Friday 19 May 2023

Buy a second-hand bike and get cycling!

You can buy a bike for just £40 if you live in Royal Greenwich and are in receipt of benefits such as Universal Credit, Housing Benefit or Child Tax Credit. Please bring official proof along with photo ID. You can buy a quality, serviced second-hand bike on Saturday 20 May between 10am and 4pm at Morrisons in Thamesmead.

Thursday 18 May 2023

Dementia Action Week 2023

This week is Dementia Action Week and you can read more about dementia and local support available here
The local Dementia Reference Group are also hosting a local event to mark the week (apologies for the short notice). All are welcome on Friday 19th May 2023 from 11am - 3pm at Greenwich Centre Library, 12 Lambard Square, Greenwich, SE10 9HB
The event will consist of activities such as the magic table, community art demonstrations,  brain health activities, information stalls, dementia-inclusive businesses, an award ceremony and refreshments.
For any questions please contact Angelika, Dementia Action Co-ordinator, by e-mail

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Ewan Hooper

Ewan Hooper, a  much loved and long-standing resident of the Ashburnham Triangle and a stalwart in the early days of the Ashburnham Triangle Association, died in April. 

Ewan was a well known actor producer and director with parts in many films, including the priest in Dracula has Risen from the Grave, and in plays on stage and radio. He was best known in the Triangle as the moving spirit behind the founding of the Ashburnham Triangle Association in 1975/6, and as a regular attendee of St Marks church. Earlier, he had been the force behind the redevelopment of Greenwich Theatre, which reopened in 1969. 

He was a close friend to Max Wall, who regularly played at Greenwich, and became chairman of the Max Wall Society.  As further evidence of his commitment to local theatre, in 1971 he was involved in setting up the Greenwich Young People's Theatre in Burrage Road. Here he came across the disused Woolwich Tramshed, and suggested to Greenwich Council it be developed as a theatre.

After the ATA had been revived in 2006, in recognition of his many and various local contributions, he was asked to become the ATA's Chair Emeritus, and accepted.  

We offer our condolences to Ewan's family.

Tuesday 9 May 2023

The next ATA history group talk

A reminder that the next ATA history group talk is on Nikolay Ogarev (1813 - 1877), a Russian poet, historian and political activist who spent the last years of his life living in Ashburnham Place. Our speaker Joe Fean will be sharing his fascinating research on Ogarev’s life with us. 

The title of the talk is The Tragedy of My Life: a comedy in five acts.  It will take place in West Greenwich Library on Thursday 18 May at 7.30pm