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<strong>August</strong> <strong>2019</strong> | FREE<br />

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Contents<br />

Features<br />

Remember the cows? 16–17<br />

Wanstead’s loss 20<br />

Learning lessons24<br />

Home from home 28<br />

Time to take part32<br />

High art36–37<br />

WWII memories42<br />

Emergency46<br />

History continues52<br />

Eco-friendly trail 56<br />

Wild Wanstead 62–63<br />

Charting the charter66<br />

Trouble above70<br />

Photo story74–75<br />

Learning the ropes78<br />

Puzzles & competitions<br />

Sudoku 38<br />

Crossword competition48<br />

Wanstead anagram 54<br />

Mind-bender puzzles80<br />

Every month<br />

Local news6–8, 10, 12 & 14<br />

Wanstead map60–61<br />

Community events85–88, 90 & 92<br />

Community groups94<br />

Useful numbers96<br />

Index of advertisers98<br />

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Welcome...<br />

Summer holidays are under way. By now,<br />

many of you will have friends and family<br />

enjoying time away from home. Perhaps a<br />

jaunt to the coast, a week or two under the<br />

Mediterranean sun or a summer-long cruise to<br />

more exotic ports. But how will you hear about their<br />

adventures? Will you be monitoring their social media profiles to<br />

keep abreast of their cocktail indulgences? Will you be looking<br />

forward to WhatsApp messages and poolside photos? Will you<br />

wait to hear the highlights in person upon their return? Or will<br />

you be expecting a postcard?<br />

For our younger readers, a postcard is a rectangular piece of thin<br />

cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelope.<br />

And for those same readers, ‘writing’ is the art of creating letters<br />

and words using pen and paper, and ‘mailing’ is like sending an<br />

email, but it takes a day or two (or longer) to get to the recipient.<br />

And yes, there was a period in the not-too-distant past when<br />

holidaymakers would take time out from their break to buy<br />

postcards and stamps, compose a few lines by way of describing<br />

how pleasant the weather is before posting them back home,<br />

having remembered to copy the required addresses from their<br />

address book before departing. Of course, depending on holiday<br />

destination and duration, the challenge was to post them early<br />

enough to ensure they arrived home before you did!<br />

There’s certainly something poetic about a holiday message<br />

embarking on a journey of its own, a journey somewhat more<br />

eventful than messages sent through the digital ether. But<br />

while the sending of postcards is certainly a lost art, the art<br />

of postcards need not be, not in Wanstead<br />

anyway and not if the art trail has anything<br />

to do with it (see page 32). Perhaps you<br />

won’t receive any postcards this summer,<br />

but will you send any? Answers on a…<br />

Lee Marquis, Editor<br />

Calling local residents...<br />

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the September <strong>2019</strong> edition is 16 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

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Wanstead Fringe <strong>2019</strong> will be ‘bigger,<br />

better and more fringe-worthy than ever’<br />

Organisers of the<br />

seventh annual<br />

Wanstead Fringe –<br />

which will run from<br />

7 to 15 September – say<br />

this year’s event will<br />

be ‘bigger than ever’.<br />

“The week-long Fringe<br />

will include more live<br />

professional theatre,<br />

comedy, music,<br />

demonstrations, talks<br />

and assorted cultural<br />

activities than ever<br />

before. Not to mention<br />

established favourites like the open-air<br />

Wanstead Kinema and the jumble trail,” said a<br />

spokesperson. Last year, the Fringe attracted<br />

thousands of local residents as well as visitors<br />

from further afield. This time, organisers are<br />

expecting an even higher level of interest<br />

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– especially with more events taking place<br />

in Aldersbrook, including a new play to be<br />

staged at the Aldersbrook Community Centre.<br />

A musical production of The Railway Children<br />

at Forest School promises to be another<br />

highlight. Visit wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

John Cryer MP to<br />

seek reselection<br />

John Cryer MP has<br />

confirmed he intends<br />

to seek reselection as<br />

Labour’s candidate<br />

for the Leyton<br />

and Wanstead<br />

constituency at the<br />

next general election.<br />

“I look forward<br />

to asking local<br />

members to once<br />

again put their trust<br />

in me to represent<br />

Leyton and Wanstead<br />

in Westminster,” said<br />

the politician, who<br />

has represented<br />

the area since the<br />

general election in<br />

2010 and currently<br />

enjoys a majority of<br />

22,607 following the<br />

2017 election.<br />

Open-air cinema, a popular<br />

Wanstead Fringe event<br />

Consultation on<br />

idling fines<br />

Redbridge Council<br />

is seeking feedback<br />

on plans to fine<br />

drivers who leave<br />

their engines running<br />

while parked as part<br />

of the authority’s<br />

efforts to reduce air<br />

pollution. “Engine<br />

idling is one of the<br />

key contributors to<br />

air pollution and this<br />

new policy will be<br />

an important tool to<br />

reduce toxic air,” said<br />

a spokesperson. Fines<br />

will only be issued<br />

if drivers refuse<br />

to switch off their<br />

engine when asked.<br />

The consultation<br />

closes on 2 <strong>August</strong>.<br />

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Music event on Wanstead Flats given<br />

the go-ahead by City Corporation<br />

Work underway to upgrade water<br />

network in Wanstead<br />

© Geoff Wilkinson<br />

The City of London Corporation has given<br />

the go-ahead for a large-scale music festival<br />

to be held on Wanstead Flats next year. “The<br />

City Corporation has received a proposal from<br />

MAMA Festivals for a three-day music event<br />

on Wanstead Flats in September 2020. Elected<br />

members have agreed in principle the event<br />

can be held,” said a spokesperson. Organisers<br />

must now apply to Redbridge Council for a<br />

licence and conduct a public consultation. A<br />

petition opposing the plans has received over<br />

600 signatures. Visit wnstd.com/flatsmusic<br />

Open-air theatre hopes to inspire<br />

visitors to Wanstead Park<br />

Work to replace 5.3km of water pipes across<br />

20 roads in Wanstead began in July and is<br />

expected to continue until March. “This is an<br />

important piece of work and we’re investing<br />

£2.2 million in the scheme to provide a safe<br />

and reliable supply for future generations…<br />

A range of techniques which do not require<br />

open trenches will be used to lay the new<br />

pipes, with trenches being used only as a last<br />

resort… We don’t plan to remove any trees,<br />

but any that do have to be removed will be<br />

replaced,” said a Thames Water spokesperson.<br />

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Open-air theatre company Illyria will return<br />

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performances: The Tempest (9 <strong>August</strong> from<br />

7pm) and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves<br />

(29 <strong>August</strong> from 4pm). “I hope after seeing<br />

the plays, people will be inspired to visit<br />

this wonderful park and the magnificent<br />

ancient woodland of Epping Forest,” said<br />

Graeme Doshi-Smith, Chairman of the City<br />

of London Corporation’s Epping Forest and<br />

Commons Committee. Picnics are encouraged.<br />

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Community gardeners encourage<br />

help from non-gardeners<br />

Petition calling for government<br />

funding for Whipps Cross Hospital<br />

One of the many street patches<br />

tended by the Wanstead<br />

Community Gardeners<br />

The Wanstead Community Gardeners are keen<br />

to encourage more people to assist them in<br />

their work. “We can do the planting, but as a<br />

community, the maintenance can be done by<br />

non-gardeners. Watering is needed in times of<br />

no rain. Some plants will flower all summer if<br />

their seedheads are removed. It would be easy<br />

if lots more people just did a bit in a time of<br />

their choosing, and this way, it would be a real<br />

community effort. Please contact us by email<br />

or leave a note in the library,” said Marian<br />

Temple. Email gardeners@wnstd.com<br />

A local health campaign group is urging<br />

residents to sign a petition calling for the<br />

government to provide funding to rebuild<br />

Whipps Cross Hospital. “Barts Health NHS<br />

Trust has the go-ahead to develop plans for<br />

Whipps… But with a funding shortfall, the<br />

pressure will be to sell off too much land to<br />

the detriment of the size and facilities of the<br />

new hospital. Government failure to invest in<br />

NHS building is a real threat to our hospital’s<br />

success,” said a spokesperson for Waltham<br />

Forest Save Our NHS. Visit wnstd.com/wxp<br />

First-aid fun: life-saving skills for<br />

children at Wanstead House<br />

Entry £15<br />

Includes chip<br />

timed result,<br />

pumpkin medal<br />

& treats<br />

Chasing<br />

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Sunday 27 October <strong>2019</strong><br />

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Charity Number: 1044296<br />

chip timed 5k & 10k route<br />

Start & Finish: Haven House Children’s Hospice,<br />

High Road, Woodford Green, IG8 9LB<br />

Start Time: 11am<br />

Part of our wider Pumpkin Fest weekend<br />

Children are invited to learn life-saving skills<br />

this month, with two first-aid courses to be<br />

held at Wanstead House. Making use of fake<br />

blood and music, the sessions – which take<br />

place on 1 and 22 <strong>August</strong> from 10.30am (£19.50)<br />

– will cover, among other subjects, choking,<br />

CPR and the recovery position. “The course is<br />

aimed at children aged four to 13 years. All get<br />

to use a training defibrillator and administer<br />

a pretend electric shock,” said a spokesperson<br />

for course administrators Butterfly First Aid.<br />

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Family event: bug hunt in<br />

Wanstead Park<br />

Family event: learn how to identify<br />

trees in Wanstead Park<br />

© Geoff Wilkinson<br />

Children and their families are invited to<br />

take part in bug hunt in Wanstead Park this<br />

month as part of a series of activities run by<br />

the Field Studies Council in partnership with<br />

the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. “We will<br />

look for creepy crawlies under logs and stones<br />

and spot insects on plants and trees,” said<br />

a spokesperson. Suitable for children aged<br />

18 months to 11 years, the hunt will take place<br />

from 10am to 12 noon and from 1pm to 3pm<br />

on 8 <strong>August</strong> (meet at the Temple; adults: free;<br />

kids: £5). Visit wnstd.com/bugs<br />

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The Field Studies Council (FSC) in partnership<br />

with the Friends of Wanstead Parklands will<br />

be running a tree identification course for<br />

families in Wanstead Park this month. “Join us<br />

on a walk and learn how to identify our trees<br />

using their leaves, bark and seeds… Discover<br />

how trees contribute to our environment,” said<br />

an FSC spokesperson. Suitable for children<br />

aged 18 months to 11 years, the workshop will<br />

run from 10am to 12 noon and from 1pm to<br />

3pm on 21 <strong>August</strong> (meet at the Temple; adults:<br />

free; kids: £5). Visit wnstd.com/trees<br />

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A bat walk for families with children aged<br />

seven and over will take place in Wanstead<br />

Park on 30 <strong>August</strong>. Hosted by the Field<br />

Studies Council and the Friends of Wanstead<br />

Parklands, the two-and-a-half-hour walk will<br />

depart from the Temple at 7.30pm (adults:<br />

free; kids: £5). “Explore the park’s diversity of<br />

bat species – including soprano and common<br />

pipistrelles and Daubenton’s – and learn<br />

how they use sound to see. We will use bat<br />

detectors to hear them,” said a spokesperson.<br />

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THE RAILWAY<br />

CHILDREN MUSICAL<br />

“A wonderful<br />

production”<br />

London Theatre 1<br />

From the producers of<br />

The Secret Garden<br />

Based on the story by Edith Nesbit<br />

With Book & Lyrics by Dave Simpson<br />

Music by Katherine Mount, Orchestrations by Teresa Barlow<br />

September 14th & 15th <strong>2019</strong><br />

AT THE DEATON THEATRE, FOREST SCHOOL, SNARESBROOK<br />

Book online via wansteadfringe.org<br />

Sat 14th: 3pm/7pm Sun 15th: 3pm Tickets £17/13 Family discounts available<br />

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Cricket club approaches half-way<br />

point of £75k fundraising campaign<br />

‘Classic and a Cuppa’: invite to<br />

Wanstead’s classic car community<br />

Wanstead & Snaresbrook CC were crowned<br />

Dukes Essex T20 champions last month, beating<br />

Harold Wood CC in the final by seven wickets<br />

The oldest vehicle at<br />

the June gathering was<br />

a 1943 James Auto Cycle<br />

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club has<br />

raised over £36k through its Project Heron<br />

campaign, which is aiming to generate £75k<br />

to refurbish its clubhouse and install new<br />

cricket nets. The total includes a £25k grant<br />

from Sport England and several £1,000-plus<br />

anonymous donations. “Congratulations to<br />

the fundraising committee for all their work<br />

to achieve this… Over the coming months,<br />

we will continue to organise events and apply<br />

for more grants to reach our target,” said club<br />

chairman Martin Pluck. Visit wnstd.com/nets<br />

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A South Woodford resident who organised an<br />

informal gathering of local classic car owners<br />

and their vehicles in June is planning to repeat<br />

the event this month, and is extending an<br />

invitation to Wanstead car enthusiasts. “‘Classic<br />

and a Cuppa’ is open to all classic, vintage and<br />

veteran cars and perhaps some more modern,<br />

interesting or rare ones,” said Gary Zylberszac,<br />

whose first event at South Woodford’s Derby<br />

Road car park saw 26 vehicles take part. The<br />

second gathering will take place from 10am to<br />

12 noon on 11 <strong>August</strong>. Visit wnstd.com/cars<br />

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Wanstead Society plans to host more<br />

social events for its members<br />

Wanstead performing arts school<br />

celebrates 10th anniversary<br />

Following a popular summer social event last<br />

month, the Wanstead Society is developing<br />

plans to host more informal gatherings for<br />

its members. “We held our annual summer<br />

social in the Nightingale on the Green pub<br />

in July. We had a great turn out and hope to<br />

make the society more social with more drinks<br />

and dinner events in the near future,” said<br />

Scott Wilding, chairman of the community<br />

group. The Wanstead Society is a non-political<br />

organisation working to protect, preserve and<br />

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A performing arts school in Wanstead<br />

celebrated its 10th anniversary in July by<br />

staging a show at Forest School’s Deaton<br />

Theatre. “It is very humbling to know that<br />

our school has become a significant part of<br />

the lives of so many young people over the<br />

past 10 years, and to see their growing love<br />

and appreciation of the performing arts,”<br />

said Michael Da Silva Pearce, principal of DSP<br />

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five- to 16-year-olds at Wanstead High School.<br />

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St Joseph’s Convent<br />

School for Girls<br />

An Independent Catholic School for Girls 3-11 years<br />

We are a small school, with a big heart and even bigger opportunities!<br />

• Led by a Headteacher with a wealth<br />

of experience and a passion for education<br />

• The quality of the pupils’ academic and other<br />

achievements is good –<br />

ISI report Jan <strong>2019</strong><br />

• The quality of the pupils’ personal<br />

development is excellent – ISI report Jan <strong>2019</strong><br />

• A broad and balanced education based on our<br />

strong Catholic Mercy Values (we welcome<br />

children of all faiths)<br />

• A specialist-led Music Department provides<br />

additional tuition in a range of musical<br />

instruments ‘music is a strength of the extracurricular<br />

life of the school’ –<br />

ISI report Jan <strong>2019</strong><br />

• Specialist-led PE, Art and Drama departments<br />

• Children are well prepared to apply to a range<br />

of outstanding schools in the secondary<br />

Independent, Grammar or State sector<br />

• Excellent pastoral care - the strong<br />

development of pupils’ confidence and sense<br />

of self-worth owes much to the excellent<br />

rapport that they enjoy with the staff and the<br />

high quality of pastoral care<br />

– ISI report Jan <strong>2019</strong><br />

• The size of the school means that the staff<br />

know not only the pupils themselves very<br />

well, but also their circumstances, strengths<br />

and needs – ISI report Jan <strong>2019</strong><br />

• Extra-curricular club programme including<br />

science, fencing, lacrosse, gymnastics, football<br />

and LAMDA/drama<br />

Please join us at our next Open Day<br />

9.30am on Thursday 10 th October <strong>2019</strong><br />

Please contact the school to book your place<br />

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Remember the cows?<br />

Karen Humpage announces the launch of her book featuring artwork<br />

and anecdotes of the cows that once roamed the local streets of<br />

Wanstead and Woodford<br />

Wanstead residents may already<br />

be familiar with my work. My<br />

paintings of the cows that used to<br />

wander the local streets have been shown<br />

at Art Trail Wanstead and the Wanstead<br />

Festival, as well as being featured in this<br />

publication.<br />

I recently finished writing my book on the<br />

subject, entitled Common or Garden Cows,<br />

which will be released in <strong>August</strong>. I’m very<br />

excited about the book coming out and<br />

keen to know what everyone thinks about<br />

it. I’m hoping to organise a ‘meet the author’<br />

afternoon in a local establishment, and<br />

possibly do some readings from the book, so<br />

check my website for details.<br />

I’ve already had the seal of approval from<br />

Year 3 pupils at St John’s C of E school in<br />

Buckhurst Hill. I spent a lovely afternoon there<br />

recently talking about when the cows used<br />

to come to town and showing them my cow<br />

paintings. In turn, they all drew and coloured<br />

in pictures of cows causing traffic jams and<br />

getting into people’s front gardens.<br />

Growing up in Woodford in the seventies –<br />

Rokeby Gardens to be precise – I remember<br />

the cows ambling up the road, munching<br />

all the privet hedges and liberating the<br />

rosebushes of all their flowers. It seemed<br />

quite normal at the time, but I suppose if<br />

it happened now, there would be letters<br />

to the council! Not that cows would<br />

find much to eat in gardens nowadays.<br />

My bugbear of people losing interest in<br />

their gardens and turning them into car<br />

parks crops up in the book on more than one<br />

occasion!<br />

I attended Nightingale High School and<br />

went horse riding at the Snaresbrook Riding<br />

School. I remember seeing the cows over The<br />

Hollows many times while out riding – we’d<br />

have to give them a wide berth in case they<br />

frightened the horses!<br />

Here follows an extract from the book, taken<br />

from the beginning of Chapter Three, entitled<br />

Traffic.<br />

‘A commuter’s day would not start well if<br />

they opened their front door to find a cow or<br />

three standing in the front garden. Having to<br />

run the gauntlet past a large cow to the gate<br />

was not an exercise most people would relish<br />

unless they fancied themself as a contestant<br />

on It’s A Knockout. So, most people waited<br />

until the cows moved on, leading to many<br />

seemingly outlandish excuses as to why they<br />

were late for work.<br />

“I remember the cows well. We used to live<br />

in Beverley Crescent and I once had to call<br />

work to say I’d be late as three cows were in<br />

our front garden and I couldn’t get out of the<br />

house. They thought I was mad!”<br />

The daily drudgery of waiting for a bus could<br />

be alleviated by the spectacle of a cow joining<br />

the commute. Not privy to the tradition of<br />

queuing, a cow could fill a whole bus shelter,<br />

leaving the poor commuters resigned to<br />

standing out in the inevitable rain. “There was<br />

a wooden bus shelter on Lake House Road…<br />

in it waiting for a bus was an enormous<br />

cow just standing there minding its own<br />

business.”’<br />

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Wanstead’s loss<br />

Steve Wilks and Deborah Selner remember Jill Stock, who died at the end<br />

of May. Known to many, her funeral saw the City of London Cemetery’s<br />

chapel overflowing with friends and family celebrating her life<br />

I<br />

had the pleasure of knowing Jill when I<br />

moved to Wanstead and she introduced<br />

me to various people who were involved<br />

in Neighbourhood Watch.<br />

Jill Stock (born 22 May 1947,<br />

died 25 May <strong>2019</strong>) and one of her<br />

photo montages of Wanstead<br />

Ever the community worker, she initially<br />

became a Watch Co-ordinator and then<br />

Chairman of the Safer Neighbourhood Panel,<br />

assisting the police and running the group.<br />

Having lived for over 40 years in Wanstead, she<br />

had a wealth of local knowledge. She regularly<br />

organised the annual street party for residents<br />

on Cranbourne Avenue where she lived.<br />

Through working as a nurse and being<br />

involved in her own children’s schools as a<br />

member of Nightingale and Wanstead High<br />

PTA, she knew a huge bank of people from<br />

all walks of life. A trip down the High Street<br />

could easily take an hour with Jill; she always<br />

stopped to say hello or have a quick chat. All<br />

her neighbours knew her by name and would<br />

often knock on her door for an address, a<br />

telephone number or a bit of friendly advice,<br />

and she never turned anyone away. She<br />

cared for everyone, especially the old and<br />

vulnerable, and she hated injustice. When<br />

something was wrong and needed resolving<br />

nobody was more tenacious than Jill.<br />

As a nod to the changing role of technology<br />

in our lives, she helped set up the local<br />

WhatsApp groups for enabling neighbours<br />

to notify others of anything going on in<br />

the local area, and this quickly spread out<br />

across Wanstead and Snaresbrook. She was<br />

also a regular contributor on the Wanstead<br />

Community Hub, acting as a point of call for<br />

advice on the reporting of crime and other<br />

issues that arose.<br />

Jill worked as a district nurse in the local area<br />

for some 46 years. When she retired, she was<br />

able to concentrate more on her beautiful<br />

garden. In December 2013 she developed her<br />

hobby of making photographic collages into<br />

a small enterprise by taking photographs of<br />

Wanstead landmarks and turning them into<br />

jigsaw puzzles. Jill sold these puzzles at the<br />

monthly Wanstead Farmers’ Market. Entitled<br />

Wanstead – A Very Special Community, the<br />

collage contained everything about our<br />

London suburb. It turned into a quick success.<br />

She remarked: “It is quite simple but it is a<br />

real joy to sell them. Children especially are<br />

interested so that is why I have a slightly easier<br />

200-piece puzzle for them.”<br />

Jill always had time for anyone and was<br />

always willing to lend help to those with a<br />

problem. She will be deeply missed by the<br />

Neighbourhood Watch groups, the local<br />

police and residents, who looked at her as a<br />

beacon for a model citizen looking after her<br />

neighbourhood.<br />

Jill passed away on 25 May <strong>2019</strong> following<br />

a road traffic collision while visiting family<br />

in Somerset. She leaves behind husband<br />

Mick, daughters Sam, Kate and Polly and five<br />

grandchildren.<br />

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Learning lessons<br />

Wanstead resident and student member of Stop the War Coalition<br />

Lucy Nichols explains why she and a few friends recently hosted a stall<br />

on the High Street opposing war with Iran<br />

On Saturday 29 June, myself and a<br />

group of student activists from the<br />

Stop the War Coalition ran a very<br />

successful stall on Wanstead High Street.<br />

We talked about the very real threat of<br />

war with Iran and encouraged locals to<br />

share with us the reasons why they were<br />

against British involvement in a war in the<br />

Middle East.<br />

We came to Wanstead as part of a national day<br />

of action called by the Stop the War Coalition,<br />

a campaign group set up prior to the war in<br />

Iraq which has been campaigning tirelessly<br />

against British and American warmongering<br />

abroad ever since. The group has a support<br />

network that spans the country and includes<br />

everything from religious groups to trade<br />

unions.<br />

I have been very fortunate in working for the<br />

group during my gap year, which has resulted<br />

in a fair amount of experience running<br />

stalls, leafleting and protesting. This is why I<br />

decided to come and campaign in Wanstead;<br />

I thought I’d bring everything I know about<br />

campaigning back to the High Street I grew<br />

up on.<br />

Anti-war sentiment is strong in Wanstead, and<br />

in reality, it is difficult to find anyone in Britain<br />

who believes that going to war with Iran is a<br />

good idea. Despite this, there is no doubt that<br />

when US troops are sent to Iran, British troops<br />

will follow. Given the chance we could lose<br />

the EU as a trading partner, the Conservative<br />

government is doing everything possible to<br />

keep the US a close ally – even if it means<br />

supporting Trump’s populism, racism and<br />

warmongering.<br />

By the time you read this, our next prime<br />

minister will have been chosen, but as Jeremy<br />

Left to right: Frank Burberry,<br />

Dan Redfern, Minnie Life, and Lucy<br />

Nichols of Student Stop the War<br />

Hunt was among the first to back Trump’s line<br />

blaming Iran for the attacks on the tankers in<br />

the Strait of Hormuz, and with Boris Johnson’s<br />

status as our own personal Donald Trump, it<br />

is safe to say we’ll probably be joining in with<br />

the war on Iran regardless of who our new<br />

Tory premier is.<br />

This is precisely why we must continue to<br />

mobilise against war. The best way to do this is<br />

by getting out and talking to people, as seen<br />

by the success of our stall. We amassed almost<br />

100 signatures for our petition and raised<br />

almost £60 in donations. Wanstead locals<br />

shared their concerns surrounding the grave<br />

threat of war, stating ‘it will impact the most<br />

vulnerable and innocent the most’ and that<br />

we ought to ‘learn from Iraq’.<br />

A Western war on Iran would plunge the<br />

region into uncertainty and utterly devastate<br />

millions of lives – just like the wars in Iraq,<br />

Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen did. I urge<br />

people of all ages – especially young people<br />

– to help educate, agitate and organise<br />

against war.<br />

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Coalition, visit stopwar.org.uk<br />

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HOME from HOME<br />

Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, being involved in a dispute can<br />

be a stressful and difficult time if you do not have the right advice to<br />

hand, says Ruhul Ameen, a partner at local solicitors Wiseman Lee<br />

According to recent figures published<br />

by The Property Ombudsmen, the<br />

most common reasons for tenancy<br />

complaints are ‘poor management’,<br />

‘communication and record-keeping issues’<br />

and ‘problems with tenancy agreements,<br />

inventories and deposits’.<br />

Similarly, separate research from price<br />

comparison website GoCompare suggests<br />

neighbour disputes remain a big issue in<br />

certain UK regions. Its survey found that<br />

London ranked as the UK’s number one<br />

‘hotspot’ for ‘nasty neighbour behaviour’,<br />

while South East England was one of the top<br />

areas for ‘noise’ complaints.<br />

This year, in a bid to increase protection for<br />

tenants, a raft of new laws have come into<br />

force. The Tenant Fees Act, which came into<br />

effect on 1 June <strong>2019</strong>, now outlines specific<br />

rules relating to landlord payments. From this<br />

date, the amount landlords can legally request<br />

as a security deposit is capped to no more<br />

than the equivalent of five weeks’ rent.<br />

Further new legislation focuses on tenant<br />

health and safety. The Fitness for Human<br />

Habitation Act came into force in March <strong>2019</strong>,<br />

updating the former Landlord and Tenant Act<br />

1985. All landlords, both social and private,<br />

must now ensure their properties are fit for<br />

human habitation at the beginning of the<br />

tenancy and throughout.<br />

Recent inspections of around 60,000<br />

properties found that more than 4,500 had at<br />

least one Housing Health and Safety Rating<br />

Assessment (HHSRS) issue. The main areas for<br />

concern were broken smoke detectors, which<br />

made up 40% of all issues, while more than a<br />

quarter of the problems reported were stair<br />

trip hazards.<br />

If the courts find that a property is not<br />

fit for human habitation, they may order<br />

compulsory improvement of the condition of<br />

the property, as well as possible compensation<br />

for the tenant. The criteria used to decide if a<br />

property is ‘fit for human habitation’ include:<br />

insufficient ventilation, not enough natural<br />

light, a serious damp problem, issues with the<br />

supply of water, drainage problems, lavatory<br />

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generally neglected and in a poor condition.<br />

The penalties for landlords who breach the<br />

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The advice for any tenant or landlord involved<br />

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Time to take part<br />

Following the success of last year’s postcard art exhibition, Eugene Coyle<br />

invites you to be part of this year’s time-themed display during next<br />

month’s Art Trail Wanstead<br />

One of the most satisfying elements<br />

of last year’s first postcard art<br />

exhibition was how many embraced<br />

the idea, interpreting the trail theme in<br />

many creative ways. It inspired me to run<br />

the exhibition again as part of Art Trail<br />

Wanstead, affording me the opportunity,<br />

once again, to communicate with many<br />

people locally and further afield.<br />

I enjoyed the challenge of inspiring fellow<br />

artists and non-artists alike to enter an<br />

artwork on a postcard, even if they don’t<br />

consider themselves creative. We are all<br />

creative! The exhibition’s core success lies<br />

in attracting submissions from those who<br />

wouldn’t normally consider entering the trail.<br />

We received several entries from overseas last<br />

year, making the trail truly international!<br />

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Art<br />

Trail Wanstead and the theme is ‘Time’. So, I am<br />

calling out to the local community to submit a<br />

postcard-sized artwork inspired by the theme,<br />

using any medium from painting or drawing<br />

to collage, photography, written word, textiles,<br />

printing, 3D, mixed media or any other form<br />

that inspires you.<br />

I encourage anyone interested in entering<br />

to go for it and be bold, be creative. Or if you<br />

know someone who would be interested,<br />

please spread the word, locally, nationally or<br />

internationally.<br />

The comments I received from last year<br />

included how those taking part enjoyed the<br />

challenge of interpreting the theme on such<br />

a small format, bringing out their inventive<br />

side. Others said it encouraged them back into<br />

art or were taking part in an exhibition for the<br />

first time. Last year’s exhibition was visited<br />

by many and I received compliments on the<br />

Eugene Coyle with<br />

postcards from last<br />

year’s exhibition<br />

creativity of artwork and how interesting it<br />

was to see such a diversity of styles on show.<br />

Another fun element of this kind of exhibition<br />

is that the work itself will be subject to the<br />

wear and tear of the post – this is part of the<br />

desired effect – and it may not even reach us<br />

(though hopefully it will). You simply create<br />

the work and then let go of it and see what<br />

condition it arrives in after its postal journey.<br />

So, get your creative hats on, enter a postcard<br />

and be part of your local art trail. Encourage<br />

children to enter so they can have the fun<br />

of hunting for their own artwork as part of<br />

the event. We also hope to sell the cards for<br />

charity, so you will be benefiting others as well<br />

as yourself.<br />

Send postcards to: Wanstead Post Art,<br />

c/o The Stow Brothers, 117A High Street,<br />

Wanstead, E11 2RL (include image title,<br />

medium and your name on the reverse)<br />

or deliver by hand to the postbox<br />

situated in The Stow Brother’s Wanstead<br />

branch. Postcards must be received by<br />

31 <strong>August</strong>. For more information, email<br />

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I<br />

was born and grew up in Wanstead,<br />

and was lucky to attend Wanstead<br />

High School, which has a fantastic art<br />

department. We had some great teachers<br />

– Phil Tootell, Don Campbell and Dave<br />

Hall – who were a big influence on me and<br />

gave me so much encouragement. They<br />

were very enthusiastic and inspired me<br />

to develop my art, experiment and push<br />

boundaries.<br />

I did my foundation course at Sir John Cass<br />

School of Art, studied graphics and illustration<br />

at East Ham College of Technology, then<br />

worked in a graphic design studio. More<br />

recently, I have been attending a class at<br />

Wanstead House, which has given me a fresh<br />

perspective and has inspired me to challenge<br />

myself and experiment with different media<br />

and new ways of working to develop a more<br />

personal style. I will be showing some of my<br />

new work at Wanstead House as part of our<br />

group show.<br />

Wanstead was a great place to grow up. I<br />

loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time<br />

in Wanstead Park and by the River Roding,<br />

which gave me an appreciation of nature. I<br />

seek to capture a sense of place. I love the<br />

landscapes of Essex, Suffolk and the North<br />

Norfolk coast, and I like to paint places that<br />

give a sense of peace and tranquillity, almost<br />

dream-like, in which time seems to stand still.<br />

I work in watercolour on board and I like the<br />

subtle colours of nature. I also like urban street<br />

scenes and like to paint and take photographs<br />

in Whitechapel and Spitalfields.<br />

High<br />

Art<br />

My biggest influence is Impressionist art,<br />

and contemporary artists I admire include<br />

John Tookey, Roger Dellar, Jan Munro and<br />

Mike Bernard. My work has been shown<br />

at The Association of Illustrators’ gallery,<br />

Leytonstone Arts Festival and Changing Room<br />

gallery, among others. And this year, I will be<br />

exhibiting at The Larder for Art Trail Wanstead.<br />

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Sally Medcalf thanks<br />

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her creativity,<br />

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WWII memories<br />

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, the<br />

East of London Family History Society is inviting its members to share<br />

their wartime memories. Janet Seward reports<br />

In <strong>August</strong>, the Newham and Redbridge<br />

branch of the East of London Family<br />

History Society will hold a members’<br />

evening, but guests are still welcome. These<br />

evenings are an opportunity for members<br />

to share family stories or the trials and<br />

tribulations of detecting their ancestors.<br />

We don’t usually have a theme to these<br />

evenings, but as September brings the 80th<br />

anniversary of the start of the World War II,<br />

we have decided to devote the session to<br />

memories of that time. So far, we have three<br />

confirmed speakers. Michael Potter and I will<br />

co-ordinate the evening.<br />

One of the first significant events of the war<br />

for many was the evacuation of civilians,<br />

especially children, from areas most likely<br />

to be bombed. Most of us have family<br />

experiences of evacuation either first-hand<br />

or passed down to us. My parents and their<br />

brothers and sisters were evacuated, but<br />

a combination of home sickness and the<br />

Phoney War saw them return to London by<br />

Christmas 1939. There were, however, two<br />

heart-warming exceptions. My mother’s<br />

youngest sister and brother, aged four and<br />

six, were evacuated with a 10-year-old sister.<br />

The elder sister was given strict instructions<br />

by my grandmother that “the little ones” had<br />

to stay together, which she achieved. The two<br />

small children were placed in the loving care<br />

of a middle-aged couple who managed a<br />

smallholding in Uxbridge. The little ones kept<br />

in touch with ‘Mum and Dad 2’, as they called<br />

their evacuee parents, and still meet their<br />

grandson, who they knew as a baby as he was<br />

born while they were evacuated.<br />

Michael will start the event with an<br />

introduction and some first-hand memories of<br />

his wartime childhood and evacuation.<br />

Dennis Galvin will then give a talk on his<br />

memories of being evacuated from London.<br />

Dennis summarises his experience by saying:<br />

“It all started appropriately enough with Land<br />

of Hope and Glory, Pomp and Circumstance<br />

(all men must be free) and Rose of England,<br />

and then with no buckets and spades or<br />

ice cream cornets, we seemed to go for our<br />

first-ever holiday to a very beautiful part of<br />

England.”<br />

The advent of war meant men were called<br />

up to fight, and former soldiers and sailors,<br />

many veterans from the First World War, were<br />

required to train the new recruits. Many exservicemen<br />

had joined the police force when<br />

they retired from the military and, of course,<br />

the police was full of fit young men who were<br />

needed for active military service. The result<br />

was police numbers suffered just at the time<br />

a resilient full strength force was required.<br />

David Swinden will give us a short talk on<br />

the Metropolitan Police during the war. It will<br />

include how the force managed their activities<br />

by recruiting 27,000 auxiliary police officers.<br />

The East of London Family History<br />

Society will meet at Wanstead Library on<br />

28 <strong>August</strong> from 7.30pm (visitors: £1.50). For<br />

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emergency<br />

Councillor Paul Donovan and Councillor Jo Blackman explain how the<br />

recent declaration of a climate emergency by Redbridge Council will<br />

impact on Wanstead life<br />

Redbridge Council has declared a<br />

climate emergency, committing to go<br />

carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon<br />

free by 2050. The council unanimously<br />

carried the motion – brought by Wanstead<br />

Village councillors – on 20 June.<br />

Enactment of the motion will bring the whole<br />

question of the environment up the council<br />

agenda. The big challenge now is to put the<br />

worthy words into action.<br />

The motion commits the council to carry out<br />

a green audit of its services and tackle air<br />

pollution, particularly at schools. Plastic use is<br />

to be radically reduced in council operations,<br />

with efforts being made to cut single-use<br />

plastic right across the borough. The waste<br />

and recycling elements of the motion look to<br />

very much focus on stopping producing and<br />

throwing away so much in the first instance.<br />

The council will look to make existing<br />

council-owned property as energy efficient as<br />

possible. Renewable and sustainable energy<br />

will be positively encouraged in Redbridge<br />

through the council’s planning, estate<br />

management, investment and procurement<br />

policies. Ideas like municipal renewable<br />

energy companies will be looked into<br />

alongside other London boroughs.<br />

There will be big efforts to improve<br />

biodiversity, with tree planting plus the<br />

extension of wildflower planting schemes.<br />

There will also be advice on how to live in a<br />

more sustainable way.<br />

Much of the content of the motion is drawn<br />

from the Wanstead Environmental Charter,<br />

with its emphasis on the need to address<br />

climate change, biodiversity and pollution.<br />

One of the five means to do this will be<br />

Local councillors and campaigners in<br />

Ilford ahead of the climate emergency vote<br />

via better cycling and pedestrian facilities<br />

for people to enjoy. These ideas will be<br />

based on the lessons from the mini-Holland<br />

scheme in Waltham Forest, which has had<br />

a dramatic impact on tackling air pollution<br />

and improving health, with the number of<br />

households exposed to more than the EU<br />

recommended maximum amount of nitrogen<br />

dioxide dropping dramatically, from 58,000<br />

in 2007 to just 6,300 in 2017. The recently<br />

announced Local Implementation Plan will<br />

see some of these developments coming to<br />

Wanstead in coming years.<br />

So, these are exciting times, as the<br />

environmental face of Redbridge is set to<br />

change. The key, though, will be to keep<br />

up the momentum. The most important<br />

word in the motion is emergency. The<br />

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change<br />

said the world had 12 years to stop warming<br />

going above the disastrous 1.5ºC. Well, we<br />

have spent the first year expelling more hot<br />

air on the subject; now, the time has come<br />

for action. Redbridge Council has expressed<br />

its intent to take on the crisis, but it will be<br />

ultimately judged by what happens on the<br />

ground to make this a reality.<br />

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Crossword competition<br />

Win two Odeon cinema tickets<br />

<strong>August</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Across<br />

1. Nightclub act (7)<br />

4. Creepy (5)<br />

7. Navigation aid (5)<br />

9. Vertical (7)<br />

10. Lethargy (7)<br />

11. Monarch (5)<br />

12. Tyrant (6)<br />

14. Chaplain (6)<br />

18. Plenty (5)<br />

20. Pallid, gaunt (7)<br />

22. Kilt pouch (7)<br />

23. Five shillings (5)<br />

24. Access (5)<br />

25. Spiny anteater (7)<br />

Down<br />

1. Transported (7)<br />

2. Insignia (5)<br />

3. Tropical bird (6)<br />

4. Mistake (5)<br />

5. Frequent patron (7)<br />

6. Go inside (5)<br />

8. Proportion (5)<br />

13. Assistance (7)<br />

15. Reason (5)<br />

16. Musical flourish (7)<br />

17. Likelihood (6)<br />

18. Passageway (5)<br />

19. Ahead of time (5)<br />

21. Dodge, bypass (5)<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6<br />

7 8 9<br />

10 11<br />

12 13 14 15 16<br />

17<br />

18 19 20 21<br />

22 23<br />

24 25<br />

For a chance to win two cinema tickets<br />

courtesy of Odeon South Woodford, send your<br />

crossword solution, name and address to:<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

PO BOX 2491, Ilford, IG1 8JT<br />

Alternatively, email your entry using the<br />

subject line ‘<strong>August</strong> <strong>2019</strong>’ to:<br />

crossword@wansteadvillagedirectory.com<br />

Closing date: 16 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

One winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received before 5pm on 16 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

The winner will receive two Odeon guest tickets within 28 days of the closing date. Full T&Cs at wnstd.com/tc<br />

Congratulations to last month’s<br />

crossword competition winner:<br />

Edward Bartlett of Grosvenor Road, Wanstead<br />

July Crossword Solution<br />

T H E S I S B U S T U P<br />

O N K E E N<br />

T U T O R I N G D E F Y<br />

S W T A G O<br />

M E N D T E N D E R L Y<br />

O L D<br />

C O N T E S T A N T S<br />

Y R U<br />

M A C A R O N I M I C E<br />

N L A L E A<br />

K I W I S C O U R E R S<br />

D V I G A G<br />

R E C E S S Y E L L O W<br />

<strong>August</strong> Sudoku Solution<br />

1 3 9 5 6 2 4 7 8<br />

2 7 5 3 4 8 1 9 6<br />

8 4 6 9 7 1 2 3 5<br />

5 1 7 4 2 9 6 8 3<br />

9 8 2 6 5 3 7 1 4<br />

3 6 4 1 8 7 9 5 2<br />

7 2 1 8 3 4 5 6 9<br />

4 5 3 7 9 6 8 2 1<br />

6 9 8 2 1 5 3 4 7<br />

Windows 10<br />

still causing problems?<br />

No problem! Give me a call<br />

* Not comfortable with new Start menu<br />

* Can t find Downloads or Documents<br />

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Talk to Bob Crabtree<br />

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World-renowned expert (really!)<br />

T: 020 8989 8196 M: 07516 157012<br />

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More honest than Microsoft?<br />

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Life’s all about<br />

making choices.<br />

When it comes<br />

to your health<br />

choose well.<br />

The Holly Private Hospital is the only hospital<br />

in the local area to meet all five standards set<br />

by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the<br />

independent regulator of health and social<br />

care in England.<br />

We’ve been rated ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’<br />

leadership making The Holly the best choice<br />

for private healthcare in your area.<br />

Choose a hospital that’s safe, effective,<br />

responsive, caring and well-led.<br />

To book a consultation 020 8936 1201 or theholly.com<br />

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52 Wanstead Village Directory<br />

History continues<br />

Once frequented by highwaymen and now run by a football legend,<br />

the site of the pub now known as Nightingale on the Green has a rich<br />

history. Millicent Brown reports<br />

It is a historic Wanstead public house<br />

which has been visited by families for<br />

centuries – and recently, it has been<br />

buzzing once again under changed<br />

ownership and the new name of<br />

Nightingale on the Green.<br />

Dating back to the early 18th century, the<br />

picturesque green it is situated upon – once<br />

known as Mob’s Hole – was the heart of all<br />

the crime that characterised this now tranquil<br />

area of Wanstead. At that time, a woman who<br />

called herself Lady Butterfield kept a notorious<br />

roadhouse here.<br />

The green was a well-known place for people<br />

to go and enjoy a drop of alcohol and some<br />

gambling – and legendary highwayman Dick<br />

Turpin was the most regular and famous<br />

visitor. In fact, he and his accomplices are<br />

thought to have used many different parks<br />

and buildings in the whole area to launch<br />

their raids on who they thought were wealthy<br />

families travelling through Epping Forest.<br />

Turpin, born in 1705, and his accomplices<br />

certainly made our Georgian ancestors watch<br />

over their shoulders!<br />

The current building dates back to 1851 and is<br />

now Grade II listed. It is the only building from<br />

the Victorian era to remain in the square. The<br />

pub has enjoyed many different landlords over<br />

the past centuries – the first known landlord<br />

was James Wyatt from Dorset – but the one<br />

most locals will remember is Noel McMahon,<br />

who ran the place for 30 years. More recently,<br />

it was taken over by the football legend Frank<br />

Lampard Snr, whose son, also Frank, was<br />

recently appointed manager of his former club<br />

Chelsea FC.<br />

Most people will remember the pub’s current<br />

landlord as he was capped twice for England<br />

An image of the pub with A H Bywater painted<br />

above the door, who was landlord in 1901<br />

and played as a left back for West Ham for<br />

most of his career. Prior to that, he had a brief<br />

spell at Southend United.<br />

Since taking over the pub, Frank Snr has taken<br />

a keen interest in the local community – and<br />

the main thing he has become involved in is<br />

Snaresbrook FC, based on the Nutter Field,<br />

which he is now sponsoring for the second<br />

season. “It has been absolutely fantastic<br />

running this pub – all the customers are<br />

so friendly and seem to get on really well.<br />

Recently, the weather has been great at times,<br />

so people have enjoyed a barbeque. When it<br />

hasn’t been so good, everybody has stayed<br />

indoors and watched Sky Sports on telly or<br />

had a quiz,” said Frank Snr.<br />

The venue has now enjoyed refurbishment<br />

both inside and out, which happily hasn’t<br />

spoilt the way it looks – and the pub has<br />

managed to keep its traditional green colour<br />

and cosy atmosphere.<br />

Nightingale on the Green is located at<br />

51 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EY. Call<br />

020 8530 4683 or visit wnstd.com/notg<br />

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<strong>August</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

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FRANK LAMPARD SNR PRESENTS<br />

FAMILY<br />

FUN DAY<br />

SATURDAY 7 th SEPTEMBER <strong>2019</strong><br />

AT<br />

NIGHTINGALE<br />

ON THE GREEN<br />

51 NIGHTINGALE LANE, WANSTEAD<br />

~ DONKEY RIDES ~ TEACUP RIDE ~<br />

~ HOG ROAST BBQ ~ PIMMS TENT ~<br />

~ BOUNCY CASTLE ~ GIN BAR ~<br />

~ FACE PAINTING ~<br />

~ AFTER PARTY WITH DJS ~<br />

TEL: 020 8530 4683<br />

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Delivery & Collections<br />

Removals<br />

Rubbish Clearance<br />

Scraps<br />

0794 457 2211<br />

Businesses<br />

Houses<br />

Offices<br />

Schools<br />

Shops<br />

Students<br />

Wanstead<br />

Anagram<br />

Puzzle<br />

WHERE IN WANSTEAD?<br />

The village sign<br />

has been<br />

replaced with<br />

the anagram<br />

of a location,<br />

landmark<br />

or event in<br />

Wanstead.<br />

Clue: Art (and<br />

performing<br />

arts) are<br />

among the<br />

subjects taught here.<br />

Answer on page 80<br />

Mind benders: 1) Search high and low 2) Long overdue 3) No two ways about it<br />

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COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATIONS<br />

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56 Wanstead Village Directory<br />

ECO-FRIENDLY TRAIL<br />

The popular Wanstead Fringe Jumble Trail returns next month and<br />

this year it will be doing its modest part to help protect our planet.<br />

Mark Herring reports<br />

As usual, the Fringe will unleash a full<br />

and varied programme of theatre,<br />

comedy, music and art on the people<br />

of Wanstead, with new venues and plenty<br />

of old favourites.<br />

That includes the one and only Wanstead<br />

Jumble Trail, which offers a brilliant<br />

opportunity to clear out your wardrobe and<br />

free up some space in the toy cupboard –<br />

assuming you dare to open it.<br />

The trail also provides a great excuse to get<br />

out there and meet your neighbours, steal<br />

ideas for your garden or just have a wander<br />

around the area. Who knows who you might<br />

meet – or what you might find? And this year,<br />

the trail aims to be more eco-friendly than<br />

ever.<br />

Without wanting to sound too right on,<br />

man, there’s a real sense of environmental<br />

awareness in the community. This year’s<br />

Wanstead Fringe hopes to reflect that by<br />

bringing a greater purpose to the jumble trail,<br />

a purpose even greater than following the<br />

kids around as they hunt for plastic toys to fill<br />

the space you’ve made by getting rid of their<br />

old ones. Yes, the trail encourages everyone<br />

to reuse household items and keep them in<br />

use for longer. This year, however, it will also<br />

introduce new opportunities to repair and<br />

recycle too.<br />

An expert team of seamstresses will have their<br />

needles at the ready to treat split seams, care<br />

for wonky buttons and reinvigorate worn<br />

elbow patches – if you’re sure you really want<br />

to wear elbow patches. If there are any Cubs,<br />

Scouts, Brownies or Guides in your household,<br />

you may also be interested in their badge<br />

sewing-on amnesty. Life doesn’t get much<br />

more Wanstead than that!<br />

JUMBLE<br />

TRAIL<br />

66<br />

The Fringe is going green in other ways too.<br />

Look out for the plant clinic hosted by the<br />

Wanstead Community Gardeners. They will<br />

answer any questions you have about your<br />

indoor or outdoor plants and also hold a<br />

succulent planting workshop for under-10s.<br />

As you probably know, botanists consider the<br />

succulent a kind of cactus, while those who<br />

grow the plant as a hobby often disagree. If<br />

you’re not quite sure which side of the debate<br />

you’re on, why not take home a succulent of<br />

your own? Simply turn up with a household<br />

item to be recycled and a (non-) cactus-style<br />

plant is yours for the asking.<br />

You’ll find this year’s main Fringe central<br />

hub behind the Corner House on Wanstead<br />

High Street, where you’ll be able to pick up a<br />

jumble trail map. You will also find a variety of<br />

jumble stalls.<br />

If that’s not enough, a fully qualified bike<br />

doctor will be on hand (and knee) to help you<br />

out with any repairs. What more fitting way to<br />

follow the trail?<br />

The Wanstead Fringe Jumble Trail will take<br />

place on 14 September from 12 noon to<br />

4pm. For more information and to register<br />

to take part, visit wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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Fringe Founding Sponsor<br />

A modern approach<br />

with traditional values<br />

SALES • LETTINGS • MANAGEMENT<br />

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T: 020 8989 2091 E: enquiries@pettyson.co.uk<br />

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<strong>August</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

59<br />

1-2 Johnston Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0XA<br />

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SNARESBROOK<br />

1<br />

34-40 High Street<br />

020 8989 5147<br />

www.thp.co.uk<br />

wanstead@thp.co.uk<br />

2<br />

providing genuine,<br />

honest and<br />

reliable service<br />

to Wanstead<br />

since 1987<br />

email: shop@keatingjewellers.co.uk<br />

Mon-Sat: 10:00- 17:30<br />

123a High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RL<br />

Homesdale<br />

(Woodford Baptist Homes) Ltd.<br />

5/7 New Wanstead, Wanstead, E11 2SH<br />

3<br />

Homesdale, Hunter Court & Mountier Court<br />

Christian Sheltered Housing and Care for the elderly<br />

www.homesdale.co.uk<br />

Phone 0208 989 0847<br />

The Bungalow<br />

Café<br />

Open 6 days a week<br />

Monday to Saturday<br />

7am – 3pm<br />

To Woodford Road<br />

Sylvan Road<br />

Lillies of Wanstead<br />

Hermon Hill<br />

Wellesley Road<br />

Wellington Road<br />

Cuckfield<br />

Eightyfour<br />

Gallery<br />

15<br />

The Nightingale<br />

Nightingale Lane<br />

NatWest<br />

Grosvenor Road<br />

Tesco<br />

16<br />

49 Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead E11 2RQ<br />

Call: 0208 989 5620<br />

Geoffrey Wilkinson<br />

Photography at<br />

Eightyfour<br />

15<br />

84 Nightingale Lane, E11 2EZ<br />

t.0208 530 1244 m.07974 662881<br />

www.geoffwilkinsonphotography.co.uk<br />

e. gtw@dircon.co.uk<br />

Snaresbrook Crown Court<br />

Hollybush Hill<br />

To Green Man Rbt<br />

6<br />

Homesdale 3<br />

Wanstead High Street<br />

New Wanstead<br />

To Green Man Rbt<br />

War Memorial<br />

Tarzy Wood<br />

Robins Pie & Mash 13<br />

Doctors<br />

Church Path<br />

Wanstead Clinic<br />

The Bungalow Café 16<br />

Wanstead Place Voluntary Place<br />

Osteopath 8<br />

Chaucer Road<br />

14<br />

13<br />

12<br />

– wet FiSH SpecialiStS –<br />

020 8989 4433<br />

119b HigH Street<br />

14 High Street, Wanstead Tel: 020 8989 1988<br />

Mondays to Saturdays: 9.30am – 6pm<br />

Sundays: 10am – 5pm


4<br />

Oxfam Books &<br />

Music Shop<br />

Donations of books, CDs, DVDs,<br />

vinyl and sheet music welcomed<br />

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm<br />

Sunday: 11am to 4pm<br />

Call: 020 8530 3413<br />

Email: oxfamshopf8092@oxfam.org.uk<br />

1 Clockhouse Parade, High Street, Wanstead<br />

5<br />

6<br />

Pharmacy / Post Office<br />

Oxfam Bookshop<br />

Christchurch<br />

Green<br />

Grove Park<br />

The Co-operative<br />

Allan Burgess Centre<br />

Woodbine Place<br />

Spratt Hall Road<br />

P<br />

British Heart Foundation<br />

Wanstead Fish<br />

Addison Road<br />

Dangan Road<br />

Gordon Road<br />

Keating Jewellers<br />

The Manor House<br />

P<br />

To A12<br />

Cambridge Park<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

12 5<br />

14 7 2<br />

4<br />

Wanstead Library<br />

Wiseman Lee 11<br />

One Addison 9<br />

The George<br />

Wanstead High Street<br />

THP 1 Barnardo’s 10<br />

11<br />

The Green<br />

George<br />

Green<br />

Draycot Road<br />

Seagry Road<br />

Redbridge Lane West<br />

Wanstead House<br />

Felstead Road<br />

Wanstead<br />

Leisure<br />

Centre<br />

Wanstead<br />

High<br />

School<br />

Map not to scale<br />

10<br />

020 8530 0366<br />

8<br />

Wanstead<br />

Osteopaths<br />

24 High Street Wanstead E11 2AQ<br />

Providing Treatment<br />

and Pain Relief<br />

• Back and Neck Pain • Sciatica<br />

• Sports Injuries • Expectant Mothers<br />

• Cranial Osteopathy for<br />

Babies and Children<br />

Simply Call for an Appointment<br />

020 8530 3388<br />

7<br />

9<br />

020 8215 1000<br />

wiseman.co.uk<br />

9-13 Cambridge Park<br />

Wanstead E11 2PU<br />

For great value today and everyday,<br />

visit your local Barnardo’s store.<br />

We urgently need donations of stock too,<br />

so if you have any unwanted items we would<br />

be pleased to accept them – thank you.<br />

Or why not volunteer with us? Just a few<br />

hours a week can make all the difference.<br />

Just call or ask to speak to a member of<br />

our team in store.<br />

70 High Street<br />

Mon-Sat: 9am – 5pm<br />

Sun: 10am CLOSED – 4pm<br />

Tel: 020 8989 3641<br />

Barnardo’s Registered Charity Nos. 216250 and SC037605<br />

Acupuncture - Aromatherapy<br />

Osteopath - Balinese -<br />

Deep Tissue - Sports<br />

Hot stones - LavaShell - Thai<br />

Pregnancy Massage - Reflexology<br />

Bespoke facials - Shiatsu and more<br />

020 8928 1777<br />

www.oneaddison.com


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WILD<br />

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In the 15th of a series of<br />

articles charting the Wild<br />

Wanstead project – which<br />

aims to transform Wanstead<br />

into a multi-garden nature<br />

reserve – Nicola Steele<br />

explains the benefits of<br />

living walls when garden<br />

space is tight<br />

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Wanstead is buzzing with builders,<br />

as usual. But how can we keep<br />

it buzzing with bees, too? In<br />

our smallish gardens, large extensions<br />

can significantly reduce available space<br />

for the plants and trees so essential for<br />

wildlife (and humans) to thrive in cities.<br />

But one solution to help enhance the<br />

natural habitat while you build is to wrap<br />

your extension in greenery – and a living<br />

wall is a way to do that.<br />

Living walls are a growing trend around<br />

town and look set to become a more<br />

common feature of urban buildings<br />

because of the significant environmental<br />

benefits they bring. Whether for an office<br />

or someone’s home, green walls reduce<br />

air and noise pollution, create a natural<br />

environment that improves our health and<br />

wellbeing, support insect and bird life, and<br />

look great.<br />

But one of their most important benefits<br />

is their thermal impact. With temperatures<br />

in France topping 45ºC this summer, it’s a<br />

reminder that Londoners are expected to<br />

face regular intense heatwaves in the years<br />

to come as climate change begins to bite.<br />

Urban temperatures are pushed higher by<br />

hard surfaces like roads, buildings, patios<br />

and drives which absorb and trap heat,<br />

and made worse by the heat released<br />

from air conditioners. This causes our city<br />

temperatures to be up to 10ºC higher than<br />

rural areas, resulting in what’s called the<br />

urban heat island effect.<br />

Living walls are a great way to prepare for a<br />

new, hotter future because they help make<br />

buildings cooler in the summer (as well as<br />

insulating them in the winter). In fact, the<br />

cooling effect caused by plants transpiring<br />

means green facades effectively remove 50%<br />

of solar radiation.<br />

There are lots of different ways you can<br />

create a living wall – from using a specialist<br />

supplier to produce a custom-made design<br />

feature to doing it yourself by installing<br />

vertical planters, or even just by leaving<br />

a few strategically placed flower beds so<br />

you can grow shrubs and climbers directly<br />

outside.<br />

Living wall experts Scotscape say careful<br />

plant selection is important in vertical<br />

planters to keep the wall healthy and<br />

looking good all year round. You can<br />

download a plant list with guidance on the<br />

best options for living walls in all situations<br />

from their website (wnstd.com/scotscape).<br />

They also offer free living wall training days<br />

for anyone who’s interested in creating a<br />

feature wall using plants.<br />

As the ecological emergency deepens, every<br />

square metre of land we are responsible<br />

for becomes a precious resource for<br />

wildlife, and thinking vertically opens up<br />

a whole new space that can increase the<br />

footprint of your garden. So, at the very<br />

least, why not let a few pollinator-friendly<br />

climbers bring new life to your brickwork?<br />

Clematis, honeysuckle and jasmine will all<br />

look a treat.<br />

For more information on the Wild<br />

Wanstead project, visit wnstd.com/wild<br />

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Charting the Charter<br />

In the seventh of a series of articles following the progress of the<br />

Wanstead Environmental Charter, Councillor Paul Donovan explains why<br />

you should return plastic packaging to the supermarkets<br />

The work of creating a cleaner, greener<br />

Wanstead has focused recently on the<br />

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of Wanstead recently took unwanted<br />

plastic packaging back to Tesco, M&S and<br />

the Co-op.<br />

Plenty of plastic was piled up in the trolleys,<br />

then delivered to the managers of the<br />

different shops. The managers showed a<br />

positive willingness to engage and continue<br />

the dialogue. Tesco pointed to its own<br />

recycling record.<br />

The problem, of course, is huge, with plastic<br />

choking the planet. Now, the stuff is literally<br />

everywhere: in the food chain, water supply<br />

and air. It is estimated there are 19.5 billion<br />

single-use plastic items in the UK at any one<br />

time. And these plastic usage levels are set to<br />

triple by 2025. There were eight billion plastic<br />

bottles produced last year.<br />

Something clearly needs to be done. At an<br />

individual level, we can all aim to cut out<br />

single-use plastic. Locally, Redbridge Council<br />

is aiming to cut single-use plastic in its various<br />

facilities as part of the new waste strategy.<br />

Shops also need to stop promoting plastic.<br />

The fact supermarkets charge much more for<br />

loose fruit and vegetables than they do for<br />

those wrapped in plastic containers says it<br />

all. As we found on the #ourplasticsfeedback<br />

day of action, the supermarkets often quote<br />

recycling in defence. However, the real<br />

challenge is not to produce the plastic in the<br />

first place.<br />

One disturbing part of the War on Plastic<br />

programme concerned the discovery that<br />

recyclable waste from the UK was being<br />

dumped in Malaysia, where it was burnt. This<br />

created transport emissions, then the damage<br />

caused by burning to the environment and<br />

the illnesses in the local population. A failure<br />

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The story illustrated the dangers of an out of<br />

sight, out of mind approach to the problem.<br />

It is of absolutely no use to the planet if<br />

this country just transports the problem<br />

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Trouble Above<br />

London City Airport’s Master Plan, released on 28 June, proposes to<br />

double the number of flights each year. Steve Wilks looks at the effects<br />

of the new proposals on Wanstead and its environs<br />

With an increasingly global and<br />

networked world, travelling<br />

in our jobs is becoming more<br />

commonplace. At London City Airport, in<br />

the last five years, its passenger numbers<br />

have grown by 40%, hitting 4.8 million in<br />

2018. It expects demand to rise to 11 million<br />

by 2035, but its current capacity is limited<br />

to 6.5 million passengers, according to the<br />

London Borough of Newham.<br />

London City CEO Robert Sinclair has stated the<br />

airport does not plan to build a new runway,<br />

extend the length of it or expand beyond its<br />

current site boundary. The airport wants to<br />

emphasise that it will focus on sustainability<br />

while expanding and using fuel-efficient<br />

aircraft and making its grounds operations<br />

carbon neutral.<br />

The airport has tabled a Draft Master Plan<br />

2020–2035 – it proposes to double the number<br />

of flights from 75k to 151k by 2035. It is also<br />

looking to relax a restriction that sees it close<br />

between 1pm on Saturdays and 12.30pm on<br />

Sundays, as well as an eight-hour overnight<br />

curfew and greater flexibility in its operations<br />

in the first and last 30 minutes of weekdays,<br />

meaning more early morning and late evening<br />

flights. A feedback form has been released for<br />

public comment until 20 September.<br />

With this in mind, the plans are likely to face<br />

some opposition from environmental groups<br />

and neighbouring residents in the outer<br />

boroughs. John Stewart, chair of campaign<br />

group HACAN East, has warned that “flight<br />

numbers could almost double from today’s<br />

total.” Local communities will be concerned<br />

about the huge increase in the number of<br />

planes proposed and in the early hours of<br />

the morning and late at night when many<br />

people find aircraft most intrusive. Even<br />

the safeguards the airport will put in place<br />

to reduce noise will have only a marginal<br />

effect by 2035. There are also the increased<br />

environmental effects – a 2010 MIT study<br />

suggests you are more likely to die from<br />

exposure to toxic sulphur dioxide pollutants<br />

from plane exhausts than in a plane crash.<br />

There is also very limited consultation by the<br />

airport – no consultation events are being<br />

held in some of the most heavily overflown<br />

boroughs, like Redbridge. This risks ignoring a<br />

significant proportion of residents who will be<br />

most affected by the proposals and this does<br />

not bode well for transparency in its dealings<br />

with key stakeholders.<br />

While we have to accept the commercial<br />

realities of business, and the fact people need<br />

to travel, it is essential trips are only made if<br />

they are necessary. Technology now allows us<br />

to have conference calls online, thus enabling<br />

people from different locations around the<br />

world to connect. This surely must be cheaper<br />

for companies to invest in and less disruptive<br />

to employees and their lifestyles.<br />

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I<br />

took this photograph a few years ago,<br />

before mobile phones were as everpresent<br />

as they are now. Such a scene<br />

today would possibly not warrant a<br />

photograph or even a second glance.<br />

A photo club outing to London’s higher<br />

viewpoints included a visit to City Hall (as part<br />

of the annual Open House London festival).<br />

I therefore took advantage of the only time<br />

in the year when the public has access to the<br />

viewing gallery on the ninth floor, outside<br />

London’s Living Room; this is where you often<br />

see the mayor holding forth in television<br />

interviews.<br />

Looking over the barrier, I caught sight of<br />

these two men absorbed in their phones<br />

down below. Unaware of each other, and in a<br />

harsh urban environment, the scene of which<br />

they were part conveyed a sense of isolation.<br />

By using a short telephoto lens, I was able to<br />

exclude any distractions outside the frame<br />

and focus attention on the two figures and<br />

their immediate surroundings.<br />

Of course, the original photograph was in<br />

colour, but the slate grey landscape, the<br />

somewhat gloomy lighting and the figures’<br />

dark clothing presented a very limited<br />

palette. Back home, when editing the day’s<br />

images, I decided this one would benefit from<br />

converting to monochrome.<br />

I wanted to home in on the two figures<br />

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one third of the original scene. With a little<br />

lightening of the shadows and a boost to the<br />

contrast, I produced the final image you see<br />

here.<br />

I hope the photograph conveys some of what<br />

I was feeling when I pressed the shutter on<br />

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Learning the Ropes<br />

Sian Paterson is Wanstead’s newest bell-ringer, learning the ropes at<br />

Christ Church. Here, she recounts her lessons so far and encourages<br />

others to help keep this tradition alive<br />

I’m Sian, I’m 23 years old and I’ve lived<br />

in Wanstead my whole life (minus three<br />

years at university). I sing in the Parish of<br />

Wanstead choir, worship at St Mary’s and<br />

am involved in wider parish activities. Most<br />

recently, I responded to a plea to join the<br />

bell-ringing team at Christ Church to help<br />

keep the tradition alive.<br />

Having only ever rung the bell at St Mary’s by<br />

pulling on a small rope (which I now know<br />

is called chiming), the thought of ringing<br />

‘proper’ church bells was quite exciting! I<br />

had no real idea what I was letting myself in<br />

for but I like to learn new skills, so I thought,<br />

‘why not?’<br />

John Eyre, chief bell-ringer, invited my dad<br />

and I to the bell tower one evening for our<br />

first lesson. If you live near the church, you’ll<br />

be pleased to know that before we were let<br />

loose on the bell, it was tied so it didn’t make<br />

any noise!<br />

The first thing I noticed is that you can’t see<br />

the bells, and the only way you can control<br />

them is by pulling ropes that dangle from the<br />

ceiling. I was told by multiple bell-ringers that<br />

it’s like “learning to ride a bike”. This is true, if<br />

you ride a bike with your eyes shut, or in the<br />

dark – you have to internally visualise what<br />

is happening above your head and sense<br />

the weight and balance of the bell without<br />

looking up! I’m hoping, eventually, my muscle<br />

memory will kick in and I’ll be able to ring the<br />

bells even better than I’ve ever been able to<br />

ride a bike.<br />

John explained the different parts of the bell<br />

mechanism using a miniature model in the<br />

chamber. The woolly bit of the rope is called<br />

‘the sally’, and when you pull down on that,<br />

it’s called the hand stroke. The end of the rope<br />

Sian with chief bell ringer John Eyre<br />

is imaginatively called ‘the tail end’ and when<br />

you pull on that, it’s called the back stroke.<br />

Our progress has been quite good: in the first<br />

lesson, we learnt only the back stroke. For<br />

the second lesson, we learnt the hand stroke<br />

and put the two together. You can probably<br />

tell from my face in the photo that it wasn’t<br />

that easy at first. But I think I am getting the<br />

hang of it. I can’t wait to ring a bell that’s<br />

not tied!<br />

Watching the current bell-ringers practice<br />

is really amazing. They’re a very welcoming<br />

bunch and very good at what they do. The<br />

team are still looking for new volunteers,<br />

so if this is something you might enjoy, do<br />

get in touch. It would be great to see more<br />

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Butterfly First Aid.<br />

Date: Thursday 1 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10.30am<br />

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT<br />

Cost: £19.50 Enquiries: wnstd.com/firstaidkids<br />

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avoid disappointment and to confirm event details.<br />

RUM TASTING<br />

COURSE<br />

Discover how rum is made and taste six<br />

different types.<br />

Date: Friday 2 <strong>August</strong> Time: 7pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Golf Club, Overton Drive<br />

Cost: £35 Enquiries: eastlondonwineschool.com<br />

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WANSTEAD PARK TEMPLE<br />

OPEN WEEKEND<br />

Explore Wanstead Park’s visitor centre, where<br />

you can discover the story of Wanstead House<br />

and the grounds that surrounded it.<br />

Date: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 <strong>August</strong><br />

Time: 10am–3pm<br />

Venue: the Temple, Wanstead Park<br />

Cost: free entry Enquiries: 020 7332 1911<br />

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WANSTEAD FOOD AND<br />

DRINK MARKET<br />

A diverse selection of pop-up food and<br />

drink vendors.<br />

Date: Saturday 3 <strong>August</strong> Time: 11am–7pm<br />

Venue: Christchurch Green, Wanstead, E11 2SW<br />

Enquiries: londonfoodmarkets.co.uk<br />

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:<br />

GALAXY JARS WORKSHOP<br />

A space-themed activity in connection with<br />

the Summer Reading Challenge. Children<br />

aged four and over can create a colourful<br />

nebula to take home in a jar. Limited spaces –<br />

booking required.<br />

Date: Thursday 1 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £2 Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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POLICE CONTACT POINT:<br />

WANSTEAD TEAMS<br />

Date: Friday 2 <strong>August</strong> Time: 1–2pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Enquiries: SNTJI-Wanstead-Park@met.police.uk<br />

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MEET THE ARTIST:<br />

CRAIG DAVISON<br />

Craig Davison will be exhibiting his latest<br />

collection of nostalgic prints.<br />

Date: Saturday 3 <strong>August</strong> Time: 1–3pm<br />

Venue: Images in Frames, 71 High Street, E11 2AE<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 7998 4729<br />

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WANSTEAD<br />

FARMERS’ MARKET<br />

Monthly market offering face-to-face<br />

transactions between local producers and<br />

their customers.<br />

Date: Sunday 4 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10am–3pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead High Street<br />

Enquiries: essexfarmersmarkets.co.uk<br />

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FUN DAY AT WANSTEAD<br />

RUGBY CLUB<br />

Featuring a bouncy castle, games, craft<br />

stalls and bar. In aid of Transitions UK, which<br />

supports disadvantaged young people.<br />

Date: Sunday 4 <strong>August</strong> Time: 12–5pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Rugby Club, IG8 8JY<br />

Cost: free entry Enquiries: wansteadrfc.com<br />

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REDBRIDGE DRAMA CENTRE<br />

PRESENTS DUMBO<br />

Watch the new live-action Disney classic.<br />

Date: Sunday 4 <strong>August</strong> Time: 3pm<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: £6 Enquiries: 020 8708 8803<br />

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:<br />

A TRIO OF TALES<br />

Join storyteller John Kirk for a trio of stories.<br />

For children three and over. Booking required.<br />

Date: Monday 5 <strong>August</strong> Time: 3–3.45pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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SUMMER READING<br />

CHALLENGE DROP-IN<br />

The Reading Agency’s annual Summer<br />

Reading Challenge invites four- to 12-yearolds<br />

to read any six library books of their<br />

choice during the summer holidays. Prizes<br />

and medals are up for grabs. In connection<br />

with the challenge, these weekly games and<br />

colouring sessions are repeated on 13, 20 and<br />

27 <strong>August</strong>.<br />

Date: Tuesday 6 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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CELEBRATE<br />

WANSTEAD PLAYDAY<br />

Meet in the library for stories and songs and<br />

enjoy giant board games in the park, or head<br />

over for a family fun day on Christchurch<br />

Green, bringing the community together<br />

through play.<br />

Date: Wednesday 7 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 0952<br />

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MINIBEAST HUNT IN<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Families are invited to discover the bugs<br />

and minibeasts in Wanstead Park. Suitable<br />

for children aged 18 months to 11 years, the<br />

two-hour sessions will be a mix of games<br />

and activities that will inspire participants<br />

to find out more and discover how they<br />

can help wildlife on their doorstep. A<br />

Field Studies Council event in partnership<br />

with the Friends of Wanstead Parklands.<br />

Booking required.<br />

Date: Thursday 8 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10am and 1pm<br />

Venue: meet at the Temple, Wanstead Park<br />

Cost: £5 (adults: free) Enquiries: wnstd.com/bugs<br />

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:<br />

STAR GAZING<br />

Children aged five and over can decorate a<br />

‘telescope’ and create a constellation to view.<br />

Booking required.<br />

Date: Thursday 8 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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POLICE CONTACT POINT:<br />

WANSTEAD TEAMS<br />

Date: Thursday 8 <strong>August</strong> Time: 4–5pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Enquiries: SNTJI-Wanstead-Park@met.police.uk<br />

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:<br />

SNACK ATTACK<br />

Have fun trying different healthy snacks,<br />

such as popcorn and smoothies. Suitable for<br />

children aged two and over.<br />

Date: Friday 9 <strong>August</strong> Time: 11.30am–12.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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OUTDOOR THEATRE:<br />

THE TEMPEST<br />

In their 28th open-air touring season, Illyria<br />

returns with a Shakespearean comedy.<br />

Date: Friday 9 <strong>August</strong> Time: 6pm<br />

Venue: the Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park<br />

Cost: adults: £14.95; under-16s: £8.95<br />

Enquiries: 020 7332 1911 or wnstd.com/tempest<br />

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Great Days Out at<br />

Valentines Mansion<br />

Valentines Mansion & Gardens<br />

Have a summer of family fun exploring the historic Mansion & Gardens,<br />

and join events & activities including:<br />

Opening Times:<br />

Sundays-Wednesdays 11am-4pm<br />

(from 28 July to 1 September)<br />

FREE ENTRY<br />

(events charged for separately)<br />

• Trails • Arts & crafts • Dance • Exhibitions<br />

• Adult workshops & more!<br />

Full details: www.valentinesmansion.com<br />

Emerson Road, Ilford, IG1 4XA<br />

Nearest tube: 5 minute walk from Gants Hill on Central Line<br />

Car parking on site (charged for)<br />

ValMansion @ValMansion @valentines.mansion<br />

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TEA DANCE AT<br />

WANSTEAD HOUSE<br />

Run by the Eve Wright School of Dancing.<br />

Date: Sunday 11 <strong>August</strong> Time: 1.30–4pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT<br />

Cost: £4 Enquiries: 020 8505 0409<br />

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POLICE CONTACT POINT:<br />

WANSTEAD TEAMS<br />

Date: Tuesday 13 <strong>August</strong> Time: 5–6pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Enquiries: SNTJI-Wanstead-Park@met.police.uk<br />

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ELECTRONIC<br />

KEYBOARD CONCERT<br />

The East London and Essex Electronic<br />

Keyboard Club AGM and members’ night.<br />

Visitors welcome.<br />

Date: Wednesday 14 <strong>August</strong> Time: 7.50pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £3 (under-16s: £1) Enquiries: 020 8530 3717<br />

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WALKING FOR HEALTH:<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Some gentle slopes and uneven terrain.<br />

Date: Thursday 15 <strong>August</strong> Time: 11am<br />

Venue: Wanstead Park, Warren Road entrance<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 0951<br />

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REDBRIDGE DRAMA CENTRE<br />

GOOD COMPANY FILM CLUB<br />

Watch films projected on the big screen and<br />

enjoy discussion afterwards. A screening of<br />

Edie starring Sheila Hancock.<br />

Date: Thursday 15 <strong>August</strong> Time: 11am<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: £5 Enquiries: 020 8708 8803<br />

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:<br />

HERITAGE CRAFT SESSION<br />

Steam trains once ran in Redbridge. Children<br />

aged four to 10 are invited to learn about this<br />

fascinating means of transport and make their<br />

own steam train at this heritage craft session.<br />

Date: Thursday 15 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2–3pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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REDBRIDGE DRAMA CENTRE:<br />

MAD SCIENCE<br />

A show all about the three states of matter,<br />

in which children aged four and over will<br />

become experts on solids, liquids and gases.<br />

Date: Friday 16 <strong>August</strong> Time: 1.30pm<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: £5 Enquiries: 020 8708 8803<br />

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:<br />

SPACE LAB DETECTIVES<br />

All participants will get to perform a chemistry<br />

experiment as well as building and launching<br />

a mini straw rocket. For four- to 12-year-olds.<br />

Booking required.<br />

Date: Friday 16 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2–3pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £2 Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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ST MARY’S CHURCH<br />

OPEN DAY<br />

Wander around this historic Grade I listed<br />

church and churchyard. The interior of<br />

St Mary’s includes a grand memorial to<br />

Sir Josiah Child. This was moved, piece by<br />

piece, from the former church, which was<br />

situated about 100 yards to the south of the<br />

existing building, in 1790.<br />

Date: Saturday 17 <strong>August</strong> Time: 11am–3pm<br />

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Overton Drive<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wansteadparish.org<br />

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FAMILY OUTDOOR<br />

TERRACE PARTY<br />

A family fun day turning into a party late into<br />

the night. Raising funds for ELHAP.<br />

Date: Saturday 17 <strong>August</strong> Time: from 3pm<br />

Venue: Eton Manor RFC, Nutter Lane, E11 2JA<br />

Cost: £10 Enquiries: 07804 883 383<br />

WINE TASTING:<br />

WSET LEVEL ONE AWARD<br />

An introductory six-hour course for wine<br />

enthusiasts, covering food and wine matching,<br />

wine service and storage and grape varieties.<br />

Date: Sunday 18 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10.30am<br />

Venue: Wanstead Golf Club, Overton Drive<br />

Cost: £165 Enquiries: eastlondonwineschool.com<br />

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS<br />

SOCCER SCHOOL<br />

WO SPORTS<br />

Soccer School Dates<br />

Week 1: Monday 22/07/19 - Friday 26/07/19 Week 2: Monday 29/07/19 - Friday 02/08/19<br />

Week 3: Monday 05/08/19 - Friday 09/08/19 Week 4: Monday 12/08/19 - Friday 16/08/19<br />

Week 5: Monday 19/08/19 - Friday 23/08/19 Week 6: Tuesday 27/08/19 - Friday 30/08/19<br />

Ages: 3-15 year olds<br />

3-5 years<br />

Beginners<br />

10am-12pm<br />

£8 daily<br />

£30 a week<br />

5-10 years<br />

Player Development<br />

10am-3pm<br />

£15 daily<br />

£60 a week<br />

11-15 years<br />

Player Progression<br />

10am-3pm<br />

£15 daily<br />

£60 a week<br />

Our courses cater for both boys and girls of all abilities. WO Sports staff bring<br />

a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to our course. WO Sports introduces<br />

children to a game based learning approach.<br />

TO BOOK OR FOR MORE INFORMATION<br />

Call: 02032873616 | Visit: www.wo-sports.co.uk | Email: info@wo-sports.co.uk<br />

Venue: Leyton Sixth Form College, Orient House, Essex Road, London, E10 6EQ<br />

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COMPASSIONATE<br />

BEREAVEMENT GROUP<br />

Facilitated by Compassionate Funerals.<br />

Date: Monday 19 <strong>August</strong> Time: 5.30–7.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 2409<br />

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FLOWER ARRANGING<br />

DEMONSTRATION<br />

Hosted by the Woodford and District Floral<br />

Arrangement Group.<br />

Date: Monday 19 <strong>August</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £5 Enquiries: 020 8530 2427<br />

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WANSTEAD & WOODFORD<br />

BEREAVEMENT CAFÉ<br />

Date: Tuesday 20 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10.45am–12pm<br />

Venue: Christ Church, Wanstead, E11 2SW<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8505 3000<br />

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TREES OF THE FOREST IN<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Families are invited to learn how to identify<br />

local trees using their leaves, bark and<br />

seeds. Suitable for children aged 18 months<br />

to 11 years. A Field Studies Council event in<br />

partnership with the Friends of Wanstead<br />

Parklands. Booking required.<br />

Date: Wednesday 21 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10am and 1pm<br />

Venue: meet at the Temple, Wanstead Park<br />

Cost: £5 (adults: free) Enquiries: wnstd.com/trees<br />

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REDBRIDGE DRAMA CENTRE<br />

GOOD COMPANY FILM CLUB<br />

A screening of The Second Best Exotic Marigold<br />

Hotel starring Judi Dench.<br />

Date: Thursday 22 <strong>August</strong> Time: 11am<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: £5 Enquiries: 020 8708 8803<br />

WANSTEAD FLATS<br />

FAMILY FUNFAIR<br />

Date: Thursday 22 to Tuesday 27 <strong>August</strong><br />

Time: 2pm to late<br />

Venue: Centre Road, Wanstead Flats, E7 0DL<br />

Cost: free entry Enquiries: wnstd.com/fair<br />

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:<br />

THE ALIENS ARE COMING!<br />

Design and create an alien visitor and<br />

spaceship. For children aged four and over.<br />

Booking required. Also at Aldersbrook Library<br />

on 6 <strong>August</strong>.<br />

Date: Thursday 22 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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AMY’S DAY <strong>2019</strong>:<br />

GOLF AND BBQ FUNDRAISER<br />

In aid of ovarian cancer research in memory of<br />

Amy Goacher. Organised by Amy’s family, who<br />

live in South Woodford. BBQ from 7pm.<br />

Date: Friday 23 <strong>August</strong> Time: golf from 11.15am<br />

Venue: Wanstead Golf Club, Overton Drive<br />

Cost: from £20 Enquiries: 07940 450 818<br />

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:<br />

ALIEN SLIME LAB<br />

For children five and over. Booking required.<br />

Date: Friday 23 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £2 Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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POLICE CONTACT POINT:<br />

WANSTEAD TEAMS<br />

Date: Saturday 24 <strong>August</strong> Time: 4–5pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Enquiries: SNTJI-Wanstead-Park@met.police.uk<br />

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FAMILY FUN DAY AT<br />

REDBRIDGE LAKES<br />

Featuring bouncy castles, face painting, music,<br />

food and a licensed bar.<br />

Date: Monday 26 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10am–6pm<br />

Venue: Redbridge Lakes, Roding Lane North<br />

Cost: free entry Enquiries: wnstd.com/redlakesfun<br />

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DRUMMOND SUMMER<br />

HOLIDAY TENNIS CAMPS<br />

For children aged five years and over.<br />

Date: Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 <strong>August</strong><br />

Time: various sessions from 9.30am–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Drummond Lawn Tennis Club, E11 2HZ<br />

Cost: from £14 Enquiries: drummondltc.co.uk<br />

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LONDON GALA ORCHESTRA<br />

Saturday 7th<br />

September7.30pm<br />

Prokofiev Peter<br />

Carnival<br />

of the<br />

Saint-Saëns<br />

and the<br />

Wolf<br />

Animals<br />

St John’s Church, Leytonstone, E11<br />

Tickets from £5 ~ £35 online<br />

www.stephenelleryconductor.co.uk<br />

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INTENSIVE DANCE<br />

WORKSHOP<br />

Over the course of three days, children aged<br />

14 and over will be put through their paces by<br />

choreographer Owen Smith.<br />

Date: Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 <strong>August</strong><br />

Time: 10am–4pm<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: £100 Enquiries: 020 8708 8803<br />

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MUSICAL THEATRE DAY:<br />

DISNEY<br />

A day for children in Year 2 to Year 8 to show<br />

off their performing skills.<br />

Date: Wednesday 28 <strong>August</strong> Time: 10am–4pm<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: £35 Enquiries: 020 8708 8803<br />

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OUTDOOR THEATRE:<br />

ALI BABA & THE 40 THIEVES<br />

Hot drinks and soft drinks will be available<br />

at the Temple. Bring your own seating or<br />

blankets and picnics. The show will be<br />

cancelled in the event of a hurricane only, so<br />

dress for the weather!<br />

Date: Wednesday 28 <strong>August</strong> Time: 3pm<br />

Venue: the Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park<br />

Cost: adults: £14.95; under-16s: £8.95<br />

Enquiries: 020 7332 1911 or wnstd.com/alibaba<br />

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REMINISCENCES OF<br />

WORLD WAR TWO<br />

The East of London Family History Society will<br />

be marking the 80th anniversary of the start of<br />

World War Two with members’ reminiscences.<br />

Visitors welcome.<br />

Date: Wednesday 28 <strong>August</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £1.50 Enquiries: 020 8554 8414<br />

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:<br />

ROCKET WORKSHOP<br />

Children aged four and over will create<br />

and fly a rocket. Booking required. Also at<br />

Aldersbrook Library on 20 <strong>August</strong>.<br />

Date: Thursday 29 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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FREE MATHS WORKSHOP<br />

WITH TUTOR DOCTOR<br />

For GCSE foundation tier students: algebra,<br />

fractions and decimals. Booking required.<br />

Date: Friday 30 <strong>August</strong> Time: 2.30–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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BAT WALK IN<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Families are invited to discover the diversity of<br />

the park’s bat species after dark and learn how<br />

they use sound to see. Suitable for children<br />

aged seven and over. A Field Studies Council<br />

event in partnership with the Friends of<br />

Wanstead Parklands. Booking required.<br />

Date: Friday 30 <strong>August</strong> Time: 7.30–10pm<br />

Venue: meet at the Temple, Wanstead Park<br />

Cost: £5 (adults: free) Enquiries: wnstd.com/bats<br />

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST<br />

SING-A-LONG<br />

Date: Saturday 31 <strong>August</strong> Time: 3pm<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: £6 Enquiries: 020 8708 8803<br />

POLICE CONTACT POINT:<br />

WANSTEAD TEAMS<br />

Date: Saturday 31 <strong>August</strong> Time: 4–5pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Enquiries: SNTJI-Wanstead-Park@met.police.uk<br />

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WANSTEAD<br />

OUTDOOR CINEMA<br />

A screening of The Greatest Showman (from<br />

dusk) and Top Gun (from 9.30pm).<br />

Date: Saturday 31 <strong>August</strong> Time: from dusk<br />

Venue: Eton Manor RFC, Nutter Lane, E11 2JA<br />

Cost: £7 (child: £3) Enquiries: wnstd.com/emfilm<br />

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SUMMER HOLIDAY<br />

MULTI-SPORT CAMPS<br />

Including football, short tennis and basketball.<br />

For children aged five to 14 years.<br />

Date: until Friday 30 <strong>August</strong> Time: 9am–3pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Leisure Centre, E11 2JZ<br />

Cost: £11 per day Enquiries: 020 8989 1172<br />

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feliciter<br />

Open Morning<br />

Saturday, 28 September <strong>2019</strong>, 10am until 12 noon<br />

Headmaster’s introduction at 10.15am<br />

Full tour of the School 3+ 7+ 11+<br />

For further information please contact the Admissions Registrar<br />

Email: registrar@staubyns.com Tel: 020 8504 1577<br />

Bunces Lane, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9DU<br />

www.staubyns.com<br />

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Local community groups<br />

WANSTEAD AND WOODFORD<br />

CHESS CLUB<br />

Every Tuesday, 7.30pm to 10.30pm at<br />

Wanstead House. All standards of players<br />

welcomed. Call 07949 881 881 or visit<br />

wansteadandwoodfordchessclub.co.uk<br />

LEYTONSTONE, WANSTEAD &<br />

DISTRICT PHILATELIC SOCIETY<br />

Second Saturday afternoon and fourth<br />

Monday evening most months at Wanstead<br />

House. Call 020 8989 2885<br />

NCT WANSTEAD COFFEE MORNING<br />

Every Tuesday, 10.30am to 12 noon at The<br />

George, 159 High Street. All welcome.<br />

Email parentsupport.redbridge@nct.org.uk<br />

WANSTEAD LUNCHEON CLUB<br />

Social gathering on the first Thursday of<br />

the month from 12.30pm at the Sir Alfred<br />

Hitchcock Hotel (£10 for a two-course lunch).<br />

✂<br />

www.wansteadsociety.org.uk | membership@wansteadsociety.org.uk<br />

Wanstead needs you!<br />

The Wanstead Society is a group of volunteers dedicated to protecting and enhancing one of the most<br />

picturesque parts of London. We champion the conservation of our area’s heritage, and work to promote<br />

Wanstead and neighbouring Snaresbrook wherever possible.<br />

The Wanstead Society is a non-political organisation seeking to help our area by building constructive<br />

working relationships with those in power.<br />

Our main aims are to:<br />

• Work with the Council and planners to protect and enhance the character of Wanstead<br />

Wanstead is a lovely<br />

neighbourhood –<br />

• Encourage, support and promote the viability of the High Street and the<br />

local community<br />

• Take part in the Wanstead Festival and care for the Corner House Garden<br />

• Liaise with and lobby Councillors, GLA Members and MPs<br />

• Support local businesses<br />

but it’s constantly<br />

Whilst we have no statutory power, we have a voice. And the more members we<br />

have, the louder that voice will be. That’s why we need you to join us.<br />

under threat from<br />

poor planning and<br />

The Wanstead Society<br />

government cutbacks. Help us<br />

speak up for Wanstead.<br />

We currently have over 600 households in our membership –<br />

why not add your name to the list?<br />

Yes, I want to join The Wanstead Society and I enclose a cheque for the annual membership of £10 per household payable to The<br />

Wanstead Society.<br />

The more members we have, the<br />

louder our voice becomes.<br />

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Wanstead Society by email.<br />

I give my permission for the details above to be held<br />

in a secure database. I agree with The Wanstead Society<br />

I’d like to receive the quarterly newsletter by post. (Please<br />

Constitution (available online or on request) which details<br />

consider the environment and our costs before choosing this<br />

membership rights and society procedures.<br />

option.)<br />

wansteadsociety.org.uk<br />

I’m interested in volunteering for events and activities<br />

organised by The Wanstead Society.<br />

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and Aldersbrook<br />

Please send your form and cheque to: The Wanstead Society c/o Wanstead House, 21 The Green, London E11 2NT<br />

WOODFORD AND WANSTEAD<br />

ROCK CHOIR<br />

Meeting every Monday at 7.30pm during term<br />

time at Wanstead High School. New members<br />

welcome. Call 01252 714 276<br />

WANSTEAD WOMEN’S INSTITUTE<br />

Talks and workshops on the third Thursday<br />

of every month, 8pm at Christ Church hall,<br />

Wanstead Place. All women over the age of 18<br />

are welcome. Visit wansteadwi.weebly.com<br />

WANSTEAD SOCIETY<br />

Working to protect, preserve and improve the<br />

local area. Visit wansteadsociety.org.uk<br />

FRIENDS OF WANSTEAD<br />

PARKLANDS<br />

Campaigning for the preservation and<br />

improvement of Wanstead Park and the<br />

surrounding area. Visit wansteadpark.org.uk<br />

WALK TO HEALTH:<br />

WANSTEAD PLACE WALKS<br />

Every Saturday at 10.30am (free). Meet at the<br />

Wanstead Place Surgery. Call 020 8708 0951<br />

EAST LONDON AND ESSEX<br />

ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD CLUB<br />

Concerts held every second Wednesday of<br />

the month from 7.50pm to 10.15pm in the<br />

Churchill Room at Wanstead Library (visitors:<br />

£9, members: £7). Call 020 8530 3717<br />

WEST ESSEX RAMBLERS<br />

At least four walks a week, coach rambles<br />

between April and October, group holidays<br />

and social events. Call 020 8554 1665 or visit<br />

westessexramblers.org.uk<br />

EAST LONDON HUMANISTS<br />

Representing people who have no faith but<br />

share a positive and ethical outlook on the<br />

world. Regular meetings at Wanstead Library.<br />

Visit eastlondon.humanist.org.uk<br />

ALDERSBROOK LINE DANCE CLUB<br />

Every Thursday from 8pm to 10.30pm at<br />

Aldersbrook Bowls Club (£4). Non-dancers<br />

welcome (£2). Call 07983 618 856<br />

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Offered by Anglican churches in Wanstead, Woodford & Aldersbrook<br />

Two free drop-ins for all experiencing loss<br />

Monthly on the first Tuesday<br />

2.00pm – 3.15pm (note new timing)<br />

St Mary’s Church, Woodford<br />

207 Woodford High Road E18 2PA<br />

Next Dates: <strong>August</strong> 6 th ,<br />

September 3 rd , October 1 st<br />

Monthly on the third Tuesday<br />

10.45am – 12 noon<br />

Christ Church, Wanstead<br />

Wanstead Place E11 2SW<br />

Next Dates: <strong>August</strong> 20 th , September 17th,<br />

October 15 th<br />

For more information:<br />

St Mary’s Church: 020 8505 3000<br />

info@stmaryswoodford.org.uk<br />

Our aim is to provide:<br />

A supportive, informal meeting space with a hot drink<br />

and a friendly welcome for those of all faiths and none<br />

coming to terms with loss and bereavement.<br />

An opportunity to meet and share with others going<br />

through similar experiences.<br />

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Useful numbers in and around Wanstead<br />

ADVICE & SUPPORT<br />

Samaritans08457 90 90 90<br />

Citizens Advice Bureau 03444 111 444<br />

Community Legal Advice0845 345 4 345<br />

National Debtline0808 808 4000<br />

HEALTH<br />

NHS 111111<br />

Whipps Cross Hospital020 8539 5522<br />

The Holly Private Hospital 020 8936 1199<br />

Spire London East Hospital020 3553 9455<br />

Wanstead Pharmacy020 8989 0597<br />

Wanstead Place Clinic020 8926 1450<br />

Wanstead Village<br />

Dental & Health Centre 020 8530 2126<br />

LEISURE & LIBRARIES<br />

Wanstead Leisure Centre020 8989 1172<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre020 8509 6526<br />

Wanstead Library 020 8708 7400<br />

Aldersbrook Library020 8496 0006<br />

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Village ward<br />

Surgeries held on the second and fourth Saturday<br />

of the month (excluding <strong>August</strong>) from 10am to<br />

12 noon in the Vestry of Christ Church, Wanstead.<br />

Jo Blackman07741 195 791<br />

jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Paul Donovan 07741 197 406<br />

paul.donovan@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Daniel Morgan-Thomas07741 194 993<br />

daniel.morgan-thomas@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Park ward<br />

Surgeries held on the first Saturday of the month at<br />

the Allan Burgess Centre and on the third Saturday<br />

of the month at St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook<br />

(both from 10am to 11am; excluding <strong>August</strong>).<br />

Sheila Bain020 8708 2092<br />

sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Paul Merry020 8708 2014<br />

paul.merry@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

LOCAL MP Leyton and Wanstead<br />

John Cryer MP020 8989 5249<br />

POLICE & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH<br />

Emergency 999<br />

Non-emergency101<br />

Crimestoppers0800 555 111<br />

Anti-terrorist Hotline0800 789 321<br />

Neighbourhood Watch redbridgenhw.info<br />

Wanstead Village SNT 020 8721 5261<br />

Wanstead Park SNT020 8721 2796<br />

REDBRIDGE COUNCIL<br />

Customer contact centre020 8554 5000<br />

Council Tax enquiries 020 8708 5670<br />

Report anti-social behaviour020 8478 4679<br />

UTILITIES<br />

Electricity (power cut)105<br />

Electricity emergency 0800 40 40 90<br />

Gas emergency0800 111 999<br />

Thames Water (report a leak) 0800 714 614<br />

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– Index of advertisers –<br />

ACCOUNTANTS<br />

Alan Patient & Co 35<br />

THP Chartered Accountants 19 & 60<br />

ACTING<br />

DSP Performing 83<br />

AERIALS<br />

Aerials Direct 76<br />

BALLET<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance 22 & 64<br />

BATHROOMS<br />

Bathworks 65<br />

The Bathroom Fitting Company41<br />

BEAUTY<br />

The Beauty Lab 55<br />

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT<br />

City of London Cemetery68–69<br />

Loss & Bereavement Café 95<br />

BUILDERS<br />

Darby & Finch Contracts 76<br />

Glenward27<br />

Millbrook Build81<br />

BUSINESS SUPPORT<br />

Wanstead Business Network 4<br />

CARPENTRY & JOINERY<br />

K&D Joinery77<br />

CARPET FITTER<br />

Geoffrey Gramlick10<br />

CEMETERY<br />

City of London Cemetery68–69<br />

CHARITIES<br />

Barnardo’s61<br />

British Heart Foundation61<br />

Jeans For Genes Day84<br />

Oxfam61<br />

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES<br />

DSP Performing 83<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance64<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre 58<br />

WO Sports89<br />

COMMUNITY & GROUPS<br />

Wanstead Business Network 4<br />

Wanstead House61<br />

Wanstead Society94<br />

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE<br />

Computer Solutions48 & 54<br />

Problem Computers 38<br />

CURTAINS & BLINDS<br />

Magic Moo Interiors18<br />

Woodthorpe Joinery 50–51<br />

DANCE<br />

DSP Performing 83<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance 22 & 64<br />

DECORATORS<br />

Jason’s Decorating7<br />

MG Décor80<br />

Stuart Green Property Solutions40<br />

DENTIST<br />

Woodford House 25<br />

DOORS<br />

K&D Joinery77<br />

ELDERLY CARE<br />

Homesdale 60 & 67<br />

ELECTRICIAN<br />

SW Radley Electrical Contractors14<br />

ESTATE AGENTS<br />

Churchill Estates 44–45<br />

Martin & Co100<br />

Petty Son & Prestwich57<br />

The Stow Brothers33<br />

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

A Night to Remember99<br />

Chasing Pumpkins Run 8<br />

East London Wine School 23<br />

Family Fun Day 53<br />

London Gala Orchestra91<br />

The Railway Children 11<br />

Valentines Mansion43 & 87<br />

FISHMONGER<br />

Wanstead Fish34 & 60<br />

FITNESS<br />

Aldersbrook Personal Training 9<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre 58<br />

FLOORING<br />

Antique Wooden Floors40<br />

FLORIST<br />

Lillies of Wanstead12 & 61<br />

FOOTBALL<br />

WO Sports89<br />

FOOT HEALTHCARE<br />

FAB Footcare96<br />

GARDENS & LANDSCAPING<br />

Growing Gardens 30<br />

Weald Hall Landscapes72–73<br />

HANDYMAN<br />

E18 Handyman 38<br />

Stuart Green Property Solutions40<br />

HORSE RIDING<br />

Aldersbrook Riding School 6<br />

HOSPITAL<br />

The Holly Private Hospital49<br />

JEWELLERS<br />

Keating Jewellers26 & 60<br />

KITCHENS<br />

My Dream Kitchen31<br />

LOCKSMITH<br />

Barry & Sons 38<br />

LOFTS<br />

North London Loft Rooms 97<br />

Trim Loft Conversions 59<br />

MASSAGE<br />

One Addison61<br />

NETWORKING<br />

Wanstead Business Network 4<br />

OSTEOPATHS<br />

Wanstead Osteopaths 5 & 61<br />

PATIOS & DRIVEWAYS<br />

Weald Hall Landscapes72–73<br />

PEST MANAGEMENT<br />

GJB Pest Management71<br />

PHARMACY<br />

Wanstead Pharmacy60<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Eightyfour60 & 86<br />

PLUMBING & HEATING<br />

Heating Plus 39<br />

Wanstead Group 30<br />

POLITICS<br />

John Cryer MP26<br />

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE<br />

E18 Handyman 38<br />

Stuart Green Property Solutions40<br />

PUBLIC HOUSE<br />

Nightingale on the Green 53<br />

REMOVAL SERVICE<br />

imiS54<br />

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS<br />

Robins Pie & Mash60<br />

The Bungalow Café60<br />

SCHOOLS & NURSERIES<br />

Forest School 22<br />

Little Bear’s Nursery 79<br />

Park School For Girls64<br />

St Aubyn’s School 93<br />

St Joseph’s Convent School15<br />

SMART HOME<br />

UniQhome13<br />

SOLICITORS<br />

Edwards Duthie Shamash 1<br />

Wiseman Lee LLP29 & 61<br />

SPORT & LEISURE<br />

Aldersbrook Riding School 6<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre 58<br />

WO Sports89<br />

THEATRE<br />

Hordern Ciani 11<br />

Kenneth More Theatre99<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Scott Whitehead Trees 34<br />

TUITION & COURSES<br />

East London Wine School 23<br />

Wanstead House61<br />

UTILITIES<br />

Utility Warehouse2<br />

VENUE HIRE<br />

Valentines Mansion 43<br />

WASTE DISPOSAL<br />

Arbis18<br />

imiS54<br />

WEB DESIGN<br />

Seven Eleven Design21<br />

WINDOW CLEANING<br />

Theydon Window Cleaning80<br />

WINDOW RESTORATION<br />

McCarty & Smith 47<br />

WINDOW SHUTTERS<br />

Woodthorpe Joinery 50–51<br />

WINE TASTING<br />

East London Wine School 23<br />

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CHESTER ROAD, WANSTEAD<br />

2 BEDROOM HOUSE<br />

£700,000<br />

Wanstead<br />

MERINO CLOSE, WANSTEAD<br />

3 BEDROOM HOUSE<br />

£675,000<br />

Martin & Co Wanstead<br />

74 High Street • Wanstead • E11 2RN<br />

wanstead.martinco.com<br />

020 8518 8099<br />

wanstead@martinco.com<br />

Independent directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook

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