Features

Photographic memories 1893–2018: part VI

Written by Alan Simpson Friday, 21 December 2018

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In the sixth of a series of articles celebrating the Woodford and Wanstead Photographic Society's 125th anniversary year, club member Alan Simpson offers some insight into the group's history, which in turn provides a pictorial record of our changing surroundings

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Restoring Wanstead Park (part II)

Written by Richard Arnopp Saturday, 15 December 2018

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In the second 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, Richard Arnopp from the Friends of Wanstead Parklands looks at Humphry Repton's input to the landscape in the early 19th century

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Wild Wanstead part IX

Written by Alex Deverill Thursday, 13 December 2018

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In the ninth of a series of articles charting the Wild Wanstead project – which aims to transform Wanstead into a multi-garden nature reserve – Alex Deverill tests your knowledge about one of our icons of Christmas

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A growing club

Written by Callum Alexander Wednesday, 12 December 2018

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In the first of a series of articles charting the development of Wanstead Youth Club, club leader Callum Alexander – who is keen to welcome new members and volunteers – explains how it all began

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Supporting football

Written by Millicent Brown Monday, 10 December 2018

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Have you ever dreamt of being part of a local football team flying high at the top of one of Essex's major county leagues? If so, volunteers and supporters are welcome at Snaresbrook FC, says Millicent Brown

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Santa cows

Written by Karen Humpage Monday, 10 December 2018

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As Karen Humpage prepares to self-publish her book depicting the cows that used to roam on Wanstead Flats (and through surrounding streets), the local artist gives Christmas a bovine twist

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More than meets the ear

Written by Abigail Dance Saturday, 08 December 2018

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On Monday mornings at Wanstead House, singing, instruments and laughter can be heard alongside the sound of little dancing feet. Abigail Dance from Redbridge Music Service invites you to join in

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Serial photographer

Written by Geoff Wilkinson Friday, 07 December 2018

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For his latest exhibition, local photographer Geoff Wilkinson has recorded the contemporary atmosphere of Jack the Ripper murder sites in the East End of London, and it doesn't take much imagination to be transported back to the 19th century

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Eclectic & electric

Written by Derek Farr Wednesday, 05 December 2018

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Derek Farr of the East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club invites anyone yet to enjoy the diverse musical beauty of the electric organ to join them for a concert at Wanstead Library this month

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It’s better to give

Written by Frank Charles Wednesday, 05 December 2018

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Wanstead resident Frank Charles – who, we are pleased to say, has recently received the gift of a cancer-free declaration after an eight-year battle – invites donations of toys and food for his charity projects

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