Friday, 17 January 2020

ATA AGM and search for new Chair and Treasurer

A reminder that you are invited to our AGM on the 23rd January 2020 at 7.30pm at West Greenwich Community Centre (141 Greenwich High Rd). We’ll take you through the highlights of the year, our financial position and plans for the year ahead.
This AGM will be the last for myself as Chair, Robin as deputy Chair and Annabel as Treasurer. We will step down from our positions making way for new blood.
The ATA can only continue with the with the help and time of our fantastic volunteer base so please contact me at ata.chairperson@gmail.com if you would like to put yourself forward as Chair, Deputy Chair or Treasurer. 
The ATA will continue its philosophy of asking a lot of people to give a fraction of their time. I hope you’ll find it as rewarding and fun as we have. Please do put the 23rd Jan at 7.30pm in your diaries.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Shelter donation

Janet and Robin Stott thank everyone involved with the Carol Singing on 23rd December. We found it to be a most enjoyable event. As well as thanking all the lusty singers and the young money collectors, whose rattling of the cans contributed to the £340 which the event raised for Shelter, our particular thanks go to Pepina and all at the Ashburnham Arms for their generous support of the event, to Barbara Reid for running the quiz, and to Dai Williams for roasting the chestnuts.
We will post on the website a copy of the letter of appreciation which we will assuredly receive from Shelter.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Reminder: the Story of Deptford Creek

It’s a story of 19th Century industrial glory, 20th Century decline - and new promise for the 21st Century Creek.
On Friday ATA resident Mick Delap will be giving an illustrated talk about the Creek’s story, ending with a discussion of the Creek’s future. Mick will be speaking in West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road on Friday 10th January, 7.30 - 9.00pm.
Admission is free and all ATA and Creek residents are welcome.
More information here.

February meeting of the ATA History team

Next meeting will be on Monday 10 February at the Ashburnham Arms (back room) 7.30 - 9.00pm
It will feature a short talk by Neil Sinclair who is going to kick off Triangle Lives with the journalist, author, playwright and film scriptwriter Edgar Wallace. Wallace was born illegitimately into poverty in Ashburnham Grove in 1875. Despite leaving school at 12, he rose to great acclaim and fortune as a novelist and scriptwriter. Wallace's eventful and colourful life ended far from its beginning in a terraced house in Greenwich. He died in 1932 in Beverley Hills, California while working on the script of Hollywood blockbuster King Kong.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Morris dancing at the Ashburnham Arms

The Plough Monday Morris Dancing tour is on Monday 13th January.
They will be at the Ashburnham Arms, Ashburnham Grove: Meet at 19.30 to dance at 20.00, then they move on for a 20.45 dance at Richard I, Royal Hill, and finally 21.30 dance at the Morden Arms, Brand Street.

Friday, 6 December 2019

Local Art Exhibition

Ashburnham Triangle residents Patrick Morrissey and Hanz Hancock are currently curating an exhibition in the University of Greenwich's Stephen Lawrence Gallery at 10 Stockwell Street. The exhibition features a number of established local artists and is called Possible Architectures. It runs until December 17th,

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

National Plant a Tree Day

 

Eleven residents planted nine tree on Saturday 30th November in beautiful sunshine. The trees are good for the environment as they will capture carbon and pollutants. We planted:

  • A crab apple and flowering cherry by each of Barnstaple and Plymouth Houses.
  • Weeping silver birches in private gardens on Ashburnham Grove and Greenwich South Street.
  • Three  small bay trees in the front garden of a house on Greenwich South Street.

It was a great way to get to know local people.