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Est. 2006<br />

wnstd.com Issue No: 163<br />

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Don’t miss this<br />

end of summer event!<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

FESTIVAL<br />

Sunday 18 <strong>September</strong> 2016<br />

Sunday 1511am <strong>September</strong> to 6pm <strong>2019</strong><br />

11am to 6pm<br />

Christchurch Green, High Street Wanstead, E11 2RQ<br />

Christchurch Green, High Street Wanstead, E11 2RQ<br />

Join us for a lively afternoon of<br />

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* Acoustic * Main Stage Concert * Sports Stage * Taster Art Trail Sessions * Craft * Hub Food Court<br />

* Holistic * The Zone Duke<br />

* Yoga Wanstead Hub *<br />

bar Local and Community entertainment Groups<br />

* and Crazy Businesses Bikes * Community * Climbing Wall Stalls *<br />

* The Wanstead Duke Bar Art & Trail<br />

Entertainment * Face Painting * Sports * Bike Sessions Repairs and * Street marking Food<br />

And much more!<br />

* Speciality Coffee and Cakes<br />

EVENT GUIDE ON PAGE 4<br />

Please walk, cycle or use public transport<br />

Please walk, cycle or to use enjoy public the transport day’s to festivities<br />

enjoy the day’s festivities<br />

www.redbridge.gov.uk/wansteadfestival<br />

020 8708 3385<br />

Contact Redbridge-events@visionrcl.org.uk for further information<br />

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Contents<br />

Features<br />

A closer look18–19<br />

Bravo, Wanstead!22<br />

Art to the power of 10 26<br />

New season, new support 30<br />

Gardens in the sky34<br />

Wild Wanstead 38–39<br />

Old enough to42<br />

Wanstead-on-Sea46<br />

Future for Whipps 50<br />

We need to talk 56<br />

Home… and away 62<br />

Valley of discovery66–67<br />

You may begin70<br />

Take time to look74<br />

Healing hearts78<br />

Work in progress 82<br />

Making faces, making art 86–87<br />

Puzzles & competitions<br />

Sudoku 20<br />

Mind-bender puzzles40<br />

Crossword competition52<br />

Wanstead anagram88<br />

Every month<br />

Local news6–8, 10, 12 & 14<br />

Wanstead map60–61<br />

Community events93–96, 98 & 100<br />

Community groups102<br />

Useful numbers 104<br />

Index of advertisers 106<br />

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Welcome...<br />

ample.bands.radar. An apt what3words identifier for this<br />

month. For those confused by this seemingly gibberish<br />

opening, take a moment to familiarise yourself with<br />

the geocoding system known as what3words. Essentially, it’s an<br />

algorithm that assigns a unique three-word identifier for every<br />

three-metre square patch of land (or water) around the globe.<br />

It makes identifying a remote location or a specific point within<br />

an open space very accurate, with obvious benefits for the<br />

emergency services – or those arranging a meet-up in the middle<br />

of nowhere. But life-saving attributes aside, it also makes for<br />

some amusingly appropriate word combinations.<br />

So, ample.bands.radar? Well, that’s a patch on Christchurch<br />

Green, where this month’s Wanstead Festival will welcome…<br />

ample bands. The door to Number 10 Downing Street can<br />

be found at slurs.this.shark, which seems to suit most of<br />

those who have resided there. Closer to home, you’ll find<br />

origin.events.judge and span.this.novel – Snaresbrook Crown<br />

Court and Wanstead Library, of course.<br />

There’s something neat (in both the formal and informal senses<br />

of the word) about having such a concise means of sharing a<br />

location. And Mongolia would seem to agree, adopting the<br />

service for their postal system. But we do lose all sense of<br />

context in the process: lions.moons.yours and props.quiz.extra<br />

may belong to neighbouring houses on Nightingale Lane, but<br />

without presenting the full street address, they could be as far<br />

apart as tent.shine.doll and tossed.jacket.nuptials.<br />

And Wanstead will always be more and mean more than an<br />

address, no matter what form it takes. And<br />

no three-word identifier could ever do it<br />

justice. And if you need proof of that...<br />

Watch this space.<br />

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4 Wanstead Village Directory<br />

FREE ENTRY<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

FESTIVAL<br />

Don’t miss this<br />

end of summer event!<br />

Sunday 13 <strong>September</strong> 2015<br />

11am to 5pm<br />

EVENT GUIDE / 15 TH SEPT <strong>2019</strong> / 11AM–6PM<br />

Christchurch MUSIC STAGE Green, High Street Wanstead, FAMILY ACTIVITIES<br />

E11 2RQ<br />

12:00pm – 12:30pm<br />

11am – 5pm<br />

Reggae<br />

Join us for a lively afternoon of<br />

FESTIVAL<br />

Choir<br />

Craft Fair • Holistic Zone<br />

20+ ensemble singing * Live classic music reggaefeaturing Classic Ryan Cars Green • Strolling performers<br />

* Arts, Don’t Crafts miss and Dance this<br />

* Main<br />

Gamers<br />

concert<br />

Bus • Children’s<br />

stage<br />

Workshops<br />

1:05pm –1:35pm<br />

* Acoustic Lace &<br />

end<br />

Whiskey<br />

of summer event!<br />

Stage * Sports Taster Sessions * YOGA Food Court<br />

High energy rock n’ roll<br />

* The Duke Wanstead bar and entertainment<br />

12pm, 2pm and 4pm<br />

Sunday 1:55pm – 2:25pm<br />

* WANSTEAD<br />

15 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Hold Crazy the Bikes Phone * Community Stalls * Wanstead QI GONG Art Trail<br />

From Wanstead * Face High Painting School 11am<br />

* Bike<br />

to<br />

Repairs<br />

6pm<br />

and marking<br />

3pm<br />

Christchurch<br />

Sunday 18 <strong>September</strong> 2016<br />

2:45pm<br />

FESTIVAL<br />

– 3:15pm Green,<br />

* Aldersbrook High Dog Street Club Wanstead, Show GYMNASTICS E11 2RQ<br />

Moorby Jones 11am to 6pm<br />

And much more! from 1pm<br />

Thoughtful<br />

Sunday<br />

lyrics Join and Christchurch us 15<br />

strong for <strong>September</strong><br />

melodies all Green, this and High<br />

<strong>2019</strong> much Street Wanstead, more: E11 2RQ<br />

Don’t miss out on a fun<br />

11am<br />

packed<br />

to<br />

day<br />

6pm<br />

of music, dance and arts for all the family<br />

* Main Concert Join Stage us for * Art a lively Trail FOOD & DRINK<br />

3:35pm – 4:05pm<br />

afternoon * 11am Craft – 6pmHub<br />

of<br />

Christchurch Green, * Arts, High Crafts Street and Wanstead, Dance E11 * Main 2RQ concert stage<br />

* Holistic Kimberli Zone and the Comets<br />

Join * us Acoustic * Yoga for all this Stage Hub Street Food and The Duke Bar<br />

Eclectic indie pop band<br />

and much * Sports * Local Community Groups<br />

more: Taster Sessions * Food Court<br />

and 4:25pm Businesses<br />

* Main Concert – 4:55pm<br />

* The * Stage Duke Climbing<br />

* Art Wanstead Wall BUSINESSES Trail bar and entertainment<br />

* Craft Hub * The Duke & GROUPS Bar &<br />

Forgotten Songs<br />

11am – 6pm<br />

* Holistic Entertainment Alternative Zone * Crazy rock * Yoga band Bikes Hub * Sports<br />

* Local * Community<br />

Community Sessions Stalls from Stalls<br />

Groups<br />

local * Street * businesses, Wanstead Food community Art Trail<br />

and Businesses * * Climbing Face Painting Wall * The * Bike Duke Repairs groups and<br />

Bar &<br />

charities marking<br />

5:15pm – 5:45pm<br />

Please Entertainment walk, cycle<br />

* Speciality Coffee and Cakes<br />

The Traveling Tilburys or use public transport to enjoy the day’s festivities<br />

* Sports Sessions And * Street much ART Food more! TRAIL ZONE<br />

A homage to the Traveling<br />

* Speciality Wilburys Coffee and Cakes 11am – 6pm<br />

www.redbridge.gov.uk/wansteadfestival<br />

Please walk, cycle or use public transport<br />

Please walk, cycle or use public EVENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE<br />

to enjoy transport the day’s to enjoy festivities the day’s festivities<br />

Please walk, cycle or use public transport to enjoy the day’s festivities<br />

Contact Redbridge-events@visionrcl.org.uk<br />

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for further information<br />

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10.00am - - 12.30pm<br />

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6 Wanstead Village Directory<br />

First-ever large-scale, illustrated history<br />

of Wanstead House commissioned<br />

The Friends of<br />

Wanstead Parklands<br />

has commissioned<br />

Dr Hannah Armstrong<br />

– an expert in 18thcentury<br />

architecture<br />

and landscape design<br />

– to write the first-ever<br />

large-scale history<br />

of Wanstead House.<br />

“In existence for just<br />

100 years, Wanstead<br />

House was regarded<br />

as one of the most<br />

magnificent palaces<br />

in Europe. Tragically, in June 1822, every item<br />

within the house was sold at auction, prior<br />

to the house itself being demolished a year<br />

or two later,” said a spokesperson for the<br />

group. Due for publication in 2022 to mark the<br />

200th anniversary of the ‘grand sale’, the book<br />

Wanstead House, by Richard Westall<br />

will tell the story of the house, its grounds<br />

and its larger-than-life owners, and will be<br />

complemented by over 70 illustrations, some<br />

of which will be published for the first time.<br />

More information about the project will be<br />

available next year.<br />

Poetry group:<br />

international<br />

The Redbridge<br />

Rhymesters – a<br />

poetry group<br />

for the over-50s<br />

– will welcome<br />

international visitors<br />

to its Halloweenthemed<br />

meeting<br />

on 1 October at the<br />

Allan Burgess Centre<br />

in Wanstead. “I’ve<br />

been contacted<br />

by a couple from<br />

Finland who will be<br />

joining us, along with<br />

another guest from<br />

Hong Kong… it’s<br />

always good to have<br />

work by poets from<br />

different countries,”<br />

said organiser<br />

Alexandra Wilde.<br />

Call 020 8989 6338<br />

Community<br />

awards 2020<br />

Nominations for the<br />

Mayor of Redbridge’s<br />

annual community<br />

awards are now<br />

open. “These awards<br />

are a great way to<br />

throw light on those<br />

giving individuals<br />

to recognise and<br />

celebrate the work<br />

they do – so please<br />

get nominating!” said<br />

Mayor of Redbridge<br />

Councillor Zulfiqar<br />

Hussain. A panel<br />

of councillors and<br />

residents will shortlist<br />

the nominations<br />

and select winners<br />

in six different<br />

categories. Deadline<br />

is 31 December. Visit<br />

wnstd.com/mca20<br />

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<strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

7<br />

Pupils’ time-themed art to decorate<br />

Wanstead High Street<br />

The cow returns: artist’s bovine<br />

model to roam Wanstead streets<br />

Work in progress: the cow<br />

will be unveiled this month<br />

Clocks and timepieces will appear along<br />

Wanstead High Street this month, attached to<br />

trees, fences and street furniture. “They are the<br />

work of Aldersbrook and Wanstead Church<br />

primary schoolchildren for Art Trail Wanstead<br />

(7 to 22 <strong>September</strong>), which has a ‘Time’ theme.<br />

Local artist Brenda Coyle was invited to run<br />

some exciting art-based classes at the schools.<br />

Together they managed to create hundreds<br />

of Dali-inspired melted clocks, plaster of<br />

Paris timepieces and colourful sun-catcher<br />

hourglasses,” said trail organiser Donna Mizzi.<br />

Festival on Wanstead Flats: wildlife<br />

group calls for thorough assessment<br />

There are only five or six pairs of<br />

skylarks left breeding on Wanstead Flats<br />

The Wren Wildlife Group is calling for a more<br />

thorough ecological impact assessment to be<br />

conducted before a decision is made about<br />

the proposed music festival on Wanstead Flats<br />

next year. The City of London Corporation,<br />

which manages the land, has given the<br />

go-ahead for the event – expected to attract<br />

50,000 concert-goers – but organisers MAMA<br />

Festivals also require a licence from Redbridge<br />

Council. “Skylarks are one of many protected<br />

and declining species of wildlife that could be<br />

put in peril,” said a spokesperson.<br />

Local artist Karen Humpage has been<br />

constructing a large model cow which will be<br />

wandering around Wanstead on 7 <strong>September</strong><br />

(10am to 1.30pm) as part of the art trail. Last<br />

month, Karen published a book featuring<br />

artwork and anecdotes of the cows that once<br />

roamed freely in the local area. “People will be<br />

encouraged to take a selfie with the cow for<br />

a suggested donation of £2, which will go to<br />

the charity Compassion in World Farming. The<br />

cow will also be at the Wanstead Festival,” said<br />

Karen. Visit karenhumpage.co.uk<br />

Wanstead House<br />

Yoga for Everyone<br />

Yoga for<br />

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Thursdays, 7.30pm to 9.30pm<br />

from 5 th <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

£65 for a ten-week term<br />

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Thursday’s<br />

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8 Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Exploring what matters: happiness<br />

course returns to Wanstead<br />

Stargazing evening to kick off<br />

Wanstead Fringe <strong>2019</strong><br />

An eight-week course claiming to ‘leave<br />

people happier and more likely to help<br />

others’ will begin on 9 <strong>September</strong> at The<br />

Manor House in Wanstead (7.30pm to 9.30pm;<br />

payment by donation). “I ran an enjoyable and<br />

successful course in Wanstead earlier this year,<br />

and I am doing so again, this time with Jenni,<br />

a participant from our last course… We are<br />

not teaching, but look forward to exploring,<br />

week by week with other participants, what<br />

matters in life and what makes us happy,” said<br />

Jane Mallen. Visit actionforhappiness.org<br />

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An evening of stargazing in the grounds of<br />

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of this year’s Wanstead Fringe. “There are<br />

two chances to see the night sky through<br />

powerful telescopes with experts on hand to<br />

show you what to look out for,” said organiser<br />

Ricardo Cerezo. The free event will take place<br />

on 6 <strong>September</strong> from 8pm to 9pm, and will<br />

be repeated the following evening. “One of<br />

England’s great astronomers, James Bradley<br />

(1693–1762), is buried in the churchyard next<br />

door.” Visit wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

Central Line upgrades between<br />

Wanstead and Leyton to reduce noise<br />

New track and sound absorbent pads are<br />

being installed on local sections of the Central<br />

Line to reduce noise. “We fully understand<br />

the effect that noise from the Tube can have<br />

on local residents, which is why we will be<br />

carrying out work on the Central Line between<br />

Leyton and Wanstead to try to minimise this,”<br />

said Peter McNaught, London Underground’s<br />

Director of Asset Operations. “This work is<br />

scheduled to be completed within the next<br />

two months during engineering hours, so will<br />

cause no disruption to customers.”<br />

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A taste for murder: celebrate<br />

Agatha Christie Week at the library<br />

Lottery grant worth nearly £100k to<br />

transform Redbridge Museum<br />

A murder mystery evening will take place<br />

at Wanstead Library this month to mark<br />

Agatha Christie Week. “Join a cast of colourful<br />

characters all set on dining with death! When<br />

Mr Boddy asks Lady Peacock to be his bride,<br />

the wedding breakfast turns to dead-overdinner,<br />

as the new vicar, Rev Green, hears<br />

confessions,” said a spokesperson. Set at<br />

Waddingtons Hall, participants will need to<br />

question the suspects to catch the killer. The<br />

event will take place on 14 <strong>September</strong> from<br />

6.30pm (tickets: £6). Call 020 8708 7400<br />

Redbridge Museum is set to undergo a major<br />

transformation following a £99,990 grant from<br />

the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The award<br />

will enable the museum based in Redbridge<br />

Central Library to revamp its exhibition space<br />

dedicated to local history. “From Ice Age Ilford<br />

to suburban Wanstead and Woodford… and<br />

the cultural diversity of today’s communities,<br />

the new showpiece displays will reveal<br />

200,000 years of Redbridge history,” said a<br />

spokesperson. The museum will close in<br />

autumn 2020 and reopen in spring 2021.<br />

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The producers of The Railway Children are<br />

searching for a local actor to play the role of<br />

Jim. “It would suit a young person with acting<br />

and singing ability, who wants to work with a<br />

professional theatre company,” said producer<br />

Katherine Mount. Rehearsals commence<br />

9 <strong>September</strong> in Wanstead, with performances<br />

on 14 and 15 <strong>September</strong> at Forest School in<br />

Snaresbrook. “If the successful candidate<br />

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National Poetry Day<br />

Grand Slam and Open Mic night<br />

Thursday 7 February<br />

Good As You: from pride to prejudice 30 years of gay Brita<br />

Good As You is an important book that celebrates the seismic shift that turned gay<br />

friends of the state. It’s a story of how the power of pop culture can place real press<br />

media, to make tangible steps towards change. From ‘Smalltown Boy’ to same sex<br />

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journey and to so many<br />

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their voices were finally<br />

being heard in the 1980s.<br />

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and the desperate lows, and<br />

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as gay people were finally<br />

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Copies of the book will be<br />

available for purchase<br />

and signing.<br />

our Open Mic night. Why not write a poem using this<br />

year’s theme ‘Truth’ or invent your own www.redbridge-events.eventbrite.com<br />

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Friday 8 February<br />

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Thursday 3 October, 6.30pm-8.00pm<br />

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FREE, please book with the library on 020 8708 7400 or via Eventbrite<br />

This special event hosted by Positive East will reflect on<br />

the progress made in terms of LGBT+ rights and the<br />

journey made in relation to HIV, along with the journey<br />

still to be travelled. Positive East will also be screening<br />

their film “30 years of living with HIV”.<br />

Redbridge Central Library<br />

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Oscar Wilde kicks of history society’s<br />

new programme of talks<br />

A picture is worth a thousand words:<br />

Wanstead photographers’ talk<br />

Stefan Rousseau (left) and Geoff<br />

Wilkinson are both Wanstead residents<br />

The Wanstead Historical Society has published<br />

its new programme of talks, which begins this<br />

month with a presentation on Oscar Wilde.<br />

“Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), was an Irish poet<br />

and playwright, who became one of the most<br />

popular playwrights in Victorian London,” said<br />

a spokesperson for the club, which meets on<br />

the first Monday of the month from 7.45pm<br />

at Wanstead Library (visitors: £3). Future talks<br />

will look at the history of Snaresbrook House<br />

(October) and the changing use of Wanstead<br />

Flats (December). Call 07949 026 212<br />

Two award-winning professional<br />

photographers will be offering an insight into<br />

their working lives at a Wanstead Fringe event<br />

on 11 <strong>September</strong>. Geoff Wilkinson, who runs<br />

Gallery 84 on Nightingale Lane, and Stefan<br />

Rousseau, the Press Association’s chief political<br />

photographer, will tell the stories behind<br />

the images that make it into the newspapers<br />

and magazines. Entitled ‘A picture is worth a<br />

thousand words’, the event will take place at<br />

Geoff’s gallery from 7.30pm to 9pm (tickets:<br />

£10). Visit wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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Former Wanstead resident leaves<br />

£107k to National Trust centre<br />

Parents drop legal action against<br />

school‘s academisation plans<br />

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Rainham Hall is a Grade II*<br />

listed Georgian house<br />

The Woodford and District branch of the<br />

National Trust (NT) has made a number<br />

donations to NT properties following the<br />

death of former member Gwen Clarke, who<br />

bequeathed £107,000 to the group. “Gwen<br />

worked at the London Hospital as a secretary.<br />

She moved to Wanstead in 1994 and then into<br />

Harts House Care Home… We are so grateful<br />

she gave us the chance of helping so many<br />

properties,” said Clive Boon. Beneficiaries<br />

include Rainham Hall in Havering (£15,000)<br />

and Scotney Castle in Kent (£11,000).<br />

Parents of children at Our Lady of Lourdes<br />

Primary School have decided not to proceed<br />

with legal action in their fight against<br />

academisation plans. “The feeling amongst<br />

the campaign group is that we don’t need<br />

to proceed further and waste thousands<br />

of pounds doing so… We hope the school<br />

and diocese learn from this because it is our<br />

children’s lives they are playing with,” said a<br />

campaign spokesperson. The school will now<br />

become part of the Good Shepherd Trust, a<br />

family of church schools and academies.<br />

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The doors of a new Wanstead gallery<br />

are being opened just in time for the<br />

10th Art Trail Wanstead. It will show<br />

stunning hand-painted masterpieces,<br />

which can be bought at a tiny fraction of<br />

the usual prices. At 51cm wide and 34cm<br />

high, even the gallery itself is a work of art.<br />

The Cornellieson Gallery and its contents,<br />

including the scaled-down easels, are the<br />

work of remarkable artist Janet McKay, who<br />

decided to take a break from handling large<br />

canvases. Her nickname is Nellie, which<br />

helped inspire the gallery’s name.<br />

Donna Mizzi invites you to take a<br />

closer look at the Cornellieson<br />

Gallery, which will open its doors<br />

in Wanstead this month, featuring<br />

a small selection of work by local<br />

artist Janet McKay<br />

Find the gallery in the window of trail sponsor<br />

The Stow Brothers at 117a High Street. It will<br />

be sure to impress art lovers who have a sharp<br />

eye for detail.<br />

Anyone attending The Stow Brothers’ eve<br />

of the trail reception on 6 <strong>September</strong> will<br />

be in for another treat. As the result of<br />

a collaboration with Janet’s art partner,<br />

technical wizard Martin Jones, there will be a<br />

chance to ‘tour’ the gallery via a virtual reality<br />

headset. (A further VR day will be added and<br />

shown on the trail website.)<br />

The two artists are already looking at ways to<br />

develop their projects, to delight people who<br />

enjoy life on a Lilliputian scale. One plan is to<br />

give dolls’ house enthusiasts the technology<br />

to tour their own creations, as if they are living<br />

inside their created rooms. Janet’s work also<br />

allows collectors to own fabulous individual,<br />

hand-painted famous works of art at<br />

affordable prices (mostly under £200). As Janet<br />

says: “I’m not selling a little painting, I’m selling<br />

a little world.” A couple of her works will also<br />

be shown in the window of Keating Jewellers.<br />

The miniaturist’s gallery and artworks have<br />

already had a brilliant reception at the<br />

Kensington Dollshouse Festival, which attracts<br />

the best craftspeople from all over the globe.<br />

Janet and Martin originally joined Art Trail<br />

Wanstead as special guests, and also have<br />

artwork installed in Christ Church. Much of<br />

their work reflects their interest in animation<br />

and illusion, and their artworks frequently<br />

deliver unexpected surprises and insights.<br />

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For more information about the gallery<br />

miniatures, plus Janet and Martin’s other<br />

collaborative artwork, visit wnstd.com/jm<br />

Art Trail Wanstead will take place from 7 to<br />

22 <strong>September</strong>. Visit wnstd.com/art<br />

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Bravo, Wanstead!<br />

The big news for last year’s Wanstead Fringe was the event’s first<br />

professional theatre production. This year, there are three. Chloe Longstaff<br />

takes a look at each<br />

Truly celebrating diversity in theatre,<br />

this year’s Wanstead Fringe is hosting<br />

three contrasting performances,<br />

offering something for all ages and<br />

interests.<br />

First up is The Border, an outrageous Brechtian<br />

parable that explores the lines we draw<br />

between ourselves and other people. Staged<br />

by Theatre Centre, which was founded in 1953<br />

and has decades of experience at bringing<br />

new writing to audiences, The Border is a<br />

timely and thought-provoking contribution<br />

to our questions of identity; life is about to<br />

be turned upside down for one small town as<br />

the border crossing is sealed shut, dividing<br />

here from there, us from them, this from that.<br />

In the midst of it all, Stranger, a young girl’s<br />

beloved dog, has gone missing. Will Stranger<br />

be found before the border closes, or will he<br />

be trapped forever on the ‘wrong’ side? This<br />

play is suitable for children aged 13-plus and<br />

will be particularly useful to young audiences,<br />

though relevant to everyone. It’s a must for<br />

anyone studying drama, citizenship and PHSE.<br />

We Must Throw The Cows Down The Ravine is<br />

our next production, by an award-winning<br />

theatre company, adapted from the bestselling<br />

book Voices of the Labyrinth by Spanish<br />

author Ricard Ruiz Garzon, where the reality<br />

of schizophrenia is explored. Told from the<br />

view of both patients and family members,<br />

these true testimonials challenge the stigma<br />

and discrimination experienced by people<br />

dealing with mental health issues and help<br />

us realise each individual’s journey is a very<br />

personal one. The show was first produced<br />

in Caracas, Venezuela and is now touring<br />

Europe. In June, it opened at Teatro La<br />

Maquina in Valenica before moving to the<br />

renowned Teatro Español in Madrid. In July, it<br />

transferred to London where it was performed<br />

at the Cervantes Theatre, and it will now be<br />

performed (in English) at the Wanstead Fringe!<br />

Last but not least is The Railway Children.<br />

This heart-warming tale is set to a stunning<br />

new musical soundtrack, bringing a touch<br />

of magic to the stage. When Roberta, Peter<br />

and Phyllis move to the country with their<br />

mother, they discover the joys of the steam<br />

railway and make new, unexpected friends.<br />

The only thing missing is their father. Brought<br />

to the Wanstead Fringe by the company who<br />

last year delighted audiences with sell-out<br />

performances of The Secret Garden and<br />

performed in the impressive Deaton Theatre<br />

at Forest School, this is an opportunity to see a<br />

West End-style musical right on your doorstep.<br />

The Border: 13 <strong>September</strong>, 7.30pm at<br />

Aldersbrook Community Centre.<br />

We Must Throw The Cows Down The Ravine:<br />

13 and 14 <strong>September</strong>, 8.15pm at Our Lady<br />

Of Lourdes Church Parish Centre.<br />

The Railway Children: 14 <strong>September</strong>, 3pm<br />

and 7pm and 15 <strong>September</strong>, 3pm at the<br />

Deaton Theatre, Forest School.<br />

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Art to the power of 10<br />

As Art Trail Wanstead clocks up a decade, founder Donna Mizzi looks<br />

forward to <strong>2019</strong>’s time-themed event and explains why more residents<br />

are getting involved in creating art than they did 10 years ago<br />

Over the space of just 10 years, we<br />

have noticed that art is considered<br />

less the preserve of a few talented<br />

individuals to being more an activity that<br />

people of all ages and abilities can engage<br />

in. And the trail has shown that individuals<br />

do not always have to spend years at art<br />

school to create work that is admired or<br />

appreciated by members of the public. That<br />

said, many of our members have at some<br />

time joined local classes, courses or groups.<br />

It may be a change in society as more people<br />

find art accessible, relaxing, therapeutic and<br />

a break from uncreative jobs. And, of course,<br />

it may be the art trail that has helped drive<br />

that change and broken down some barriers.<br />

The volunteers involved certainly hope so.<br />

Organiser and Wanstead House tutor Anna<br />

Bisset says the trail can act as “a steppingstone<br />

into a community of people who are<br />

making and enjoying art, or even as a bridge<br />

from art student to professional artist – a really<br />

transformative experience!”<br />

Another valuable seam of artistic ability has<br />

been mined by Eugene Coyle via his trail art<br />

postcard project. Encouraging anyone to<br />

send in their own art card on this year’s theme<br />

‘Time’ has revealed many more impressive<br />

artists living locally. At the trail, come and<br />

see the postcard art. Or even better, come to<br />

Eugene’s stall at the Wanstead Festival and<br />

produce some of your own.<br />

Our local trail has forged new friendships, built<br />

a stronger community spirit and added beauty<br />

and colour to the area – several businesses are<br />

now keeping the trail’s artwork on show all<br />

year. Thank you to restaurant Filika, The Manor<br />

House, La Bakerie and The Stow Brothers, plus<br />

TfL for allowing artwork at Wanstead Tube<br />

station… and to any more that will join them<br />

in the future. The trail has added verve to the<br />

Wanstead Festival and helped inspire the<br />

setting up of the Wanstead Fringe seven years<br />

ago. It also reaches out to help encourage<br />

crafts people and designer-makers.<br />

All this would not have been possible<br />

without a small band of volunteers from the<br />

organising Art Group Wanstead, some of<br />

whom have been involved from the start.<br />

Take a bow art tutors Patrick Purcell, Ron Filer<br />

and Anna Bisset. Special thanks to Tomasz<br />

Wlodarczyk and Angela Daley, who each ran a<br />

trail for Wanstead. And to Jeanette Cole, Sally<br />

Asbury and Alison Stenhouse, among others,<br />

whose help has been invaluable. Many other<br />

wonderful volunteers – too numerous to<br />

mention here – have pitched in to help over<br />

the years.<br />

And it couldn’t have happened without our<br />

sponsor The Stow Brothers, the Wanstead<br />

Village Directory and our local newspapers, the<br />

shops, cafes, pubs, businesses and community<br />

centres. Many grateful thanks. There’s no<br />

doubt about it, Wanstead has community<br />

building down to a fine art.<br />

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New season, new support<br />

As the new season gets underway, Snaresbrook FC is keen to welcome<br />

more volunteers to its Nutter Lane clubhouse and more supporters to<br />

the sidelines, says Millicent Brown<br />

The new football season is now upon<br />

us – and things are up and running for<br />

our local club, Snaresbrook FC, based<br />

on Nutter Lane, Wanstead. Originally called<br />

RAFARNO (Royal Air Force Army Royal Navy<br />

Officers), Snaresbrook Football Club was<br />

established in 1948.<br />

The team has already played several friendly<br />

games – with both wins and losses – but the<br />

important thing is the players are all now fit<br />

for their first league game. And they have<br />

also been busy socialising at Wanstead’s<br />

Nightingale on the Green, which is sponsoring<br />

them for the second consecutive year.<br />

It didn’t take long for the historic football club<br />

to learn that soccer legend Frank Lampard Snr<br />

had bought their local public house – and<br />

soon afterwards had agreed to offer them<br />

sponsorship. Household name Frank – who<br />

was born in nearby East Ham and is the father<br />

of football’s Frank Lampard Jr – was signed<br />

as a West Ham youth player in 1964 before<br />

joining their adult team three years later.<br />

He then remained with West Ham until 1985<br />

before a short spell at Southend, and played<br />

for England from 1971 to 1980.<br />

This is the second year that the Nightingale<br />

pub and the football club have teamed<br />

up, and this year we’re hoping for some<br />

interesting developments.<br />

Snaresbrook FC, which is now being run by<br />

talented manager Rob Caine – who played<br />

for them as a child – is in the Essex Olympian<br />

Football League and narrowly missed out on<br />

achieving promotion last season. Throughout<br />

the year they were high-flyers, but finally<br />

ended up fourth despite the fact they had<br />

beaten the eventual champions in both<br />

league games.<br />

From left to right: Mitchell Collymore,<br />

Kwame Emile, Frank Lampard Snr,<br />

Robert Caine and George Bacon<br />

Now what the team is looking for is local<br />

people who would enjoy socialising with<br />

players and family and helping out at the<br />

Nutter Lane clubhouse.<br />

Such volunteers and supporters would<br />

help build this family club, and they could<br />

also meet up at Nightingale on the Green<br />

to enjoy its regular quiz and Irish nights as<br />

well as live Premier League games on Sky<br />

Sports.<br />

“At a time when football clubs are struggling<br />

to survive at grass roots level due to lack of<br />

investment and dedicated people, I think it’s<br />

an appropriate opportunity to welcome any<br />

volunteers and supporters to play a part of<br />

this local community-based football club,” said<br />

Rob Caine.<br />

For more information on Snaresbrook FC,<br />

email snaresbrookfc@gmail.com or<br />

follow the club on Twitter @Snaresbrookfc<br />

for details of games and results.<br />

A family funday featuring donkey rides will<br />

take place at Nightingale on the Green on<br />

7 <strong>September</strong>.<br />

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GARDENS IN THE SKY<br />

Lots of people love the idea of installing a green roof but don’t know<br />

where to start. An event at this year’s Wanstead Fringe aims to change<br />

all that. Susie Knox from Wild Wanstead reports<br />

There’s a revolution going on in<br />

London. But if you want to see it,<br />

you’ll need to look up… Green roofs<br />

are appearing on buildings around the<br />

capital, creating a patchwork of vegetation<br />

across the skyline.<br />

According to a report from the Mayor of<br />

London, there are now 1.5 million square<br />

metres of green roof in Greater London.<br />

It might be new to the UK, but green roof<br />

technology is well established in countries like<br />

Germany, Austria and Switzerland. That means<br />

there’s now a substantial body of evidence<br />

quantifying the enormous benefits of making<br />

gardens in the sky.<br />

A green (or living) roof is one where<br />

vegetation or a habitat for wildlife is<br />

deliberately established. They can be on an<br />

impressive scale – creating parkland, areas<br />

to grow food or even bespoke habitats for<br />

wildlife. But for residential developments,<br />

they are usually what’s called an ‘extensive’<br />

green roof, which means they are low<br />

maintenance and once established, largely<br />

look after themselves. They are vegetated<br />

with low-growing, drought-tolerant plants like<br />

stonecrop (sedum) or dry meadow grasses<br />

and wildflowers.<br />

Whatever the type, green roofs bring a<br />

whole load of benefits – some visual, some<br />

environmental and some even financial.<br />

These include providing insulation in winter<br />

and a cooling effect in summer (which can<br />

help reduce energy bills), extending the<br />

life of the roof, supporting biodiversity,<br />

improving air quality, capturing carbon,<br />

reducing noise and creating the green aspect<br />

known to enhance health and wellbeing (as<br />

well as looking a lot more attractive than<br />

roofing felt!).<br />

So, are people in Redbridge benefitting from<br />

the perks of green roofs? Well, at the moment,<br />

not so much, at least not compared to our<br />

neighbours in Waltham Forest and Newham.<br />

But there’s no reason why that shouldn’t<br />

change.<br />

Green roofs make a fantastic option for<br />

residential extensions – probably one of<br />

the most frequent developments here in<br />

Wanstead. They can be installed on existing<br />

roofs or at the time an extension is being built.<br />

If you want to find out more, an event is<br />

being held as part of this year’s Wanstead<br />

Fringe, which aims to provide a practical<br />

guide focusing on how to install a living<br />

green roof on your extension. The speaker is<br />

Chris Bridgman from green roof specialists<br />

Bridgman & Bridgman, who will provide<br />

practical demonstrations, case studies and a<br />

step-by-step guide to turn your roof from grey<br />

to green.<br />

The talk will take place at The Larder,<br />

39 High Street, Wanstead on 10 <strong>September</strong><br />

from 7.30pm to 8.30pm (free). For more<br />

information on Wanstead Fringe events,<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 />

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Next Dates: <strong>September</strong> 3 rd ,<br />

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Next Dates: <strong>September</strong> 17 th , October 15 th ,<br />

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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 />

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In the 16th of a series of<br />

articles charting the Wild<br />

Wanstead project – which<br />

aims to transform Wanstead<br />

into a multi-garden<br />

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Iain Ambler provides<br />

an update on<br />

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Lots of Wanstead<br />

residents will<br />

be familiar<br />

with the term rewilding.<br />

It’s a concept that’s gaining increasing<br />

currency in the UK in the conservation<br />

debate. It refers to the restoration of<br />

an area of land to its natural state,<br />

particularly to reintroduce species of<br />

animals or plants.<br />

The most famous example is the Knepp<br />

Estate in Sussex, which since 2001 has<br />

seen extraordinary increases in wildlife.<br />

Rare species like nightingales and purple<br />

emperor butterflies are breeding well there<br />

and populations of common species are<br />

growing at an astronomical pace. Rewilding<br />

is bringing hope that the UK can reverse the,<br />

frankly, alarming trends of biodiversity loss<br />

seen over the last 70-plus years.<br />

So far, so good… but could a form of<br />

rewilding happen in an urban environment?<br />

Say, in the middle of urban Wanstead? What<br />

would happen if nature was allowed to just<br />

do its thing here?<br />

Wild Wanstead has been working with<br />

Redbridge Council to undertake a trial to<br />

find out exactly that. Areas of parkland and<br />

several road verges have been left unmown<br />

to see what might emerge naturally, and to<br />

allow native wildflowers and plants to grow<br />

taller over the summer, providing nectar<br />

and habitat for insects, and to set seed by<br />

the autumn and be dispersed, spreading<br />

biodiversity. The trial site at George Green<br />

was surveyed to see what had emerged and<br />

the value of this approach for wildlife. And<br />

the signs were quietly encouraging:<br />

• zWe recorded over 80 species of trees<br />

and plants, most of them native (not<br />

garden escapes). Just think about that for<br />

a second. Would you have said even 10<br />

species existed on the Green?<br />

• zMany native British wildflowers grow tall<br />

if left unmown, and these have flowered<br />

as a result of the project. Some examples:<br />

the beautiful pink of common mallow, the<br />

tall spear-like shape of goat’s beard (or<br />

Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon), lemon balm and<br />

common ragwort, which will provide food<br />

for the caterpillars of the cinnabar moth.<br />

• zWe found some nice insect species in<br />

the long grass areas, including the Essex<br />

skipper butterfly. Why are they here?<br />

Their caterpillars will typically eat grasses<br />

such as cocks-foot, Timothy and common<br />

couch, all native grasses which have<br />

grown tall in central areas of the site.<br />

Butterflies like the understory the long<br />

grasses provide as shelter from predators.<br />

• zWe found indicator grass and plant<br />

species, evidence that all but confirms<br />

that George Green is a likely fragment of<br />

old acid grassland, the sort of place where<br />

highwaymen and bandits of old might<br />

have hidden out.<br />

• zThen there’s just the sheer beauty – at<br />

least to this eye – of the wind blowing<br />

waves through stands of wildflowers and<br />

long grass of different colours, forms and<br />

heights against the backdrop of local<br />

residents enjoying the Green on a hot<br />

summer’s day.<br />

So, overall, there are signs that, when<br />

left alone, nature returns, even to the<br />

middle of an urban environment.<br />

If you have enjoyed George<br />

Green and like the idea of areas in<br />

Wanstead being left to return to<br />

nature over the summer, do let the<br />

council know via their parks email,<br />

(parks.enquiries@visionrcl.org.uk).<br />

It’s vitally important they know we<br />

care, so we can continue and extend this<br />

experiment. Let’s rewild Wanstead!<br />

Find out more about the plants and<br />

insects found during the George Green<br />

survey in next month’s issue. For more<br />

information on the Wild Wanstead<br />

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Puzzles<br />

FIND THE HIDDEN PHRASES<br />

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

IN THE BUILDING TRADE FOR 30 YEARS<br />

2. toria sponge<br />

3. MA BSc BA<br />

Answers on page 88<br />

Wanstead anagram: Wanstead Fringe<br />

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Swimming<br />

Lessons<br />

Birthday Parties<br />

H<br />

Evenings &<br />

Weekends<br />

Swimmers must be<br />

aged 3 years and over<br />

Half Term<br />

Holiday Activities<br />

Available<br />

Saturday & Sunday<br />

Afternoons<br />

Parties run for<br />

1 hour 45minutes<br />

Swimming<br />

Lessons<br />

ilable<br />

& Sunday<br />

rnoons<br />

s run for<br />

45minutes<br />

Holiday Activities<br />

Ages 4½ -15<br />

8:30am - 5:30pm<br />

Daily swimming session<br />

plus a variety of<br />

other fun activities<br />

Evenings<br />

Weekend<br />

Swimmers mu<br />

aged 3 years and<br />

( 0208 509 6526<br />

enquiries@sylvestrian-leisure.co.uk<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre, Forest School, College Place, London, E17 3PY<br />

www.sylvestrian-leisure.co.uk<br />

Registered<br />

in England<br />

No.3323866<br />

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Old enOUgh tO…<br />

In the second of a series of articles looking at the work of Age UK<br />

Redbridge, Barking & Havering, local artist Brenda Coyle explains why<br />

picking up a brush could be just what the doctor ordered<br />

Lots of people come in and ask about<br />

the old Cherry Tree Café. Do you<br />

remember the one on Woodbine Place,<br />

by the buses? Called the Cherry Tree, of<br />

course, as it once housed within its walled<br />

garden a (now deceased) large, beautiful<br />

cherry tree, which bloomed every spring<br />

with gorgeous pink blossoms.<br />

Nowadays, the doors are open again, but this<br />

time it’s become a wonderful space for arts<br />

and craft classes, luckily part of Wanstead’s<br />

Allan Burgess Centre, supported by Age<br />

UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering. Various<br />

art-based activities are on offer, ranging from<br />

loom weaving and clay modelling to jewellery<br />

making and painting, to name but a few.<br />

We are all aware that the arts are fast<br />

becoming an important element in building<br />

our wellbeing, not just for ourselves, but for<br />

our friends and families. Doctors and other<br />

primary care professionals are often social<br />

prescribing and referring people to join artbased<br />

classes, not just to learn and enjoy a<br />

new fun activity, but through many years of<br />

research, they now recognise that creating<br />

art is proven to relieve stress and relax our<br />

busy minds and bodies. This is done by<br />

supplementing medicine and our usual care,<br />

which is still very important, but the arts are<br />

now a documented factor in improving the<br />

mental and physical health of our community.<br />

I run such classes right here in Wanstead at the<br />

Cherry Tree Café every Tuesday afternoon. The<br />

classes are small, which enables each student<br />

to choose their own level and capabilities.<br />

Recently, we focused on Van Gogh and<br />

produced some stunning pieces of work. As<br />

we have a visually impaired student in our<br />

class, I always ensure the whole class works<br />

together, so I brought in some visual aids from<br />

Brenda Coyle<br />

the charity Living Paintings. This meant the<br />

students could use all their senses to visualise<br />

some of the famous painter’s work. We then<br />

moved on to using real sunflowers and even<br />

took some apart. I always want my students<br />

to feel they are included in all the lessons,<br />

whatever their abilities. We make a point of all<br />

sitting together and sharing our art.<br />

Teas and coffees are served and a group of<br />

fantastic volunteers help set up. Bob (Robert<br />

Butler) is fantastic and comes every week,<br />

rain or shine. He is our strong man and<br />

brilliantly sets up and takes down all the<br />

chairs and tables for us during the day. Peter<br />

Chamberlain (who runs the bridge class at the<br />

Allan Burgess Centre) comes in the afternoon<br />

when we are finishing. His job is to put all<br />

the furniture away, but he also has a secret<br />

mission: he is a potter and owns his own kiln,<br />

which comes in very handy when we need our<br />

clay creations fired! Kate or Kathleen take the<br />

register and greet all our students. Both are<br />

wonderful at making our students feel at ease.<br />

Brenda’s art classes run at the Cherry<br />

Tree Café, 25 Woodbine Place, Wanstead<br />

every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm (£30<br />

for 10 weeks). For more information, call<br />

020 8989 6338 or visit wnstd.com/ageuk<br />

© Eugene Coyle<br />

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Manufacturers of Quality<br />

Bespoke Joinery<br />

Doors, Cabinetry, Stairs,<br />

Curved Handrails<br />

020 8526 7020 info@kandd.org www.kandd.org<br />

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Weald Hall Landscapes<br />

Experts in Indian Sandstone,<br />

Block Paving, Decking, Fencing,<br />

Patios and Driveways.<br />

Driveways & Patios<br />

Specialists in Indian<br />

Sandstone. We also<br />

supply and install<br />

a wide range of<br />

Traditional, Cobbled,<br />

Contemporary and<br />

Natural Blocks/Paving<br />

to create the perfect<br />

patio or driveway.<br />

Landscaping<br />

We provide a full<br />

landscaping service<br />

to create the perfect<br />

surroundings to your<br />

property. Whatever<br />

your style we can meet<br />

your requirements<br />

and design and build<br />

accordingly.<br />

Fencing<br />

We can supply and<br />

install a wide range<br />

of garden fencing,<br />

from standard fence<br />

lap panels, redwood<br />

screens, close board<br />

feather edge to<br />

pressure treated close<br />

board panels.<br />

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We are based in Wanstead and have over 20 years of<br />

experience in the trade.<br />

Contact us for more information or a free estimate.<br />

Tel: 01992 523 830<br />

Mob: 07734 107 353<br />

wh-landscapes.co.uk<br />

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WANSTEAD-ON-SEA<br />

Stanley and Brenda Lopata will be using this month’s Wanstead Festival<br />

to champion the work of their daughter, who is striving to improve the<br />

UK’s seas and beaches through her charity Sea-Changers<br />

Seven years ago, my husband, Stanley,<br />

and I moved to this area after having<br />

lived in the same house in Buckhurst<br />

Hill for 44 years. According to popular<br />

wisdom, this should have been a really<br />

traumatic experience, but it has turned out<br />

to be a wonderful new phase in our lives.<br />

We love Wanstead – its diverse and vibrant<br />

community and its proximity to London<br />

and Epping Forest. However, one thing<br />

that Wanstead cannot boast is a marine<br />

and coastal environment. Why then are we<br />

choosing to put our efforts into supporting<br />

the charity Sea-Changers? Let me explain.<br />

Since we moved, we have both been<br />

attending art classes and were delighted<br />

to have pieces of work in group exhibitions<br />

during last year’s art trail. We both joined<br />

Art Group Wanstead and we wanted to be<br />

involved in the Wanstead Festival, but as<br />

amateurs, we didn’t want to take a venue in<br />

the High Street to display our work.<br />

Back to Sea-Changers. This is a charity set<br />

up nine years ago by our daughter, Rachel,<br />

and her partner, Helen. They have been<br />

scuba-diving for many years and have seen<br />

how dramatically the marine environment is<br />

deteriorating, how beaches are polluted by<br />

plastics and how wildlife is being decimated.<br />

They have worked tirelessly, with an amazing<br />

team of volunteers, to make a difference to<br />

the seas and beaches around the British Isles,<br />

funding research projects, organising beach<br />

cleans and raising awareness in schools and<br />

workplaces. So many people, whether they<br />

are regular sea users or city dwellers, are now<br />

concerned about the state of the oceans.<br />

We have secured a stall at the Wanstead<br />

Festival, and we have asked local artists, many<br />

Typical cleaning project<br />

funded by Sea-Changers<br />

of whom we have met through our art classes,<br />

to consider donating a piece of their work<br />

to Sea-Changers. On 15 <strong>September</strong>, we will<br />

be displaying their artwork on our stall and<br />

asking festival-goers to donate to the charity<br />

and choose a work on paper for £5, on board<br />

or canvas for £10 or a framed piece for £20.<br />

We are delighted by the response from artists,<br />

who are being very generous and seem more<br />

than pleased to be supporting this important<br />

charity. We have also arranged a link on Art<br />

Group Wanstead’s Charity Aid Foundation<br />

giving page. This means anyone reading this<br />

article who cannot visit the festival but who<br />

wishes to support the charity can do so.<br />

A sea life art workshop will also take place at<br />

the festival to tie in with our stall’s theme and<br />

we hope that Wanstead landlubbers will be<br />

inspired by the Sea-Changers story.<br />

For more information on the workshop,<br />

visit wnstd.com/art. To find out more<br />

about Sea-Changers and to make a<br />

donation, visit wnstd.com/sea<br />

Devonsbrook Bathrooms (3–5 Devon<br />

House, Hermon Hill) will display a range of<br />

the Lopatas’ paintings during the art trail<br />

to support Sea-Changers.<br />

© Neptunes Army<br />

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Traditional tradesmen in high quality interior and exterior decorative and<br />

architectural mouldings with an extensive catalogue of period designs.<br />

A full bespoke service is offered, such as the recently completed project<br />

in Wanstead E11, whereby working alongside locally based construction<br />

company, Ellicott Construction (info@ellicottconstruction.co.uk) we recreated<br />

the entire front bay window to match to the correct period designs present<br />

throughout the rest of the road.<br />

The house was further enhanced with the installation of a standard<br />

period design cornice, HPS 15, and ceiling roses, CR3, throughout.<br />

Please call 01708252400 or email info@hpslondon.co.uk<br />

for a free estimate, survey or advice.<br />

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Serving the local community<br />

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years.<br />

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Contact cemetery@cityoflondon.gov.uk<br />

us on 020 8530 2151 or<br />

cityoflondon.gov.uk/cemeteryandcrematorium<br />

cityoflondon.gov.uk/cemeteryandcrematorium<br />

cemetery@cityoflondon.gov.uk<br />

cityoflondon.gov.uk/cemeteryandcrematorium<br />

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Future for Whipps<br />

In the second of a series of articles looking at the redevelopment of<br />

Whipps Cross Hospital, Wanstead resident Charlotte Monro explains why<br />

she is supporting a petition calling for government funding<br />

Our community desperately needs a<br />

new hospital. Rebuilding Whipps has<br />

wide support, not least in Wanstead,<br />

as I discovered when gathering signatures<br />

on the High Street for our petition calling<br />

on the government to fund the build.<br />

Quite a team is now set up at Whipps, working<br />

on more detailed proposals for the new<br />

hospital. I recently attended a community<br />

partners’ workshop as one of five Waltham<br />

Forest Save Our NHS delegates. Redbridge<br />

was also well represented with Councillor<br />

Dan Morgan-Thomas and Mike New, chair<br />

of Redbridge Health Watch. We were told<br />

the redevelopment work from now until<br />

<strong>September</strong> is focused on (one) developing<br />

ideas for how health services will be delivered<br />

in the future and the size of hospital needed,<br />

and (two) options for the land occupied by<br />

Whipps. This will inform a revised ‘Strategic<br />

Outline Case’ to be submitted to the NHS<br />

powers that be in December, the first hurdle<br />

for government approval.<br />

I believe it is vital that we, the communities<br />

who rely on our hospital, have a determining<br />

voice in these decisions. Certainly, this was the<br />

spirit among people attending the workshop.<br />

Discussion about the future shape of services<br />

showed peoples’ concern that the hospital<br />

must be designed with enough beds. They<br />

challenged the realism of expectations that<br />

care in the community – already overstretched<br />

– will significantly reduce the<br />

need for hospital care, and therefore the size<br />

of hospital needed. Back in 2016, the local<br />

health strategy made this assumption; some<br />

excellent community intermediate care<br />

services are now in place, but pressure on<br />

hospitals appears no less. “Rigorously evaluate<br />

predictions around bed numbers – have<br />

previous plans achieved what they promised?”<br />

is the message now recorded. Even the head<br />

of NHS England says the loss of beds has gone<br />

too far, we now need more.<br />

Can our new hospital be a model for<br />

environmental design? This we also asked.<br />

Surely, as we face the tipping point for<br />

climate change, this is a time for a carbon<br />

neutral hospital. The healthcare sector is<br />

responsible for anywhere from 3–10% of<br />

all carbon emissions worldwide. But some<br />

hospitals around the world have paid<br />

dividends through design features, such as<br />

those that allow natural sunlight to permeate<br />

throughout the building, offering the dual<br />

benefit of cutting back on winter heating<br />

costs and offering proven health benefits for<br />

patients over artificial lighting. So, where and<br />

how the new Whipps is positioned on the site<br />

could be crucial. Expertise in environmental<br />

design must be brought in now.<br />

Such an investment in a new hospital with<br />

enough beds for the growing population is a<br />

priority. Without adequate funding, it cannot<br />

happen. Please sign our petition and share it.<br />

For information on the future of Whipps<br />

Cross Hospital, visit wnstd.com/whipps<br />

To view the petition, visit wnstd.com/wxp<br />

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Homesdale (Woodford Baptist Homes) Ltd.<br />

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

Homesdale, Hunter Court & Mountier Court<br />

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

•Residential care home with day care services available<br />

•Meals and activities included<br />

WE ARE NOT JUST A CARE HOME,<br />

WE ARE A HOME THAT CARES.<br />

Call to arrange a visit and a chat<br />

020 8989 0847<br />

www.homesdale.co.uk<br />

Registered with the HCA no. LH2021. A Registered Society under the Community Benefits Act 2014 no. 13406R with Charitable Status.<br />

Registered with the London Borough of Redbridge and with the Care Quality Commission. Member of the National Housing Federation.<br />

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Crossword competition<br />

Win two Odeon cinema tickets<br />

<strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Across<br />

1. Designate (6)<br />

5. Spooky (6)<br />

8. Pitiful, feeble (8)<br />

9. Price, fee (4)<br />

10. Adamant (4)<br />

11. Flyers (8)<br />

12. Posture (6)<br />

13. Slightly hotter (6)<br />

15. Argued for (8)<br />

18. Dock, wharf (4)<br />

19. It can wag (4)<br />

20. Of Arabia (1962) (8)<br />

21. Cure, solution (6)<br />

22. Vibrate, jangle (6)<br />

Down<br />

2. Sudden blow or<br />

insult (4,2,3,4)<br />

3. Savage, cruel (7)<br />

4. Torn singer (7)<br />

5. Chocolate drink (5)<br />

6. Transcend, shine (5)<br />

7. Children’s party<br />

game (4,3,6)<br />

13. A man whose wife<br />

is dead (7)<br />

14. Polite demand (7)<br />

16. Goulding singer (5)<br />

17. Postpone (5)<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>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong>’ to:<br />

crossword@wansteadvillagedirectory.com<br />

Closing date: 18 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

One winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received before 5pm on 18 <strong>September</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 />

Michael D’Elia of Osprey Close, Wanstead<br />

August Crossword Solution<br />

C A B A R E T E E R I E<br />

A A O R E N<br />

R A D A R U P R I G H T<br />

R G A C O U E<br />

I N E R T I A R U L E R<br />

E I N A<br />

D E S P O T C L E R I C<br />

U C O A<br />

A M P L E H A G G A R D<br />

I P A A I V E<br />

S P O R R A N C R O W N<br />

L R L C I Z<br />

E N T R Y E C H I D N A<br />

<strong>September</strong> Sudoku Solution<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7<br />

8 9<br />

10 11<br />

12 13 14<br />

15 16 17 18<br />

19 20<br />

21 22<br />

Your local Carpet Fitter<br />

in Wanstead<br />

Geoffrey Gramlick<br />

Carpets Planned, Supplied & Fitted<br />

Mob: 07778 015 104<br />

Email: gramlick@hotmail.com<br />

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little bears<br />

Little Bear’s<br />

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Little Bear’s in Wanstead Village provides high quality and allinclusive<br />

childcare options. The Little Bear’s philosophy is to treat<br />

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each child as an individual, to<br />

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encourage<br />

layer<br />

each child to learn through<br />

play and to grow-up confidently.<br />

Little Bear’s in Wanstead Village has spaces<br />

available for the 30-hours extended entitlement.<br />

Open from 07:30 to 18:30, 51 weeks of the year, our<br />

fully inclusive service includes everything your little<br />

one needs on a daily basis. All meals and snacks are<br />

home cooked and freshly prepared on site.<br />

Call Kay on 020 8530 7541<br />

or email hello@LittleBearsNursery.co.uk<br />

The Little Bear’s team are proud to announce that Little Bear’s<br />

On The Green is the winner of a Top 20 London Nursery<br />

Group Award 2018, awarded by DayNurseries.co.uk<br />

An award-winning family…<br />

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FRESH<br />

for the day ahead?<br />

Or did SNORING<br />

ruin your sleep last<br />

night (again) ?<br />

A visit to Dr Malik at Improve Your Smile could help bring<br />

back blissful sleep, happy mornings and better functioning<br />

IN CARTOONS and television comedies, snoring has always<br />

been a source of humour. But for many sufferers and their partners,<br />

it is a serious matter. As well as damaging relationships, its<br />

effects – including poor quality of sleep and lack of sleep – can<br />

lead to far worse things. Yet strangely, research indicates that in<br />

90% of cases, snorers go untreated; most of them probably unaware<br />

help is available.<br />

HOW SERIOUS IS SNORING?<br />

Snoring is frequently, though not always, part of the condition<br />

known as Sleep Apnoea. This is characterised by a reduced<br />

capacity to breathe, or by pauses in breathing, during sleep. The<br />

pauses, called apnoea, can last from a few seconds to a few minutes,<br />

and may occur five to thirty times in an hour. Sleep Apnoea<br />

can lead to health complications such as heart disease, high blood<br />

pressure, diabetes, stroke, daytime sleepiness and difficulty in concentrating,<br />

and sufferers run a higher risk of having work-related<br />

or driving accidents.<br />

There are three types of sleep apnoea: Central Apnoea, Obstructive<br />

Apnoea and a combination of the two (Central and Obstructive).<br />

Central Apnoea results when the brain fails to activate the muscles<br />

needed for breathing during sleep. Obstructive Apnoea results when<br />

the airways collapse or are obstructed during sleep.<br />

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?<br />

Depending on the cause and the severity of the condition, sleep<br />

apnoea can be treated using non-surgical or surgical methods.<br />

Dr Amjad Malik encourages people who snore to attend a free<br />

initial consultation. Having identified their particular problem, he<br />

is able to offer a number of solutions. In<br />

many cases, a simple and effective method<br />

is a snore guard. This is a mouth piece designed<br />

to allow the lower jaw to be thrust forward<br />

so the tongue does not fall back and<br />

obstruct the airway during sleep. These are<br />

custom-made for a perfect fit – superior to<br />

any ready-made ones.<br />

DO ONLY ADULTS SNORE?<br />

It is rare for children to snore (and can be<br />

a cause for particular concern), but Dr<br />

Malik has successfully treated children, and<br />

believes there are advantages in treating a<br />

person while they are still growing. In children<br />

and in adults, the cause of snoring can<br />

be the relationship between the shape of<br />

the palate and the size and position of the<br />

tongue, which obstructs the breathing during<br />

sleep. This can often be remedied with<br />

orthodontic treatment to realign the upper<br />

arch of teeth to give the tongue more<br />

room, so it lies in a better position.<br />

Book a free initial consultation<br />

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56 Wanstead Village Directory<br />

We need to talk<br />

Counselling and psychotherapy training institute TA East will host<br />

a listening post at Wanstead Library this month. Victoria Baskerville<br />

explains what it means to be truly listened to<br />

We all need to talk, be listened to<br />

and be in contact with each other,<br />

to thrive in the world. “Listening is<br />

about being present, not just about being<br />

quiet.” Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise, 2016.<br />

In contemporary society, we often don’t have<br />

or take the time to stop and listen to the birds<br />

sing, to hear children’s laughter, or to look up<br />

from our phones and really listen and hear<br />

each other.<br />

There have been moments in both my<br />

personal and professional life which I can<br />

pinpoint being truly listened to, heard and<br />

understood. Sometimes, these have been<br />

chance meetings with strangers, yet I have<br />

come away feeling ‘met’.<br />

Carl Rogers, a pioneer of humanistic theory,<br />

explored ‘listening’ in his early work. From<br />

his findings, he surmised that when we truly<br />

listen, we hear a deeper narrative underneath.<br />

He talked passionately about the power of<br />

listening as a way of understanding relational<br />

dynamics with self and others, and a way to<br />

make personal change.<br />

As a psychotherapist, I have worked with<br />

many clients who don’t feel listened to,<br />

resulting in low self-esteem and negative<br />

patterns. Yet, I have been deeply moved by<br />

the power of listening in the consulting room,<br />

resulting in a profound quality of relationship.<br />

Rogers described a special way of being and<br />

listening, that to truly listen and hear the<br />

other, we need to enter into the other’s world.<br />

He coined this idea as ‘empathy’, the ability to<br />

share someone else’s feelings or experiences<br />

by imagining what it would be like to be in<br />

that person’s situation; a theory that has been<br />

embraced by many other psychotherapists.<br />

TA East is a counselling and psychotherapy<br />

training institute. The training is delivered in<br />

the spirit that all people are OK, everyone has<br />

the capacity to reach their full potential and all<br />

people can change. And we are now inviting<br />

the Redbridge community to come along<br />

and be listened to, heard and understood by<br />

another, demonstrating the value of empathy<br />

and being listened to. Sessions will last for<br />

30 minutes. These will not be counselling<br />

sessions, though they will be facilitated<br />

by trained and trainee counsellors and<br />

psychotherapists.<br />

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if<br />

you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I<br />

don’t find myself saying ‘soften the orange<br />

a bit on the right-hand corner’. I don’t try to<br />

control a sunset, I watch it in awe as it evolves.”<br />

Carl Rogers, 1969.<br />

TA East will be hosting a listening post at<br />

Wanstead Library on 14 <strong>September</strong> from<br />

11am to 1.30pm (free). Visit taeast.co.uk<br />

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S W Radley Electrical Contractors has over 35 years of experience.<br />

A family run business and one that prides itself on quality, honest<br />

and affordable services to our clients.<br />

• House re-wire<br />

• Installation of new circuits<br />

• Internal and external lighting<br />

• Consumer unit replacement<br />

• Lighting installation<br />

• Testing and inspection<br />

Call 07836 769 209 or 020 8556 5253<br />

• Fault finding and correction<br />

• Temporary power supply<br />

• Generator installations<br />

• Installing external power<br />

• All types of commercial work<br />

• Industrial work<br />

swradleyelectrical.com<br />

swradley@hotmail.co.uk<br />

Scott Whitehead Trees<br />

We are a small family tree surgery business based in east London<br />

that offers a range of arboricultural services: everything from<br />

trimming small front garden privet hedges to pollarding or felling<br />

fully mature trees.<br />

± Tree removal<br />

± Crown lifting, reduction, thinning<br />

± Hedge trimming<br />

± Local family business<br />

± Fully insured<br />

± Qualified to Level 3 in Forestry and Arboriculture (Capel Manor)<br />

Phone: 0208 530 4159 or 07795 903216<br />

www.scottwhiteheadtrees.co.uk scott@scottwhiteheadtrees.co.uk<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 />

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Hot stones - LavaShell - Thai<br />

Pregnancy Massage - Reflexology<br />

Bespoke facials - Shiatsu and more<br />

020 8928 1777<br />

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HOme… and Away<br />

Most parents living apart will have arrangements for child access.<br />

But what happens when one wants to move abroad with the child?<br />

Jonathan Diamond, a partner at local solicitors Wiseman Lee, reports<br />

If and when this situation arises, it is<br />

important to understand your legal<br />

rights and what options you have to<br />

object if you do not feel comfortable with<br />

the proposed move.<br />

The first thing to know is that it is illegal<br />

to take a child abroad without the express<br />

permission of the other parent who has<br />

joint parental responsibility. Doing so is<br />

considered to be ‘abduction’, which is a serious<br />

crime.<br />

Equally, if your child has been made subject<br />

to a Children Act Order – for example, a family<br />

court judge has ruled that your child should<br />

live with their mother every other weekend –<br />

it is necessary to first obtain permission from<br />

the courts to change this arrangement.<br />

This means that if you have joint parental<br />

responsibility for your child or a Children Act<br />

Order is in place, your case will have more<br />

weight if you decide to object to your child<br />

moving abroad.<br />

If the matter goes to court, a judge may rule in<br />

your favour, which means you can prevent the<br />

move from going ahead. If the court decides<br />

to allow your child to move abroad with your<br />

ex-partner, the judge may lay down terms of<br />

how your child’s care arrangements should<br />

be split. For example, a judge may state the<br />

child should be allowed to return to spend the<br />

summer or Christmas holidays with you. This<br />

court order is known as a ‘relocation order’ or<br />

‘leave to remove’.<br />

Before issuing court proceedings, it is worth<br />

speaking to a solicitor who is an expert<br />

in family and childcare matters. They may<br />

be able to offer one-on-one mediation<br />

sessions with your former partner, which can<br />

sometimes be cheaper and less stressful than<br />

asking the courts to rule on the matter.<br />

If you cannot reach a mutual agreement,<br />

your solicitor may advise taking your case to<br />

court, providing you have a strong argument<br />

to object. For example, your child may have<br />

a close network of friends and family here<br />

in the UK and moving them would severely<br />

disrupt their upbringing and cause them great<br />

emotional distress.<br />

Be aware that the court may wish to hear from<br />

your child in person, which could also be a<br />

traumatic experience for all concerned.<br />

The country your ex-partner intends to<br />

move to can also be important to your legal<br />

argument. For example, it might be argued<br />

that an EU country – which has signed up to<br />

recognise European family law treaties – is a<br />

safer destination than one outside of the EU.<br />

This is because an EU court will recognise a<br />

UK court order and help enforce it. However,<br />

this may change once the UK leaves the EU.<br />

Exactly how is yet to be seen.<br />

Wiseman Lee is located at 9–13 Cambridge<br />

Park, Wanstead, E11 2PU. For more<br />

information, call 020 8215 1000<br />

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Francis Castro, senior nature conservation ranger for Vision RCL, is keen<br />

to champion the Roding Valley and invites you to join him for a<br />

late summer walk through this local hidden gem.<br />

Valley photo by Anna MacLaughlin<br />

The Roding Valley is<br />

one of the hidden<br />

gems of east London,<br />

part of the area’s industrial<br />

landscape but also retaining some<br />

of its rural charm. It is a great way to<br />

explore the borough and for those looking<br />

for a more rural getaway.<br />

The Nature Conservation Ranger Team, part<br />

of the Parks Team for Vision RCL, have a walk<br />

scheduled for 7 <strong>September</strong>, which will be<br />

our longest walk yet, completing the trilogy<br />

of Roding Valley guided walks we have held<br />

throughout the year. It will take in the entirety<br />

of the Roding Valley through Redbridge, as we<br />

make our way to Wanstead Park, starting from<br />

Ray Park in Woodford Green. Totalling around<br />

7km each way, we will be travelling along one<br />

of the great assets the borough has in terms<br />

of a green corridor, one that maybe not too<br />

many people know about.<br />

The aim of our walks has been to showcase<br />

the value of the Roding Valley in terms of a<br />

walking route and for its connection with<br />

other green spaces.<br />

As a dog owner and keen walker who lives<br />

locally in the borough, finding nice walking<br />

routes in and around the Roding Valley has<br />

been something I have been doing for many<br />

years, not only to keep my dog fit but also<br />

myself, physically and mentally.<br />

The Roding Valley is largely what we term<br />

a country park and wild space. This does<br />

not mean we do not manage it, but its<br />

management is geared towards wildlife and<br />

protecting the naturalness and wildness<br />

experience, which is what we want visitors<br />

to this type of green space to take away with<br />

them. It is not easy, especially with the M11<br />

and A406 roads thundering right through<br />

it (it has taken many years, but I seem to be<br />

immune from the hum of the motorway), but<br />

somehow the Roding Valley and the River<br />

Roding have persevered from what has been,<br />

quite recently, disastrous disturbance and<br />

destruction, through the passion and action of<br />

those who have and are managing it, as well<br />

as committed local volunteers and residents.<br />

It will never be the same or have the same<br />

value for wildlife and people as before the<br />

motorway came through. Some people will<br />

even remember the area before the M11 and<br />

A406 and how rural the Roding Valley used<br />

to be and the meanders the river used to<br />

have. However, this does not mean it has no<br />

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value. Indeed, we must do<br />

the upmost to protect what we<br />

have and make it better.<br />

We still have regular<br />

sightings of kingfishers and<br />

little egrets along the river;<br />

grey wagtails can sometimes<br />

be seen using the river as<br />

well. The valley is also home<br />

to many small mammals,<br />

from weasels and water<br />

shrews to badgers,<br />

with other creatures<br />

of interest including<br />

stag beetles and grass<br />

snakes, which you<br />

can sometimes spot<br />

while walking the paths.<br />

On the river, you may get<br />

lucky and spot a juvenile otter<br />

that has strayed south from<br />

its breeding grounds further<br />

north in Essex. Unfortunately,<br />

the habitat quality means<br />

that, at the moment, we have<br />

not recorded otter being<br />

able to breed or survive<br />

along our stretch of river. Eels<br />

can sometimes be spotted in<br />

the water too – the River Roding<br />

used to be a good place to see<br />

them – however, their decline has<br />

been noted.<br />

© John Painter<br />

Our walks are put together to help improve<br />

local knowledge of this hidden and not so well<br />

known wild space, and to inspire its continued<br />

use, protection and the ways we can make<br />

it better for the future. We look forward to<br />

seeing you on one of our walks soon.<br />

The Roding Valley late summer walk<br />

will depart from the James Leal Centre<br />

in Ray Park, Woodford Green at 9am on<br />

7 <strong>September</strong> (free; booking required). The<br />

walk will last approximately five hours and<br />

is suitable for children aged seven and<br />

over. Some paths will be unsuitable for<br />

wheelchairs. For more information, visit<br />

wnstd.com/7sept or call 020 8559 2316<br />

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Forest School encourages outstanding academic progress<br />

and personal development, offering single-sex teaching<br />

in a co-educational environment for girls and boys aged<br />

4-18yrs. Forest is a city school on the edge of North<br />

London with 30 acres of grounds.<br />

Forest - Where People Grow<br />

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Saturday, 21 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

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You may begin<br />

As the children head back to school, accountancy examiner and<br />

Wanstead resident Steve Wilks offers his advice for preparing for the<br />

next season of exams<br />

The summer holidays are over; the<br />

nights are drawing in and a new term<br />

is starting. For many of Wanstead’s<br />

students, this means embarking on<br />

final year exams, whether at GCSE or<br />

A level. This will determine a student’s<br />

university choices and ultimate career<br />

path. Examinations are the traditional<br />

way of assessing this, and it is essential<br />

students develop a good exam technique<br />

to maximise the best result possible.<br />

It is important to familiarise yourself with<br />

the examination requirements – whether<br />

it’s multiple choice questions, short form<br />

structured questions or essay writing – and<br />

how these will be assessed. It is also essential<br />

to pay attention to the mark allocation for a<br />

question. Clearly, an answer worth 10 marks<br />

will often require a longer, more detailed<br />

response than a one- or two-mark answer.<br />

Often, small marked allocation questions are<br />

marked on a penny points’ system, so a twomark<br />

question will require two points or one<br />

point well explained – the further explanation<br />

being worth a mark. Use the mark allocation<br />

as a guide to tailor your response.<br />

With essay-style questions, there is usually<br />

a bit more flexibility and often answers are<br />

marked on a “levels of response” basis to<br />

reward a level of thinking. This differs between<br />

examination boards, but generally speaking,<br />

listing and explaining points score marks at<br />

the lower levels, with further analysis (perhaps<br />

with an example and synthesis showing how<br />

the points relate to each other) scoring much<br />

higher marks. At the top of the spectrum<br />

of answers, if a candidate can evaluate an<br />

answer, this will often score the most marks<br />

of all as it demonstrates there has been a<br />

balanced assessment of a topic. Remember,<br />

in essay-based questions, an answer is rarely<br />

black or white, it is often a shade of grey, and<br />

candidates who reflect this will score highly.<br />

Reading widely also helps, particularly<br />

in the topical social science subjects.<br />

Examiners often set questions based on<br />

stimulus 18 months before the real exam<br />

where relevant. Therefore, you may come to<br />

familiarise yourself with the subject matter<br />

already from wider knowledge, which may<br />

give you an advantage over other students.<br />

It is also important to note that in numerical<br />

subjects, such as accountancy, marks are<br />

awarded for principles as well as the number<br />

itself. Often, calculations will involve a process<br />

a candidate needs to go through to arrive<br />

at the final answer. Many candidates may<br />

not get this wholly correct, but if they apply<br />

the figures they calculate to the principles<br />

required from the question, they will get<br />

follow-on marks.<br />

With extensive examination practice using<br />

mocks at school and effective revision<br />

techniques, most students should be able to<br />

achieve a good pass. Good luck.<br />

For more information on qualifications<br />

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Take time to look<br />

Wanstead’s 10th annual art trail takes place this month with a guiding<br />

theme of ‘Time’. Here, trail founder Donna Mizzi highlights the event<br />

dates worth marking in your diary<br />

Artists and businesses are working<br />

together to make your time on<br />

the High Street more colourful,<br />

fascinating and sociable from 7 to<br />

22 <strong>September</strong>. Here are a few highlights.<br />

The sundial at the top of the High Street’s Corner House,<br />

designed by Wanstead resident John Moir in 2008<br />

© David Tachauer<br />

Friday 6 <strong>September</strong>: eve of the trail review<br />

Our trail supporter and hub venue The Stow<br />

Brothers (117a High Street) is holding a preview<br />

reception with drinks and nibbles. A wide<br />

array of artwork will be exhibited. Open to the<br />

public from 6pm to 8pm.<br />

Saturday 7 <strong>September</strong>: Makers Market<br />

A modern, curated artisan craft market at<br />

Christ Church hall, Wanstead Place, plus<br />

children’s activities and a vegan pop-up cafe.<br />

From 10am to 4.30pm (free entry).<br />

Saturday 7 <strong>September</strong>: Unholy Cows<br />

Remember the days when cattle ruled<br />

Wanstead’s roads and front gardens? Adults<br />

and children will enjoy the true and wacky<br />

recollections through the eyes of artist Karen<br />

Humpage. Meet her from 2pm to 5.30pm at<br />

The Larder, 39 High Street.<br />

Sunday 8 <strong>September</strong>: Wanstead photowalk<br />

Pre-book. Covers Wanstead’s three greens.<br />

Meet at photographer Geoff Wilkinson’s<br />

gallery at 84 Nightingale Lane at 10.30am (£10;<br />

wnstd.com/photowalk19).<br />

Wednesday 11 <strong>September</strong>: reception<br />

Gaze at the mosaics and art, and at<br />

picturesque travel destinations at Darrell<br />

James Travel, 46 High Street, from 6pm.<br />

Wednesday 11 <strong>September</strong>: photo talk<br />

An evening with local photographers Geoff<br />

Wilkinson and Stefan Rousseau. From<br />

7.30pm to 9pm at 84 Nightingale Lane (£10;<br />

wnstd.com/phototalk19). Pre-book to attend.<br />

Thursday 12 <strong>September</strong>: art/performance<br />

A new display of artists’ works upstairs at The<br />

Manor House, 129 High Street, with an evening<br />

of performance in words and music. From 7pm<br />

to 10pm (performance: 8.30pm; free entry).<br />

Sunday 15 <strong>September</strong>: Christ Church<br />

Explore the varied artwork displayed and hear<br />

music from young Wanstead composer Rory<br />

Aitken. Open 8am to 4pm.<br />

Sunday 15 <strong>September</strong>: Wanstead Festival<br />

Wide variety of art and designer-maker stalls.<br />

Workshops to include Lego building and<br />

postcard art. Christchurch Green, 11am to 6pm.<br />

Sunday 22 <strong>September</strong>: end of the trail<br />

Trail artists and local art lovers are invited to<br />

Wanstead Golf Club to celebrate the end of<br />

the trail, from 2pm to 5pm.<br />

Thursday 26 <strong>September</strong>: beyond the trail<br />

At Majestic Wine Warehouse’s <strong>September</strong> wine<br />

tasting, tutor Michael Martin will give a brief<br />

history of life drawing. See his students’ work<br />

on display (free; wnstd.com/majesticlife).<br />

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Wanstead Locksmiths<br />

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HeAling HeArts<br />

A local resident who wishes to remain anonymous explains how<br />

she was helped by the Healing Hearts Bereavement Support Group<br />

following the death of her husband<br />

I<br />

am a resident of Wanstead. I lost my<br />

husband four years ago after more than<br />

50 years of marriage, which, as you can<br />

imagine, was a big shock. My GP suggested<br />

I go for therapy, which I agreed to, but soon<br />

realised it was not for me, especially as the<br />

therapist, although very nice, was a young<br />

man who I thought didn’t really have any<br />

idea of what I was going through.<br />

What I wanted was to meet people in the<br />

same situation as me and so I asked the<br />

therapist if he knew of any such groups. He<br />

said he would look for me and at the next<br />

session told me about a group in Wanstead<br />

that met once a month. I started going<br />

there and through this group I found out<br />

about Healing Hearts. They meet every<br />

four to five weeks at Spire London East<br />

Hospital in Redbridge in the evening, which<br />

suited me better. Three years on and I am still<br />

going.<br />

It is a lovely group with like-minded people<br />

and it really has been a lifeline for me. In<br />

addition to the meetings, we also go out for<br />

a meal once a month. Although it is quite<br />

a large group, we are always looking to<br />

welcome new members, so if you are going<br />

through a bereavement, why not come along?<br />

I am sure you will find it helpful.<br />

The group was started by Pat Peake MBE<br />

and Mary Casey in 2000 and has now been<br />

running continuously for 19 years. In 2000, Pat<br />

had just lost her husband, who had suffered<br />

with cancer, and found that the emotional<br />

support she was offered in the community<br />

was ineffectual; it did not meet her needs. She<br />

felt one-to-one counselling was unhelpful,<br />

as the other person (counsellor) had not lost<br />

their partner, so how could they hope to know<br />

what Pat was feeling? She did look for other<br />

Mary Casey and Pat Peake MBE<br />

help but there was nothing available at the<br />

time. Pat had also had cancer at the same time<br />

as her husband and felt a sense of guilt that<br />

she survived. He was her soul mate and she<br />

still misses him every day.<br />

Mary was an oncology nurse and had to deal<br />

with death frequently. She knew her patients<br />

and their families very well while under her<br />

care and then a patient died… There was no<br />

follow-up, and after the death certificate was<br />

given to the family, they were left to try and<br />

get on with their lives. This seemed to Mary to<br />

“leave an unfinished chapter”. How could the<br />

caring and support stop?<br />

Death is an important part of life. It is a painful<br />

– but unavoidable – experience. Although<br />

grief is always the penalty for loving someone,<br />

it can give us the opportunity to move on with<br />

greater insight and understanding once grief<br />

has started to resolve.<br />

The Healing Hearts Bereavement Support<br />

Group meet on a Monday once a month<br />

at Spire London East Hospital, Roding<br />

Lane South, IG4 5PZ (free). For more<br />

information, call 020 8500 4838 or visit<br />

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work in pro g ress<br />

The island flower bed outside Wanstead Station is looking somewhat<br />

neglected and doesn’t live up to the Wanstead Community Gardeners’<br />

usual high standards. It’s a work in progress, reassures Marian Temple<br />

The island bed between The George<br />

pub and Wanstead Station has been<br />

looking rather desolate for some<br />

time. An old water tank with ‘Wanstead<br />

Community Gardeners’ on it announces<br />

that it is one of our patches, but it has<br />

caused us problems since we took it over<br />

about three years ago.<br />

The soil is very poor, dry and stony, not<br />

really a problem but the couch grass is and<br />

threatens to overrun the area. Our councillors<br />

suggested we could apply for a Community<br />

Infrastructure Levy (CIL) grant to have some<br />

preparatory work done to give us a more<br />

level playing field, something we could<br />

cope with.<br />

CIL grants come from developers who pay<br />

the council for infrastructure their new<br />

development might cause to be needed<br />

(such as helping to pay for schools, leisure<br />

centres, healthcare facilities and transport<br />

schemes). A percentage of this goes to local<br />

group projects for the improvement of the<br />

area. What we needed fitted in perfectly with<br />

this. We applied for the grant (a lot of hoopjumping)<br />

and were successful as anticipated.<br />

We have been improving Wanstead since<br />

2003, starting with the Corner House garden,<br />

and have never asked for anything in the way<br />

of funding.<br />

With advice from Simon Litt of Valentines<br />

Mansion gardens and others, we decided<br />

to go for a wildflower meadow in the open<br />

part, which is our patch. In the meantime,<br />

the council had all the shrubs cut down<br />

in the long neck towards the traffic<br />

lights. This for reasons of impeding drivers’<br />

sight lines. If we can get them to remove<br />

all the roots, we can include the neck in<br />

our project.<br />

We hope to create a wildflower meadow,<br />

which would make a wonderful entrance<br />

into Wanstead. Drivers already enjoy our<br />

drivers’ beds as they wait at the traffic lights.<br />

Meadow plants can cope with poor, dry,<br />

stony soil, and while not being maintenance<br />

free, we should be able to cope with this.<br />

Keeping the drivers’ sight lines free will be an<br />

important consideration regarding the height<br />

of plants.<br />

We are not sure what the timing will be for all<br />

this. It might very well be 2020 before this ugly<br />

duckling becomes a swan and delights all who<br />

see it, whether on foot or in cars. This is indeed<br />

a work in progress.<br />

It’s been a long journey for your community<br />

gardeners, but we have great hopes for this<br />

rather sad patch of public soil.<br />

For more information on the work of the<br />

Wanstead Community Gardeners, email<br />

gardeners@wnstd.com or leave a note<br />

for them at Wanstead Library.<br />

© Denise Rooney<br />

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If you need some assistance or<br />

would like to get in touch please<br />

call 0208 989 5249 or email<br />

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Making Faces<br />

Making Art<br />

Face painter and mixed media artist Victoria Senett<br />

– who works under the name Vickleart – will be<br />

taking part in this month’s Art Trail Wanstead.<br />

Here, the Wanstead resident explains her love<br />

of making things<br />

I’ve been face painting at parties,<br />

events, local markets and community<br />

fairs for several years and I really enjoy<br />

the variety it brings. I love face painting<br />

as there is so much colour and pattern<br />

involved; it feels such a creative form of<br />

art. Each face is different, and you need to<br />

work quickly without being too precious so<br />

it remains spontaneous. It’s great having<br />

little chats with the children and lovely<br />

seeing their happy faces when they see the<br />

transformation.<br />

I studied textile design and have always<br />

loved art and making things, using all kinds<br />

of media and techniques: painting, sewing,<br />

paper, photography, often combining all<br />

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elements<br />

to create<br />

a collage.<br />

This way of<br />

working feels<br />

very natural<br />

to me as I love<br />

cutting, sticking<br />

and putting shapes,<br />

patterns and colours<br />

together. A lot of my<br />

inspiration comes from<br />

growing to love everyday<br />

places and scenes that become<br />

familiar and beautiful. Colour is<br />

probably the thing I’m most drawn<br />

to and which makes me feel happy.<br />

I have exhibited at Art Trail Wanstead<br />

before – it is such a great community<br />

event – and also at The Stow Brothers.<br />

My grandpa had an upholstery shop where I<br />

spent lots of time as a child making buttons<br />

and watching him reupholster furniture. My<br />

mum has always sewed, making curtains and<br />

dress alterations, so fabric and sewing has<br />

long been a big part of my life. My dad had<br />

a jewellery shop. We often went to markets<br />

together looking for interesting pieces, as well<br />

as visiting workshops to collect repairs. I was<br />

fascinated by all the wonderful, quirky and<br />

talented craftspeople I met.<br />

Hungamunga is an arts collective myself<br />

and some friends started where we combine<br />

our skills and passion for music, art and<br />

performance. We have put on art and music<br />

events at venues and festivals where people<br />

of all ages can come and make stuff whilst<br />

listening to music.<br />

I moved to the Wanstead area about eight<br />

years ago, and although I grew up quite near,<br />

I’d never explored it. I have really enjoyed<br />

discovering all the wonderful things about it<br />

with the great community it has. It has been<br />

a great place for me and my young children<br />

and has a lovely community of artists and<br />

craftspeople.<br />

For more information on Victoria’s work,<br />

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Tasting Events • Corporate Events • WSET Qualifications<br />

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Hosted at Wanstead Golf Club, Overton Drive, E11 2LW<br />

Food and Wine Pairing :: Thur 12 Sep, 7pm<br />

A really great taster session not only for Food and Wine Pairing but to see if<br />

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Saturday Gin Tasting :: Sat 28 Sep, 4pm<br />

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Hosted at Theatre of Wine, Leytonstone, E11 3DH<br />

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An introductory course over two evenings for wine enthusiasts, covering food<br />

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Community events<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

FARMERS’ MARKET<br />

Date: Sunday 1 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10am–3pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead High Street<br />

Enquiries: essexfarmersmarkets.co.uk<br />

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WANSTEAD AND WOODFORD<br />

WEA CENTENARY FILM CLUB<br />

A screening of Green Book (2018).<br />

Date: Monday 2 <strong>September</strong> Time: 12.30pm<br />

Venue: Odeon, High Road, South Woodford<br />

Cost: 20p plus the cinema’s usual charges<br />

Enquiries: wea.filmclub@gmail.com<br />

SEP<br />

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FUNDAY MONDAY: SOUNDS<br />

FROM THE 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s<br />

Dance, chat and listen to sounds you<br />

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Date: Monday 2 <strong>September</strong> Time: 2–5pm<br />

Venue: Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club<br />

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Please note: all events may be subject to change<br />

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advised to check with the organisers in advance to<br />

avoid disappointment and to confirm event details.<br />

POLICE CONTACT POINT:<br />

WANSTEAD TEAMS<br />

Date: Friday 6 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10–11am<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Enquiries: SNTJI-Wanstead-Park@met.police.uk<br />

SEP<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 6 <strong>September</strong> Time: 4–5pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

SEP<br />

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ART TRAIL WANSTEAD:<br />

EVE OF THE TRAIL<br />

A preview reception with drinks.<br />

Date: Friday 6 <strong>September</strong> Time: 6–8pm<br />

Venue: The Stow Brothers, 117a High Street<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/art<br />

SEP<br />

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ART TRAIL WANSTEAD:<br />

LAUNCH DAY<br />

Date: Saturday 7 to Sunday 22 <strong>September</strong><br />

Venue: various locations across Wanstead<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/art<br />

SEP<br />

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RODING VALLEY<br />

LATE SUMMER WALK<br />

Booking required.<br />

Date: Saturday 7 <strong>September</strong> Time: 9am–2pm<br />

Venue: meet in Ray Park, Woodford Green<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8559 2316<br />

SEP<br />

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OSCAR WILDE’S<br />

LONDON<br />

A talk for the Wanstead Historical Society by<br />

Jef Page. Visitors welcome.<br />

Date: Monday 2 <strong>September</strong> Time: 7.45pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 07949 026 212<br />

SEP<br />

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WRITING FOR SCREENPLAY<br />

AND FICTION<br />

A writing workshop run by screenwriter and<br />

novelist Isabelle Grey.<br />

Date: Saturday 7 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10am–1pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

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WANSTEAD PARK WARD<br />

COUNCILLOR SURGERY<br />

Date: Saturday 7 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10–11am<br />

Venue: Allan Burgess Centre, Grove Park, E11 2DL<br />

Enquiries: sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

SEP<br />

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ART TRAIL WANSTEAD:<br />

LOCAL MAKERS MARKET<br />

Handmade goods by local artists. Includes<br />

prints, ceramics, glass, jewellery, homewares<br />

and textiles.<br />

Date: Saturday 7 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10am–4.30pm<br />

Venue: Christ Church hall, Wanstead Place<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/makers<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

KINDNESS TRAIL<br />

Carve a kindness message into clay, which will<br />

then be displayed along the High Street to<br />

create a community kindness trail.<br />

Date: Saturday 7 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10am–3pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £5 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

SEP<br />

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WANSTEAD FOOD AND<br />

DRINK MARKET<br />

Date: Saturday 7 <strong>September</strong> Time: 11am–7pm<br />

Venue: Christchurch Green, Wanstead, E11 2SW<br />

Enquiries: londonfoodmarkets.co.uk<br />

SEP<br />

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THE DUKE’S ANNUAL<br />

STREET PARTY<br />

Featuring a BBQ, live music, stalls and a<br />

Wanstead wonder dog competition hosted by<br />

Jess from CBeebies’ Waffle the Wonder Dog.<br />

Date: Saturday 7 <strong>September</strong> Time: 12–10pm<br />

Venue: The Duke, 79 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead<br />

Cost: free entry Enquiries: 020 8989 0014<br />

SEP<br />

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ART TRAIL WANSTEAD:<br />

COW COLOURING<br />

Artist Karen Humpage will be signing copies<br />

of her book Common or Garden Cows, with<br />

colouring activities for kids.<br />

Date: Saturday 7 <strong>September</strong> Time: 2–5.30pm<br />

Venue: The Larder, 39 High Street, Wanstead<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: karenhumpage.co.uk<br />

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25 YEARS IN THE MAKING<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

WANSTEAD PHOTOWALK<br />

Going from Tarzy Wood across the three<br />

Wanstead greens. Lead by Geoff Wilkinson.<br />

Date: Sunday 8 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10.30am<br />

Venue: meet at Gallery 84, Nightingale Lane<br />

Cost: £10 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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TEA DANCE AT<br />

WANSTEAD HOUSE<br />

Run by the Eve Wright School of Dancing.<br />

Date: Sunday 8 <strong>September</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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TEA AND TALK<br />

AT TOBY’S<br />

A life-limiting illness support group.<br />

Date: Monday 9 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10am–12pm<br />

Venue: Toby Carvery, Southend Road, IG8 8LG<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 01708 758 649<br />

SEP<br />

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PLANTING IN THE<br />

OLYMPIC PARK<br />

A talk for the Aldersbrook Horticultural Society<br />

by Gerry Kelsey, head gardener at the Olympic<br />

Park. Visitors welcome; booking required.<br />

Date: Tuesday 10 <strong>September</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Aldersbrook Bowls Club, E12 5DY<br />

Cost: £5 Enquiries: wnstd.com/ahs<br />

SEP<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

DRAMA WORKSHOPS<br />

Diana Volpe, artistic director of Venezuelan<br />

theatre company La Caja de Fosforos, will lead.<br />

Date: Wednesday 11 <strong>September</strong> Time: various<br />

Venue: Wanstead Baptist Church, E11 2AS<br />

Cost: £20 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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DISCOVERING<br />

WADDESDON MANOR<br />

A talk for the Woodford and District branch<br />

of the National Trust by Godfrey Thorpe.<br />

Visitors welcome.<br />

Date: Wednesday 11 <strong>September</strong> Time: 2.30pm<br />

Venue: All Saints’ Church hall, Woodford Green<br />

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 07774 164 407<br />

SEP<br />

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ART TRAIL WANSTEAD:<br />

EVENING RECEPTION<br />

Open to the public. Gaze at the mosaics and<br />

art, and at picturesque travel destinations.<br />

Date: Wednesday 11 <strong>September</strong> Time: 6pm<br />

Venue: Darrell James Travel, 46 High Street<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/art<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

UKULELE WORKSHOP<br />

Run by Tricity Vogue. No experience necessary.<br />

Accompanied children welcome.<br />

Date: Wednesday 11 <strong>September</strong> Time: 7–9pm<br />

Venue: More Italy, 33 High Street, Wanstead<br />

Cost: £12 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

PHOTO TALK<br />

With award-winning photographers Geoff<br />

Wilkinson and Stefan Rousseau.<br />

Date: Wednesday 11 <strong>September</strong> Time: 7.30–9.30pm<br />

Venue: Gallery 84, Nightingale Lane, Wanstead<br />

Cost: £10 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

GARDENS IN THE SKY<br />

Learn how to install a living green roof.<br />

Practical demonstrations, case studies and a<br />

step-by-step guide. Hosted by Wild Wanstead<br />

and Cleaner Greener Wanstead.<br />

Date: Wednesday 11 <strong>September</strong> Time: 7.30–8.30pm<br />

Venue: The Larder, 39 High Street, Wanstead<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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ELECTRONIC<br />

KEYBOARD CONCERT<br />

An East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard<br />

Club event featuring Lewis Scott.<br />

Date: Wednesday 11 <strong>September</strong> Time: 7.50pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £9; under-16s: £1 Enquiries: 020 8530 3717<br />

POLICE CONTACT POINT:<br />

WANSTEAD TEAMS<br />

Date: Thursday 12 <strong>September</strong> Time: 3–4pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Enquiries: SNTJI-Wanstead-Park@met.police.uk<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

WALKIN’ WITH THE KING<br />

A foot-tapping, hand-clapping celebration of<br />

praise, New Orleans style. Hymns, spirituals<br />

and gospel music with a real Dixie-land beat.<br />

Date: Thursday 12 <strong>September</strong> Time: 7.30–9.45pm<br />

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Overton Drive<br />

Cost: £15 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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ART TRAIL WANSTEAD:<br />

ART & PERFORMANCE<br />

A new display of artists’ works with an evening<br />

of performance in words and music by In<br />

Transit, a group of creatives led by Jeanne<br />

Holland-Young.<br />

Date: Thursday 12 <strong>September</strong> Time: 8.30pm<br />

Venue: The Manor House, 129 High Street<br />

Cost: free entry Enquiries: wnstd.com/art<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

THE BORDER<br />

Staged by Theatre Centre, The Border is a<br />

timely and thought-provoking contribution to<br />

our questions of identity.<br />

Date: Friday 13 <strong>September</strong> Time: 7.30–9pm<br />

Venue: Aldersbrook Community Centre, E11 3RT<br />

Cost: £8 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

WE MUST THROW THE COWS<br />

DOWN THE RAVINE<br />

Exploring the reality of schizophrenia, this<br />

show was first produced in Caracas and is now<br />

touring Europe.<br />

Date: Friday 13 and Saturday 14 <strong>September</strong><br />

Time: 8.15–9.30pm<br />

Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Centre<br />

Cost: £12 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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ART TRAIL WANSTEAD:<br />

CHRIST CHURCH FESTIVAL<br />

Explore the varied artwork from local artists<br />

displayed in the church, including Marsh<br />

Quilters and meditative work from Brenda<br />

Coyle, with music from young Wanstead<br />

composer Rory Aitken.<br />

Date: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 <strong>September</strong><br />

Venue: Christ Church, Wanstead Place<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wansteadparish.org<br />

BUSHCRAFT<br />

IN WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Bushcraft and survival techniques are a<br />

useful life skill and include activities such as<br />

making shelters, tracking and foraging for<br />

food and water. Suitable for children aged<br />

10 and over. A Field Studies Council event.<br />

Booking required.<br />

Date: Saturday 14 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10am and 1pm<br />

Venue: meet at the Temple, Wanstead Park<br />

Cost: £5 (adults: free) Enquiries: wnstd.com/bush<br />

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WANSTEAD VILLAGE WARD<br />

COUNCILLOR SURGERY<br />

Date: Saturday 14 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10am–12pm<br />

Venue: Vestry, Christ Church, Wanstead Place<br />

Enquiries: jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

WE NEED TO TALK:<br />

WANSTEAD LISTENING POST<br />

Come along and be listened to, heard and<br />

understood by another. Facilitated by TA East<br />

London Institute.<br />

Date: Saturday 14 <strong>September</strong> Time: 11am–1.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: taeast.co.uk<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

JUMBLE TRAIL<br />

Encouraging everyone to reuse household<br />

items and keep them in use for longer.<br />

Date: Saturday 14 <strong>September</strong> Time: 12–4pm<br />

Venue: various locations across Wanstead<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

SONG RECITAL<br />

Enjoy an enchanting programme of songs.<br />

Date: Saturday 14 <strong>September</strong> Time: 2–4.30pm<br />

Venue: Christ Church, Wanstead Place, E11 2SW<br />

Cost: £15 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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EAST LONDON<br />

ME SUPPORT GROUP<br />

Date: Saturday 14 <strong>September</strong> Time: 2.30–5pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT<br />

Cost: by donation Enquiries: 07957 152 566<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 />

www.stjosephsconventschool.co.uk<br />

59 Cambridge Park, Wanstead, E11 2PR Tel: 020 8989 4700<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN<br />

A new musical version of the classic story.<br />

Date: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 <strong>September</strong><br />

Time: 3pm (both days) and 7pm (Saturday only)<br />

Venue: Deaton Theatre, Forest School, E17 3PY<br />

Cost: £17 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

COMEDY FOR KIDS<br />

Date: Saturday 14 <strong>September</strong> Time: 4.30–6pm<br />

Venue: Christ Church hall, Wanstead Place<br />

Cost: £7.50 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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WANSTEAD FRINGE:<br />

WANSTEAD KINEMA <strong>2019</strong><br />

A screening of The Kid Who Would Be King in<br />

the gardens of Christ Church.<br />

Date: Saturday 14 <strong>September</strong> Time: 6–9.30pm<br />

Venue: Christ Church gardens, Wanstead Place<br />

Cost: £7.50 Enquiries: wnstd.com/fringe19<br />

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AGATHA CHRISTIE WEEK:<br />

A TASTE FOR MURDER<br />

Murder mystery evening.<br />

Date: Saturday 14 <strong>September</strong> Time: 6.30–9pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £6 Enquiries: wnstd.com/murder19<br />

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WANSTEAD FESTIVAL <strong>2019</strong><br />

ON CHRISTCHURCH GREEN<br />

The annual community festival returns,<br />

featuring vintage and classic cars, concert<br />

stage, street food and bar, dance, children’s<br />

play area, stalls, arts and crafts workshops,<br />

demonstrations and mini-toastmaster sessions<br />

hosted by the Woodford Green Speakers.<br />

Date: Sunday 15 <strong>September</strong> Time: 11am–6pm<br />

Venue: Christchurch Green, Wanstead<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 3385<br />

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FLOWER ARRANGING:<br />

IMAGINE<br />

Lee Berrell presents to the Woodford and<br />

District Floral Arrangement Group.<br />

Date: Monday 16 <strong>September</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 17 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10.45am–12pm<br />

Venue: Christ Church, Wanstead, E11 2SW<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8505 3000<br />

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WALKING FOR HEALTH:<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Some gentle slopes and uneven terrain.<br />

Date: Thursday 19 <strong>September</strong> Time: 11am<br />

Venue: Wanstead Park, Warren Road entrance<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 0951<br />

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ART TRAIL WANSTEAD:<br />

OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND<br />

See the work of Wanstead High School’s sixth<br />

form art and photography students on display.<br />

Date: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 <strong>September</strong><br />

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Overton Drive<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wansteadparish.org<br />

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WANSTEAD PARK WARD<br />

COUNCILLOR SURGERY<br />

Date: Saturday 21 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10–11am<br />

Venue: St Gabriel’s Church, Park Road, E12 5HH<br />

Enquiries: sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

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POLICE CONTACT POINT:<br />

WANSTEAD TEAMS<br />

Date: Saturday 21 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10–11am<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Enquiries: SNTJI-Wanstead-Park@met.police.uk<br />

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COMPASSIONATE<br />

BEREAVEMENT GROUP<br />

Facilitated by Compassionate Funerals.<br />

Date: Monday 16 <strong>September</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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LEARN HOW TO PAINT<br />

WITH WOOL<br />

A workshop for seven- to 12-year-olds.<br />

Date: Saturday 21 <strong>September</strong> Time: 1–3pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £6 Enquiries: wnstd.com/libraryevents<br />

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Celebrate Agatha Christie week with a<br />

thrilling new case, ‘A Taste for Murder’,<br />

presented by Moneypenny Murder<br />

Mystery Productions and set in the era<br />

of classic country house whodunits.<br />

You will join a cast of colourful characters all<br />

set on dining with death! When Mr Boddy<br />

asks Lady Peacock to be his bride, the wedding<br />

breakfast turns to dead-over-dinner, as<br />

the new vicar, Rev Green, hears confessions.<br />

Why does Miss White carry that cut-throat<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library<br />

Date: Saturday 14 <strong>September</strong><br />

razor? Where is Miss Scarlet? And who<br />

betrayed Colonel Mustard? This interactive<br />

case set at Waddingtons Hall will have you<br />

investigating the personal lives of the most<br />

famous suspects in history.<br />

A Taste for Murder! is a classic comedy<br />

country house crime in which YOU are the<br />

detective! Can you catch the killer?<br />

You will be assisted with light refreshments<br />

but feel free to bring your own drinks.<br />

Time: 6.30pm-9pm<br />

Tickets: £6<br />

Book: via Wanstead Library on 020 8708 7400 or Eventbrite<br />

www.visionrcl.org.uk/events<br />

Redbridge Libraries<br />

@RedbridgeLibs<br />

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OPEN HOUSE LONDON:<br />

WANSTEAD HERITAGE WALK<br />

A guided walk from Wanstead Station to the<br />

Temple in Wanstead Park, taking in the history<br />

and architectural heritage of Wanstead House.<br />

Date: Sunday 22 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10am–12pm<br />

Venue: meet at Wanstead Tube Station<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/opnhsewalk19<br />

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OPEN HOUSE LONDON:<br />

HOLLOW PONDS WALK<br />

A guided walk from Leytonstone Station<br />

linking local heritage buildings, Alfred<br />

Hitchcock and Epping Forest’s Hollow Ponds.<br />

Date: Sunday 22 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10am–12pm<br />

Venue: meet at Leytonstone Tube Station<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/hollowpndwalk<br />

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ART TRAIL WANSTEAD:<br />

END OF THE TRAIL<br />

Celebrate the end of Art Trail Wanstead.<br />

Date: Sunday 22 <strong>September</strong> Time: 2–5pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Golf Club, Overton Drive<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/art<br />

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AN INTRODUCTION<br />

TO HUMANISM<br />

An annual East London Humanists event.<br />

Date: Monday 23 <strong>September</strong> Time: 7.30–9pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/elh<br />

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THE WORK OF<br />

ST FRANCIS HOSPICE<br />

A talk for the Wanstead Park Women’s Club<br />

by Andy Furneaux.<br />

Date: Monday 23 <strong>September</strong> Time: 8pm<br />

Venue: Aldersbrook Bowls Club, E12 5DY<br />

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 020 8925 4875<br />

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UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS:<br />

DOMESTIC SERVICE<br />

A talk by Ian Waller for the East of London<br />

Family History Society. Visitors welcome.<br />

Date: Wednesday 25 <strong>September</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £1.50 Enquiries: 020 8554 8414<br />

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BEYOND THE TRAIL: WINE,<br />

WOMEN & DRAWING<br />

At Majestic’s <strong>September</strong> wine-tasting, tutor<br />

Michael Martin will give a brief history of<br />

British Life drawing.<br />

Date: Thursday 26 <strong>September</strong> Time: call for details<br />

Venue: Majestic, 60 High Street, Wanstead<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8530 5710<br />

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WORLD’S BIGGEST<br />

COFFEE MORNING<br />

Part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s<br />

fundraising event. Cakes, biscuits and drinks<br />

will be available.<br />

Date: Friday 27 <strong>September</strong> Time: 11am–12pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: by donation Enquiries: 020 8708 7400<br />

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WANSTEAD<br />

STAMP FAIR<br />

Date: Saturday 28 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10am–4pm<br />

Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Wanstead<br />

Cost: free entry Enquiries: 01582 876 651<br />

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WANSTEAD VILLAGE WARD<br />

COUNCILLOR SURGERY<br />

Discuss local issues of concern with the<br />

Wanstead Village ward councillors.<br />

Date: Saturday 28 <strong>September</strong> Time: 10am–12pm<br />

Venue: Vestry, Christ Church, Wanstead Place<br />

Enquiries: jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

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POLICE CONTACT POINT:<br />

WANSTEAD TEAMS<br />

Date: Saturday 28 <strong>September</strong> Time: 3–4pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Enquiries: SNTJI-Wanstead-Park@met.police.uk<br />

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A NIGHT AT THE OPERA WITH<br />

REDBRIDGE BRASS BAND<br />

A selection of classic moments from the world<br />

of opera – including Bizet’s Carmen – with<br />

Redbridge Brass Band and special guest Jane<br />

Wilkinson (soprano).<br />

Date: Saturday 28 <strong>September</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook Road<br />

Cost: £10 Enquiries: redbridgebrass.com<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 />

<strong>September</strong> 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 />

Photo by Mark Turner @MarkMakesPhotos<br />

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Local community groups<br />

WANSTEAD HOUSE<br />

A wide range of activities, classes and events<br />

for all ages. Call 020 8989 3693 or visit<br />

wansteadhouse.co.uk<br />

HEALING HEARTS BEREAVEMENT<br />

SUPPORT GROUP<br />

An informal group which aims to help<br />

successful grieving. Meetings are held every<br />

four to five weeks at the Spire London East<br />

Hospital, Roding Lane South, IG4 5PZ. Call<br />

020 8500 4838 or visit healinghearts.co.uk<br />

WANSTEAD SOCIETY<br />

An independent, non-political organisation<br />

working to protect, preserve and improve the<br />

local area. Visit wansteadsociety.org.uk<br />

REDBRIDGE RAMBLERS<br />

Three or more walks each week from five to<br />

12 miles in length. Call 07977 167 550 or visit<br />

redbridgeramblers.org.uk<br />

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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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Please send your form and cheque to: The Wanstead Society c/o Wanstead House, 21 The Green, London E11 2NT<br />

THE EAST OF LONDON<br />

FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY<br />

Fourth Wednesday of every month, 7.30pm<br />

at Wanstead Library. Free entry. Call<br />

020 8530 4514 or visit eolfhs.org.uk<br />

WOODFORD GREEN<br />

SPEAKERS CLUB<br />

Public speaking club meeting every second<br />

and fourth Tuesday of the month from 6.45pm<br />

at Wanstead Golf Club. Visit wnstd.com/wgs<br />

WALK TO HEALTH:<br />

WANSTEAD PLACE WALKS<br />

Every Saturday at 10.30am (free). Meet at the<br />

Wanstead Place Surgery. A steady-paced walk<br />

with gentle slopes. Call 020 8708 0951<br />

EAST LONDON AND ESSEX<br />

ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD CLUB<br />

Live concerts held every second Wednesday<br />

of the month from 7.50pm to 10.15pm in the<br />

Churchill Room at Wanstead Library. £9 for<br />

guests, £7 for members and £1 for under-16s.<br />

Call 020 8530 3717<br />

STRIDES BADMINTON CLUB<br />

Every Sunday, 3.30pm at Wanstead Leisure<br />

Centre. New members welcome. Over-18s<br />

only. Call 020 8598 8435<br />

NCT REDBRIDGE<br />

Offering support and information to parents<br />

and parents-to-be. Call 0844 243 6247<br />

SCOTTISH DANCING<br />

Every Monday from 8pm to 10pm at Christ<br />

Church hall, Wanstead. Beginners can learn<br />

some jigs, reels and strathspeys. Cost: £4.<br />

Call 020 8504 3376<br />

WESTDENE TABLE TENNIS CLUB<br />

Every Thursday evening from 8pm at Holy<br />

Trinity Church hall, Hermon Hill (over-14s). Call<br />

020 8505 0061 or visit westdenettc.co.uk<br />

THE ALLAN BURGESS CENTRE<br />

Offers a wide range of activities for the over-<br />

50s. Cooked meals also available. Located at<br />

2 Grove Park, Wanstead. Call 020 8989 6338<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


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103<br />

Wanstead House<br />

Community Association<br />

v<br />

Your local community centre in Redbridge offering a<br />

wide range of activities for all<br />

Adult education<br />

classes:<br />

• Egyptology<br />

• British History<br />

• Art& Music<br />

Studies<br />

• French<br />

• Italian<br />

• Spanish<br />

• Art<br />

• Patchwork<br />

• Creative Writing<br />

• Drawing &<br />

Sketching<br />

• Adult Acting<br />

Workshops<br />

Clubs offering:<br />

• Floristry<br />

• Fashion<br />

• Dancing<br />

• Social Clubs<br />

• Keep Fit and Yoga<br />

• Chess and Bridge<br />

• Life Drawing and<br />

Portraiture<br />

• Lighter Life<br />

Slimming Club<br />

• Tai Chi<br />

• Short Mat Bowls<br />

• Calligraphy<br />

• Photographic Club<br />

• Children’s<br />

Activities<br />

New<br />

timetable<br />

out now<br />

Wanstead House Community<br />

Association, 21 The Green,<br />

Wanstead, E11 2NT<br />

Become a member and help our funds – it only costs £4 (concessions £2) annually.<br />

You can use the pleasant Cafe Lounge open during the day, licensed bar (Mon-Fri<br />

evenings), lovely gardens and parking in the car park when available.<br />

Please go to our website for more information: www.wansteadhouse.co.uk, email<br />

office@wansteadhouse.co.uk or call 0208 989 3693<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


104 Wanstead Village Directory<br />

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 August) 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 August).<br />

Sheila Bain020 8708 2092<br />

sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Paul Merry020 8708 2014<br />

paul.merry@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Established 1973<br />

‘Take back the rein’ courses for<br />

new and returning riders<br />

Children and adult<br />

group or private<br />

lessons and<br />

holiday activities<br />

Lessons daytime,<br />

evenings, or weekends<br />

Hacking<br />

Livery<br />

FREE<br />

MANURE<br />

BRING YOUR<br />

OWN TOOLS<br />

AND BAGS<br />

Empress Avenue, Manor Park, E12 5HW<br />

Call: 0208 530 4648<br />

Tues - Sun between 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm<br />

www.aldersbrookriding.co.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 SNT020 8345 3616<br />

Wanstead Park SNT020 8345 3616<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 />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


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105<br />

Nurture Curiosity Creativity Excellence<br />

Seeking<br />

‘Old Reds’<br />

OPEN AFTERNOON TALK & TOUR<br />

Friday 4th October <strong>2019</strong> 1.30pm - 3pm<br />

Please register interest at www.wgprep.co.uk<br />

Independent Co-educational Day School For 3 - 11 Years<br />

Assisted Places Available from 7+<br />

Tel: 020 8504 5045 - Email: admissions@wgprep.co.uk<br />

Glengall Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0BZ<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


106 Wanstead Village Directory<br />

– Index of advertisers –<br />

ACCOUNTANTS<br />

Alan Patient & Co73<br />

THP Chartered Accountants 59 & 60<br />

ACTING<br />

DSP Performing75<br />

AERIALS<br />

Aerials Direct40<br />

BALLET<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance28 & 88<br />

BATHROOMS<br />

Bathworks37<br />

The Bathroom Fitting Company 85<br />

BEAUTY<br />

The Beauty Lab13<br />

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT<br />

City of London Cemetery48–49<br />

Loss & Bereavement Café 36<br />

BUILDERS<br />

Darby & Finch Contracts 32<br />

Glenward 83<br />

Millbrook Build64<br />

CARPENTRY & JOINERY<br />

K&D Joinery 43<br />

CARPET FITTER<br />

Geoffrey Gramlick 52<br />

CEMETERY<br />

City of London Cemetery48–49<br />

CHARITIES<br />

Barnardo’s61<br />

British Heart Foundation61<br />

Oxfam61<br />

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES<br />

DSP Performing75<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance28<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre41<br />

Tumble Tots16<br />

CHURCHES<br />

Grace Church17<br />

COMMUNITY & GROUPS<br />

Wanstead House 61 & 103<br />

Wanstead Society 102<br />

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE<br />

Computer Solutions20 & 88<br />

Problem Computers 8<br />

CURTAINS & BLINDS<br />

Magic Moo Interiors72<br />

Woodthorpe Joinery2<br />

DANCE<br />

DSP Performing75<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance28 & 88<br />

DECORATORS<br />

Jason’s Decorating10<br />

Stuart Green Property Solutions 32<br />

DENTIST<br />

Woodford House54–55<br />

DOORS<br />

K&D Joinery 43<br />

DRIVING INSTRUCTOR<br />

Woody’s School of Motoring16<br />

ELDERLY CARE<br />

Homesdale51 & 60<br />

ELECTRICIAN<br />

SW Radley Electrical Contractors 58<br />

ESTATE AGENTS<br />

Churchill Estates80–81<br />

Martin & Co107<br />

Petty Son & Prestwich 35<br />

The Stow Brothers27<br />

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

East London Wine School92<br />

Family Fun Day31<br />

Murder Mystery99<br />

National Poetry Day 11<br />

The Duke Street Party108<br />

The Railway Children101<br />

Wanstead Festival1 & 4<br />

We Must Throw The Cows 23<br />

FISHMONGER<br />

Wanstead Fish60 & 84<br />

FITNESS<br />

Aldersbrook Personal Training 65<br />

EcoGains14<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre41<br />

FLOORING<br />

Antique Wooden Floors68<br />

FLORIST<br />

Lillies of Wanstead24 & 61<br />

FOOT HEALTHCARE<br />

FAB Footcare 6<br />

GARDENS & LANDSCAPING<br />

Growing Gardens 76<br />

Weald Hall Landscapes 44–45<br />

HANDYMAN<br />

E18 Handyman40<br />

Stuart Green Property Solutions 32<br />

HORSE RIDING<br />

Aldersbrook Riding School104<br />

HOSPITAL<br />

The Holly Private Hospital89<br />

JEWELLERS<br />

Keating Jewellers24 & 60<br />

KITCHENS<br />

My Dream Kitchen71<br />

LOCKSMITH<br />

Barry & Sons 76<br />

LOFTS<br />

North London Loft Rooms 25<br />

Trim Loft Conversions69<br />

MASSAGE<br />

One Addison61<br />

OSTEOPATHS<br />

Wanstead Osteopaths61<br />

PATIOS & DRIVEWAYS<br />

Weald Hall Landscapes 44–45<br />

PEST MANAGEMENT<br />

GJB Pest Management33<br />

PHARMACY<br />

Wanstead Pharmacy60<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Eightyfour12 & 60<br />

PLASTERING<br />

Heritage Plaster Services 47<br />

PLUMBING & HEATING<br />

Heating Plus 79<br />

Wanstead Group72<br />

POLITICS<br />

John Cryer MP84<br />

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE<br />

E18 Handyman40<br />

Stuart Green Property Solutions 32<br />

PUBLIC HOUSE<br />

Nightingale on the Green31<br />

The Duke108<br />

REMOVAL SERVICE<br />

imiS20<br />

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS<br />

Nightingale on the Green31<br />

Robins Pie & Mash60<br />

The Bungalow Café60<br />

The Duke108<br />

SCHOOLS & NURSERIES<br />

Chigwell School5<br />

Forest School68<br />

Little Bear’s Nursery 53<br />

Park School For Girls28<br />

St Aubyn’s School21<br />

St Joseph’s Convent School 97<br />

Woodford Green Prep School 105<br />

SMART HOME<br />

UniQhome57<br />

SOLICITORS<br />

Edwards Duthie Shamash91<br />

Wiseman Lee LLP61 & 63<br />

SPORT & LEISURE<br />

Aldersbrook Riding School104<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre41<br />

TRANSPORT & TRAVEL<br />

Epping Ongar Railway94<br />

HACAN East 9<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Scott Whitehead Trees 58<br />

TUITION & COURSES<br />

Redbridge Institute15<br />

Tutor Doctor17<br />

Wanstead House 61 & 103<br />

WASTE DISPOSAL<br />

Arbis 76<br />

imiS20<br />

WEB DESIGN<br />

Seven Eleven Design77<br />

WINDOW RESTORATION<br />

McCarty & Smith29<br />

WINDOW SHUTTERS<br />

Woodthorpe Joinery2<br />

WINE TASTING<br />

East London Wine School92<br />

YOGA<br />

Yoga For Everyone7<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

107<br />

Wanstead<br />

FREE VALUATION<br />

FOR SALES<br />

OR RENTAL<br />

FIND OUT WHAT YOUR<br />

PROPERTY IS WORTH<br />

Martin & Co Wanstead<br />

74 High Street • Wanstead • E11 2RN<br />

wanstead.martinco.com<br />

020 8518 8099<br />

wanstead@martinco.com<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


5TH ANNUAL<br />

STREET PARTY <strong>2019</strong><br />

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER<br />

12.00 - 10.00PM<br />

HOUSE JAMMERZ<br />

+<br />

DUKEBOX FAVOURITES<br />

DOUBLE BASS DAN & FRIENDS<br />

DUST ME DOWN BLUES<br />

LITTLE DUKES<br />

JESS FROM CBEEBIE’S<br />

‘WAFFLE THE WONDERDOG’<br />

SUZY FROM JINGLE BOP<br />

WANSTEAD WONDERDOG<br />

COMPETITION<br />

FOOD, DRINK & MORE<br />

GARDEN BBQ<br />

ORIGAMI WORKSHOP<br />

CRAFT STALLS<br />

BARE BREW COFFEE<br />

AND CAKES<br />

Independent directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook

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