Home of history

Wanstead-born Richard Speller is chairman of the Woodford and District National Trust. Here, he explains why – in normal times – Copped Hall is well worth a visit. It tells a story of history, restoration and engagement

Boy-and-Santa-(3)©Alison Stenhouse

A magical gift

From seascapes to The Shard, Art Group Wanstead member Alison Stenhouse is a gifted artist with a diverse portfolio… which now also includes Santa