Friday, 8 July 2016

Progress Estate Family Fun Day Summer Fete Featuring "Here Come The Girls"

PRESS RELEASE no: 2016/01 
2nd July 2016

SATURDAY 13th AUGUST 11:00 a.m. TO 3:00 p.m.

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 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 2:00p.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.


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:
Rita Billinghurst
Progress Residents Association committee member
56 Arsenal Road
London  SE9 1JY

tel: 020 8856 5593 or 07947 043479


Twitter:             @ProgressEstate


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