Features

Floating ideas (part I)

Written by Laura Hepworth Sunday, 30 December 2018

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Rising at Molehill Green in Essex, the River Roding passes through the Wanstead and Woodford area en route to the Thames, bringing with it a very real flood risk to local homes. In the first of a series of articles charting the ideas and hopes of the River Roding Project – which aims to reduce that risk – Laura Hepworth from the Environment Agency is keen to seek community support for the project. Photography by Geoff Wilkinson

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Hi-de-Bye, Campers

Written by Norman Jacobs Saturday, 29 December 2018

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Norman Jacobs will be taking Wanstead Historical Society members on a trip down memory lane this month, to the former Butlin's Holiday Camp in Clacton, which said goodbye to its happy campers in 1983

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Lunar planting

Written by Jane Karavasili Saturday, 29 December 2018

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As vice-chair of the recently formed Aldersbrook Horticultural Society, Jane Karavasili has been asked to present a talk on planting by the moon. Here, she offers some insight into her lunar experiences

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Charity begins…

Written by Michelle Nicholls Friday, 28 December 2018

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Wanstead's newest charity boutique is keen to hear from residents who would like to support the work of Saint Francis Hospice by volunteering. Michelle Nicholls, the hospice's director of retail, reports

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Points, no prizes

Written by Emma Clements Monday, 24 December 2018

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For many, the prospect of losing their driving licence is unthinkable. Here, Emma Clements, a partner in the criminal department of local solicitors Wiseman Lee, outlines what all motorists need to know

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Happy new year

Written by Jane Mallen Saturday, 22 December 2018

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A course to help make London a happier and more caring place will launch at Wanstead House next month. Course facilitator Jane Mallen explains why she supports Action for Happiness

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Photographic memories 1893–2018: part VI

Written by Alan Simpson Friday, 21 December 2018

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In the sixth of a series of articles celebrating the Woodford and Wanstead Photographic Society's 125th anniversary year, club member Alan Simpson offers some insight into the group's history, which in turn provides a pictorial record of our changing surroundings

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Restoring Wanstead Park (part II)

Written by Richard Arnopp Saturday, 15 December 2018

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In the second of a series of articles looking at the history of Wanstead Park, its current state and the developing plans for restoring this important green space, Richard Arnopp from the Friends of Wanstead Parklands looks at Humphry Repton's input to the landscape in the early 19th century

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Wild Wanstead part IX

Written by Alex Deverill Thursday, 13 December 2018

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In the ninth of a series of articles charting the Wild Wanstead project – which aims to transform Wanstead into a multi-garden nature reserve – Alex Deverill tests your knowledge about one of our icons of Christmas

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A growing club

Written by Callum Alexander Wednesday, 12 December 2018

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In the first of a series of articles charting the development of Wanstead Youth Club, club leader Callum Alexander – who is keen to welcome new members and volunteers – explains how it all began

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