BBC show documentary on Cutty Sark restoration
The Cutty Sark was the star of a new BBC documentary covering the initial restoration work, the devestating fire and the subsequent battle to keep investors on-board (no pun intended) and continue the preservation of this historic vessel despite mounting costs. The programme also revealed a lot about the ships fascinating heritage and why it is so important to maintain it for future generations. The hour-long documentary will be available for the next few weeks on BBC iplayer. The Cutty Sark is ever closer to completion and should be open again to the public later this Spring complete with its new 3m raised position, glass atrium, brand new visitor exhibition and also the new public tea room which will allegedly be sited underneath the ship.
Greenwich granted 'Royal Borough' status
Greenwich has an exciting year ahead with a huge array of public events and celebrations. The first was February 3rd whereby Greenwich officially became a Royal Borough, only the fourth borough of its kind and the first in 85 years to be awarded this prestigious status.To commemorate Greenwich’s historical links with the monarchy and the new Royal Borough status, a special crest has been commissioned which pays homage to its Royal connections as well as its rich maritime history.Though the accolade brings no direct material benefit, the council claims it will boost investment and business in the area, along with a sense of civic pride.
Despite the snow, celebrations were held in Woolwich, Eltham and finally in a very snowy Greenwich itself, and were marked by a day of 'Royal-themed' family activities, costumed Tudor re-enactments and concluded with a spectacular fireworks display on the river.
Celebrations then continued on Tuesday 7th February where the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery paraded through Woolwich to their new barracks and equestrian training facility at Woolwich Garrison.
Turner Lane in The Guide!
Katherine Miller appeared in 'Agent Speaks' section of the June edition of The Guide, South East London's leading free publication. She gave Turner Lane's opinion of the current property market.
To read the full article online please visit The Guide online. It is free to register!
What's on locally?
Greenwich and Blackheath have a very active calendar of events all year round.
For the latest information on up-coming events please visit the regularly updated All in London guide.
The O2 stages some of the world's greatest performers and live events and regularly hosts exhibitions of history, art and popular culture. The O2 also has a number of good bars, restaurants and a large ODEON cinema.
For the latest on events at the O2 visit the official O2 Arena website
Other Local Online Reccommendations
The Greenwich Phantom - A witty, long-established local blog, rich with all the latest Greenwich/South East London news and gossip
Deptford Dame - Another regularly updated blog with news from Deptford and beyond
Greenwich Park - A large facebook community of Greenwich entheusiasts (Must be a facebook member and become a fan for full access)
Greenwich Council - A good starting point if you are thinking of moving to, or visiting the borough
Greenwich Guide - A great site for visitor information