Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Mayor To Open Progress Residents Association's Inaugural Centennial Event

PRESS RELEASE no: 2015/02
25th February 2015

Mayor Mick Hayes

The Progress Residents Association is delighted to announce that the Mayor of the Royal Borough of
Greenwich, Councillor Mick Hayes and the Mayoress, Mrs. Gillian Hayes, have accepted its invitation to attend its inaugural Centenary Year event.

The afternoon’s speakers are Russell Bowes, a prominent lecturer on Garden History, and BBC2’s Big Allotment Challenge growing expert Jim Buttress.   

Doors open at 1:30 p.m.   Tea/coffee/cakes will be served during the interval and the afternoon will include a raffle.   There will be a stall selling seasonal plants, supported by B&Q’s Eltham store, along with another selling herbs and herbal products.    

THIS IS A FREE EVENT although people are asked to apply for tickets so we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes.   There is also a maximum number of people the Hall can sit.   Call or text your name, phone number and the number of tickets you would like to 07599 610262 or email the same information to

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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