Features

Angel update

Written by Carole Edrich Sunday, 11 December 2016

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Carole Edrich gives a quick update on some of the community heroes featured in our long-running Angels in Wanstead series of articles and explains why her expanding project now warrants a new name

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Wonderful lives

Written by Carole Edrich Saturday, 10 December 2016

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Carole Edrich has interviewed over 30 Angels in Wanstead in the past three years. Now, she has big plans to help others find and praise their own community heroes and needs your support to make it happen

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Good shot!

Written by Tim Reder Thursday, 08 December 2016

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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 first of a series of articles, Tim offers some insight into the start of his photographic journey

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Atypical day out

Written by Jeanne Holland Wednesday, 07 December 2016

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Organisers of a new festival taking place in Wanstead next year invite you to pick up your instruments or polish your act and be part of what is set to be an unusual day out in the park. Jeanne Holland reports

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Child of the fifties

Written by the editor Tuesday, 06 December 2016

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Ahead of a Wanstead Historical Society talk about growing up in the 1950s, author, historian and baby boomer Norman Jacobs recalls the advent of rock 'n' roll, prefabs and welfare orange juice

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Mistletoe miscellany

Written by Gill James Monday, 05 December 2016

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The Friends of Wanstead Parklands invite you to join them at the park's Temple this month for a celebration of all things Christmas – past and present. Here, Gill James explains why they have one eye on the future as well

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1482 ...and counting

Written by Tim Harris Thursday, 01 December 2016

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In January, the Wren Wildlife Group set out to find 1,000 different kinds of plants and animals in the Wanstead area during 2016. With this figure achieved in June, the target is now 1,500. Tim Harris updates the count

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The joker returns

Written by Sir Tony Robinson Tuesday, 29 November 2016

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We asked former Wanstead High School student Sir Tony Robinson a few questions ahead of an appearance at the Sir James Haweky Hall in Woodford Green next month

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Angels in Wanstead: Toby Hartley

Written by Carole Edrich Monday, 21 November 2016

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In the 31st of a series of articles profiling Wanstead's local community heroes, photojournalist Carole Edrich introduces us to Toby Hartley

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150not out! Part VI

Written by Mike Mead Sunday, 20 November 2016

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To mark the 150th anniversary of Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club, former player and umpire Mike Mead has published a book charting the club's history. In the sixth of a series of extracts, Mike explores the importance of the club's Cricket Week and tours

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