Flats-degraded-1910Looking south-west across Wanstead Flats at Centre Road in the early 1900s. Picture courtesy of Vestry House Museum

Power planning

Anna Orpwood from local solicitors Edwards Duthie Shamash encourages you to put a plan in place for the future management of your affairs, and explains why Lasting Powers of Attorney are important to get right

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Away from home

In the first of a series of articles charting the experiences of a Wanstead-based travel writer, Carole Edrich takes us on a trip to Austria in search of something original to write about The Sound of Music


The high life

In the fourth of a series of articles to mark Wanstead High School’s 100th anniversary, former student Paul Donovan (class of 1980) reflects on his memories of the characters he encountered at the school

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Listen and learn

In the 36th of a series of articles, David Bird from the Redbridge Music Society introduces mezzo-soprano Annabel Kennedy and pianist Daniel Peter Silcock, who will be performing in Wanstead this month


On The Town

With brass bands on the decline nationally, local residents are lucky to have a thriving ensemble. Tim Sullivan reports on a special concert and album launch by Redbridge Brass in Aldersbrook this month


Succession Success

Members of Aldersbrook Horticultural Society are delighted to welcome Fergus Garrett, the Head Gardener of Great Dixter Garden in West Sussex, to their February meeting. Ruth Martin reports

20240104_105442_resized_1Wildlife pond at the Redbridge Lane West allotments

A lot to lose

In the 18th of a series of articles charting Cadent’s impact on Redbridge Lane West allotments, Sally Parker is frustrated by delays to the planned works, which received Secretary of State consent last month