Features

Field of history: part IV

Written by Millicent Brown Saturday, 18 February 2017

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In the fourth of a series of articles about the history of Snaresbrook Football Club, Millicent Brown looks at how, many years ago, the fight for a club bar was finally successful

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Good shot!: part III

Written by Tim Reder Friday, 17 February 2017

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Football photographer and lifelong Wanstead resident Tim Reder has recently published two books about West Ham United and Leyton Orient. In the third of a series of articles, Tim reflects on the changes made to the beautiful game in the 1990s

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20/20 Wanstead vision: part II

Written by Scott Wilding Thursday, 16 February 2017

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This year, the Wanstead Society celebrates its 20th anniversary. In the second of a series of articles, Chairman Scott Wilding gives an outline of the community group's hopes for the future

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Check or be charged

Written by Jeremy Smith Monday, 13 February 2017

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For the past year, landlords have been required to conduct checks on prospective tenants. But recent changes have now made it even more important to do so, says Jeremy Smith of local solicitors Wiseman Lee

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Let the game begin

Written by Pete Daly Sunday, 12 February 2017

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Pete Daly explains why he established the Wanstead Backgammon Society and invites new and experienced players of one of the world's oldest board games to join him at The Duke for a match

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Mark his words

Written by Mark Lewis Saturday, 11 February 2017

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Mark Lewis will be giving a talk about the history and practice of hallmarking at the Wanstead Park Women's Club this month. Here, the former silversmith introduces this early form of consumer protection

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Special relationships

Written by Lily Abbin Friday, 10 February 2017

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Former Wanstead resident Lily Abbin, who moved to the USA in 1954, requested our help in finding an old friend. Lily tracked her down before we published, but we are pleased to present her memories nonetheless

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House of broken hearts

Written by Georgina Green Wednesday, 08 February 2017

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Georgina Green will be discussing matters of the heart at a talk for the Woodford and District branch of the National Trust this month as she explores the lives and loves of the residents of Wanstead House

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An apostasy story

Written by Paul Kaufman Monday, 06 February 2017

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At Wanstead Library this month, Lola Tinubu will speak about what she gained and what she gave up when she 'came out' as an atheist. Paul Kaufman, chairman of the East London Humanists, reports

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Shades of democracy

Written by Steve Wilks Saturday, 04 February 2017

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On 9 January at Redbridge Town Hall there was a meeting regarding council democracy. Here, Wanstead resident Steve Wilks offers his thoughts on the potential long-term effects of the proposed changes

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