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INSIDE: Mama G returns • Whipps Cross update • Swans of Wanstead • Assisted dying discussion

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses

Independent directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook


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Contents

Features

Swan lakes 14–15

Mama’s back! 18

Kind words 22

Future for Whipps 26

How was that? 30

Voices from the past 34

The old East End 38–39

Stories great and small 42

Listen and learn 46

Assisted dying 52

Wild Wanstead 56–57

Old enough to 62

Time to go digital 66

Wanstead Night Shelter 70

Will it change? 74

Restoring Wanstead Park 78–79

Puzzles & competitions

Sudoku 16

Mind-bender puzzles 28

Crossword competition 48

Wanstead anagram 80

Every month

Local news 6–8, 10 & 12

Wanstead map 60–61

Community events 85–88, 90 & 92

Community groups 94

Useful numbers 96

Index of advertisers 98

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Welcome...

To bake a swan, scald it,

take out the bones and

parboil it, then season it very

well with pepper, salt and ginger. Then

lard it and put it in a deep coffin of rye paste with a store of

butter. Close it and bake it very well, and when it is baked, fill up

the vent hole with melted butter, and so keep it; serve it as you

do the beef pie.

No, the Wanstead Village Directory does not endorse the baking

– or indeed any method of the cooking or eating – of swans. So,

forgive the inclusion of this Elizabethan recipe and do not try this

at home. It’s reproduced here solely to demonstrate our variable

relationship with animals. Swan meat was regarded as a luxury

food item in England during the reign of Elizabeth I, but under

Elizabeth II, the idea of killing a swan for food likely fills you

with revulsion – and likely the same revulsion that many of you

may feel at the thought of killing any animal for any reason, for

that matter.

Chicken, turkey – even goose – will be familiar sights on many

of our dinner plates, but you’ll be glad to know swans are now

protected as wild birds under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside

Act, and this makes it illegal to keep or kill them (although

it took until 1998 for the law to change so it was no longer

treasonous to eat a swan). And these days, our local, long-neck

friends have more than the law on their side to protect them

(see pages 14–15).

But putting the vegetarian and vegan debates to one side, I

think we can all agree the best way to enjoy the

swans of Wanstead is not to scald or parboil

them, but to watch them in all their grace

on Perch Pond. And if you must eat, try a

cheese sandwich from the tea hut.

Lee Marquis, Editor

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Wanstead and Woodford Marie Curie

fundraising group reach £100,000 target

The Wanstead and

Woodford Marie Curie

fundraising group

has reached its target

of raising £100,000

for the charity, which

provides care and

support to people with

terminal illnesses and

their families. “This

has taken six years

to achieve, but we

are finally there,” said

a spokesperson for

the group, which was

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Fundraising on

Wanstead High Street in

2013, the year the local

group was formed

formed in June 2013. To mark the achievement,

a celebratory afternoon will take place at

Wanstead House on 22 February from 2pm to

4pm. There will be a short talk on the work

of Marie Curie, a cheque presentation and

informal discussions over tea and biscuits.

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Leisure centre

wins award

Wanstead Leisure

Centre has scooped

the award for ‘most

improved performer

in sport and leisure

facility management’

at the Association

of Public Service

Excellence Awards.

The recognition was

based on the centre’s

overall performance

across a wide range

of indicators during

the financial year

2018/2019. Manager

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and Duty Manager

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at a ceremony

in Blackpool in

December.

Rescheduled

local forum

Redbridge

Council’s next West

Neighbourhood

Local Forum will take

place on 19 February

at Churchfields Junior

School in South

Woodford. It follows

the cancellation of

the previous forum

in December, which

clashed with the

General Election. The

meeting starts at

6.45pm for informal

discussions with

councillors. A formal

session begins at

7.15pm, with a Q&A

session with the

council leader from

8pm to 8.30pm. Visit

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February 2020

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Caring for the resident swans of

Wanstead Parklands

Apprenticeship and training fair for

local teenagers and young adults

A charity dedicated to the care of swans will

host an event in Wanstead Park on 2 February.

“Swan Sanctuary volunteers have been

active in Epping Forest for many years…

Last December, we rescued and operated

successfully on one of the Heronry swans in

Wanstead Park and returned him to the lake,”

said a spokesperson. The event – which will

take place at the Temple from 2pm to 2.30pm

(adults: £3; children: free) – will be followed by

a guided walk to Perch Pond to observe the

resident swans. Visit wrengroup.org.uk

Now showing in Wanstead:

two horticultural happenings

A local rugby club will host an apprenticeship

and training fair on 8 February, for students

aged 15 and over. “There will be a CV clinic,

interactive activities – including how to find

your career online – and demonstrations by

our members, from construction to forensics,”

said a spokesperson for Eton Manor RFC.

Wanstead-based North London Loft Rooms

and Petty Son and Prestwich will be among

the companies taking part. The event will take

place at the club’s Nutter Lane grounds from

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winter irises at the Wanstead United Reformed

Church on Grosvenor Road – four clumps

of them. Originating in Algeria, they flower

from October through to March and are

exquisite! Plus, Garrya elliptica (silk tassel bush)

– many shrubs around the station. They bear

extraordinarily long catkins the whole winter.

A sight for sore eyes!” said Marian Temple.

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Jewish New Year for Trees: songs,

stories and unusual fruits

Wanstead to take part in council’s

wheelie bin pilot

© Geoff Wilkinson

Rambutans are exotic fruits

grown in tropical countries

Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue

invite those interested in Jewish culture to

celebrate Tu b’Shevat (New Year for Trees) on

9 February. “This festival was developed in the

16th century to mark the first signs of winter’s

departure and the re-awakening of nature

in Israel. It is marked by tree planting and

eating uncommon fruits, such as rambutans,”

said Martin Gaba. Celebrations will take

place at 2 Fillebrook Road, Leytonstone from

2pm to 5pm, with food, songs and stories.

Call 07434 631 948 or visit wnstd.com/laws

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Some households in Wanstead Village will join

four other wards across Redbridge in trialling

wheelie bins for rubbish collection this month.

“The pilot areas have been chosen to be

representative of the borough so the bins can

be tested… before considering whether to

introduce them more widely,” said a Redbridge

Council spokesperson. Introducing wheelie

bins across the borough could potentially

reduce some of the £18m the council currently

spends each year on collecting 22 million

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Artists who feel unable to work quickly are

invited to a demonstration at Wanstead

House this month. “Keith Hornblower is a

professional architectural illustrator and artist.

He empathises with artists who feel unable to

confidently work quickly and experiment with

style and methods. In his demonstration of

painting street scenes in line and wash, Keith

will show us how to overcome this reluctance,”

said an Essex Art Club spokesperson. The

event will take place on 23 February from

2.30pm (visitors: £5). Visit wnstd.com/eac

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Wanstead to Leytonstone Central

Line track replacement delayed

Editor of leading floral art magazine

to give talk at Wanstead Library

The discovery of asbestos has caused delays

to the replacement of Central Line track in the

local area. “We are replacing rail track between

Wanstead and Leytonstone Tube stations to

reduce noise levels… Ahead of work starting

we identified some asbestos, which has

now been dealt with by a specialist team to

ensure the safety of staff and customers. As a

result of this we have made some changes to

the track replacement programme, but will

complete it as soon as possible,” said a London

Underground spokesperson.

Saturday 18 April 2020

The Woodford and District Floral Arrangement

Group will hold its AGM and host the editor

of the UK’s leading floral art magazine The

Flower Arranger on 17 February from 7.30pm at

Wanstead Library (visitors: £5). “I will discuss

the history of the magazine, how it has been

inspiring floral artists for nearly 60 years and

also its future now flower arranging has been

taken up by the Instagram generation. Floral

arrangements inspired by six decades of the

magazine will also be on display,” said editor

Chloë Bryan-Brown. Call 020 8530 2427

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Redbridge Brass Band will return to St Gabriel’s

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Litter pick proves ‘community spirit in

Wanstead is second to none’

Wanstead Golf Club drive-in for

incoming captain

Volunteers came out in strength last month

to clean up Wanstead on the first litter pick of

2020. “Some 12 adults and children gathered at

Woodbine Place before fanning out to collect

the debris and detritus of those who walk and

drive around our streets. The result was a haul

of 14 bags of rubbish collected… The turnout

proves that the community spirit in Wanstead

is second to none… This year will be a

significant one, with new wheelie bins being

rolled out and efforts increasing to clean

things up,” said Councillor Jo Blackman.

Over 150 spectators attended Wanstead Golf

Club’s annual drive-in for the incoming Club

Captain Steve Johnston last month. “We

watched Steve and the other new captains

drive-in to their year in office. After the usual

trick and novelty shots, Steve smashed his

drive, a very creditable 178 yards against

a strong wind. Members and guests then

retired to the clubhouse for an afternoon

of celebration, where Steve announced his

charity for the year, Cancer Research UK,” said

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In the first of a series of articles celebrating the

swans that reside on the lakes of Wanstead

Park and Wanstead Flats, Tracey Adebowale-Jones

explains her love for these graceful birds

After some years of

being captivated by and

photographing the swans of

Wanstead Park, I was walking one day

around the Heronry Pond when I spotted

a very forlorn-looking swan sitting in

the reeds of a muddy, shallow estuary. I

was struck by its sadness, condition and

reluctance to come over to me for food

(unusual for most swans).

After that first encounter, I started to take

bread and seed, eventually coaxing it across

the water so she would eat. Each day I went

at the same time and each day she began to

wait on the bank, but she seemed unable to

preen, remaining dirty and unkempt and thin.

I happened to see a friend who was carrying

bags of bird food and I expressed my concern

to her. Immediately, she told me about Gill

Walker, who rescues swans and other birds

and takes them to The Swan Sanctuary in

Shepperton, Middlesex for care, healing and,

hopefully, a return to the water. I contacted

Gill and a day or so later, my swan was carried

off in an Ikea bag (just the right size) to the

sanctuary, where she remains to this day.

Since

that swan

encounter, I

have become an

avid swan watcher.

Still taking photographs,

but now much more aware

of their behaviour and needs.

Learning all the time about them, and

wanting to impart everything I have learnt,

I have begun to develop a network of swan

watchers in the park so that we can all keep

them safe.

Swans are vulnerable to uncontrolled dogs,

foxes, abandoned fishing line and floats, and

when very small, the cygnets can be carried

away by hungry crows or terrapins that lurk

in the waters. Their nests are sometimes

ransacked by humans who smash the eggs,

and we believe our swan population in the

park last year was depleted because of this

cruelty.

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Swan

Lakes

We have four lakes

in the park and

usually, there is

an adult pair on

three of them – one

greedy pair takes two

lakes as their own and often

you will see a territorial of great drama

when another pair attempts to intrude.

Already this year, we have been able to rescue

a juvenile from the Shoulder of Mutton Pond

who was driven off by an adult pair.

Through our growing network, we are able to

tell each other when we have concerns about

a swan’s health or safety, and we thank the

many people of Wanstead who share a love

for these birds for their support in looking

after our beloved swans.

For more information on The Swan

Sanctuary, visit wnstd.com/swans. To

report any concerns about the health and

safety of a local swan, call 01932 240 790

All photos ©Tracey Adebowale-Jones

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row, column and 3x3 box

contains the digits 1 through

to 9 with no repetition.

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6

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5 8 3 2

9 3

4 9 5

7 9 3

2 6 9

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Mama’s Back!

After cementing herself as a family favourite during Fabula Festival 2019,

Mama G is back in Wanstead for LGBT+ History Month celebrations.

Here, the pantomime dame explains the importance of stories

Hello lovelies! I’m so excited to be

visiting Wanstead Library in February

that I absolutely insisted the editor

let me write something for this delightful

little tome, to make sure none of you

miss out.

Some of you may have seen me last time

I visited, and if you didn’t, let me tell you

what I do. I do fabulous! I do it all the time!

And I try and encourage everyone else to be

fabulous too!

And I do all of this by telling stories. That’s

right: I’m a pantomime dame storyteller!

My stories are all about being who you are

and loving who you want. They’re aimed at

children and their families but everyone can

enjoy them. I always try and make sure there’s

some humour that the adults will enjoy, but

mostly I want everyone to leave knowing that

who they are is wonderful and that everyone

else is wonderful too!

My stories are about all sorts of things. I have

two fairies (Fran and Vera) who fight over

who their friend Silly Billy should love. Then

there’s Eunice the horse who goes on quite

the farmyard adventure to discover who she

really is (no spoilers, but it does involve eating

glitter!). And my personal favourite story is

about Little Roar, the fashionista dinosaur. If

you come to hear my stories, you might also

meet the firefly without any fire, Valentina

Tereshkova (the first lady to go into space),

some goats with a wind problem and even

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (well, maybe

just at Christmas).

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Why

would a panto dame want to tell stories?”

Well, it’s kind of what we do. We always

make sure you know what’s going on when

it comes to Aladdin or Dick Whittington’s

latest adventures and we love being in front

of an audience. Wearing a fabulous frock and

making every generation of a family laugh

really is a wonderful way to make a living!

And I think it’s important to tell the stories I

do because everyone has the right to know

that who they are is valued and loved and

appreciated. My stories also promote an

understanding that you should respect and

appreciate everyone else for who they are

too. If children grow up understanding that

everybody should be able to live their lives

their way, don’t you think the world and our

community will become a friendlier place?

It’s only a small act, but I can’t help feeling that

the impact could be huge. So, why not come

and join me for storytime? You never know, it

could change your life!

Mama G will be sharing her tales at

Wanstead Library on 12 February from 2pm

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In the first of a series of articles documenting the thoughts and work of

local anti-bullying ambassador Elsa Arnold, the founder of the Spreading

Kindness Through E11 initiative explains her motivation

I’m Elsa. I’m 18 and an A level student. I

have been an anti-bullying ambassador

for The Diana Award charity since the age

of 15, but this topic has always been close to

my heart because of my own experiences,

which led to me struggling a lot with my

mental health.

I really value being able to turn my negative

experiences into something positive, and I am

so grateful to have had so many opportunities

to have been able to do that.

I believe school is an experience you never

forget and that everyone has the right

to enjoy and make the most of it. I want

to be a part of ensuring that happens for

everyone.

In 2017, I started doing more work in the local

community, teaming up with Redbridge

Libraries to deliver anti-bullying workshops,

which are honestly one of my favourite

things to do. I’ve been lucky enough to have

also worked with some local youth groups

and schools.

I’ve experienced bullying at different times in

my life, but the memories from primary school

cross my mind most often. I was never really

aware of what bullying was in primary school,

so I didn’t identify what was happening at

the time. I believed I deserved to feel the

way that I did, and often, one of the hardest

parts was trying to find a friend in myself. So,

being able to work with children now, at the

same age as I was when I struggled, means a

lot because I see it as my duty to be a part of

ensuring the same experiences don’t happen

to anyone else.

I am also a member of the youth panel for the

charity YoungMinds, who do amazing work

for young people’s mental health and are an

amazing, inspiring organisation to be a part of.

But one of the best and most heartwarming

things I feel I have done is team up with

Mark Mountney (owner of Zoology) in 2018

to launch a local initiative called Spreading

Kindness Through E11, because that’s what has

always been at the heart of everything I have

aimed to do. I have also enjoyed teaming up

with local businesses over the last couple of

years to continue spreading the messages

about which I am passionate.

My life is dedicated to helping other people

and being part of making the world a better

place. I can’t wait to see where I can take

this and who I can work with next to help

achieve this.

I’d like to thank the Wanstead Village Directory

for giving me this platform to share a bit of

my story and let you know how you can get

involved. I hope you enjoy reading my articles.

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Future for Whipps

In the fourth of a series of articles looking at the redevelopment of

Whipps Cross Hospital, Gordon Drakes is pleased to report that being

environmentally friendly will be a key design principle in the new build

Campaigners were informed last month

that an environmentally friendly

hospital and the lowest possible

carbon footprint will be a key design

principle in the new Whipps Cross Hospital,

and that the redevelopment team want this

to go further and enable the whole of the

site to achieve a carbon neutral footprint.

To cover additional costs, a 3% uplift to the

capital bid for building the hospital is to be

included. They are aiming to achieve the

‘Excellent’ level of BREEAM (Building Research

Establishment Environmental Assessment

Method). Alastair Finney, the Whipps

Redevelopment Director, said they will

appoint a dedicated sustainability consultant

to the team for the next phase: “We will also

make sure there are opportunities for expert

stakeholders and local people to be engaged

and involved in the work as it progresses.”

The recent election has demonstrated that,

aside from the ‘B’ word, securing a sustainable

future for the NHS and the planet are perhaps

the two most important issues for the British

public. So, this is welcome news indeed.

In the summer of 2019, the government

enshrined into law a commitment to reach net

zero carbon by 2050 (not soon enough, but a

positive starting point), and it is clear that if

governments of the future are to achieve this

target, it will be because of action taken now

and over the coming years. Given the scale

of the task, the principle of net zero carbon

needs to infuse and influence all government

decision-making going forward.

How the government spends tax revenue

on large-scale land development projects

must surely be a prime area for implementing

this new environmental modus operandi.

Indeed, in the government’s response to a

recent report issued by the Climate Change

Commission, it acknowledged that the built

environment accounts for 40% of national

energy use and around one-third of emissions.

Whipps Cross is one of the six hospital

developments the government has

announced will benefit from a share of a

£2.7bn funding allocation. The plans are still

in flux and the amount of funding for Whipps

is still not confirmed – do sign and share the

Waltham Forest Save Our NHS petition to the

Secretary of State for Health, which is to be

handed in on 14 February. But by putting the

environment at the centre of the plans, there

is an opportunity to reap many benefits.

Members of Wanstead Climate Action (WCA)

joined with local health campaigners to urge

Barts Health Trust to ensure that low carbon

or net zero carbon is a core principal of the

Whipps redevelopment plans. Now that we

have a positive response to this plea, we need

to keep on the case. There are many hurdles to

go through yet.

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How was that?

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club players Nanette Kritzinger and

Saba Nasim reflect on their experiences representing England at the

Indoor Cricket Masters Series in 2019

The 2019 Indoor Cricket Masters

Series proved one thing: the

England women’s team made their

mark on the international stage in every

possible way; performance, team spirit,

sportsmanship, determination, friendship

and courage.

Heading into the World Series 2019, England

was considered the underdog and very much

a developing country in the sport of indoor

cricket, about to square up against the wellestablished

masters of the game, Australia,

New Zealand and hosts South Africa.

The fighting spirit of the England team could

not be dampened, and it was soon clear that

we are now becoming a force to be reckoned

with. In our fifth appearance, we beat the

mighty New Zealand by sticking to our game

plan and ensuring the basics of the game

were done right.

This moment was made even more special

when we realised it was not just us celebrating

this historic moment (this was our first

ever win at a World Series competition),

but also the local crowds and teams from

other countries. Everybody there had an

unstoppable passion for the sport and were

excited by the prospect of the sport growing

and developing in England.

The experience gained by each and every

player in such a high standard tournament is

immeasurable. Indoor cricket has many skill

sets that can transfer and improve the players’

outdoor game. Players learn more control over

the shots they play while batting by finding

the gaps and scoring faster; their fielding

becomes faster and more accurate; bowling

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the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing

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batsman; and fitness levels increase drastically.

All things considered, this is the ideal sport to

play during the winter months in preparation

for the outdoor season in the summer.

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club

is proud to say we had four players in the

England Indoor Cricket Women’s Masters

squad (Nanette Kritzinger, Saba Nasim,

Natasha Bourke and Jen Liu).

We are now looking forward to our 2020

outdoor season, where we will be playing

in the Essex Women’s Premier League for

the first time since the Women’s Southern

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leagues (so teams have less distances to

travel for matches) with the winner of each

league competing in a semi-final and final for

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Ahead of a family orientated oral history training session in Wanstead

this month, Rev Dr Jack Dunn explains why listening to your elders is

important, and why talking to youngsters is vital for the community

This month, Wanstead Parish, in

conjunction with Eastside Community

Heritage (ECH), will be offering a

unique opportunity to develop and gain

new skills through oral history training at

St Mary’s Church.

The training is part of the parish’s Heritage

Lottery Funded (HLF) community activities,

associated with the recent repair and

renovation works of the masonry at St Mary’s,

and is open to all. It has been particularly

designed to be family friendly and is ideal for

children aged 10 and over and their parents,

caregivers and grandparents.

ECH has been working in east London for over

22 years. During that time, it has become one

of the nation’s leading community heritage

organisations. It has established (with funding

from HLF) the London People’s Archive, now

called the Hidden Histories Archive, which

contains over 4,000 digitised oral histories of

Londoners.

ECH’s mission is to uncover the histories of

people that would otherwise permanently

be hidden or lost from history; from workingclass

communities, from the economically

disadvantaged, from immigrant communities

and from LGBTQIA+, BAME and disabled

people. The organisation helps ‘ordinary

people’ to see that their stories can be

extraordinary and are worth telling and

preserving for posterity.

Intergenerational activities are a core

element of both Wanstead Parish’s and ECH’s

ministry and offering. This project has been

designed to help bring the generations

together to listen and to share and to learn

from each other. Young people find older

people more interesting than expected; older

people are surprised and touched by the

interest of the young; experience is passed

on from one generation to another; enduring

relationships are formed, which benefit

communities and individuals, breaking down

generational barriers. The process of training

younger people to interview their parents,

grandparents, carers and older members of

the community will hopefully shine a new

light for future generations.

The skills and techniques the participants will

acquire by engaging in oral history-based

projects are numerous. For school-aged

children, oral history is not confined to history

lessons and can be used to enrich learning

across the national curriculum, including in

art, media, technology, geography and English

language.

All this and more is included in the oral history

training provided by ECH. We hope you will

join us for a fascinating 90-minute session,

open to all.

Oral history training will take place at

St Mary’s Church, Overton Drive, Wanstead

on 8 February from 11am to 12.30pm (free;

open to all). For more information, call

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The old

East End

In the fourth of a series of articles, local photographer

Geoff Wilkinson discusses his new exhibition – entitled ‘Quick! Before

it goes’ – depicting London’s East End, an area which resonates

with many residents here

Preparing a new photography

exhibition about London’s East End

for my Wanstead gallery invariably

involves a lot of walking. Cold, dark, wet

nights are my preference as the light from

street lamps, shops and traffic bounces in

the rain and reflects on the pavements and

roads, filling the pictures with energy and

life, unlike daylight.

The other thing I can’t resist is an alleyway or a

street with a curious name; in this case, it was

Park Lane. The very name conjured up for me

mental images of grand hotels and luxurious

apartments overlooking London’s Hyde Park.

This particular Park Lane, however, is just

off Stratford High Street and is a wonderful

example of the old and the new.

As you can see from the photograph, at the

north end of this short road stands an old,

small, white-painted building now used as a

house of worship. Surrounded and dwarfed

by its modern neighbours, the photograph

shows a prime example of how change

continues. Like the Thames that flows through

it, the East End also changes continuously,

albeit at a slower pace than the river.

The Huguenots, Jewish and Asian families

have all passed through Spitalfields over

generations. When the East India, West India

and King George docks were working at their

frenzied height, ships from all over the world

were unloading passengers and cargo, adding

to the mix of nationalities and languages. Not

really surprising then that change continues,

although at a faster pace, with architecture

changing dramatically as well.

What I want to discover before they disappear

are the buildings, streets and alleyways our

parents and grandparents grew up in. There

must be many more places for me to find,

discover and photograph, so the search will

continue.

Geoff’s exhibition of East End photographs

runs until 1 March at Gallery 84 on

Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EZ. For

more information, call 020 8530 1244 or

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Stories great & Small

Author, retired vet, ex-racing cyclist and head injury victim Julian Earl

has many stories to tell, and residents are invited to hear them at an

event in Aldersbrook this month. Gill James reports

As pet owners, a trip to the vets is all

part and parcel of owning a pet. But

have you ever wondered what it is

actually like to work as a vet?

Such a profession is often seen as a glamorous

occupation, but the reality is mess, noise,

dealing with the public, being called out for

an emergency in the middle of the night

and long hours. Plus, there is the constant

threat of injuries and accidents from large,

unruly animals. You need a sense of humour

to be a vet, and the author of Cows in Trees,

vet Julian Earl, certainly has that essential

attribute.

His book is written in a warm and lighthearted

style, and yes, the cow in the tree

story as depicted on the front cover of this

hardback book really did happen! And this

month, you have the chance to hear Julian

telling us about a vet’s life in person.

Julian dreamed of working as a vet from his

childhood. He worked in Lancashire and

Lincolnshire with both domestic pets and

farm livestock for many years.

He was a keen competitive cyclist before

suffering life-threatening injuries during a

cycle race in 2012 that brought his clinical

work to an end. He was left with skull fractures

and multiple brain haemorrhages. He was

placed into an induced coma and underwent

multiple operations. He was not expected to

survive.

But not only did this remarkable man survive,

he now – due to his head injury – competes as

a para-cyclist.

Julian recovered well from his head injury

thanks to the work of a remarkable surgeon.

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Sadly, many brain injury survivors are not so

lucky. Headway East London is a local charity,

based in Hackney, supporting people affected

by brain injuries. It offers specialist support

and services to survivors and their family,

while also campaigning for greater public

awareness.

We all think ‘it will never happen to me’,

but every year around 350,000 people are

admitted to hospital with an acquired brain

injury. That’s one every 90 seconds.

Like Julian, Aldersbrook resident Oli Herz

suffered a serious injury caused by a cycling

accident. He is grateful for the support he

received from Headway East London and now

volunteers for them every week. He will also

be at the event this month to tell us a little

about his own experience and the work of

the charity.

Julian and Oli’s talk will take place at

Aldersbrook Bowls Club, 34 Aldersbrook

Road, E12 5DY on 13 February from

7.30pm (tickets: £5 on the door or £4

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Listen and learn

In the 21st of a series of articles, David Bird discusses the work

of Redbridge Music Society and introduces us to soprano Charlotte

Bowden, who will be performing at Wanstead Library this month

Two essential aims of Redbridge

Music Society are to promote and

support up-and-coming young

musicians, especially those associated with

the borough, and to bring high-quality

live chamber recitals to the people of

Redbridge at affordable prices. This month,

outstanding young soprano Charlotte

Bowden, together with award-winning

pianist Ella O’Neill, will give a recital of

music by Schumann, Brahms, Britten and

others at Wanstead Library.

Charlotte completed her undergraduate

studies at the Royal Academy of Music

and is currently studying on the Masters in

Performance course under Rosa Mannion and

Simon Lepper at the Royal College of Music,

where she and her accompanist Ella first met.

Charlotte is a Huffner Scholar, a Harriet Cohen

Memorial Music Award holder and is currently

a Philip and Dorothy Green Making Music

Young Artist. She is also a Britten-Pears Young

Artist having studied the title role of Handel’s

oratorio Theodora with Sarah Connolly and

Christian Curnyn in 2018; this was followed by

an invitation to study at the Verbier Festival

Atelier Lyrique in July 2019. She was awarded

second prize and the audience prize in the

2018 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards and first

prizes in the Marjorie Thomas Art of Song Prize

and the Michael Head Prize.

Charlotte has performed at prestigious venues

such as Cadogan Hall, Snape Maltings and the

Royal Festival Hall, and next month will make

her Wigmore Hall debut as Orfeo in Handel’s

Italian serenata Parnasso in Festa. She also has

a keen interest in new music and created the

role of Variable 4 in Bofan Ma’s chamber opera

This Is No Opera. She is a Help Musicians UK

Ian Fleming Award holder and is particularly

grateful for the support of the Josephine

Baker Trust. Charlotte went to Forest School in

Snaresbrook and is delighted to be returning

to the area to perform.

Accompanist Ella O’Neill is increasingly in

demand across the UK as a song and chamber

music pianist. Last April, she performed in the

finals of the 64th Kathleen Ferrier Awards at

the Wigmore Hall, where she was awarded

the Help Musicians UK Accompanists’ Prize

in memory of Arthur and Gwyneth Harrison.

She returned to the venue in September

to perform in the International Song

Competition, and then in November for the

finals of the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards.

The collaboration of two such outstanding

musicians promises to make the recital a

particularly memorable occasion.

Charlotte and Ella will perform at

Wanstead Library on 18 February from

8pm (tickets on the door: £10). For

more information, call 07380 606 767.

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ASSISTED DYING

Paul Kaufman, Chair of East London Humanists, sets the scene for the

grim but important topic of assisted dying, which will be discussed at

the group’s meeting this month with guest speaker Keiron McCabe

Keiron McCabe campaigns full time for

reform of the law on assisted dying

on behalf of Humanists UK. He works

alongside pressure groups such as My

Death, My Decision.

Keiron is young, energetic and passionate

about his role. He cut his campaigning teeth

working for the Hilary Clinton campaign in

the 2016 US election. So, why choose to be

involved in this of all areas of work?

Keiron explains that it is hard to exaggerate

how important reform is to the individuals

involved, and the positive difference reform

would make to them and their peace of mind.

The sense of injustice is compounded by the

fact that polls show overwhelming support

for a change in the law. The largest such poll

was commissioned by Dignity in Dying last

year. It showed 84% of respondents support

a change. Support is consistently strong

across age, gender and class, and there is even

stronger support among people who stated

they had a disability. There is broad support

for assisted dying across most faith groups,

including more than 82% support amongst

Christian respondents.

So, why is popular opinion, and the wish of the

individuals concerned, being thwarted? The

resistance to change is largely spearheaded by

religious diehards, not least unelected bishops

in the House of Lords. Objections are often

rooted in a belief in an overriding ‘divine will.’

One individual affected is Paul Lamb. Keiron

has worked closely with Paul in support of his

recent high-profile High Court challenge. He

was paralysed from the neck down following

an accident 30 years ago. Paul enjoys the love

and support of family and friends and enjoys

Paul Lamb, 63, believes the current

law, which bans assisted suicide

under threat of up to 14 years'

imprisonment, is discriminatory

and breaches his human rights

a quality of life which he feels currently makes

life worth living. But Paul is in constant and

growing pain. His condition is incurable. He

dreads life becoming intolerable and lacking

the power to choose the time and place of

his death. He has no religious belief or belief

in a divine will. His wish is carefully thought

through and rational. He simply wants the

reassurance of knowing he will be able to die

in his own home, surrounded by those he

loves, at a time of his choosing.

Many progressive jurisdictions have passed

reforms which would allow Paul’s wish to be

granted. Fears of abuse and the ‘thin end of

the wedge’ argument have proved groundless.

For example, Portland, Oregon, where the law

was changed in 1997, has exceptionally good

hospice provision and palliative care. But now

the terminally ill in Portland are able to make

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Insects. Love them or loathe them, we

certainly need to look after them – they

are, after all, the foundation of life on

Earth. That’s why one sunny lunchtime back

in November, I nipped to the Museum of

London to join the launch of a new report

into the state of insect life in Britain.

It is known that insects are in calamitous

decline across the world – ‘insectageddon’

as it has been termed by the newspapers.

In 2017, a study reported that flying insects

had declined by around 75% in the last 25

years on German nature reserves. But what

is the situation in the UK and how should we

all be responding? Those are the questions

addressed by Insects and Why They Matter,

a report by leading entomologist Professor

Dave Goulson.

Considering their importance, there is

remarkably little data monitoring insect

populations. One of the best-studied groups

in the world is British butterflies. Our common

butterflies have declined by about half over

the last 40 years, and despite conservation

efforts, numbers of those needing specialist

habitats have fallen by 77%. Over a similar

period, the ranges of wild bees and hoverflies

have shrunk dramatically. There are now large

areas of the country where many species are

no longer able to live.

This is bad news for birds, bats, lizards,

amphibians, fishes and the many other

creatures that rely on insects for food. And it’s

bad news for us humans too. Insects perform

an important function controlling pests on

our crops. They help old material decay,

recycling nutrients into the soil, and they

pollinate the plants we eat. Three-quarters of

food crops need insects. No insects mean no

tomatoes, apples, coffee and even chocolate.

According to the report, there are three main

reasons why insects are declining in Britain:

loss of habitat, the intensification of farming

and the use of pesticides. Nearly 17,000 tons

of pesticides are sprayed on farms every

year – not to mention all the chemicals used

by councils and homeowners. According to

DEFRA, every hectare of arable land in the UK

receives 17 applications of pesticide each year.

With less habitats, fewer flowers and an

environment contaminated with poison, it’s

not surprising our insects are dying. But there

is still time to make a difference. Many insects

may have reduced range but they are still in

existence, so there is scope to rejuvenate their

populations. There are two main strategies

proposed for addressing this: stopping all

routine and unnecessary use of pesticides and

creating more and better connected insectfriendly

habitats in our gardens, towns, cities

and countryside. So, with this in mind, what

can individuals do to help? Here are a few

ideas to consider:

• zNever apply pesticides in our gardens.

• zUse every bit of outdoor space we have to

create a habitat for wildlife. Greening up

driveways, installing green roofs, planting

trees, shrubs and pollinator-friendly flowers

in our gardens, and leaving some areas to

get a bit wilder.

• zEmail the council to ask them to stop using

pesticides and support the creation of more

wild areas (like the new Grow Zones, which

are slowly being established on verges and

parks in Wanstead).

• zBuy organic food where possible.

• zSign petitions asking the government

to act.

According to Insects and Why They Matter,

ecosystem crashes due to a critical loss of

insect abundance and diversity are a real

and present threat to society, but they are

not inevitable. Insect declines in the UK are

mainly caused by a loss of habitat in which to

thrive, and the use of pesticides on farmland,

urban green spaces and gardens. These can be

addressed without major economic or cultural

cost. It just needs all of us to act.

To download the Insects and Why They

Matter report, visit wnstd.com/iawtm

For more information on the Wild

Wanstead project, visit wnstd.com/wild

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1

34-40 High Street

020 8989 5147

www.thp.co.uk

wanstead@thp.co.uk

2

providing genuine,

honest and

reliable service

to Wanstead

since 1987

email: shop@keatingjewellers.co.uk

Mon-Sat: 10:00- 17:30

123a High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RL

Homesdale

(Woodford Baptist Homes) Ltd.

5/7 New Wanstead, Wanstead, E11 2SH

3

Homesdale, Hunter Court & Mountier Court

Christian Sheltered Housing and Care for the elderly

www.homesdale.co.uk

Phone 0208 989 0847

16

Eightyfour

Gallery

15

020 8530 0366

To Woodford Road

Sylvan Road

Lillies of Wanstead

6

Hermon Hill

Wellesley Road

Cuckfield

Wellington Road

The Nightingale

Nightingale Lane

NatWest

Grosvenor Road

Tesco

Geoffrey Wilkinson

Photography at

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84 Nightingale Lane, E11 2EZ

t.0208 530 1244 m.07974 662881

www.geoffwilkinsonphotography.co.uk

e. gtw@dircon.co.uk

Snaresbrook Crown Court

Hollybush Hill

To Green Man Rbt

Wanstead High Street

War Memorial

Homesdale

Tarzy Wood

3

New Wanstead To Green Man Rbt

Robins Pie & Mash 13

Doctors

Church Path

Wanstead Clinic

Osteopath 8

Chaucer Road

Wanstead Place Voluntary Place

14

13

12

– wet FiSH SpecialiStS –

020 8989 4433

119b HigH Street

14 High Street, Wanstead Tel: 020 8989 1988

Mondays to Saturdays: 9.30am – 6pm

Sundays: 10am – 5pm


4

Oxfam Books &

Music Shop

Donations of books, CDs, DVDs,

vinyl and sheet music welcomed

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm

Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Call: 020 8530 3413

Email: oxfamshopf8092@oxfam.org.uk

1 Clockhouse Parade, High Street, Wanstead

5

6

Pharmacy / Post Office

Oxfam Bookshop

Christchurch

Green

Grove Park

The Co-operative

Allan Burgess Centre

Woodbine Place

Spratt Hall Road

P

British Heart Foundation

Wanstead Fish

Addison Road

Dangan Road

Gordon Road

Keating Jewellers

The Manor House

P

To A12

Cambridge Park

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14 16 2

4

Wanstead Library

Wiseman Lee 11

Smile in London 7

One Addison 9

The George

Wanstead High Street

THP 1 Barnardo’s 10

11

The Green

George

Green

Draycot Road

Seagry Road

Redbridge Lane West

Wanstead House

Felstead Road

Wanstead

Leisure

Centre

Wanstead

High

School

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Personalised dental care

with a gentle touch

19 CAMBRIDGE PARK

WANSTEAD, E11 2PU

020 8532 9990

www.smileinlondon.co.uk

8

Wanstead

Osteopaths

24 High Street Wanstead E11 2AQ

Providing Treatment

and Pain Relief

• Back and Neck Pain • Sciatica

• Sports Injuries • Expectant Mothers

• Cranial Osteopathy for

Babies and Children

Simply Call for an Appointment

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7

9

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wiseman.co.uk

9-13 Cambridge Park

Wanstead E11 2PU

For great value today and everyday,

visit your local Barnardo’s store.

We urgently need donations of stock too,

so if you have any unwanted items we would

be pleased to accept them – thank you.

Or why not volunteer with us? Just a few

hours a week can make all the difference.

Just call or ask to speak to a member of

our team in store.

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Mon-Sat: 9am – 5pm

Sun: 10am CLOSED – 4pm

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Old enOUgh tO…

In the seventh of a series of articles looking at the work of Age UK

Redbridge, Barking and Havering, Janet West explains the operation of

their user involvement service Voices of Experience

Voices of Experience is Age UK’s user

involvement service, which has been

established in Redbridge since 2004.

It was set up to enable older people to

have their say on a number of issues that

affect their daily lives. The service consists

of a questionnaire group and a citizens

panel of 15 members, who meet monthly

for discussion and to hear from speakers

from the council, Clinical Commissioning

Groups and other statutory and voluntary

organisations.

The coordinator of the service engages with

older people through questionnaires, face-toface

discussions with groups of older people,

as well as one-to-one phone discussions, so

people get the chance to have their views

heard in a way that suits them. It might be

about a current local authority consultation,

for example, and their views can be given

back to the council to ensure their voices are

heard. Discussions are also held at the Allan

Burgess Centre in Wanstead with older people

who have popped in for a coffee and a chat or

for lunch.

In fact, Alex Wilde and the Redbridge

Rhymesters, who frequently attend the

Allan Burgess Centre along with children

from Snaresbrook Primary School, first got

to know us through a chance discussion

with me when I was the coordinator of the

service. I had come across a poem of Alex’s

and contacted her to ask permission for the

poem to be used in the Voices of Experience

newsletter. Alex was delighted and thereafter

a wonderful relationship between Alex and

Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering was

established!

Sometimes, the group participates in Age

UK’s campaigns, most notably on improving

Panel members

Pearl and Bert

social care, accessible transport and tackling

loneliness. The panel has met with MPs at

Westminster and been given the chance to

question them on their plans for social care.

The photo shows panel members Pearl and

Bert – both very active members of the group

for many years – during the campaign ‘On

the Buses’, which was aimed at making bus

travel safer for older people by providing

appropriate training for drivers to help

prevent falls on buses. (Bert sadly passed away

recently, but remained an active member up

until the end of 2019.)

Members of the group have said it makes

them feel valued and listened to and some

have been with us for many years. There is

now a new coordinator in post, Pat Fitzsimons,

as I have moved on to another role in

the organisation. Pat has some new and

innovative ideas for the service and is looking

forward to 2020 and new ways to include older

people and give them a voice.

For more information on Age UK

Redbridge, Barking and Havering, call

020 8220 6000 or visit wnstd.com/ageuk

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Homesdale (Woodford Baptist Homes) Ltd.

5/7 New Wanstead, Wanstead, London E11 2SH

Homesdale, Hunter Court & Mountier Court

Christian Sheltered Housing and Care for the elderly

•Residential care home with day care services available

•Meals and activities included

WE ARE NOT JUST A CARE HOME,

WE ARE A HOME THAT CARES.

Call to arrange a visit and a chat

020 8989 0847

www.homesdale.co.uk

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

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

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Traditional tradesmen in high quality interior and exterior decorative and

architectural mouldings with an extensive catalogue of period designs.

A full bespoke service is offered, such as the recently completed project

in Wanstead E11, whereby working alongside locally based construction

company, Ellicott Construction (info@ellicottconstruction.co.uk) we recreated

the entire front bay window to match to the correct period designs present

throughout the rest of the road.

The house was further enhanced with the installation of a standard

period design cornice, HPS 15, and ceiling roses, CR3, throughout.

Please call 01708252400 or email info@hpslondon.co.uk

for a free estimate, survey or advice.

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TIME TO GO DIGITAL

If the computing world has left you offline, make time for some

digital discovery at Wanstead Library this month, says Rose Meredith,

Development Librarian at Vision RCL

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“I

just can’t do that!” “That

digital stuff isn’t for me, I can’t

understand it.” “I’m a total failure at

downloading.” “I can’t change!”

Do you sometimes feel the digital world has

gone on without you and that you will never

have a chance to get on board the digital

highway? Ever found yourself declaring a story

of your fate that cannot alter? Do you feel sure

the digital world is really not a place for you?

Libraries have altered people’s perceptions

throughout time, enabling people to access

all kinds of information and participate in

new worlds of knowledge. Public libraries

have been in the forefront, more recently,

in enabling anyone in the community

to walk down the information superhighway,

accessing books and knowledge,

ideas and learning – for all age groups, no

matter background or circumstances.

Stories are part of the human experience –

shared in all kinds of ways amongst friends

and families. At every point in the history of

humanity, we have wanted to create new

stories, travelling into a brave new world of

knowledge. Today, the stories are changing.

Knowledge can extend into an untouchable

digital world with a stroke on a computer –

bringing to life books, images, maps, learning,

movies, TV, radio, cartoons, drawing and

art as well as bringing to our homes travel

around the globe and indeed the universe,

and allowing us to see the combined worlds

of great libraries and famous museum

collections (oh – and the very smallest local

collections too!).

We can access a world of TV, music and

entertainment from every part of the globe.

The digital world introduces new ways of

learning and discovering and using resources

like online catalogues, biographies, art

and dictionaries, as well as allowing us to

socialise and meet new people, join groups

and participate in our local communities. The

internet enables us to reach out, have fun

and build our knowledge in every aspect of

human endeavour, culture and history.

Redbridge Libraries wants you to be part of

this new digital world! To help you, we will

be delivering sessions throughout February

during Digital Discovery Time.

Having problems with accessing our online

resources? Not quite sure where to start? We

invite you to drop into one of our sessions

and ask our friendly staff. They can show you

our exciting and amazing range of digital

resources. Let’s get digital!

Digital Discovery Time sessions will

take place at Wanstead Library on 6 and

13 February from 11am to 12 noon (free;

booking required; bring your own digital

devices). For more information, call

020 8708 7400. To find out more about

the digital services available at Redbridge

Libraries, visit visionrcl.org.uk/digital

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Digital Discovery Time

at Wanstead Library

Thursday 7 February

Good As You: from pride to prejudice 30 years of gay Britain with Paul

Good As You is an important book that celebrates the seismic shift that turned gay men in Britain fro

friends of the state. It’s a story of how the power of pop culture can place real pressure on the gover

media, to make tangible steps towards change. From ‘Smalltown Boy’ to same sex marriage, Paul inte

integral to his own personal

journey and to so many

young gay men who found

their voices were finally

being heard in the 1980s.

This is the story of public

outrage and personal loss,

the (not always legal) highs

and the desperate lows, and

the final collective victory

as gay people were finally

recognised, as Good As You.

Copies of the book will be

available for purchase

and signing.

Wanstead Library

6.30pm-8pm

FREE, please book with the library on 020 8708 7400 or via Eventbrite

www.redbridge-events.eventbrite.com

Friday 8 February

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

This special event hosted by Positive East will reflect on

the progress made in terms of LGBT+ rights and the

journey made in relation to HIV, along with the journey

still to be travelled. Positive East will also be screening

their film “30 years of living with HIV”.

Thursdays 6 & 13 February, 11am to 12 noon

Redbridge Central Library

York Room

6.30pm-8.30pm

FREE, just turn up

Bring your own device and find out what we have online

FREE, booking required

Contact the library 020 8708 7400 visionrcl.org.uk/digital

‘Wonderful boo

written and well

honoured to

Tuesday 26 February

Play Reading Group- David F

Have you ever wanted to act but not h

take part in a play? Then come along t

will read aloud a chosen play, each pa

a variety of characters and there’s no n

advance. The play for this session will h

South Woodford Library & Gym

7pm-9.30pm ‘Lively, timely

FREE, just turn up researched: thor

both the old and

of the w

- The Sund

If you would like further information about any of these events please

Rhonda Brooks on 020 8708 2409 or email rhonda.brooks@visionrcl.

www.redbridge.gov.uk/events

RedbridgeLibraries

@Re

Redbridge Libraries

@RedbridgeLibs

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Serving for the over local 160 community

years.

for over 160 years.

City City of of London

for over

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& & Crematorium Crematorium

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us on 020 8530 2151 or

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cemetery@cityoflondon.gov.uk

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Wanstead Night Shelter

The Wanstead Winter Night Shelter launched at Christ Church hall last

month. Revd Canon Ann Clarke reports on the largely volunteer work that

has made it such a useful resource for their weekly guests

Steven Timms, MP for East Ham,

acknowledged recently that if it were

not for Faith Group Night Shelters,

2,200 more people would be sleeping on

the streets of London each night.

As part of Forest Churches Emergency Night

Shelter (FCENS), Wanstead Parish opened its

parish hall doors on 7 January to guests for

the very first time. We were able to provide

our visitors with a welcoming hot drink, a

nourishing hot meal, shelter and breakfast,

and a listening ear and a smile.

Thanks to the financial support from

our crowdfunding supporters and Aviva

employees, £8,491 was the official sum raised,

including £2,000 from the Aviva Community

Fund. We were able to purchase a dedicated

warming oven, fridge, new dishwasher, oven

and microwave in time for the opening of

the shelter, as well as room dividers, sleeping

bags, food, storage equipment and a key fire

safety system – a mandatory requirement for

having guests sleep overnight.

The generosity of the local community has

been overwhelming: in volunteering (40-plus

people on the current rota); in donations

from our Christmas services; and in donations

of clothing and food from our Reverse

Advent Calendar. Special thanks to Lizi at The

Cuckfield and John at Petty Son and Prestwich

for collecting so much and for supporting

this venture.

Wanstead Parish has joined FCENS, which

has a well-established scheme. A full-time

worker, Tunde, works all year round with the

homeless men and women in Waltham Forest

and beyond. All guests are known by him and

he attends each shelter to register them. There

is also a paid worker, Anthony, who attends

each shelter to help run the night shift with a

volunteer. All other workers are volunteers.

Our team begins at 6pm each Tuesday to

set up the hall, putting out the bedding and

tables and being there to greet and engage

with the guests. Teams of three or four people

provide a nourishing hot meal and another

group of volunteers serve and clear up. The

volunteer night watch person arrives at 9pm.

At 5.50am the breakfast team arrive and the

guests leave by 7am. Due to the amazing

amount of good quality clothing and new

items, such as underpants, socks, hats, shoes

and toiletries donated by the community, we

have also been able to send our guests on

their way with a much-needed care package.

Wanstead Parish considers it a privilege to

be running this shelter once a week during

the winter months. We see it as being part

of our Christian duty to home the homeless,

feed the hungry and clothe the naked. We

would like to thank so many members of our

wider community for helping us to offer this

important community resource.

The Wanstead Winter Night Shelter is open

at Christ Church hall every Tuesday until

31 March. Call 020 8530 8743

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DONATE TO

THE WANSTEAD

WINTER NIGHT

SHELTER

Please donate any good quality trainers,

waterproof coats, hoodies, hats, scarves,

gloves, sleeping bags, pants & socks.

Please bring into our office:

11 Woodbine Place, Wanstead E11 2RH

pettyson.co.uk

T: 020 8989 2091 E: enquiries@pettyson.co.uk

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DRIVING LESSONS

FOR ALL AGES & ALL ABILITIES

A friendly, female, driving instructor. An ex-police officer with young children.

I offer 2-hour lessons with an introductory offer of 5 hours for £99.

Please contact me on 07875080272

Email: Gtwaterhouse@gmail.com

Woody’s School of Motoring

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Will it change?

Purchasing property and getting married are key events that prompt

the need to update your will, but there are other circumstances you

may not have considered, says Hollie Skipper of Wiseman Lee Solicitors

It is no surprise that many people only

make one will during their lifetime. The

prospect of discussing your personal

affairs with a solicitor can be unsettling or

you may simply not have the time. While

changes to your address and changes to

the names and addresses of beneficiaries

do not often create a problem, why might

you need to change your will?

The most popular reason is a change within

a family relationship. Not including someone

in your will who ought to reasonably expect

to benefit is something to approach very

carefully and proper drafting of the reason

why is essential. You might want to add a

new beneficiary to your will. Simply letting

your family know that you would like to gift

someone a sum of money or personal item on

your death does not legally oblige them to do

so. Indeed, they may forget and your intended

beneficiary will go without.

Changes to your assets may also be a good

time to review your will. Perhaps you have

acquired an investment property jointly

with another and you would like your

interest to pass solely to them on your death.

Perhaps you have made lifetime gifts to your

children and would now like to benefit your

grandchildren under your will instead. A

family member passing away or the birth of

new family members can prompt the need

to change a will. With many people now

living long enough to meet their greatgrandchildren,

you may wish to ensure they

too benefit from your assets.

Choosing the right executors to administer

your estate is very important. As time passes,

you may consider the executors you originally

chose are no longer suitable. They may

be of a similar age to you and may not be

around at the time of your death or their own

circumstances may dictate they are unlikely

to have the time to devote to the process. If

you made your will when your children were

young and they are now over 18, perhaps you

would like to add them as executors.

With changes to the law, the terms of your will

may mean you do not benefit from the recent

increase in inheritance tax exemption or your

will may contain an outdated or unworkable

trust. You should ensure your assets pass in

the most tax efficient way possible.

Small changes to your will can be made by

executing a codicil, which is a supplementary

document that modifies the terms of an

existing will. This is often cheaper than

starting from scratch. However, if the updates

are substantial or the changes have a bearing

on the other operative terms of your will,

then it is best to make a new one. A properly

drafted will can have a long shelf life and

cover some foreseeable changes as your

family grows. However, I recommend you

review it regularly and seek advice if you

consider there are any changes to be made.

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RESTORING

Wanstead

Park

In the ninth of a series of articles looking at the developing plans for

restoring Wanstead Park, Richard Arnopp of the Friends of Wanstead

Parklands reflects on the recent River Roding flooding

This winter, nature gave Wanstead Park

an unexpected but very welcome

Christmas present. On 21 December,

after days of very heavy rain, the water

level in the River Roding rose to its highest

level for some years and inundated the

Ornamental Water. Within hours, the flood

began to recede, but several years of low

water levels had been resolved at a stroke,

with the lake filled to capacity.

The River Roding sits in a huge valley, the

relic of its past as a seasonal torrent during

the last glaciation, carrying vast volumes of

spring meltwater from the ice sheets just to

the north. Nowadays, for most of the year, it

is a placid little stream, but sometimes during

the winter months, it shows something of its

old mettle, with significant flooding occurring

every decade or so.

The Roding and the Ornamental Water have a

close historical relationship, which looks likely

to be revived in a new form, as I shall explain.

Prior to the creation of the lake, the natural

course of the river as it ran through Wanstead

Park isn’t altogether certain, though an

engraving of circa 1708 suggests that part of

it roughly followed what became the eastern

arm of the later Ornamental Water behind

the islands. At this stage, there were also

two artificial canals, which were later partly

subsumed into the lake as it developed.

The Ornamental Water as we know it first

appears on a plan of 1725, though construction

may have begun up to a decade earlier.

The new lake utilised elements of the water

features already present and was directly fed

by the river.

The water level was sustained by a system

of weirs. The original plan of the lake was

modified at various times, most radically by

2nd Earl Tylney of Castlemaine, but probably

reached something like its present form

around 1760.

Around this time, or slightly later, the

Ornamental Water was severed from the river,

which was canalised behind it. The average

water level in the river is now about eight feet

lower than in the lake when it is full, and the

lake is retained by two brick-faced dams. The

owners of Wanstead Park retained the right to

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temporarily dam the river to top up or flush

out the Ornamental Water, and this right was

exercised into the 20th century.

The purpose of canalising the River Roding

may well have been to mitigate the flood

risk upstream from the park. In 1768 a stone

bridge, planned in 1752, had been built at

Woodford. Almost immediately this was

destroyed by floods and had to be rebuilt

in 1771. Further canalisation of the river has

taken place over the years, most recently in

connection with construction of the Barking

Relief Road.

As the Friends of Wanstead Parklands have

explained in previous articles, discussions are

being held with the Environment Agency to

allow winter pumping from the River Roding

into the Ornamental Water. However, as well

as demonstrating the potential for winter

spate pumping to manage lakes levels,

the recent flood also fits into the evolving

strategy of creating planned overflow areas to

reduce potential flood risk for residents and

businesses along the river.

For more information on Wanstead

Park and to join or donate to the

Friends of Wanstead Parklands, visit

wansteadpark.org.uk or email

wansteadpark.org.uk@gmail.com

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A Wanstead based building company,

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A small but friendly team with over

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IN THE BUILDING TRADE FOR 30 YEARS

WHERE IN WANSTEAD?

The village sign

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landmark or

business in

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Community events

WANSTEAD PARK TEMPLE

OPEN WEEKEND

Date: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February

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WANSTEAD

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THE SWANS OF

WANSTEAD PARKLANDS

A talk about the behaviour and care of the

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resident swans.

Date: Sunday 2 February Time: 2pm

Venue: the Temple, Wanstead Park

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SECTION 28

An exhibition exploring the effects of the

controversial Section 28 law and celebrating

the activists who eventually brought it down.

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Dates subject to change.

Date: Monday 3 to Saturday 8 February

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400

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WANSTEAD AND WOODFORD

WEA CENTENARY FILM CLUB

A screening of The White Crow (2018).

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FUNDAY MONDAY: SOUNDS

FROM THE 50S, 60S, 70S & 80S

Date: Monday 3 February Time: 2–5pm

Venue: Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club

Cost: £3 Enquiries: tinman.adele@yahoo.com

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VICTORIAN AND

EDWARDIAN MUSIC HALL

A talk for the Wanstead Historical Society by

Norman Jacobs. Visitors welcome.

Date: Monday 3 February Time: 7.45pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 07949 026 212

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DIGITAL DISCOVERY

TIME WORKSHOP

Find out more about the online resources

on offer at Redbridge Libraries. Booking

required. Bring your own device. Repeated on

13 February.

Date: Thursday 6 February Time: 11am–12pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400

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BOOK NIGHT

Suitable for children aged five and over.

Date: Thursday 6 February Time: 3.30–4.30pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

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Date: Thursday 6 February Time: 6.30–7.30pm

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Cost: £3 per session Enquiries: 020 8708 7400

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WANSTEAD VILLAGE WARD

COUNCILLOR SURGERY

Date: Saturday * PROFESSIONALISM

8 February Time: 10am–12pm

Venue: Allan Burgess Centre, Grove Park, E11 2DL

Enquiries: jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk

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WANSTEAD TEAMS

Date: Saturday 8 February Time: 11am–12pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Enquiries: 020 8345 3616

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Date: Saturday 8 February Time: 11am–12pm

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VOICES FROM THE PAST:

ORAL HISTORY TRAINING

Wanstead Parish and Eastside Community

Heritage will be offering an opportunity to

gain new skills through oral history training.

Suitable for children aged 10 and over.

Date: Saturday 8 February Time: 11am–12.30pm

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Overton Drive, E11 2NW

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8530 8743

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FLAMINGO FAIR:

VALENTINE’S VINTAGE

Vintage, fashion, furniture and a wide variety

of items to cherish. Stalls also include jams,

plants and teas.

Date: Saturday 8 February Time: 11am–4pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: free entry Enquiries: 020 8989 9881

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REDBRIDGE BRASS BAND:

MOONLIGHT AND ROMANCE

Music inspired by love and passion.

Date: Saturday 8 February Time: 7.30pm

Venue: St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook

Cost: £12 Enquiries: redbridgebrass.com

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TU B’SHEVAT: JEWISH NEW

YEAR FOR TREES

A celebration open to anyone interested in

Judaism or Jewish culture.

Date: Sunday 9 February Time: 2–5pm

Venue: Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue

Cost: free Enquiries: 07434 631 948

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TEA AND TALK

AT TOBY’S

A life-limiting illness support group.

Date: Monday 10 February Time: 10am–12pm

Venue: Toby Carvery, Southend Road, IG8 8LG

Cost: free Enquiries: 01708 758 649

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SMUGGLING DAYS

AND SMUGGLING WAYS

A talk for the Wanstead Park Women’s Club

by Mark Lewis.

Date: Monday 10 February Time: 8pm

Venue: Aldersbrook Bowls Club, E12 5DY

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 020 8925 4875

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THE WORK OF

JOSIAH WEDGEWOOD

A talk for the Woodford and District branch

of the National Trust by David Young.

Visitors welcome.

Date: Tuesday 11 February Time: 10.30am

Venue: Woodford Memorial Hall, E18 2PA

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 07774 164 407

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Beethoven 250th

Anniversary Lunchtime Recital Series

by Juilliard and Royal College of Music graduate

Yuki Negishi

St Mary’s Church, 207 High Road, E18 2PA

Monday 17 th February at 1pm

“Tempest” and “Pathetique” Sonatas

Entry: £5 / Under-12s: free (on the door)

www.yukinegishi.com

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ALDERSBROOK

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

An Aldersbrook Horticultural Society

presentation about trees. Visitors welcome;

booking required.

Date: Tuesday 11 February Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Aldersbrook Bowls Club, E12 5DY

Cost: £5 Enquiries: wnstd.com/ahs

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DAVID HOCKNEY:

BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN

A presentation by Frank Woodgate – official

guide and lecturer at Tate Britain and

Tate Modern – for the local group of The

Arts Society.

Date: Tuesday 11 February Time: 8pm

Venue: Bancroft’s School, Woodford Green

Cost: by donation Enquiries: 020 8599 6281

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ILLUSTRATED TALK: GULLS

– WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH

Gulls are prolific migrants and face fascinating

conservation challenges. A talk by Paul Roper

for the North East London Local Group of the

RSPB. Visitors welcome.

Date: Tuesday 11 February Time: 8pm

Venue: St Mary’s Church, South Woodford

Cost: £4.50 Enquiries: 020 8989 4746

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STORYTIME WITH

MAMA G

After cementing herself as a family favourite

during Fabula Festival 2019, Mama G is back,

combining panto, drag and the traditional

art of storytelling. This event is part of LGBT+

History Month celebrations and is suitable for

children aged three and over.

Date: Wednesday 12 February Time: 2–2.30pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400

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ELECTRONIC

KEYBOARD CONCERT

An East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard

Club event featuring David Harrild.

Date: Wednesday 12 February Time: 7.50pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: £9; under-16s: £1 Enquiries: 020 8530 3717

COWS IN TREES

AND OTHER STORIES

A book talk by Julian Earl, author, retired vet,

ex-racing cyclist and head injury victim. Ticket

price includes a donation to Headway East

London, a charity supporting people affected

by brain injury.

Date: Thursday 13 February Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Aldersbrook Bowls Club, E12 5DY

Cost: £5 Enquiries: 020 8989 4898

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POLICE CONTACT POINT:

WANSTEAD TEAMS

Date: Friday 14 February Time: 5–6pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Enquiries: 020 8345 3616

WANSTEAD PARK WARD

COUNCILLOR SURGERY

Discuss local issues and concerns.

Date: Saturday 15 February Time: 10–11am

Venue: St Gabriel’s Church, Park Road, E12 5HH

Enquiries: sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk

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VALENTINE’S NIGHT DINNER

AND DANCE

À la carte menu and entertainment.

Date: Saturday 15 February Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Wanstead Golf Club, Overton Drive

Cost: £35 Enquiries: 020 8989 3938

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A GUIDE TO TELESCOPES FOR

AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS

A talk by Ken Salmon for the North East

London Astronomical Society.

Date: Sunday 16 February Time: 3pm

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT

Cost: first visit free Enquiries: 020 8995 9853

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STRATFORD AND EAST

LONDON MUSIC FESTIVAL

Competitive classes for speech and drama,

piano, orchestral instruments, recorders and

solo and ensemble singing.

Date: Monday 17 to Friday 21 February

Venue: Forest School, Snaresbrook, E17 3PY

Enquiries: stratfordmusicfestival.org.uk

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BEETHOVEN 250TH

ANNIVERSARY RECITAL

Featuring local pianist Yuki Negishi.

Date: Monday 17 February Time: 1pm

Venue: St Mary’s Church, South Woodford

Cost: £5 on the door Enquiries: 020 8505 3000

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FLOWER ARRANGING

DEMONSTRATION

Woodford and District Floral Arrangement

Group AGM, followed by a talk by Chloë

Bryan-Brown, editor of The Flower Arranger.

Date: Monday 17 February Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: £5 Enquiries: 020 8530 2427

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SEEDLINGS NATURE CLUB

IN WANSTEAD PARK

Activities for families with children aged 18

months to five years, which may include

minibeast hunts, pond dipping, crafts and

stories. Hosted by the Field Studies Council.

Date: Tuesday 18 February Time: 10–11.30am

Venue: the Temple, Wanstead Park

Cost: £5 per child Enquiries: wnstd.com/fscevent

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REDBRIDGE DRAMA CENTRE:

DRAMA DAY

Games, improvisation, mask work and physical

theatre for five- to 11-year-olds.

Date: Tuesday 18 February Time: 10am–4pm

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB

Cost: £35 Enquiries: 020 8708 8803

WANSTEAD & WOODFORD

BEREAVEMENT CAFÉ

Date: Tuesday 18 February Time: 10.45am–12pm

Venue: Christ Church, Wanstead, E11 2SW

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8505 3000

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WINTER NATURE WALK

FOR FAMILIES

For families with children aged five to 11.

Hosted by the Field Studies Council.

Date: Tuesday 18 February Time: 1–3pm

Venue: the Temple, Wanstead Park

Cost: £5 per child Enquiries: wnstd.com/fscevent

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HALF-TERM GAMES,

COLOURING AND PUZZLES

For children aged four and over. Also at

Aldersbrook Library.

Date: Tuesday 18 February Time: 2.30–3.30pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400

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REDBRIDGE MUSIC SOCIETY:

CHARLOTTE BOWDEN

Featuring soprano Charlotte Bowden and

pianist Ella O’Neill. Visitors welcome.

Date: Tuesday 18 February Time: 8pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: £10 Enquiries: 07380 606 767

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POLICE CONTACT POINT:

WANSTEAD TEAMS

Date: Wednesday 19 February Time: 1–2pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Enquiries: 020 8345 3616

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REDBRIDGE COUNCIL’S WEST

NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM

The council’s Local Forums provide a chance

to chat with officers and ward councillors

about local issues. Includes a formal Q&A

session with the leader of the council.

Date: Wednesday 19 February Time: 6.45–8.30pm

Venue: Churchfields Junior School, E18 2RB

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/forum

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FUN FIRST AID

FOR KIDS

Fun and interactive first-aid training for fourto

13-year-olds. Run by Butterfly First Aid.

Date: Thursday 20 February Time: 10.30am

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT

Cost: £22.15 Enquiries: wnstd.com/firstaid20

WALKING FOR HEALTH:

WANSTEAD PARK

A one-hour walk with some gentle slopes and

uneven terrain.

Date: Thursday 20 February Time: 11am

Venue: Wanstead Park, Warren Road entrance

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 0951

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Nurture Curiosity Creativity Excellence

Seeking

‘Old Reds’

OPEN MORNING

Saturday 8th February 2020 10am - 12 noon

7+ Assessments - Saturday 29th February 2020

Assisted Places Available from 7+

Please register interest at www.wgprep.co.uk

Independent Co-educational Day School For 3 - 11 Years

Tel: 020 8504 5045 - Email: admissions@wgprep.co.uk

Glengall Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0BZ

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HALF-TERM

CRAFT ACTIVITIES

Create stained glass pirates. Suitable for

children aged four and over.

Date: Thursday 20 February Time: 2.30–3.30pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400

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LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH:

BEING CIVIL IN REDBRIDGE

An exhibition by Eastside Community

Heritage in partnership with Redbridge

Rainbow Community documenting the

experiences of Redbridge’s LGBT+ community.

Dates subject to change.

Date: Saturday 22 to Thursday 27 February

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8708 7400

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WANSTEAD VILLAGE WARD

COUNCILLOR SURGERY

Date: Saturday 22 February Time: 10am–12pm

Venue: Allan Burgess Centre, Grove Park, E11 2DL

Enquiries: jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk

PANDORA’S ANTIQUE

VINTAGE AND CRAFT FAIR

Date: Saturday 22 February Time: 10am–4pm

Venue: Christ Church hall, Wanstead Place

Cost: £1.50 Enquiries: 020 8552 2203

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THE ‘POSH’ JUMBLE

IN WANSTEAD

Including designer clothes, furniture, books,

jewellery and collectables.

Date: Saturday 22 February Time: 11am–3pm

Venue: Wanstead United Reformed Church

Cost: £1 Enquiries: karen@poshjumble.co.uk

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WANSTEAD MARIE CURIE

FUNDRAISING GROUP

A celebratory afternoon for the local Marie

Curie fundraising group, who have raised

£100,000 for the charity. All welcome.

Date: Saturday 22 February Time: 2–4pm

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT

Cost: donations welcome Enquiries: 020 8989 2193

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ART DEMONSTRATION: LINE

AND WASH STREET SCENE

An Essex Art Club event with artist Keith

Hornblower. Visitors welcome.

Date: Sunday 23 February Time: 2.30–4.30pm

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT

Cost: £5 Enquiries: essexartclub.co.uk

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THE CAMPAIGN FOR

ASSISTED DYING

A discussion led by Keiron McCabe, the

head of campaigning on assisted dying for

Humanists UK. An East London Humanists

event. Visitors welcome.

Date: Monday 24 February Time: 7.30–9pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/elh

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THE ANIMALS OF

COPPED HALL

A talk for the Wanstead Park Women’s Club

by Dr Peter Warne.

Date: Monday 24 February Time: 8pm

Venue: Aldersbrook Bowls Club, E12 5DY

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 020 8925 4875

EAST OF LONDON FAMILY

HISTORY SOCIETY

Talks about a variety of family history topics.

Visitors welcome.

Date: Wednesday 26 February Time: 7pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Cost: £1.50 Enquiries: 020 8554 8414

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POLICE CONTACT POINT:

WANSTEAD TEAMS

Date: Thursday 27 February Time: 12–1pm

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road

Enquiries: 020 8345 3616

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EAST LONDON

ME/CFS SUPPORT GROUP

A support group offering conversation,

information and support.

Date: Saturday 29 February Time: 2.30–5pm

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT

Cost: by donation Enquiries: 07957 152 566

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Offered by Anglican churches in Wanstead, Woodford & Aldersbrook

Two free drop-ins for all experiencing loss

Monthly on the first Tuesday

2.00pm – 3.15pm (note new timing)

St Mary’s Church, Woodford

207 Woodford High Road E18 2PA

Next Dates: February 4 th ,

March 3 rd , April 7 th

Monthly on the third Tuesday

10.45am – 12 noon

Christ Church, Wanstead

Wanstead Place E11 2SW

Next Dates: February 18 th , March 17 th ,

April 21 st

For more information:

St Mary’s Church: 020 8505 3000

info@stmaryswoodford.org.uk

Our aim is to provide:

A supportive, informal meeting space with a hot drink

and a friendly welcome for those of all faiths and none

coming to terms with loss and bereavement.

An opportunity to meet and share with others going

through similar experiences.

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Local community groups

THE ALLAN BURGESS CENTRE

Offers a wide range of activities for the over-

50s, including art classes, chair-based exercise,

zumba, knitting and more. Freshly cooked

meals also available. Located at 2 Grove Park,

Wanstead. Call 020 8989 6338

WOODFORD GREEN SPEAKERS

Public speaking club meeting every second

and fourth Tuesday of the month from 6.45pm

to 9pm at Wanstead Golf Club, Overton Drive.

Visit wgs.toastmastersclubs.org

LET’S PLAY BRIDGE!

Friendly rubber bridge at Wanstead Central

Bowls Club, Nutter Lane on Tuesday and

Friday evenings from 7.30pm. New members

welcome (£2 per session). Call 020 8527 8227

NCT REDBRIDGE & DISTRICT

Offering support and information to parents

and parents-to-be. Call 0844 243 6247


www.wansteadsociety.org.uk | membership@wansteadsociety.org.uk

Wanstead needs you!

The Wanstead Society is a group of volunteers dedicated to protecting and enhancing one of the most

picturesque parts of London. We champion the conservation of our area’s heritage, and work to promote

Wanstead and neighbouring Snaresbrook wherever possible.

The Wanstead Society is a non-political organisation seeking to help our area by building constructive

working relationships with those in power.

Our main aims are to:

• Work with the Council and planners to protect and enhance the character of Wanstead

Wanstead is a lovely

neighbourhood –

• Encourage, support and promote the viability of the High Street and the

local community

• Take part in the Wanstead Festival and care for the Corner House Garden

• Liaise with and lobby Councillors, GLA Members and MPs

• Support local businesses

but it’s constantly

Whilst we have no statutory power, we have a voice. And the more members we

have, the louder that voice will be. That’s why we need you to join us.

under threat from

poor planning and

The Wanstead Society

government cutbacks. Help us

speak up for Wanstead.

We currently have over 600 households in our membership –

why not add your name to the list?

Yes, I want to join The Wanstead Society and I enclose a cheque for the annual membership of £10 per household payable to The

Wanstead Society.

The more members we have, the

louder our voice becomes.

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Please send your form and cheque to: The Wanstead Society c/o Wanstead House, 21 The Green, London E11 2NT

WOODFORD AND DISTRICT FLORAL

ARRANGEMENT GROUP

A floral demonstration, raffle and

refreshments every third Monday of the

month, 7.30pm at Wanstead Library. Cost: £5.

Call 020 8530 2427

DRUMMOND LAWN TENNIS CLUB

Family-oriented club providing tennis for all

ages and abilities at the Nutter Field, Nutter

Lane. Visit drummondltc.co.uk

WANSTEAD BACKGAMMON SOCIETY

Every fourth Monday of the month from

7.30pm to 10pm at The Duke on Nightingale

Lane. Free to all. Call 07939 070 027

THE EAST OF LONDON

FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

Fourth Wednesday of every month, 7.30pm

at Wanstead Library. Free entry. Call

020 8530 4514 or visit eolfhs.org.uk

SNARESBROOK FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

Lunch for retired people on the first Monday

of every month. Call 020 8530 5670

LEYTONSTONE, WANSTEAD &

DISTRICT PHILATELIC SOCIETY

Second Saturday afternoon and fourth

Monday evening most months at Wanstead

House. For those interested in stamps or

postal history. Call 020 8989 2885

EAST SIDE JAZZ CLUB

Weekly evening performances at the Ex-

Servicemens Club in Leytonstone (behind The

Red Lion). Visit wnstd.com/jazz

FRIENDS OF WANSTEAD

PARKLANDS

Campaigning for the preservation and

improvement of Wanstead Park and the

surrounding area. Visit wansteadpark.org.uk

EAST LONDON ME GROUP

Support group for those with ME/CFS.

Meetings held at Wanstead House at various

dates throughout the year. Call 07957 152566

or email ianpurser81@gmail.com

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Useful numbers in and around Wanstead

ADVICE & SUPPORT

Samaritans08457 90 90 90

Citizens Advice Bureau 03444 111 444

Community Legal Advice0845 345 4 345

National Debtline0808 808 4000

HEALTH

NHS 111111

Whipps Cross Hospital020 8539 5522

The Holly Private Hospital 020 8936 1199

Spire London East Hospital020 3553 9455

Wanstead Pharmacy020 8989 0597

Wanstead Place Clinic020 8926 1450

Wanstead Village

Dental & Health Centre 020 8530 2126

LEISURE & LIBRARIES

Wanstead Leisure Centre020 8989 1172

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre020 8509 6526

Wanstead Library 020 8708 7400

Aldersbrook Library020 8496 0006

GOLD

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Village ward

Surgeries held on the second and fourth Saturday

of the month (excluding August) from 10am to

12 noon at the Allan Burgess Centre in Wanstead.

Jo Blackman07741 195 791

jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk

Paul Donovan 07741 197 406

paul.donovan@redbridge.gov.uk

Daniel Morgan-Thomas07741 194 993

daniel.morgan-thomas@redbridge.gov.uk

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Park ward

Surgeries held on the first Saturday of the month at

the Allan Burgess Centre and on the third Saturday

of the month at St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook

(both from 10am to 11am; excluding August).

Sheila Bain020 8708 2092

sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk

Paul Merry020 8708 2014

paul.merry@redbridge.gov.uk

SILVER

BRONZE

Colins Kg Training Services

DOG & PUPPY

SOCIAL LIFE SKILLS CLASSES

+KENNEL DOG & PUPPY CLUB GOOD

CITIZENS SOCIAL LIFE DOG SKILLS TRAINING CLASSES SCHEME

Classes +COLIN’S will be for owners K9 looking GOOD PUPPY

to learn correct Dog coaching and

interactive play AWARD skills using SCHEME

scientifically proven reward

based Wednesdays training with a fun 6.30pm factor. & 7.30pm at

The Scout Hut, 72 Hollybush

CLASSES

Hill,

COST £10 EACH

RECALL

Wanstead E11 1PE The Scout Hut

LOCAL MP Leyton and Wanstead

John Cryer MP020 8989 5249

johncryermp.co.uk

POLICE & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Certified

Emergency 999

Non-emergency101 Behavi

Crimestoppers0800 555 111

Anti-terrorist Hotline0800 789 321

Neighbourhood Watch redbridgenhw.info

Wanstead Village/Park SNT020 8345 3616

DOG & PUPPY

REDBRIDGE COUNCIL

SOCIAL LIFE Customer contact SKILLS centre020 8554 5000CLA

Council Tax enquiries 020 8708 5670

Report anti-social behaviour020 8478 4679

+KENNEL CLUB GOO

UTILITIES

Electricity (power cut)105

Electricity emergency 0800 40 40 90

Gas emergency0800 111 999

Thames Water (report a leak) 0800 714 614

INTERACTIVE PLAY

CITIZENS DOG TRAINING S

72 Hollybush Hill

Wanstead E11 1 PE

DISTRACTION £10 WORK per class

LONDON

FUN GAMES

Call Colin Spence: 07931 460 451

Classes will be for owners looking

SCENT WORK

Please book in advance.

Call Colin Spence:

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– Index of advertisers –

ACCOUNTANTS

SME Bureau 23

THP Chartered Accountants 53 & 60

ACTING

DSP Performing41

AERIALS

Aerials Direct64

BALLET

Redbridge Classical Dance20 & 86

BATHROOMS

Bathworks73

BEAUTY

Dream Nails 4

The Beauty Lab81

The Beauty Spot21

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

City of London Cemetery68–69

Loss & Bereavement Café 93

BUILDERS

Darby & Finch Contracts80

Glenward27

North London Loft Rooms13

Trim Loft Conversions 95

Wanstead Basements49

CARPENTRY & JOINERY

K&D Joinery 97

CARPET FITTER

Geoffrey Gramlick 8

CEMETERY

City of London Cemetery68–69

CHARITIES

Barnardo’s61

British Heart Foundation60

Haven House Children’s Hospice10

Oxfam61

Wanstead Night Shelter71

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

DSP Performing41

Redbridge Classical Dance86

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre37

CHURCHES

Wanstead Parish Compline54

Wanstead Parish Jazz Vespers20

CLEANING

A Total Kleaning Service12

COMMUNITY & GROUPS

Litter Pick84

Wanstead House61

Wanstead Society94

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE

Computer Solutions 24 & 28

Problem Computers48

COUNSELLING

Forest Therapy Centre 6

CURTAINS & BLINDS

Magic Moo 76

Woodthorpe Joinery 50–51

DANCE

DSP Performing41

Redbridge Classical Dance20 & 86

DECORATORS

Jason’s Decorating7

MG Décor 76

Stuart Green Property Solutions 36

DENTIST

Smile in London31 & 61

Woodford House 25

DISCOUNT CLUB

Utility Warehouse44

DOG TRAINING

Colin’s K9 Training Services96

DOORS

K&D Joinery 97

DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

Woody’s School of Motoring72

ELDERLY CARE

Homesdale60 & 63

ELECTRICIAN

SW Radley Electrical Contractors 36

ESTATE AGENTS

Churchill Estates58–59

Martin & Co 43

Petty Son & Prestwich71

The Stow Brothers100

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Digital Discovery Time 67

Hitchcock Talks & Tours 11

LGBT+ History Month19

Orbit Abseil10

Piano Recital 87

FISHMONGER

Wanstead Fish54 & 60

FITNESS

Aldersbrook Personal Training2

Mind & Body Fitness In Mauritius5

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre37

FLOORING

Antique Wooden Floors 32

FLORIST

Lillies of Wanstead17 & 61

GARDENS & LANDSCAPING

Growing Gardens28

Weald Hall Landscapes40

HANDYMAN

E18 Handyman80

Stuart Green Property Solutions 36

HOSPITAL

The Holly Private Hospital 1

JEWELLERS

Keating Jewellers 16 & 60

KITCHENS

My Dream Kitchen 47

LOCKSMITH

Barry & Sons16

LOFTS

North London Loft Rooms13

Trim Loft Conversions 95

MASSAGE

One Addison9 & 61

MUSIC

Piano Recital 87

NUTRITION

Forest Therapy Centre 6

OSTEOPATHS

Forest Therapy Centre 6

Wanstead Osteopaths61 & 89

PATIOS & DRIVEWAYS

Weald Hall Landscapes40

PEST MANAGEMENT

GJB Pest Management77

PHARMACY

Wanstead Pharmacy60

PHOTOGRAPHY

Eightyfour40 & 60

PLASTERING

Heritage Plaster Services 65

PLUMBING & HEATING

Heating Plus45

Wanstead Group 32

POLITICS

John Cryer MP72

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

E18 Handyman80

Stuart Green Property Solutions 36

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS

Robins Pie & Mash60

ROOFING

Cox and Sons Roofing 24

SCHOOLS & NURSERIES

Avon House Preparatory School 24

Little Bear’s Nursery33

Park School For Girls64

St Aubyn’s School 55

Woodford Green Prep School91

SOLICITORS

Edwards Duthie Shamash 83

Wiseman Lee LLP 61 & 75

SPORT & LEISURE

Orbit Abseil10

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre37

TRAVEL

Darrell James Travel5

TREE SERVICES

Scott Whitehead Trees 4

TUITION & COURSES

Digital Discovery Time 67

Oral History Training 35

Tutor Doctor49

Wanstead House61

UTILITIES

Utility Warehouse44

VENUE HIRE

Valentines Mansion99

WINDOW RESTORATION

McCarty & Smith29

WINDOW SHUTTERS

Woodthorpe Joinery 50–51

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Valentines Mansion

Weddings & Ceremonies

Receptions & Functions

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Baby Showers & Naming Ceremonies

Corporate Events

Business Meetings

Charity Events (reduced rates available)

Grade II* Listed

Exclusive hire

Period features throughout

Beautiful views across gardens and park

Easy to reach by rail, road and tube

Call us to find out more on 020 8708 8100

www.valentinesmansion.com

Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4XA

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