jean1Jean as a 21-year-old in 1952

Deep Roots

Wanstead resident Jean Medcalf published her first poetry book last year. To Everything There is a Season is a collection of lyrical, spiritual poems about nature. In the 12th of a series of articles, Jean – who sadly passed away last month aged 90 – recalls her journey as a poet

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Wall of sound

Kathy Taylor explains the story behind Wanstead’s first large-scale mural, a singing nightingale on Nightingale Lane. Photo by Geoff Wilkinson

saynoCampaigners protested against the café kiosk plans ahead of the decision in August ©Charles Llewellyn

Takes the biscuit

Plans for a new café kiosk in Christchurch Green received the go-ahead despite residents’ requests for a rethink of the design. It’s a missed opportunity, say Scott Wilding and Geoff Horsnell of the Wanstead Society

mcagCampaigners gather support on Wanstead High Street

Future for Whipps

In the ninth of a series of articles looking at the redevelopment of Whipps Cross Hospital, Charlotte Monro reflects on the recent announcements regarding the Margaret Centre and bed numbers