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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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In the middle of our street

Written by Ann Brockway Friday, 03 February 2017

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Ann Brockway, manager of Wanstead House Community Association, has seen the centre flourish in recent years. Once a private home, the venue now welcomes a multitude of visitors through its doors

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The age of fashion

Written by Alexandra Wilde Wednesday, 01 February 2017

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Members of the over-50s Redbridge Rhymesters and young pupils from Snaresbrook Primary School will come together this month to share a fashion-themed poetry session. Poet Alexandra Wilde reports

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Colour at home (advertisement feature)

Written by Rachel Root Monday, 30 January 2017

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As an art history graduate with a passion for art and design, Wanstead resident Rachel Root – owner of interiors studio The Orange Tree – is well placed to help you pick the right colours for your home

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Room for manoeuvre?

Written by Steve Wilks Sunday, 29 January 2017

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It is welcome that the council has made the first step towards listening to residents by holding a long-overdue consultation, says Steve Wilks on the postponement of Wanstead's new parking regulations

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Welcome to the stage

Written by Steve Wilks Friday, 27 January 2017

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Steve Wilks, a director trustee at Vision-Redbridge Culture and Leisure, highlights some of the key work that Redbridge Drama Centre does to culturally enrich the lives of local residents

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