Community gathers for return of Christmas lights switch-on

Residents gathered on George Green last month to watch local milkman Steve Hayden switch on Wanstead’s Christmas tree lights.

“The event was a great success and an opportunity for the community to come back together as last year’s event didn’t take place due to lockdown. For many, the switching on of Wanstead’s lights has come to mark the official start of the Christmas season. Our thanks to panto characters from Redbridge Drama Centre and the Wanstead Church School choir,” said Councillor Jo Blackman.