Features

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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Photographic memories 1893–2018: part V

Written by Alan Simpson Saturday, 20 October 2018

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In the fifth 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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Back in the game (part II)

Written by Millicent Brown Friday, 12 October 2018

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As landlord of a newly opened Wanstead pub, Frank Lampard Sr has already stepped in to help his local community by sponsoring Snaresbrook FC. Millicent Brown speaks to the former West Ham star

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