DSCF8575©Geoff Wilkinson

Blossoming Friends

As the Friends of Christ Church Green takes shape, Colin Cronin explains the new group’s aims and invites residents to the founding meeting. Photo by Geoff Wilkinson


An author’s story

Caroline Moir will be discussing her debut novel Brockenspectre at Wanstead Library this month. Here, the author, teacher, stage manager and mother reflects on her journey into writing


Good Neighbours?

From high hedges to boundary positions, Derek Inkpin from Wanstead solicitors Wiseman Lee explores some of the common disputes neighbours can find themselves engaged in

gravel-garden-mayThe Beth Chatto Gardens

A Potted History

Ruth Martin of the Aldersbrook Horticultural Society has compiled a potted history of the garden. In the third of a series of articles, she guides us from Victorian times to

Wanstead-House-1715Wanstead House, 1715. © Redbridge Heritage Centre

History comes home

Redbridge Museum will open a new permanent exhibition later this year exploring 200,000 years of local history. In the third of a series of articles, Museum Officer Nishat Alam looks

Trench-almost-finishedVolunteers at work on the trench

Job done

Decades of rubbish removed, 14 tons of soil added, 180-plus plants rehomed. Job done. Marian Temple of the Wanstead Community Gardeners tells the story of the new Snaresbrook Station car

allot-1©Stephen Lines

A lot to lose

In the 10th of a series of articles by plot holders at Redbridge Lane West allotments – which are under threat from the adjacent gas works – Jason Edwards provides

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Our precious stones

Wanstead Park has been described as the jewel in east London’s crown. In the first of a series of articles documenting restoration work on the park’s 18th-century Grotto – a

f508fe58-ca34-462c-a6d1-13c31a3d9beeThe Secret Garden, performed as part of Wanstead Fringe 2018. © Mark Turner

West End starts here

As the newly formed Wanstead Theatre Co prepare to perform their inaugural show this month, founder and professional actor Fiona Gordon talks about her plans to bring the West End


Green & friendly

Last month’s public meeting on the future of Christ Church Green was overwhelmingly positive, says organiser Colin Cronin, with residents now invited to join a new Friends of Christ Church

PXL_20220303_125950224Securing fallen trees within the River Roding

Restoring the Roding

The Thames21 project is making improvements to the River Roding adjacent to Wanstead Park. Catchment Partnership Development Officer Will Oliver provides an update in the third of a series of