Friday, 22 July 2016

July 2016 Newsletter

July 2016

Dear All,

June’s Race Night, held in conjunction with the Irish Community Services to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, was a great success.   We are very thankful to the people and businesses that sponsored races and horses.   Successes such as this enable us to put on the Summer Fete and the Christmas Social.

Being relevant to the community is central to the Association’s work.   We therefore welcome the initiative shown by a lady who has recently moved here and wanted to start up a Progress Estate Parents’ Group on Facebook.   Read on for contact details and further information.

Funding for the book about our Estate’s history has now been received and writing is making good progress.   The publication date will be announced in due course.

As part of Open House London 2016, we will be repeating our popular Estate Walk on Sunday, 18th September at 2:00 p.m.   Confirmation of the final details will be published in the organiser’s programme nearer the time and we will, of course, confirm details by email to everyone on our list.  

Robert Ledgerwood 

Progress estate family fun day summer fete featuring HERE COME THE GIRLS 
Saturday 13th August - 11am - 3pm, Lovelace Green

The Progress Residents Association is pleased to announce that, following the success of its 2015 Summer Fete, it has teamed up with Royal Greenwich Heritage Centre’s “Here Come the Girls” tour which is now underway.

During 2016, the Centre is holding a series of interactive family performances exploring the lives and contributions of three women during the First World War.   One of these is May Pinson, an Edwardian wife, mother and munitions worker who moved to the newly-built Progress Estate (originally called the Well Hall Estate) in 1915.   She will be interacting with visitors to tell her story and has kindly agreed to open the Fete at 11:00 a.m.    

Stalls will include plant sales, vintage bric-a-brac, face painting, beauty products, tea and cake, locally sourced fruit and veg, jams and chutneys and a raffle.   

Free children’s activities with prizes will be hook-a-duck, quoits, snakes and ladders and a tin can shy.   Other activities will include donkey rides, Jambs Owls and handleable creepy-crawlies.   

Between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. Adam, a children’s’ entertainer, will be balloon-modelling, performing magic tricks and showing off his bubble machine!   

Live acoustic music will be provided by the Oakland Brothers (acoustic rock, folk, blues and jazz) and the Greenwich Mean Time Quartet.   

Entry is free.

Progress Estate Parents group

We are delighted to announce that the Progress Estate Parents Page has been created on Facebook. All parents are invited to join and be part of this online community which we hope will become a social hub where parents can share information, ask for advice and, in time, build networks and friendships. 

To join the Group, click here or search for "Progress Estate Parents Group on Facebook and then click to join. 

Quiz Night with the Priory Players
Friday 30th September

Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road, Eltham, SE9 1SL
Tickets £5.00 per person, pay on the door
Tables up to eight people
Please bring your own drink and nibbles
Doors open 7pm – 7.30pm prompt start 

Timely updates

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