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Our Lord Mayor

Thomas Finnis died 140 years ago this month. He was the last Lord Mayor to have a procession on the Thames. Melissa Ford from the East of London Family History Society explains the Wanstead connection

donna-1Donna- Maria Maynard (née Bradshaw) with her friends Samantha Kloss and Cigdem Ulgen by the school’s art block

The high life

In the first of a series of articles to mark the 100th anniversary of Wanstead High School, former student Professor Donna-Maria Maynard reflects on a time in her life which ignited a passion for psychology


Magical place

ELHAP is a specialist playground for children with disabilities nestled in a large woodland off Roding Lane North. Fundraising manager Sophie Blythe is working to keep the magic of play alive

_DSF2128©Geoff Wilkinson

Beyond the island

Marian Temple of the Wanstead Community Gardeners reports on Ingrid Howarth’s latest work revamping another neglected patch alongside the Island Garden