Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Progress Estate Continues Centenary Celebrations with an Art and Photography Exhibition

PRESS RELEASE no: 2014/09    
28 July 2015

Progress Estate Continues Centenary Celebrations with an Art and Photography Exhibition

The Progress Residents Association will host its Art and Photography Exhibition on Saturday, 12th September in St Mary’s Community Centre, Eltham High Street SE9 1BJ.   The Centre is opposite the High Street’s junction with Archery Road and in front of Sainsbury’s, so ample car parking in available in the immediate vicinity.   The Exhibition will also be readily-accessible by public transport as the High Street is served by at least 10 bus routes.

We will be displaying prints from a private collection of glass-plate negatives taken around the time the Estate was built.   We believe they have never been publicly exhibited before.

Contemporary exhibits will be by local artists and many will be for sale.   

Lynn Bennett-Usher   
The Exhibition will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The Exhibition’s curator, Progress Estate resident and local artist Lynn Bennett-Usher, said ‘There has been a considerable increase in interest in the Arts in Eltham over the past 18 months, and the Residents Association is pleased to be contributing to this very worthwhile trend.’

David Evans Property Services has kindly contributed to the Exhibition’s costs.

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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