from Eltham is on a 122 or 161 bus.   There are various stops along Well Hall Road.  The 122 takes about 10 minutes and the 161 15-20 minutes.   Both are 10-12 minutes services and stop in Beresford Square (‘Ber Sq’ on the map opposite).   The Heritage Centre is 5-10 minutes’ walk away.   Go down New Road, cross Beresford Street and enter the Arsenal through the wrought-iron gates on the opposite side of the pedestrian crossing.

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