workhouseThe Waterloo Road workhouse, Bethnal Green


This month, The East of London Family History Society welcomes Sarah Wise to Wanstead Library, who will be talking about the Victorian workhouses of east London


Free will

Derek Inkpin from local solicitors Wiseman Lee looks at the problems of family disputes in relation to inheritance and wills and explains the importance of equity and mediation

rmsRedbridge Music Service students

Listen and learn

In the 28th of a series of articles, David Bird discusses the work of Redbridge Music Society and Redbridge Music Service, whose students will be performing in Wanstead this January


Lady that knits

Jo Fensome helps support the local area through knitting. Here, the Friends of Wanstead Parklands member explains her nickname and why she loves living here

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Local love letter

Meryl Pugh describes her new book as a love letter to Wanstead Park and Wanstead Flats. Here, the Bushwood resident explains the power of the local urban environment as a site for healing and connection


New year career

There’s something powerful about the blankness of a new year that encourages many of us to make life changes. Here, Wanstead resident and career coach Siân Morgan talks about career progression in 2023