Features

Wanstead’s fallen

Written by Gerard Greene Thursday, 03 November 2016

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Ahead of a talk for the Wanstead Historical Society about Redbridge in the First World War, Redbridge Museum Manager Gerard Greene gives some insight into 10 of the 198 names remembered on the Wanstead War Memorial

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Walk this way

Written by Mike Smith Wednesday, 02 November 2016

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The Friends of Epping Forest organise walks throughout the year. Mike Smith invites you to join them this month as they take in the sights of the southern forest, including Wanstead Flats and Park

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Questions to answer

Written by Victoria Baskerville Tuesday, 01 November 2016

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Ahead of a book launch and discussion in Wanstead this month, Victoria Baskerville from Redbridge Against Academisation explains why she believes government education policy is not fit for purpose

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1416 ...and counting

Written by Tim Harris Tuesday, 01 November 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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150 not out! Part V

Written by Mike Mead Thursday, 20 October 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 fifth of a series of extracts, Mike acknowledges some of those who have made a real impact to club life

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In memory of?: a local research project

Written by Robert Martin Tuesday, 18 October 2016

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In the fifth of a series of articles looking at the lives behind the names found on the memorials and plaques at St Mary's Church in Wanstead, Robert Martin offers some insight into the three-year research project

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Probate debates

Written by Stephen Watmore Monday, 17 October 2016

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The number of probate disputes being dealt with by the courts is increasing exponentially and there are two main reasons for this, says Stephen Watmore of local solicitors Wiseman Lee

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Angels in Wanstead: Jane Elspeth Miller

Written by Carole Edrich Sunday, 16 October 2016

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In the 30th of a series of articles profiling Wanstead's local community heroes, photojournalist Carole Edrich introduces us to Jane Elspeth Miller

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Hand-picked & homemade: Hedgerow Jelly

Written by Mike Edwards Saturday, 15 October 2016

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Wanstead resident Mike Edwards has a passion for preparing food and drink from ingredients he has grown or foraged for himself. Here he reveals his recipe for Hedgerow Jelly in the sixth and last of a series of articles exploring unsung heroes of the fruit and veg world

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Painting preview

Written by Stephie Butler Friday, 14 October 2016

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Members of the Essex Art Club will be displaying their diverse work at Wanstead House this month. Speaking to two fellow artists, Stephie Butler offers a preview

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