Discover the turf wars on Wanstead Flats in the 20th century

The old Aldersbrook farmThe old Aldersbrook farm

Local historians Mark Gorman and Peter Williams will present a new talk about the former uses of Wanstead Flats this month.

"Before it became the leisure space it is today, Wanstead Flats was used for hundreds of years by farmers and allotment holders. This is their story, in particular the struggle by smallholders during the last century," said Mark.

The Friends of Wanstead Parklands event will take place at Wanstead Park's Temple on 25 February from 1pm (£3; booking required).

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