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Out Of tragedy...

Written by Carina Harris Tuesday, 13 November 2018

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Carina Harris was working at a school when a young boy suffered a fatal heart attack. The tragic event prompted her and fellow Wanstead Business Network members to support Cardiac Risk in the Young

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Restoring Wanstead Park (part I)

Written by John Sharpe Saturday, 10 November 2018

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In the first of a series of articles looking at the history of Wanstead Park, its current state and the developing plans for restoring this important green space, John Sharpe from the Friends of Wanstead Parklands introduces this jewel in Wanstead's crown. Photography by Richard Arnopp

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Historic homes in Snaresbrook

Written by Lynn Haseldine Jones Friday, 09 November 2018

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Ahead of a talk about old houses in Snaresbrook, local historian Lynn Haseldine Jones takes a look at some historic dwellings in the area, although many have sadly disappeared. Photography by Geoff Wilkinson

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Wild Wanstead part VIII

Written by Nicola Steele Thursday, 08 November 2018

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In the eighth of a series of articles charting the Wild Wanstead project – which aims to transform Wanstead into a multi-garden nature reserve – Nicola Steele suggests two things to do this month to prepare for a colourful spring next year

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Putting down roots

Written by Judith McCann Thursday, 08 November 2018

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A popular open garden trail across Aldersbrook over the summer has prompted the founding of the Aldersbrook Horticultural Society, which held its first meeting last month. Judith McCann reports

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An author's year

Written by Chloë Mayer Wednesday, 07 November 2018

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Wanstead resident and author Chloë Mayer had her first novel published last November. During the intervening 12 months, there have been moments of tears, surprise and laughter

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The school's heart

Written by Lorraine Bucknall Tuesday, 06 November 2018

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Following a £40k refurbishment over the summer, PTA member Lorraine Bucknall explains why the library is now the heart of Wanstead High School, and what they are raising funds for next

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Back in the game (part III)

Written by Millicent Brown Sunday, 04 November 2018

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Millicent Brown continues to follow Frank Lampard Sr's integration into Wanstead life. The former West Ham star – who recently become a grandad again – now plays a key role in local football

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Remembering

Written by Adrian Lee Sunday, 04 November 2018

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As the nation marks the centenary of the Armistice, local historian Adrian Lee tells the story of some of Wanstead's WWI heroes, taken from his research into over 600 war dead

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Hidden doorways part V

Written by Stephen Lines Saturday, 03 November 2018

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In the fifth of a series of articles looking at Wanstead's 'hidden doorways', local resident and photography enthusiast Stephen Lines challenges you to identify the location of this brick-framed entrance point

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