03.11.2023 Views

November 2023

You also want an ePaper? Increase the reach of your titles

YUMPU automatically turns print PDFs into web optimized ePapers that Google loves.

Light | Shade<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

Privacy Light | Shade | Style<br />

wnstd.com Issue No: 213<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong> | FREE<br />

Privacy | Style<br />

Est. 2006<br />

WOODTHORPE<br />

JOINERY<br />

your local supplier of wooden shutters and blinds<br />

Wanstead • London • T: 0203 589 4879<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • www.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

FITTED WARDROBES<br />

ALSO AVAILABLE<br />

Celebrating 12 Years<br />

as your local supplier of window shutters<br />

WOODTHORPE<br />

WOODTHORPE<br />

JOINERY<br />

your local supplier<br />

JOINERY<br />

of wooden shutters and blinds<br />

your local supplier of wooden shutters and blinds<br />

Wanstead • London • T: 0203 589 4879<br />

E: Wanstead info@wjoinery.co.uk • London • • T: www.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

0203 589 4879<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • www.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

INSIDE: Aldersbrook history • Wanstead High School alumni • Mrs Churchill • Cows return<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

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


2<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Sir James Hawkey Hall Woodford Green IG8 0BG<br />

01992 524371<br />

www.woodfordpantomime.co.uk<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


Contents<br />

Features<br />

Who do we think we are? .............. 16–17<br />

Pollinator pathways ................................. 20<br />

The high life ..................................................24<br />

Beyond the island............................. 28–29<br />

Doom defying .............................................32<br />

Immunity: what’s the fuss? ................. 36<br />

Our Lord Mayor .......................................... 44<br />

Magical place ..............................................48<br />

Tree ring plan .......................................52–53<br />

Mrs Churchill ................................................ 56<br />

A sad day ........................................................64<br />

Puzzles & competitions<br />

Sudoku ............................................................ 30<br />

Crossword competition ........................40<br />

Wanstead anagram ................................. 54<br />

Every month<br />

Local news .................................6–8, 10 & 12<br />

Wanstead map ....................................60–61<br />

Community events ...........71–72, 74 & 76<br />

Community groups ..................................78<br />

Useful numbers .........................................80<br />

Index of advertisers ................................. 82<br />

Photo courtesy of Bancroft’s School<br />

Information source: redbridgefirstworldwar.org.uk<br />

Contact Us<br />

020 8819 6645<br />

Welcome...<br />

“I should like to tell you how much his loss<br />

means to us all. He was a man who was<br />

utterly inflexible in his devotion to duty.<br />

He hated all thought of war, and while he<br />

shrank from taking another man’s life, he<br />

was never backward in risking his own.<br />

He was absolutely devoted to his men,<br />

and I think that every man in his section<br />

was as devoted to him as he was to them.<br />

He will always live in my mind as an example<br />

of a man who had absolutely the courage of his convictions,<br />

and was afraid of no man except his own conscience.”<br />

Those words were sent in a letter to the father of Percy Harold<br />

Chidgey from the officer commanding the 200th Field Company,<br />

Royal Engineers during the First World War.<br />

Percy enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 20 May 1915.<br />

After training, he was appointed as a Second Lieutenant, Royal<br />

Engineers in October 1916, and landed in France on 2 January<br />

1917. Royal Engineers were required to repair everything from<br />

weapons to wells, but they were also expected to fight if need<br />

be. In April 1918, the Germans launched a series of massive<br />

counteroffensives. The British were forced to withdraw to a<br />

defensive line near Ypres. Percy was gravely wounded during the<br />

battle and died on 12 April 1918. He was 27 years old.<br />

Before the war, Percy lived in a timber-framed house which<br />

stood on the corner of George Lane (now Nutter Lane) and<br />

Leicester Road in Wanstead. He was one of 320 men from<br />

Wanstead killed in the First World War.<br />

The commanding officer’s words in 1918 are<br />

now our words forever more: “I should like<br />

to tell you how much his loss means to us all.”<br />

Lee Marquis, Editor<br />

Calling local residents...<br />

The Wanstead Village Directory proudly supports local<br />

businesses and we encourage you to do the same.<br />

Help us help these businesses by mentioning the<br />

Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts.<br />

A note to businesses...<br />

If you are a business based in Wanstead, or if you have a<br />

presence in the local community, we can help you get your<br />

message across to our readers. The deadline for inclusion in<br />

the December <strong>2023</strong> edition is 17 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

editor@wnstd.com<br />

wnstd.com<br />

wnstd.com/socials<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

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

The Wanstead Village Directory is<br />

published monthly with a circulation of<br />

7,000 copies. Of these, 6,000 are delivered<br />

for free to homes and businesses across<br />

Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook.<br />

The remaining copies are available from<br />

local shops. Postal subscriptions are<br />

available from wnstd.com/subscribe<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

Published by Marquis IT Ltd.<br />

Founded in 2006 – and edited until 2010 – by Charlotte<br />

Thompson and Dean McGlinchey.<br />

Marquis IT Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors<br />

or omissions, or endorse companies, products or services<br />

that appear in this magazine. The views expressed in<br />

feature articles are those of the credited authors and do<br />

not necessarily represent the views of the publisher.<br />

©<strong>2023</strong> Marquis IT Ltd All rights reserved. No part of this<br />

publication may be reproduced without prior consent.<br />

Printed by Premier Print Group, G02 Lock Studios,<br />

7 Corsican Square, London, E3 3YD


4<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

PLUMBING SERVICES | HEATING SERVICES | CENTRAL HEATING<br />

Accredited Installer<br />

Group<br />

Boiler Repairs and General Plumbing<br />

Burst pipes • Central heating installations • Energy efficient advice • Gas safety inspections<br />

Ground source heat pumps • Heated towel rail fitting • Landlord safety certificates<br />

Call us today: 0800 8247 989<br />

wansteadgroup.co.uk<br />

TV & FM AERIALS<br />

SUPPLIED AND FITTED<br />

SATELLITE SERVICES<br />

TV WALL MOUNTING<br />

ALL WORK GUARANTEED<br />

Dedicated to delivering a fast, reliable and friendly service at a competitive price.<br />

Call: 07956 343 785<br />

aerialsdirect.co.uk<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

5<br />

New generation masterchefs distil the purest<br />

methods of preparing traditional, fine Indian<br />

cuisine and fuse with contemporary innovation.<br />

Steeped with only the freshest spices, chilli<br />

peppers and subtlest of flavourings, favourite<br />

menus and classic dishes are redefined to<br />

mouth-watering, modern stylish tastes.<br />

Stepping into a sensuous play of interior styling<br />

where cool elegant lines meet warm natural<br />

surfaces, The Lane offers an intriguing dining<br />

space, airy and light, yet also satisfyingly intimate.<br />

E X C L U S I V E F O O D<br />

BANQUET NIGHT<br />

(Tuesday’s only)<br />

5 course meal, any dish from the menu ONLY £16.95<br />

Any starter | Any main course | Any side dish<br />

Rice or Naan | Filtered coffee<br />

(Some fish dishes extra £3.50, Duck & King Prawn extra £3.50,<br />

Lamb shank £3.50. (Excluding Shahin and Sayed)<br />

E X C L U S I V E<br />

DINING IN VOUCHER<br />

£10 OFF<br />

*Excludes drinks and desserts. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.<br />

Excluding special days and events. One voucher per table. Expires 30 th <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

E X C L U S I V E<br />

10% OFF 15% OFF<br />

TAKEAWAY VOUCHER DELIVERIES COLLECTIONS<br />

*Excludes drinks and desserts. Not to be used in conjunction with any other<br />

offer. Excluding special days and events. Expires 30 th <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO OUR<br />

REOPENING, PLEASE KINDLY BOOK IN ADVANCE TO<br />

AVOID ANY DISAPPOINTMENT.<br />

TEL: 0 20 8989 1500<br />

www.thelanewanstead.co.uk<br />

82 Nightingale Lane London E11 2EZ<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


6<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Cows return to Wanstead Park to carry out<br />

important conservation grazing<br />

A small herd of English<br />

Longhorn cows returned to<br />

Wanstead Park in October<br />

to graze over the winter<br />

months. “The cows will<br />

have an important job to<br />

do grazing the main acid<br />

grassland to remove course<br />

vegetation and young<br />

scrub, which improves the<br />

biodiversity of this special<br />

area of Epping Forest.<br />

Grazing is particularly<br />

important for Wanstead<br />

Park because to mow with machinery would<br />

destroy one of the main features of wildlife<br />

interest, the Yellow Meadow Ant hills,” said<br />

a spokesperson for the City of London<br />

Corporation. It follows a successful trial in<br />

2020 when cows made a historic return to<br />

grazing in the park. The project was halted last<br />

year because of drought conditions. “Please<br />

walk and act calmly around cattle; sudden<br />

movements can scare them. Keep your dogs<br />

under control, do not allow them to chase<br />

or harass the cows in their temporary home,”<br />

advises posters in the park. To track the cows’<br />

location, visit wnstd.com/cowlocator<br />

Age UK nail clinic<br />

in Wanstead<br />

Age UK Redbridge,<br />

Barking & Havering<br />

has launched a nail<br />

cutting clinic at its<br />

Wanstead Activity<br />

Centre. “Many<br />

older people find<br />

it hard to cut their<br />

own toenails. This<br />

can lead to a risk<br />

of foot problems<br />

as well as being<br />

uncomfortable. As of<br />

this month, over-50s<br />

can have their nails<br />

trimmed on Mondays<br />

at the Allan Burgess<br />

Centre on the corner<br />

of Grove Park and<br />

the High Street,” said<br />

a spokesperson.<br />

Booking is required.<br />

Call 07943 877 035<br />

The three cows in Wanstead Park<br />

are Nina, Mara and Quinine<br />

Community<br />

awards 2024<br />

Nominations for the<br />

Mayor of Redbridge’s<br />

annual community<br />

awards are now<br />

open. “Do you<br />

know an unsung<br />

hero within your<br />

family, your street<br />

or anywhere within<br />

your community?<br />

Or a group or<br />

organisation<br />

that has made a<br />

positive and selfless<br />

contribution to the<br />

lives of Redbridge<br />

residents? If yes,<br />

please nominate<br />

them for an award!”<br />

said a spokesperson.<br />

Nominations close<br />

on 31 December. Visit<br />

wnstd.com/ma2024<br />

© Gill James<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

7<br />

Epping Forest 2024 calendar features<br />

images of Wanstead Park and Flats<br />

Services of remembrance in<br />

Wanstead and South Woodford<br />

© Deepak Dembla<br />

The Wanstead<br />

War Memorial<br />

© Geoff Wilkinson<br />

A 2024 calendar featuring photographs of<br />

locations across Epping Forest – including<br />

Wanstead Park and Wanstead Flats – has been<br />

produced by local photographers. “If you love<br />

Epping Forest, then this is a must-have, and<br />

will make a great present as well. All photos<br />

were taken by local photographers, including<br />

four from Wanstead,” said Don Taylor, who<br />

compiled the calendar. Available in two sizes<br />

(A4 for £10 and A3 for £12), all profits will go<br />

to the Epping Forest Heritage Trust and The<br />

Swan Sanctuary. Visit wnstd.com/ef24<br />

Fundraiser launched in honour of<br />

Aldersbrook’s wild turaco called Bob<br />

Services of remembrance will take place<br />

across Wanstead and South Woodford<br />

this month. Two events will take place on<br />

Armistice Day. The first will be at the Woodford<br />

War Memorial, outside St Mary’s Church in<br />

South Woodford (arrive by 8.40am). This will<br />

be followed by a service at the Snaresbrook<br />

Garden of Remembrance, off Snaresbrook<br />

Road, opposite Eagle Pond (arrive by 10.45am).<br />

A final gathering will take place at the<br />

Wanstead War Memorial on the High Street on<br />

12 <strong>November</strong> (arrive by 12.15pm).<br />

A fundraiser has been launched in honour<br />

of a White-cheeked Turaco called Bob, who<br />

has lived wild in the Aldersbrook area for<br />

over a decade. “I am raising money for the<br />

South Essex Wildlife Hospital to thank them<br />

for caring for Bob. He has become a local<br />

celebrity, but last month, I found him in our<br />

garden, unable to fly and wheezing badly. He<br />

is now being treated for a respiratory infection<br />

and is receiving the best care possible,” said<br />

Sarah Venis. Over £1,300 has been raised for<br />

the hospital so far. Visit wnstd.com/bob<br />

MIDLIFE MASTERY<br />

Body, Nutrition &<br />

Mindset Transformation<br />

A 6-WEEK COURSE TO UNLOCK THE<br />

SECRETS TO A HEALTHY & FIT MIDLIFE<br />

Are you a woman in midlife who is struggling<br />

to understand how best to exercise<br />

and handle the challenges of aging and<br />

perimenopause?<br />

Do you want to take control of<br />

your body, reduce stress<br />

and enhance your<br />

wellbeing?<br />

LOOK NO<br />

FURTHER!<br />

STARTS<br />

6 TH NOVEMBER<br />

Email:<br />

kelly@fitnessfoxlondon.com<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


8<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Wanstead Youth Centre closes ahead<br />

of education and youth hub plans<br />

Floral tribute and overnight protest<br />

as youth centre closes ahead of works<br />

Redbridge Council has issued a statement<br />

following the closure of Wanstead Youth<br />

Centre last month. “The building has been<br />

closed by Vision RCL following the recent<br />

cabinet decision and will be handed back<br />

to the council’s property team. The council<br />

plans to convert the site into a new education<br />

and youth hub, subject to a full business<br />

plan being agreed upon at a future cabinet<br />

meeting. The proposal is to re-open the<br />

site for education and youth services once<br />

conversion works have been completed.”<br />

Forest Philharmonic<br />

Forest Philharmonic<br />

CHRISTMAS CONCERT<br />

Campaigners have started a floral tribute<br />

appeal outside Wanstead Youth Centre, which<br />

closed last month pending conversion into a<br />

new education and youth hub. “The closure is<br />

premature. It will take time to develop plans<br />

and complete the works, so please visit the<br />

Elmcroft Avenue venue and leave a message<br />

for the council… All we are asking is for them<br />

to keep the centre open whilst carrying out<br />

meaningful consultation,” said Liz Martins,<br />

who also held an all-night vigil outside the<br />

Town Hall in October in protest of the closure.<br />

Christmas cake orders now open for<br />

Haven House annual appeal<br />

ELGAR SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER<br />

In The South, (Alassio)<br />

6.30PM<br />

ELGAR HOLST<br />

VENUE<br />

In The South, Beni Mora, (Alassio) Oriental Suite in E minor Hawkey 6.30PM Hall, Broomhill Road,<br />

SIR JAMES HAWKEY Woodford Green IG8 0BG HALL<br />

HOLST PRICE BROOMHILL VENUE RD, IG8 0BG<br />

Symphony No. 3 in C minor<br />

Beni Mora, Oriental Suite in E minor<br />

PRICE<br />

Forest Philharmonic performs a work<br />

Symphony by the No. wonderful, 3 in C but minor long-underrated,<br />

black American pianist and composer<br />

Florence Price (1887-1953).<br />

Mark Shanahan In the first half, Conductor<br />

we hear music inspired<br />

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER<br />

Forest Philharmonic<br />

Hawkey TICKETS Hall, Broomhill Road,<br />

Stalls - £18<br />

Woodford Green IG8 0BG<br />

Concessions - £15<br />

ELGAR: IN THE SOUTH<br />

Under 25s - £6.50<br />

Family (1 adult + 1 child under 16) - £18<br />

HOLST: BENI TICKETS MORA<br />

Stalls - £18<br />

FLORENCE PRICE: Box SYMPHONY Office: NO 3<br />

Mark Shanahan Conductor<br />

by English composers on their travels:<br />

Elgar evokes Italy, Holst evokes Algeria.<br />

Forest Philharmonic performs a work<br />

by the wonderful, but long-underrated,<br />

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER<br />

Concessions - £15<br />

Under email: tickets@forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

25s - £6.50<br />

Family (1 adult + 1 child under 16) - £18<br />

forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

black American<br />

www.forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

pianist and composer<br />

Florence Price (1887-1953).<br />

In the first @ForestPO half, we hear music Forest inspired Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office:<br />

by English composers on their travels:<br />

email: tickets@forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

Elgar evokes Italy, Holst evokes Algeria.<br />

Volunteer bakers will be selling Christmas<br />

cakes this December to raise money for<br />

Haven House Children’s Hospice. It follows<br />

the success of last year’s appeal, which saw<br />

40 cakes sold in exchange for a donation to<br />

the Woodford Green charity, raising £1,288.<br />

“Thanks to all who continue to support us. If<br />

you would like to order a cake, please get in<br />

touch by 3 December. The suggested donation<br />

is £20 for a plain cake or £25 for an iced cake,”<br />

said organiser Sarah-Jane Mendonça. Email<br />

havenhousechristmascakes@gmail.com<br />

www.forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

@ForestPO<br />

ELGAR<br />

Forest Philharmonic Orchestra<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com<br />

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

9<br />

Christmas<br />

in Redbridge<br />

Join us for some magical festive Celebrations<br />

whilst you countdown to Christmas.<br />

Christmas Light Switch-On & Tree Sale,<br />

Victorian Christmas at Valentines Mansion,<br />

Santa’s Grotto, arts, crafts, panto, music,<br />

theatre, workshops and much more!<br />

For more information please visit:<br />

visionrcl.org.uk/christmas<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


10<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Twenty-year milestone for the<br />

Frank Charles Give A Gift Appeal<br />

Investigative works in Wanstead Park<br />

to assess the historic Grotto<br />

© Richard Arnopp<br />

Wanstead resident Frank Charles BEM is<br />

collecting gifts for his annual appeal. “This<br />

year marks 20 years since I began delivering<br />

Christmas presents to children at Whipps<br />

Cross Hospital who are too sick to go home<br />

over the festive period. As usual, I welcome<br />

your support with donations of new toys,<br />

books or games. I would like to thank all<br />

Wanstead residents who have donated over<br />

the last 20 years,” said Frank. Unwrapped<br />

presents can be left at Wanstead Pharmacy<br />

(75–77 High Street) until 6pm on 13 December.<br />

The City of London Corporation has carried<br />

out investigative works on Wanstead Park’s<br />

18th-century Grotto to establish the extent<br />

of the existing foundations and current soil<br />

conditions. “The works, consisting of window<br />

samples and hand-dug trial pits, were carried<br />

out under archaeological observations.<br />

The results will inform an assessment of<br />

the structural integrity of the Grotto and<br />

any recommendations for repair,” said a<br />

spokesperson. The Grotto was part of the<br />

estate of the long-lost Wanstead House.<br />

In remembrance of Mary Kelly, 135th anniversary<br />

Sunday 12th <strong>November</strong>, 1pm<br />

Meeting at:<br />

The Birkbek Tavern<br />

45 Langthorne Rd, E11 4HL<br />

Donation Tour<br />

The Graveyard Shift Tour<br />

Call Gary Lewis on 0779 381 7759 to book your spot<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

11<br />

WITH OVER 20 YEARS’ INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE YOU<br />

CAN REST ASSURED YOU’RE IN SAFE HANDS<br />

GEL MANICURE // SPA PEDICURE // LYCON WAXING<br />

MICROBLADING // DERMALOGICA FACIALS<br />

ST TROPEZ SPRAY TAN // LASH LIFT<br />

LASH EXTENSIONS // BROW LAMINATION<br />

BODY SCRUBS & MASSAGE // BROW SHAPING<br />

AND CHECK OUT SOWO REFILL, OUR ECO-FRIENDLY REFILL STATION<br />

45 CHIGWELL ROAD, SOUTH WOODFORD, E18 1NG<br />

Tel: 020 8530 3000<br />

bookings@thebeautyspot-london.co.uk<br />

thebeautyspot-london.co.uk<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


12<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Sold out: over 400 attend the<br />

Wanstead Beer Festival last month<br />

Wanstead included in trial of new<br />

low-carbon fix for potholes<br />

Last month’s Wanstead Beer Festival sold out,<br />

with over 400 people attending the inaugural<br />

event. “The long-anticipated festival proved a<br />

big hit with the local community. Hundreds of<br />

beer drinkers came along on a bright autumn<br />

day to the halls of Christ Church. There was<br />

a really welcoming, friendly atmosphere<br />

engulfing the day and a lot of money was<br />

raised for the two local charities nominated:<br />

Tin in a Bin and The Wanstead Charity. We’ll<br />

now start planning the next one!” said<br />

organiser Paul Donovan.<br />

A number of roads across Wanstead and<br />

South Woodford were included in Redbridge<br />

Council’s trial of a new – and fast – low-carbon<br />

fix for potholes. “The injection patcher carries<br />

out rapid pothole repairs using a pioneering<br />

technique known as injection spray patching.<br />

Firstly, air is pumped at speed into the pothole<br />

to remove dirt and debris. Seconds later, the<br />

hole is sprayed with cold bitumen, followed<br />

by a layer of aggregate applied at high speed<br />

– the whole repair takes just a couple of<br />

minutes,” said a spokesperson.<br />

Balloons for all occasions<br />

Girt Wrapping<br />

Delivery 24/7<br />

07706691642<br />

hello@oballoons.co.uk<br />

www.oballoons.co.uk<br />

70 GEORGE LANE<br />

SOUTH WOODFORD<br />

E18 1JJ<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

13<br />

We believe in creating beautiful kitchens that will enhance your life<br />

Book your consultation with Mike Dale to find out more<br />

When you choose London Kitchen<br />

Designer you’ll receive my full,<br />

personal attention. You deal with<br />

one person for the design, technical<br />

matters, installation, payments,<br />

appliance advice, decor, lighting<br />

and remedial works. The design<br />

process is a collaboration between<br />

us. The initial layout is emailed in<br />

a form that allows you to digitally<br />

walk inside the kitchen. Using your<br />

feedback we perfect the design.<br />

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY<br />

3D MODELLING<br />

TOTAL REFURBISHMENT<br />

020 8504 8850 / 07770 315 101<br />

mike@londonkitchendesigner.co.uk<br />

Unit 8A Lockwood Way,<br />

Walthamstow, London, E17 5RB<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


14<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Find us on Facebook:<br />

lilliesofwansteadflowers<br />

Follow us on Twitter:<br />

@Lillieswanstead<br />

Lillies<br />

OF WANSTEAD<br />

Call: 020 8518 8893<br />

www.lilliesofwanstead.co.uk<br />

2 Gwynne House, High Street, Wanstead, E11 1QH<br />

lilliesofwanstead1@hotmail.com<br />

Established in 1980, we are a completely<br />

family run business.<br />

Whether you have a single broken slate<br />

or require a whole new roof we can<br />

provide the service you need.<br />

020 8518 8388<br />

07958 287 343<br />

coxandsons@outlook.com<br />

www.coxandsonsroofing.com<br />

- Slating<br />

- Tiling<br />

- Guttering<br />

- Roof light installation<br />

- Complete new roofs<br />

- Flat roofing<br />

- Leadwork<br />

- Roof reports for<br />

home buyers<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


St Aubyn's School - Savills Essex March 2018 - FPA4.qxp_Layout 1 12/02/2018 10:44 Page 1<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

15<br />

bravely<br />

fortiter<br />

faithfully<br />

fideliter<br />

happily<br />

feliciter<br />

co-educational<br />

independent<br />

age 3 to 11<br />

central line woodford<br />

Registration for<br />

Reception 2024 now open<br />

For further information please contact<br />

the Admissions Registrar:<br />

registrar@staubyns.com<br />

020 8504 1577<br />

Bunces Lane, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9DU<br />

www.staubyns.com<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


16<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

How many servants lived on the<br />

Aldersbrook or Lake House estates<br />

in 1911? What sorts of ‘modern’ jobs<br />

were residents doing in 1921? Why were<br />

there so many teachers? And what on<br />

earth was the Aldersbrook Parliament?<br />

These questions, and many more, will be<br />

answered at an event entitled Who Do We<br />

Think We Are?<br />

Jane Skelding is an Aldersbrook resident<br />

whose long volunteer involvement with<br />

heritage organisations, including the East End<br />

Women’s Museum, Redbridge Heritage Centre<br />

and the National Trust, has now led to a PhD<br />

funded by the Arts and Humanities Research<br />

Council in collaboration with the genealogy<br />

website FindMyPast. Her research explores<br />

language use and marginalised histories in the<br />

census. For this event, Jane has been delving<br />

into local history, using the 1911 and newlyreleased<br />

1921 censuses to discover who we<br />

were then.<br />

When were the Aldersbrook and Lake<br />

House estates built?<br />

Houses in Aldersbrook were built on farmland<br />

on the edge of the former Wanstead House<br />

estate between 1899 and 1910. The school,<br />

parade of shops (pictured here, circa 1910),<br />

children’s home and two churches were<br />

developed over the same period, and by the<br />

outbreak of the First World War, the estate<br />

looked much as it does now. Controls on<br />

house design, such as a requirement for brick<br />

walls between front gardens, resulted in its<br />

unique character. The Lake House estate was<br />

developed between 1907 and 1916 with a<br />

slightly different feel.<br />

What was the social make-up of<br />

Aldersbrook and Lake House?<br />

The estates were mainly populated by a class<br />

of better-off tradesmen and business owners<br />

working in West Ham, Ilford or as far as the<br />

City. By 1921, more residents – both men and<br />

women – were clerks, but there was also a<br />

Who<br />

do we think<br />

we are?<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

17<br />

notable number of teachers. Reflecting the<br />

‘modern’ world of the 1920s, people were<br />

taking jobs in cinema, motoring and even<br />

advertising.<br />

What strikes you about the estates in the<br />

1920s compared with life today?<br />

Many things are surprisingly the same, with<br />

the school and churches still the hubs of the<br />

community. Although we don’t seem to have<br />

the same mania for whist drives as they did<br />

in the 1920s, events from birthday parties to<br />

live music keep the halls booked up. The most<br />

striking change can be seen on the parade<br />

of shops, with its smart matching awnings<br />

housing a bakery-cafe, butcher, post office,<br />

bootmaker and draper. Back then, there was<br />

probably little need to travel into Wanstead<br />

at all, although the 101 bus was ever-present if<br />

you did.<br />

house history and will be held at St Gabriel’s<br />

Church, designed in 1913 by Charles Spooner,<br />

an architect heavily influenced by the Arts<br />

and Crafts Movement. There will be stalls by<br />

local history groups, including the Leyton and<br />

Leytonstone Historical Society, alongside a<br />

display of archive materials, self-guided trails<br />

exploring architectural features of the church,<br />

and refreshments.<br />

All proceeds from the event (which has been<br />

kindly sponsored by The Stow Brothers) will<br />

go to the church hall refurbishment fund.<br />

Plus, there will be chances to win some great<br />

history-related prizes, including two hours of<br />

family history research and a subscription to<br />

Who Do You Think You Are? magazine.<br />

Jane’s talk will also<br />

offer some top tips for<br />

researching your own<br />

The Friends of St Gabriel’s has invited local historian<br />

Jane Skelding to host an event exploring the history of the<br />

Aldersbrook and Lake House estates. Georgina Brewis finds<br />

out more. Photo looking across Alexandra Lake, Wanstead<br />

Flats (circa 1910) courtesy of The Wanstead Image Archive<br />

The event will take place at St Gabriel’s<br />

Church, Aldersbrook on 9 <strong>November</strong> from<br />

6pm (tickets: £5). Visit wnstd.com/weare<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


18<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Gift vouchers<br />

available<br />

SPECIALISING IN BESPOKE HANDMADE JEWELLERY<br />

Make this Christmas<br />

one to remember<br />

with a piece<br />

of individually<br />

handmade jewellery<br />

020 8989 2532 123a High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RL<br />

www.keating jewellers.co.uk<br />

Mon-Sat 10:00-17:30 (exc. Bank Holidays)<br />

We buy gold, best prices paid instantly.<br />

Find us on Facebook:<br />

keatingjewellerswanstead<br />

Follow us on Twitter:<br />

@KeatingShop<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

19<br />

Traditional Craftsmen in high quality interior decorative and architectural<br />

fibrous plasterwork with an extensive catalogue of period mouldings.<br />

Specialist works include a fully bespoke service for modern solutions;<br />

exterior render mouldings as well as stucco finishes.<br />

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

estimate, survey or advice.<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


20<br />

Pollinator Pathways<br />

Have you ever walked down a street<br />

and wondered why there were no<br />

weeds anywhere, or why the foliage<br />

around trees remained wilted and brown?<br />

This is because most streets in the UK are<br />

sprayed with weed-killing herbicides.<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Wanstead resident Karen Myers is a champion of Redbridge Council’s<br />

Pollinator Pathways, a scheme designed to reduce the use of pesticides<br />

on our streets and help residents grow wild flowers outside their homes<br />

Many of you will know that Redbridge Council<br />

promote a scheme for residents to adopt<br />

the tree pit outside their own home and,<br />

instead of it being sprayed, sow wild flower<br />

seeds instead. This is win-win; there are fewer<br />

harmful chemicals in the area and bees and<br />

other pollinators have an extra source of food.<br />

This marvellous initiative has led to gloriously<br />

colourful pockets of nature. However, it<br />

still means the kerbsides in your street are<br />

being routinely sprayed with glyphosate, a<br />

herbicide which many other places are now<br />

phasing out.<br />

Last year, I happened upon a new Redbridge<br />

scheme: Pollinator Pathways. Residents<br />

take over their whole street and spraying<br />

stops. Five local streets are taking part:<br />

Addison Road, Chaucer Road, Spratt<br />

Hall Road, Woodcote Road and half of<br />

Overton Drive.<br />

To join the Pollinator Pathways scheme, a<br />

certain number of residents from the road<br />

must commit to helping out and a leader in<br />

each road is needed to fill out the initial forms.<br />

This year, the five Wanstead leaders formed<br />

a WhatsApp group and found that each road<br />

organised themselves differently. In our road,<br />

we had one meeting all together and then<br />

decided to take care of different parts of the<br />

road in smaller groups. We formed a separate<br />

gardening WhatsApp group and regularly<br />

kept in touch, helping each other out with<br />

seeds, plants and advice. Other roads had<br />

working parties through the year and met in<br />

someone’s front garden at the end of the hour<br />

for a cup of tea and a chat.<br />

According to Buglife, in the last 20 years there<br />

has been a catastrophic 60% decline in flying<br />

insects and the UK is infamously known as<br />

one of the most nature-depleted places in<br />

the world. Our beleaguered pollinators are<br />

poisoned by herbicides, face loss of habitat<br />

and cannot find enough nectar and pollen to<br />

survive – so schemes like this are vital.<br />

Other towns and boroughs across the country<br />

have drastically reduced spraying by using a<br />

more nature-friendly approach. In Redbridge,<br />

the Pollinator Pathways scheme is the first<br />

step towards reducing pesticide use and<br />

helping to reverse decades of nature decline.<br />

It feels good to walk down a road knowing<br />

it has not been sprayed and that neighbours<br />

have come together to make the area a better<br />

place for everyone.<br />

Tree pit adoption and Pollinator Pathways<br />

applications are open until 31 December.<br />

For more information, visit wnstd.com/pp<br />

For more information on Pesticide-Free<br />

Redbridge visit wnstd.com/pfr<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

21<br />

Are you considering a move<br />

but not sure where to start?<br />

Petty Son & Prestwich can help!<br />

Are you planning to downsize or move out of the area?<br />

Our relocation team can help you find your next home.<br />

Watch our video guide to moving at pettyson.co.uk<br />

11 Woodbine Place, Wanstead, London E11 2RH<br />

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

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


22<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

FINCH Contracts<br />

A Wanstead based building company,<br />

established since 2007.<br />

A small but friendly team with over<br />

38 years of experience in the building sector, and<br />

having lived in Wanstead all my life, we bring good<br />

knowledge of the houses in this area.<br />

• Extensions<br />

• Conversions<br />

• Kitchens<br />

• Bathrooms<br />

• Total Refurbishments<br />

Tel: 020 8281 1009<br />

Mobile: 07976 572 692<br />

www.finchcontracts.com<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

23<br />

Edwards Duthie Shamash<br />

Solicitors<br />

What is<br />

contentious<br />

probate?<br />

Contentious probate refers to any dispute arising from<br />

how a person’s estate should be distributed after they<br />

die. This includes their money, property, assets and all<br />

possessions.<br />

Our contentious probate solicitors can assist you in<br />

tailoring our advice and assistance to your exact needs<br />

and requirements.<br />

Contact kavita.rana@edslaw.co.uk<br />

or visit our website for more information<br />

Call us on: 0208 514 9000<br />

allinfo@edslaw.co.uk | www.edslaw.co.uk |<br />

Wanstead | Waterloo | Stratford | Ilford<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


24<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

THE HIGH LIFE<br />

In the first of a series of articles to mark the 100th anniversary of<br />

Wanstead High School, former student Professor Donna-Maria Maynard<br />

reflects on a time in her life which ignited a passion for psychology<br />

As I wander through the corridors of<br />

my memory, Wanstead High School<br />

emerges as a pivotal chapter, a place<br />

where I transformed, learned and grew. It<br />

was September 1981 when I ventured into<br />

the school, my heart aflutter with a mix of<br />

excitement and trepidation.<br />

I felt overwhelmed initially; the corridors<br />

seemed endless, classrooms vast, and the<br />

school was adjoined to a sports centre.<br />

Here, under the guidance of PE teacher<br />

Mrs Hollander, I honed my skills in gymnastics<br />

and netball.<br />

A few remarkable educators stood out:<br />

English teacher Mrs Sihera – my first and<br />

only teacher of colour – introduced us to the<br />

wonders of Latin and the magic of musical<br />

theatre with a trip to Charing Cross Road to<br />

see The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾<br />

at Wyndham’s Theatre, igniting my passion<br />

for the arts. The adventurous spirit of French<br />

teacher Mr Carty led us on a memorable<br />

exchange trip to France. Mr Robinson, a music<br />

maestro, and Geography teacher Mr Moughtin<br />

were beacons of knowledge and left lasting<br />

impressions.<br />

Upon entering the sixth form, Ms Poole, my<br />

tutor group teacher, inspired me every day<br />

with her care, kindness and professionalism.<br />

Mr Goodman, a brilliant Sociology teacher,<br />

introduced me to Durkheim and Goffman,<br />

opening a whole new way of understanding<br />

the world around me. Economics teacher<br />

Mr Rogers who, despite his humanistic spirit,<br />

took us through the intricacies of profit, loss<br />

and GDP, and reminded us that: “There’s no<br />

such thing as a free lunch.” Miss Rossiter, the<br />

bike-riding English teacher, embraced an<br />

unconventional spirit, embodying wisdom<br />

with her mantra: “Feed a cold and starve a<br />

Donna- Maria Maynard (née Bradshaw)<br />

with her friends Samantha Kloss and<br />

Cigdem Ulgen by the school’s art block<br />

fever,” as she swigged cough syrup. These<br />

mentors nurtured my intellectual curiosity.<br />

Sixth form marked a period of newfound<br />

independence. It was a time of critical<br />

thinking, where I learned to question,<br />

analyse and not merely accept information at<br />

face value.<br />

Amidst the pursuit of academic excellence,<br />

my time at Wanstead High ended abruptly.<br />

I swiftly transitioned to the University of<br />

Warwick for my BSc, followed by the University<br />

of Sussex for my MA and psychologist training.<br />

In 1994, I relocated to Barbados, my parents’<br />

homeland, where I earned my PhD at the<br />

University of the West Indies. Since then, I’ve<br />

stayed and was promoted to a full professor of<br />

psychology in 2019.<br />

Looking back, Wanstead High School was<br />

my sanctuary of growth. It nurtured my<br />

independence and ignited my passion for<br />

psychology, shaping my resilience and diverse<br />

experiences. In retrospect, it wasn’t merely a<br />

chapter; it was the essence of my formative<br />

years, sculpting my character and preparing<br />

me for life’s adventures ahead.<br />

For more information on Wanstead High<br />

School, visit wansteadhigh.co.uk<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

25<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


26<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

FULLY LICENSED WASTE CARRIER<br />

Creative<br />

Giftware<br />

A family business based in Wanstead, specialising in<br />

embroidered homeware and gifts for all occasions<br />

EST LOCALLY OVER 20 YEARS<br />

WE DO ALL THE LOADING<br />

SAME DAY OR NEXT DAY SERVICE<br />

SINGLE ITEMS TO FULL LOADS<br />

HOUSE & FLAT CLEARANCE<br />

Tel: 020 8529 7589<br />

Mobile: 07944 502992<br />

arbiswaste@googlemail.com<br />

PC PC slow slow to to start start<br />

and shut down?<br />

Programs slow to load?<br />

Don t buy a costly<br />

new computer. Instead let me me<br />

fit fit a fast solid-state drive<br />

Satisfaction guaranteed!<br />

Talk<br />

Talk<br />

to<br />

to<br />

Bob Crabtree<br />

Crabtree<br />

locally-based<br />

World-renowned<br />

locally-based<br />

expert (really!)<br />

World-renowned T: 020 8989 8196 M: expert 07516 (really!) 157012<br />

T: 020 Email: 8989 SSD@bobcrabtree.co.uk<br />

8196 M: 07516 157012<br />

Email: SSD@bobcrabtree.co.uk<br />

Registered Charity: 1155249<br />

Call: 0208 530 1244<br />

84 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EZ<br />

Little Actors Theatre<br />

Theatre Club (ages 2½-12)<br />

at Wanstead House<br />

Saturday 10.15am – 12.15pm<br />

InterACT Youth Theatre (13+)<br />

at Wanstead High School<br />

Saturday 10am – 12pm<br />

Scholarships for low/no income families<br />

Call: 07385 849 864<br />

mail@littleactorstheatre.com<br />

Book Your<br />

Free Trial!<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

WVD_Have-your-cake_120x174_12Oct<strong>2023</strong>.qxp 12/10/<strong>2023</strong> 12:11 Page 1<br />

27<br />

WOOD FORD HOUSE DENTAL PRACTICE<br />

Have your<br />

cake and<br />

EAT IT<br />

AFFORDABLE & CARING<br />

NEW PATIENTS<br />

<br />

<br />

WELCOME<br />

GENERAL DENTIST RY<br />

Keep your mouth healthy and enjoy those<br />

precious luxuries. Visit the dentist regularly –<br />

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW<br />

020 8504 2704<br />

improveyoursmile.co.uk<br />

162 HIGH ROAD WOODFORD GREEN IG8 9EF<br />

EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


28<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

In 2021, Ingrid Howarth turned the traffic<br />

roundabout opposite the gates of The<br />

George car park into a delightfully quirky<br />

Island Garden, much beloved by drivers<br />

and all who live near it. An enormous<br />

amount of work went into creating it and<br />

there is ongoing maintenance. You’d think<br />

that would be enough for Ingrid, but no.<br />

In the true tradition of us community<br />

gardeners, a forgotten, neglected patch<br />

of public soil needs to be adopted and<br />

transformed with another enormous<br />

amount of work.<br />

Just a hop and a skip away from the Island<br />

Garden was the most forgotten and neglected<br />

patch in Wanstead. The challenge proved<br />

irresistible. Over 10 years ago, large concrete<br />

blocks sealed off a half-circle patch of land<br />

over the top of the A12 where the tunnel<br />

under George Green emerges. Maybe it was<br />

a security measure for the Olympics? Who<br />

knows? The blocks stayed and the patch<br />

went dormant, slowly filling with rubbish.<br />

Shrubs died and a thick mat of ivy covered the<br />

ground, swarming over the concrete blocks<br />

and obliterating the footpath. Overgrown,<br />

surrounded by roads and with the A12<br />

emerging underneath, it was an unlikely site<br />

for a new garden.<br />

in the colder months. Within an incredible 10<br />

weeks, a garden had been created out of this<br />

sad, neglected patch. Next year, tall flowering<br />

plants will be visible over the concrete blocks.<br />

The locals, now using the long-lost footpath<br />

around the blocks, peer with delight into<br />

this secret garden. They are well aware of<br />

Ingrid’s record of magicking gardens from<br />

unpromising patches.<br />

As well as making the interior attractive,<br />

Ingrid wanted to make the outside equally<br />

appealing. To keep the drivers happy, flower<br />

beds have been made outside the blocks<br />

along the footpath. She dug down into the<br />

gravel, created wooden surrounds from<br />

skip-harvesting and filled these frames<br />

with compost and soil from wherever.<br />

Again, everything planted there<br />

thrives. It’s a sight for sore eyes in the<br />

most unexpected of places.<br />

Ingrid made the hop and the skip, saw<br />

the potential and got started.<br />

Some 37 builders’ bags later,<br />

the soil was revealed, ready<br />

for planting. The 37 bags<br />

– the ones that take a<br />

tonne of topsoil – Ingrid<br />

filled with a massive<br />

amount of accumulated<br />

rubbish, ivy and dead<br />

shrubs. Our thanks to the<br />

council’s wire truck crew<br />

who collected all this.<br />

The soil revealed seemed to<br />

be tired, but once planting started,<br />

it got its second wind. Everything planted<br />

there seems to thrive. Stock came from the<br />

Corner House Garden, the Gravel Garden<br />

and, of course, Ingrid’s Island. This protected<br />

half-circle of future garden has its own micro<br />

climate and will probably be very sheltered<br />

For more information on the work of<br />

the Wanstead Community Gardeners,<br />

visit wnstd.com/wcg<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


BEYOND<br />

THE ISLAND<br />

BEFORE<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Marian Temple of the Wanstead Community<br />

Gardeners reports on Ingrid Howarth’s<br />

latest work revamping another<br />

neglected patch alongside the Island<br />

Garden. Photos by Geoff Wilkinson<br />

29<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


30<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

GEOFF WILKINSON PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Quick<br />

Before it<br />

Goes!<br />

A collection of photos by local<br />

photographer Geoff Wilkinson<br />

depicting London’s East End<br />

Call 020 8530 1244 or visit<br />

geoffwilkinsonphotography.co.uk<br />

Eightyfour Gallery, 84 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EZ<br />

Lovat Lane, London, EC3<br />

Wanstead Locksmiths<br />

Barry & Sons<br />

No call-out charge<br />

All work guaranteed<br />

24 hour service<br />

• Established in Wanstead over 35 years<br />

• First-class work at reasonable prices<br />

• Free advice and estimates<br />

• All types of locks opened<br />

• Locks supplied, fitted and repaired<br />

Tel: 020 8530 6557<br />

M: 07988 690 358<br />

12, Limes Avenue, Wanstead, E11 2BP<br />

Sudoku<br />

Fill in the grid so that each<br />

row, column and 3x3 box<br />

contains the digits 1 through<br />

to 9 with no repetition.<br />

5 4 9 2<br />

8 9 1 3 5<br />

7 8<br />

5 4 8<br />

8 7 3<br />

1 3 9 2<br />

8 6 9 5<br />

6 5 4<br />

3 1 4 5 6 2<br />

Solution on page 40<br />

Anagram: Wanstead High School<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

31<br />

Aesthetic doctor<br />

specialising in<br />

natural-looking<br />

results<br />

ANTI-WRINKLE<br />

INJECTIONS<br />

FULL FACIAL<br />

REJUVENATION<br />

DERMAL FILLERS<br />

PROFHILO<br />

SKINPEN<br />

MICRONEEDLING<br />

PLATELET RICH<br />

PLASMA<br />

PEELS<br />

UNDER-EYE<br />

REJUVENATION<br />

SKIN SCANNER<br />

AND SKIN CARE<br />

BASED IN BAAN SPA, SOUTH WOODFORD<br />

107 George Lane, E18 1AN<br />

Dr Sabba: 020 3633 4908<br />

@drsabba<br />

DR SABBA<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


32<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

DOOM DEFYING<br />

There have been plenty of reasons for climate doom recently, says<br />

Councillor Jo Blackman, who is keen to highlight Redbridge Council’s work<br />

to tackle this locally, and give cause to feel more upbeat<br />

Whilst our summer this year took<br />

a while to warm up, globally,<br />

temperatures soared, and on<br />

a third of days in <strong>2023</strong> it was more than<br />

1.5°C hotter than pre-industrial levels<br />

– a critical threshold that has scientists<br />

worried. Yet, every day brings more news of<br />

the government rolling back on its climate<br />

policies, stoking the culture wars and<br />

fuelling conspiracy theories.<br />

However, a visit to the Labour Party<br />

conference gave me cause to feel more<br />

upbeat. Rather than join a race to the bottom<br />

on climate policy, Labour is developing its<br />

vision for a shift away from fossil fuels and a<br />

mass home insulation scheme. And there was<br />

genuine enthusiasm from businesses and<br />

NGOs about the potential for change.<br />

Here in Redbridge, we are in the third year of<br />

the council’s climate action plan and we’ve<br />

had another consecutive year of reductions in<br />

council emissions. Mainly through switching<br />

to renewable sources of energy across council<br />

buildings, but also thanks to embracing<br />

innovative ways to reduce emissions. We<br />

have been one of the first councils to retrofit<br />

solar panels on council vehicles to reduce<br />

emissions and improve fuel efficiency. And our<br />

recent trial of new technology to fill potholes<br />

is very efficient and generates 25 times less<br />

emissions than traditional techniques. We<br />

have also recently consulted on our electric<br />

vehicle charging strategy and will be installing<br />

hundreds of new chargers across the borough<br />

to aid the transition to greener vehicles.<br />

School streets schemes continue to be rolled<br />

out in the borough and are making the roads<br />

around schools safer and encouraging walking<br />

and cycling. And we have new cycle schemes<br />

in the pipeline, including for Wanstead.<br />

Councillor Blackman alongside<br />

council vehicles fitted with solar panels<br />

Our recycling rate is up 10% since we<br />

increased the range of materials that can be<br />

recycled and introduced wheelie bins. And<br />

overall, waste being generated has decreased.<br />

Redbridge Council recently ran a successful<br />

clothes swap event at Wanstead Library and<br />

uniform reuse schemes are being embraced<br />

by our local schools, including Wanstead High,<br />

as well as on the High Street, with the Saint<br />

Francis Hospice shop dedicating a stand to<br />

pre-loved uniform from Aldersbrook Primary.<br />

It’s not just the climate crisis we face; nature<br />

is also under pressure. Our tree pit adoption<br />

and pollinator pathway schemes empower<br />

residents to work together to make their street<br />

more nature-friendly. And this month, we are<br />

hosting a youth climate summit at the Town<br />

Hall because we want to work with our young<br />

people to build a sustainable future.<br />

So, let’s ditch the culture wars, roll up our<br />

sleeves and do our bit for the future of our<br />

community and the planet.<br />

Councillor Jo Blackman (Wanstead<br />

Village, Labour) is the Cabinet Member<br />

for Environment and Sustainability.<br />

Email jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

33<br />

HEATING “PLUS”<br />

We are an approved local company with over 35 years of experience<br />

Free estimates<br />

All work guaranteed<br />

All types of gas central<br />

heating systems installed<br />

All boilers installed,<br />

serviced and repaired<br />

Registered installer<br />

of mega-flo hot water<br />

systems<br />

Existing systems<br />

updated and<br />

powerflushed<br />

Landlord’s gas saftey<br />

certificates<br />

Gas fires, water heaters<br />

and cookers installed<br />

Under floor heating<br />

systems Installed<br />

Windsor Road, London E11 3QU<br />

T: 020 8989 4357 | M: 07802 498 126<br />

E: vinceheatingplus5@gmail.com<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


34<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

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

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

and affordable services to our clients.<br />

• House re-wire<br />

• Installation of new circuits<br />

• Internal and external lighting<br />

• Consumer unit replacement<br />

• Lighting installation<br />

• Testing and inspection<br />

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

• Fault finding and correction<br />

• Temporary power supply<br />

• Generator installations<br />

• Installing external power<br />

• All types of commercial work<br />

• Industrial work<br />

swradleyelectrical.com<br />

swradley@hotmail.co.uk<br />

MG Décor<br />

Your local painting & decorating company<br />

For all your interior decorating and exterior<br />

painting requirements<br />

Fully insured<br />

OAPs Special rates<br />

Free estimates<br />

Call: 0208 530 3992 or 07899 005002<br />

Email: mgdecor1@icloud.com<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

35<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

BATHWORKS JULY_© Fish Media 30/06/2014 09:33 Page 1<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

The bathroom you have<br />

always dreamed of!<br />

The bathroom you have always dreamed of!<br />

H<br />

The bathroom you have always dreamed off!<br />

YOUR DESIGNER BATHROOM<br />

Visit our showroom 9 and see 9 some of the x latest bathroom x ranges.<br />

YOUR DESIGNER BATHROOM<br />

9<br />

x<br />

We Visit our specialise showroom in and the see supply some of of the bathroom latest bathroom goods, ranges. and can also<br />

Bathworks can offer supply only, or arrange supply<br />

w<br />

9 & fit.<br />

x<br />

YOUR DESIGNER 9 BATHROOM x<br />

arrange 9<br />

x<br />

H a full installation if required.<br />

Opening hours: HMonday Visit our - showroom Friday 9.30-5.30pm, and see some of the Saturdays latest bathroom 10am ranges. - 4pm.<br />

Our experienced advisors are on-hand to discuss wyour requirements and give advice.<br />

196 o<br />

High Rd, Woodford 196 High Green, Rd, Woodford Essex IG8 Green, 9EF Essex tel: IG8 9EF 020 tel: 8504 020 8504 1765 1765 www.bath-works.co.uk<br />

www.bathworks.co.uk<br />

o<br />

o<br />

o H<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


36<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

IMMUNITY: what’s the fuss?<br />

Colder and damper weather is here, which brings a seasonal shift<br />

of health concerns. But before you reach for the usual cabinet of<br />

remedies, examine your diet and lifestyle, says Fiona Flaherty<br />

Immunity is the body’s resistance to<br />

both pathogens and disease. It is a<br />

sophisticated system of surveillance that<br />

identifies and neutralises potential threats.<br />

It needs to be effective, proportionate and<br />

precise – too little and it may compromise<br />

health and survival, and too much or<br />

poorly targeted may result in chronic<br />

inflammation, allergies or autoimmunity.<br />

We are generally born with innate immunity,<br />

which is passed on from our mothers when we<br />

are in utero. Acquired or adaptive immunity<br />

may arise as a result of exposure to pathogens<br />

or vaccinations to promote antibodies to fight<br />

potential pathogens. Here are five potential<br />

causes giving rise to low immunity:<br />

1. Poor nutrition due to diets high in refined<br />

sugars, excess alcohol plus nutrient<br />

deficiencies (namely Vitamin A, C and D and<br />

the mineral zinc).<br />

2. Medications, including corticosteroids etc.<br />

3. Poor gut microbiome – due to low<br />

consumption and diversity of vegetables<br />

and fruit in the daily diet.<br />

4. Impaired barrier defences – including poor<br />

skin quality, pollutants such as nicotine,<br />

over-training responsible for increasing<br />

cortisol levels and therefore lowering<br />

natural immunity cells, plus heavy metal<br />

toxicity from contaminated foods and some<br />

chemicals found in smoking products.<br />

5. Poor sleep – reducing natural immune cell<br />

memory and adversely affecting repair.<br />

Attending to this list alone is the perfect road<br />

map to improving your own health outcomes<br />

and that of your family.<br />

What’s Vitamin D got to do with it? Vitamin D<br />

is technically a hormone and belongs to<br />

a fat-soluble group of steroids needed to<br />

absorb magnesium, calcium and phosphate,<br />

alongside other roles, including strengthening<br />

bones. It is also essential in its interplay<br />

between managing cholesterol levels.<br />

Vitamin D supplements should never be taken<br />

unless a blood test is available to ensure an<br />

adequate therapeutic dose is given. Optimal<br />

levels are essential for strong immunity.<br />

So, what else can we do? Here are seven<br />

natural remedies that – when taken as foods,<br />

spices, herbs, teas and tinctures – may help<br />

boost your immunity: garlic, ginger, turmeric,<br />

thyme, honey, echinacea and elderberry.<br />

Taking our immunity for granted is a mistake.<br />

It needs a little work, but the rewards are<br />

immeasurable. There is nothing nicer than<br />

feeling really ‘well’. That’s something we<br />

should all work hard on improving every<br />

single day. Remember, this is a general guide<br />

and not intended to replace medical opinion.<br />

Fiona Flaherty is a registered nurse and<br />

nutritional therapist based in South<br />

Woodford and Harley Street. For more<br />

information, call 07973 601 862 or visit<br />

meducatehealthcare.com<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

37<br />

<br />

<br />

Phlebotomy<br />

Health<br />

screening<br />

Dietary<br />

analysis<br />

Essential<br />

biomarkers<br />

measured<br />

<br />

<br />

Private<br />

diagnostic<br />

testing<br />

Health<br />

improvement<br />

plan<br />

Independent nurse-led clinical services in local consulting rooms<br />

or onsite for company health in East London and Essex.<br />

Is a health worry keeping you awake at night?<br />

Digestive issues? High Cholesterol? Poor sleep? Tiredness? High Blood pressure?<br />

Book a free health review<br />

to see how we can help:<br />

email: enquiries@meducatehealthcare.com<br />

Office: 020 8279 3783 / Mobile: 07973 601 862<br />

website: meducatehealthcare.com<br />

South Woodford / Walthamstow / Harley Street / Central & East London<br />

Better education. Better health.<br />

Fiona Flaherty<br />

Lead Nurse Consultant<br />

Take a lead.<br />

Change a life.<br />

Start your guide dog<br />

fosterer journey today:<br />

guidedogs.org.uk/fosterer<br />

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is a registered<br />

charity in England and Wales (209617), Scotland<br />

(SC038979) and Isle of Man (1334). A710 09/23<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


38<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

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

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

39<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

Chestnut Manor provides superb quality<br />

Chestnut Manor provides superb quality<br />

residential, nursing and dementia care,<br />

residential, nursing and dementia care,<br />

promoting independence and choice within<br />

promoting independence and choice within<br />

a warm, welcoming family community.<br />

warm, welcoming family community.<br />

To enquire about care or to visit the home<br />

To enquire about care or to visit the home<br />

contact Rosie, Home Manager on 0203 871 6070<br />

contact or<br />

Rosie, email rosie.monger@westgatehc.co.uk<br />

Home Manager on 0203 871 6070<br />

or email rosie.monger@westgatehc.co.uk<br />

63 Cambridge Park, Wanstead, E11 2PR<br />

www.westgatehc.co.uk<br />

Chestnutmanorcarehome<br />

63 Cambridge Park, Wanstead, E11 2PR www.westgatehc.co.uk Chestnutmanorcarehome<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


40<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Crossword competition<br />

Win two Epping Forest 2024 calendars<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Across<br />

1. Chaos, uproar (6)<br />

4. Talk up, applaud (6)<br />

7. Gardener’s tool (6)<br />

8. Stylish, hip (6)<br />

9. Dish out, allot (4)<br />

10. Tap seal (6)<br />

12. Line to sign on (6)<br />

14. Widely known (6)<br />

17. Alcove (6)<br />

20. At that time (4)<br />

21. Straw hat (6)<br />

22. Ask to a party (6)<br />

23. Seat for riding (6)<br />

24. Evening event (6)<br />

Down<br />

1. Bequeath, give (6)<br />

2. Rastafarian locks (6)<br />

3. Gather together (6)<br />

4. Breathed hard (6)<br />

5. Not here, away (6)<br />

6. Having no pips (8)<br />

9. Bill of fare (4)<br />

11. Amazon snake (8)<br />

13. Foreboding sign (4)<br />

15. Offer more than (6)<br />

16. Zebra feature (6)<br />

17. Careless, lax (6)<br />

18. Is jealous of (6)<br />

19. Noiseless (6)<br />

For the chance to win two 2024 calendars<br />

(A4 and A3 size) featuring photos of Epping<br />

Forest by local photographers, send your<br />

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

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

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

Alternatively, email your entry (subject line:<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>) to: crossword@wnstd.com<br />

Closing date: 21 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

One winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received before 5pm on 21 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

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

Congratulations to Brenda Keer of Dover Road,<br />

Aldersbrook, who won four tickets to Peter Pan at<br />

Kenneth More Theatre in last issue’s competition.<br />

October Crossword Solution<br />

S U L T A N A O C C U R<br />

E O G R U O<br />

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

Z E B F<br />

U N C L E I N F L E C T<br />

R H M A R S<br />

E L A T E D T O U S L E<br />

L N R S O N<br />

P A L E T T E T I R E D<br />

O E N B I<br />

P A N I C S T R I C K E N<br />

U G E T E G<br />

P L E A D D R E D G E S<br />

<strong>November</strong> Sudoku Solution<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 2 3 4 5 6<br />

7<br />

9<br />

10 11 12 13<br />

14 15 16 17 18 19<br />

21<br />

23 24<br />

20<br />

Epping Forest<br />

Order at wnstd.com/ef24<br />

8<br />

22<br />

A Year in<br />

Pictures<br />

2024 Calendar<br />

A3: £12<br />

A4: £10<br />

All photos by<br />

local photographers<br />

In aid of Epping Forest Heritage Trust<br />

and The Swan Sanctuary<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

41<br />

GIVE SOMEONE THE BEST GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS WITH<br />

SOMEONE THE BEST GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS W<br />

ONLY £70<br />

ONLY £70<br />

1 Personal Training Session<br />

10 Visits to ONLY<br />

either our Functional £70<br />

Gym or Elite Classes<br />

PLUS<br />

Health Overhaul<br />

1 1 Personal Session<br />

ONLY<br />

1 Personal Training Session<br />

£70<br />

0208 509 6526<br />

0 Visits<br />

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

to<br />

Visits<br />

either<br />

to either | www.sylvestrian-leisure.co.uk<br />

our<br />

our Functional | Forest School, Gym College<br />

Gym<br />

or Place, Elite Snaresbrook,<br />

or<br />

Classes<br />

E17 3PY<br />

Elite Classe<br />

its to either our Functional Gym or Elite Cl<br />

PLUS<br />

Health PLUS Overhaul<br />

1 Personal Health<br />

0208 Training Overhaul<br />

509 6526 Session<br />

enquiries@sylvestrian-leisure.co.uk | www.sylvestrian-leisure.co.uk | Forest School, College Place, Snaresbrook, E17 3PY<br />

Health Overhaul<br />

s to either our 0208 6526<br />

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

020 Functional 8509 6526 Gym or Elite<br />

| Forest School, College Place, Snaresbrook,<br />

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

0208 509 6526<br />

PLUS<br />

Forest School, College Place, Snaresbrook, E17 3PY<br />

0208 509 6526<br />

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

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

Forest School, College Place,<br />

Snaresbrook, E17 3PY<br />

rian-leisure.co.uk | www.sylvestrian-leisure.co.uk | Forest School, College Place, Snar<br />

Health Overhaul<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts<br />

0208 509 6526<br />

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

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

Forest School, College Place,


itnevno<br />

,slortnoC lai<br />

:snoisnemi<br />

01<br />

bhsa<br />

01<br />

abhsa<br />

B nevOelgniS nI tliu<br />

B B0H7HCA6<br />

B nevOelgniS nI tliu<br />

B B B0G17RC45<br />

B nevOelbuoDnI tliu<br />

U U B0GH2ECA1<br />

oitnevno<br />

C<br />

nevo ediH &edilS C htiw nevO snoitcnuF lanoitnevno<br />

8 ,lanoitnevno<br />

C nevO naF lano<br />

d r o<br />

2 naP lasrevinU F 1 ,dirG Wlu Wlu thC o m nib noitanibmoC<br />

nib a nIn nIn te gr<br />

xiFla xiFla e dG<br />

lir<br />

,slortnoC 8 lai<br />

yalpsiDDCL ,remiT ,snoitcnuF<br />

3 hctiwS ytefaS ,tcenoC emoH ,sevlehS emoH D yalpsiD latigiDDEL<br />

:snoisnemi<br />

h tramS & iFiW O f<br />

,rooD nevO yawaedi<br />

D mc5Dx4.95Wx8.8H<br />

C ytivitceno<br />

D mc8.45Dx6.95Wx5.95H 2 Y ytnarraW :snoisnemi<br />

rae<br />

D mc8.45Dx4.95Wx5.95H 2 Y ytnarraW :snoisnemi<br />

rae<br />

A B/ gnitaR ygrenE<br />

2 Y ytnarraW rae<br />

A<br />

gnitaR ygrenE<br />

O 01 01 yln<br />

O yln £ O 01 01 yln £<br />

bhsa<br />

00<br />

00<br />

C kcabhsa<br />

00<br />

abhsa £ 8 94 . £ 9 94 kcabhsa .<br />

C kca<br />

kc<br />

v v noitpmeder ai<br />

v v noitpmeder ai<br />

£ 8 94 .<br />

tliu<br />

sgnitte<br />

B boH boH noitcudnI nI tliu<br />

T T U1X05AC63<br />

B ecalP 31 nI tliu<br />

D rehsawhsi<br />

S G20XAH351<br />

B<br />

ecalP 41 nI<br />

S rehsawhsiD<br />

S G72XCH553<br />

rP 4 boH noitcudnI enoZ<br />

5 Programmes Inc Eco<br />

P T oc<br />

ffO tuhS ytefaS Load otuA Sensor<br />

htiw slortnoC hcuo<br />

R rotacidnI taeH laudise<br />

Delay Start<br />

8H :snoisnemi<br />

D mc2.25Dx2.95 Wx1.5H :snoisnemi<br />

Dimensions: H81.5xW59.8xD55cm<br />

2 Y ytnarraW rae<br />

2 Y ytnarraW rae<br />

D<br />

gnitaR ygrenE<br />

6 se margo<br />

E e margor<br />

L tratS yaleD & rosneS dao<br />

D mc5Dx8.95Wx5.18H<br />

2 Y ytnarraW rae<br />

D<br />

gnitaR ygrenE<br />

O yln<br />

00<br />

O yln<br />

O yln<br />

00<br />

00<br />

£ 3 97 .<br />

£ 5 9 .<br />

£ 6 92 .<br />

l pA citsemoD W<br />

daetsna<br />

secnai<br />

1 t ,, W ertS a nstea<br />

d<br />

,, L ngiH o ndo<br />

n<br />

,, E<br />

11<br />

9<br />

2AA<br />

oc.secnai l padaetsnaw.w<br />

0 w 4242 989 802<br />

ku.<br />

*Terms & Conditions apply. Sold as an agent of Euronics Limited. All rights All offers are subject to availability while stocks last. Delivery & Installation<br />

*Terms & Conditions apply. Sold as an agent of Euronics Limited. All rights reserved. All offers are subject to availability while stocks last. Delivery & Installation<br />

charges may apply. Exclusions & radius applies. See in-store for full details. Images for illustration purposes only. Copyright Euronics <strong>2023</strong>. E&OE <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

charges may apply. Exclusions & radius applies. See in-store for full details. Images for illustration purposes only. Copyright Euronics <strong>2023</strong>. E&OE <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.


tliu<br />

sgnitte<br />

rP<br />

P oc<br />

:snoisnemi<br />

1 gk9 nipS 04<br />

W enihcaMgnihsa<br />

W BGR9442G<br />

1 gnihsa Wgk8 nipS04<br />

M enihca<br />

W BG05282NA<br />

1 gk8 nip<br />

W enihcaMgnihsa<br />

W BG28282NA<br />

oitnevno<br />

2 hsaW 2 kc iuQ : cnI hsaW kciuQ 2 setuniM margorP 51 :cnI semmargorP 0 hsaW 1 k<br />

D evirDecneliSocE ,tratSyale E noitcnuF daoleR E ,evirD ecneliSoc noitcnuF d<br />

,slortnoC R lai<br />

slortnoC D cinortcelE ,noitcnuF slortnoCcinortcelE ,tratSyale daole A tratS yaleD<br />

:snoisnemi<br />

D mc95Dx8.95Wx8.48H D :snoisnemi mc95Dx8.95Wx8.48H D :snoisnemi mc5Dx8.95Wx8.<br />

5 Y *ytnarraW rae<br />

5 Y ytnarraW rae<br />

2 Y ytnarraW rae<br />

A<br />

gnitaR ygrenE<br />

A<br />

gnitaR ygrenE<br />

bhsa<br />

abhsa<br />

01<br />

01<br />

O yln<br />

£69 9. 0 0<br />

O yln<br />

0 0<br />

O yln<br />

0 0<br />

£ 5 97 . £ 4 9 .<br />

* .syaD 09 ni htiw ytnarraw retsigeR<br />

tliu<br />

sgnitte<br />

8 pmuP taeH gk<br />

T reyrD elbmu<br />

W BG32258HT<br />

9 pmuP taeH gk<br />

T reyrD elbmu<br />

W BG90542GQ<br />

8 elbmuT<br />

D reyr<br />

W BG1 048HT<br />

rP<br />

1 yrD kciuQ 1 & yrD otuA :cnI semargorP yrD kciuQetuniM04 1 :cnI argorP m sem 4<br />

yrD<br />

P<br />

D oc<br />

yalpsiDDEL ,tratS yale<br />

F noitcnuF pUnehser<br />

D yalpsiDDEL ,tratS yale<br />

E slortnoC cinortcel B kcoL dlihC ,slortnoC E laiD ,yalpsiDnI tliu kcoL dl i<br />

8H :snoisnemi<br />

D mc3.16Dx8.95Wx2.48H D :snoisnemi<br />

mc3.16Dx8.95Wx2.48H D :snoisnemi<br />

mc3.16Dx8.x<br />

2 Y ytnarraW rae<br />

5 Y ytnarraW rae<br />

2 Y ytnarraW rae<br />

A + gnitaR ygrenE<br />

A + gnitaR ygrenE<br />

A+ gnitaR ygrenE<br />

O yln<br />

O yln<br />

O yln<br />

0 0<br />

0 0<br />

0 0<br />

£ 6 92 . £ 7 96 . £ 5 9 .<br />

l pA citsemoD W daetsna<br />

secn<br />

1 t , W ertS daetsna<br />

, L ngiH , E nodno 9<br />

A2<br />

oc.secnai l padaetsnaw.w<br />

0 w 4242 989 802 ku.<br />

*Terms & Conditions apply. Sold as an agent of Euronics Limited. All rights All offers are subject to availability while stocks last. Delivery & Installation<br />

*Terms & Conditions apply. Sold as an agent of Euronics Limited. All rights reserved. All offers are subject to availability while stocks last. Delivery & Installation<br />

charges may apply. Exclusions & radius applies. See in-store for full details. Images for illustration purposes only. Copyright Euronics <strong>2023</strong>. E&OE <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

charges may apply. Exclusions & radius applies. See in-store for full details. Images for illustration purposes only. Copyright Euronics <strong>2023</strong>. E&OE <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.


44<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Our Lord Mayor<br />

Thomas Finnis died 140 years ago this month. He was the last Lord<br />

Mayor to have a procession on the Thames. Melissa Ford from the East of<br />

London Family History Society explains the Wanstead connection<br />

Thomas Quested Finnis was born in<br />

1801 in Hythe in Kent. He was baptised<br />

at the local church, St Leonards, on<br />

12 February 1801. His parents were Robert<br />

and Elizabeth Finnis.<br />

Aged 14, his father paid £150 for him to do a<br />

seven-year apprenticeship to James Smith,<br />

a bowyer (a master craftsman who made<br />

bows; once a widespread profession, the<br />

importance of bowyers was diminished by<br />

the introduction of gunpowder weaponry). In<br />

1823, he was admitted to the freedom of the<br />

Bowyers Company and by September, he was<br />

given the Freedom of The City of London.<br />

Thomas married Ann Lydia Ward on 28 March<br />

1828 at St Matthews Church in Brixton. He<br />

then went on to become a partner in a firm of<br />

provision merchants, Finnis & Fisher.<br />

Thomas had a grocers in Tower Street, City<br />

of London, and he saw the opportunity to<br />

expand the business and provide goods for<br />

voyages which were started from the nearby<br />

docks, such as marine soap, which works in<br />

seawater. He then went on to import tobacco<br />

from Mesopotamia in Iraq. This side of the<br />

business was managed by his nephews. Today,<br />

if you visit the British Museum, you can see a<br />

set of marbles which was sent to Thomas in<br />

1851 from Nineveh (the capital of the Assyrian<br />

Empire) by his nephews. Due to the location of<br />

the business in the City, Thomas became very<br />

involved in civic life, and in 1833, he became a<br />

common councillor.<br />

So, what is the connection with Wanstead?<br />

Well, in 1840, he purchased Park Gates. This<br />

property was on the corner of modern day<br />

Blake Hall Road and Overton Drive, the<br />

entrance to Wanstead House, which was<br />

only demolished 16 years before. Park Gates<br />

Thomas Finnis and Park Gates<br />

was in a prime location, a sprawling house<br />

with gardens big enough to accommodate a<br />

boating lake. The census shows Thomas and<br />

Ann had many servants, with, at one point,<br />

eight living in.<br />

The couple didn’t have any children but<br />

were very supportive of his many nieces<br />

and nephews. They were also patrons of the<br />

Wanstead Infant Orphans Asylum. In 1848,<br />

Thomas became an alderman as well as a<br />

sheriff and a deputy governor of the Irish<br />

Society. It was in 1856 that he became Lord<br />

Mayor – this was the last year that the Lord<br />

Mayor parade was on the River Thames.<br />

Ann died in <strong>November</strong> 1861 after a three-day<br />

illness. She was buried in the family vault<br />

in Hythe. Thomas died at Park Gates on<br />

29 <strong>November</strong> 1883. He was buried in Hythe<br />

on 6 December 1883. He left everything to<br />

his nieces and nephews. Park Gates was<br />

demolished in 1925, but two impressive stone<br />

gateposts placed there in 1715 can still be seen<br />

on both sides of Overton Drive.<br />

The local branch of the East of London<br />

Family History Society meets at Wanstead<br />

Library on the fourth Wednesday of the<br />

month from 7pm. Call 07762 514 238<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

45<br />

Live well your way and in your own<br />

home with compassionate and<br />

caring assistance tailored to you<br />

Our outstanding Care<br />

professionals provide:<br />

• Companionship<br />

• Home help<br />

• Personal Care<br />

• Medication assistance<br />

and much more<br />

You will have the opportunity to<br />

build a relationship with your<br />

dedicated Care professional.<br />

Our ultimate goal is to improve<br />

our clients’ quality of life. And<br />

we do this by matching our<br />

clients’ needs and personality<br />

to a suitable, caring and trained<br />

Care Professional.<br />

New<br />

service<br />

Nail care at Home<br />

You can now have your nails welltrimmed<br />

and looking nice (both male<br />

and female clients accepted) in the<br />

convenience of your home.<br />

For more information, please call the office.<br />

Covering: Wanstead, Leyton & Stoke Newington<br />

Call: 020 8194 5100<br />

www.homeinstead.co.uk/stoke-newington<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


46<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Scott Whitehead Trees<br />

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

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

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

fully mature trees.<br />

± Tree removal<br />

± Crown lifting, reduction, thinning<br />

± Hedge trimming<br />

± Local family business<br />

± Fully insured<br />

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

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

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

Local Property<br />

Maintenance Specialist<br />

‣ Painting & Decorating<br />

‣ Laminate Flooring<br />

‣ Bath & Shower Re-siliconing<br />

‣ Gutters Cleared & Repaired<br />

‣ Call Out Maintenance<br />

‣ Carpentry<br />

‣ Insurance Work<br />

‣ Odd Jobs<br />

Estimates are free and you will find me competitively priced with no hidden<br />

charges. I have Public Liability Insurance. References can be provided from<br />

homeowners, landlords and letting agents.<br />

Call Stuart on 07917 870879<br />

or email stuartgreenpropertysolutions@gmail.com<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

47<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Wanstead<br />

OVERTON DRIVE, WANSTEAD<br />

4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME / OFF STREET PARKING<br />

£1,450,000<br />

Martin & Co Wanstead<br />

74 High Street • Wanstead • E11 2RJ<br />

wanstead.martinco.com<br />

020 8518 8099<br />

wanstead@martinco.com<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


48<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Magical place<br />

ELHAP is a specialist playground for children with disabilities nestled<br />

in a large woodland off Roding Lane North. Fundraising manager<br />

Sophie Blythe is working to keep the magic of play alive<br />

If you’ve ever travelled down Roding Lane<br />

North and wondered what was behind<br />

the big green gates, then you may be<br />

surprised to learn that, as well as a five-acre<br />

woodland boasting an ancient orchard and<br />

nature reserve, it is home to the country’s<br />

largest specialist adventure playground.<br />

Since 1976, ELHAP (Every Life Has a Purpose)<br />

has been facilitating adventure and nature<br />

play opportunities for children and young<br />

people with disabilities and complex support<br />

needs. Each year, we host over 6,000 visits to<br />

our site and directly support 300 families. We<br />

believe it’s everyone’s birthright to be able<br />

to play freely and adventurously – but for<br />

many young people with disabilities, these<br />

opportunities are limited due to the numerous<br />

challenges they face.<br />

At ELHAP, we remove the barriers. Our services<br />

are designed to give children and young<br />

people the freedom to ‘just be kids’, explore,<br />

be challenged and have fun! They can fly<br />

through the air on our zip wire, climb trees<br />

or our weird and wonderful wooden play<br />

structures, ride bikes, go bug hunting, cook<br />

over an open fire or take part in craft, music<br />

and dance activities. Assisted by our amazing<br />

team of playworkers, each child’s support<br />

needs are met and the opportunities for<br />

imaginative fun are endless.<br />

Parents describe ELHAP as a lifeline. “You can’t<br />

imagine the precious break ELHAP gives me,<br />

every hour is absolutely precious. ELHAP takes<br />

away the stress for both of us,” said one mum.<br />

Families can enjoy desperately needed respite,<br />

which they often can’t access elsewhere.<br />

Children benefit from being active outdoors,<br />

but our sessions also help build resilience,<br />

confidence and self-esteem, whilst providing<br />

opportunities to socialise.<br />

Like many frontline organisations, COVID-19<br />

had a huge impact on our magical and unique<br />

charity. Today, due to the closure of other<br />

support services, coupled with the cost-ofliving<br />

crisis, demand for our playscheme is at<br />

an all-time high. We’ve been working hard to<br />

rebuild our services, and we’re delighted that<br />

this summer’s playscheme was the busiest it’s<br />

been since before the pandemic. However,<br />

there is still a way to go. There are many<br />

families in Redbridge who are, unfortunately,<br />

without any support at all and waiting for a<br />

place at ELHAP. We desperately need to raise<br />

funds to create more capacity.<br />

There are many ways you can support us<br />

directly, for example, by making a donation,<br />

taking on a challenge, volunteering or, if you<br />

shop at the Co-op, by choosing ELHAP as your<br />

local cause. Perhaps your workplace would be<br />

interested in becoming our corporate partner?<br />

And we are thrilled to have been selected<br />

for this year’s Redbridge Mayor’s Appeal,<br />

which will see a number of fundraising<br />

events and activities taking place throughout<br />

the borough.<br />

ELHAP is located at 119 Roding Lane North,<br />

Woodford Green, IG8 8NA. For more<br />

information, visit elhap.org.uk<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

49<br />

McCarty & Smith<br />

Window restoration and upgrades in Wanstead<br />

McCarty & Smith specialise in the conversion of period timber windows to<br />

double-glazed timber sashes, achieving modern insulation requirements while<br />

preserving the character of your home. Our work is carried out with minimal<br />

internal and external disruption, so you can enjoy the performance of new<br />

double-glazed windows that are indistinguishable from the originals.<br />

Âdouble glazed timber windows<br />

Âpatented sash window system<br />

Ârestoration and resin repair<br />

Âprofessional draught sealing<br />

Âleaded lights and stained glass<br />

Âminimal disruption<br />

mccartyandsmithltd<br />

For a free quote please email us at:<br />

information@mccartyandsmith.com<br />

Unit 2a, 109 Maybank Road, London, E18 1AB Tel: 020 8498 0219<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


50<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

John Cryer MP<br />

working hard for Leyton & Wanstead<br />

6 Gainsborough Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HT | Tel: 020 8989 5249<br />

john.cryer.mp@parliament.uk | johncryermp.co.uk | @JohnCryerMP<br />

John<br />

How to<br />

Advice surgeries:<br />

I am now holding face-to-face surgeries<br />

again as well as also still holding them<br />

by telephone, coffee mornings and street<br />

surgeries. It is important that I am accessible<br />

to residents. You can also still call, email and<br />

write to me at the above contact addresses.<br />

Newsletter: If you want to receive an email<br />

update from me about what has been going<br />

on locally and in Parliament, email me with<br />

your name and address and the subject:<br />

OPT IN NEWSLETTER<br />

Much of the casework<br />

I receive is time<br />

sensitive, and often<br />

my team find they can deal with it without<br />

the need for you or them to wait for an<br />

in person appointment. So please get in<br />

contact by email, letter or phone with any<br />

issue you have and we can work out the<br />

best way we can help you.Please have any<br />

relevant information about your case including<br />

reference numbers to hand.<br />

My team and I will do our very best to help.<br />

Email: jo<br />

www.joh<br />

Coronavirus continues to be a chall<br />

us at work, our businesses, schools,<br />

Information and my service to you<br />

ment of Health and Public Health E<br />

ance), travel advice and statistics on<br />

many such as over 70s and vulnerab<br />

To make an appointment to speak to me please call 020 8989 5249 or email me<br />

at john.cryer.mp@parliament.uk. My team and I will do our very best to help.<br />

This information can be found here:<br />

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic I<br />

I am accessible to residents. You can<br />

D. C. DODD MOTOR REPAIRS<br />

TEL: 020 8989 4129<br />

13-18 HOLLYBUSH HILL<br />

FAMILY RUN BUSINESS<br />

MOTOR REPAIR SPECIALIST<br />

MECHANICAL REPAIRS<br />

TO ALL MAKES<br />

AND CLASSICS<br />

EMAIL: dcdoddmotorrepairs@hotmail.com<br />

CORNER OF LONSDALE ROAD, WANSTEAD, E11 1PP<br />

Open: Mon-Fri: 7.30am - 5pm / Sat: 8am - 12 noon<br />

Until further notice my usual advice<br />

decided on telephone rather than vi<br />

•SERVICING To make •MAINTENANCE<br />

an appointment to speak to<br />

•MOT PREP •DIAGNOSTICS<br />

•CLUTCHES •BRAKES •TYRES<br />

•AIR CONDITIONING<br />

wHipps cross road<br />

Petrol<br />

station<br />

HollybusH Hill<br />

new wanstead<br />

cambridge road<br />

lonsdale road<br />

cHestnut drive<br />

gordon road<br />

cambridge park<br />

a12<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

51<br />

Our Lady of Lourdes<br />

Primary School<br />

Why should you choose<br />

Our Lady of Lourdes<br />

Primary School?<br />

Consistently a top 20% school nationally for<br />

academic performance (year on year significantly<br />

above the national average)<br />

Choose from over 40 extra-curricular clubs that<br />

help to develop individual interests and talents<br />

Outstanding pastoral care within a vibrant<br />

community built on kindness<br />

Come and find out what everyone is talking about!<br />

Please contact us via Tel: 020 8989 9521 or email us<br />

at admin@ourladyoflourdes.redbridge.sch.uk<br />

to book a tour of the school<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


52<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

TREE<br />

PLAN<br />

Local resident<br />

Delia Ray, a volunteer<br />

for countryside<br />

charity CPRE London,<br />

explains how the<br />

people of Wanstead<br />

and Woodford can<br />

help with a bold<br />

plan to mitigate the<br />

impact of climate<br />

change on the capital<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

53<br />

Imagine a ring of trees providing<br />

shade and tranquillity in a seamless<br />

circle around London. Linking with<br />

existing areas such as Epping Forest, the<br />

woodland would absorb pollution, cool the<br />

environment and provide safe passage for<br />

local wildlife.<br />

It sounds like a dream, but countryside<br />

charity CPRE London is working with expert<br />

partners (such as The Woodland Trust) to<br />

make this ‘M25 of trees’ a reality. By planting<br />

saplings or reforesting neglected sites, gaps<br />

will be filled and access enhanced across the<br />

green belt.<br />

We now need help from people in outer<br />

London areas such as Wanstead and Woodford<br />

with the first step: mapping areas which<br />

offer potential for planting. These places<br />

could include overlooked plots of land near<br />

existing woods, empty borders of a park, or<br />

fly-tipped scrubland. They could be council<br />

land, privately owned or part of the estate of<br />

schools or churches.<br />

One site already highlighted to the team in<br />

Redbridge is the stretch of the River Roding<br />

near Chigwell Road (as pictured here).<br />

Borderland such as this could host new trees<br />

linked to neighbouring woodland, reducing<br />

run-off and flood risk. Other possible locations<br />

are the patch of overgrown land behind Eagle<br />

Pond, within the grounds of Snaresbrook<br />

Crown Court, and the land between Wanstead<br />

Park and Valentines Park, especially the<br />

overgrown spaces adjacent to the Roding.<br />

Can you identify any more locations? At this<br />

point, we’re simply mapping possible sites,<br />

and we will find out who owns them in followup<br />

stages.<br />

The next step will be planting. Like a natural<br />

forest, the new tree ring community forest<br />

will contain native trees, but also hedgerows,<br />

open plains, and even cultivated areas such<br />

as orchards, areas of nut trees and wooded<br />

margins for nature-friendly farming.<br />

The forest will build on existing woodland<br />

in the green belt. The project directly<br />

addresses key requirements of the London<br />

Urban Forest Plan to create more woodland,<br />

especially species-rich woodland, in London.<br />

It encourages biodiversity, supporting<br />

vulnerable species such as the hedgehog<br />

and Pipistrelle bat. It will also help residents<br />

to enjoy access to nature – essential for the<br />

1.8m Londoners with no garden, including an<br />

estimated 100,000 in Redbridge.<br />

Currently, swathes of London’s green belt<br />

are under threat. The tree ring will therefore<br />

also help the green belt do its job. Without<br />

it, London could have spread out like Los<br />

Angeles, potentially sprawling across an area<br />

from Cambridge to Brighton.<br />

Can you help bring this vision to life? If you<br />

know of possible locations for new woodland<br />

creation, please get in touch. There are also<br />

lots of opportunities to donate or get involved<br />

in other ways.<br />

For more information and to submit your<br />

ideas, visit wnstd.com/treering<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


wnstd.com I sue No: 182<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

McCarty & Smith<br />

McCARTY & SMITH<br />

Window restoration and upgrades in Wanstead<br />

McCarty & Smith specialise in the conversion of period timber windows to<br />

double-glazed timber sashes, achieving modern insulation requirements while<br />

preserving the character of your home. Our work is ca ried out with minimal<br />

internal and external disruption, so you can enjoy the performance of new<br />

double-glazed windows that are indistinguishable from the originals.<br />

Âdouble glazed timber windows<br />

Âpatented sash window system<br />

Ârestoration and resin repair<br />

Âprofe sional draught sealing<br />

Âleaded lights and stained gla s<br />

Âminimal disruption<br />

m cartyandsmithltd<br />

For a fr e quote pleas email us at:<br />

information@m cartyandsmith.com<br />

Unit 2a, 109 Maybank Road, London, E18 1AB Tel: 020 8498 0219<br />

April 2021 | FR E<br />

INSIDE: Co munity art project • Church memories • Skylarks Wanstead We lne s Festival<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

Festival s lne We Wanstead • Skylarks • memories Church • project art munity Co INSIDE:<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 182<br />

Unit 2a, 109 Maybank Road, London, E18 1AB Tel: 020 8498 0219<br />

information@m cartyandsmith.com<br />

For a fr e quote pleas email us at:<br />

m cartyandsmithltd<br />

Âminimal disruption<br />

Âleaded lights and stained gla s<br />

Âprofe sional draught sealing<br />

repair<br />

resin and Ârestoration<br />

system<br />

window sash Âpatented<br />

windows<br />

timber glazed Âdouble<br />

double-glazed windows that are indistinguishable from the originals.<br />

internal and external disruption, so can enjoy the performance of new<br />

the character of your home. Our work is ca ried out with minimal<br />

preserving<br />

while<br />

requirements insulation modern achieving sashes, timber double-glazed<br />

to<br />

windows timber period of conversion the in specialise Smith & McCarty<br />

Window restoration and upgrades in Wanstead<br />

McCARTY & SMITH<br />

McCarty & Smith<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

April 2021 | FR E<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 183<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

Begin your journey back to fitne s at<br />

INSIDE: Open gardens • Bluebe l memories • Spa rows • London A sembly candidates<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

May 2021 | FR E<br />

Wanstead Leisure Centre<br />

Sign up before June to<br />

receive our special offer!<br />

Unlimited a ce s to gym<br />

and fitne s cla ses for<br />

just £30 month.<br />

Terms a ply.<br />

Pay as you go<br />

racquet sports<br />

resume 17 May.<br />

FREE Vision<br />

water bo tle<br />

for a l new<br />

members<br />

Fu lwe l Cro s Loxford Mayfield South W odford Wanstead<br />

Membership includes a ce s to a leisure centres<br />

For more information visit<br />

www.visionrcl.org.uk/join<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

project<br />

language Sign • tests od Bl • welcome es Refug • cows Park’s Wanstead INSIDE:<br />

Web: stowbrothers.com / @StowBrothers<br />

1 Bank Buildings, Highams Park, E4 9LE / Tel: 020 369 6 4 / E: he lo4@stowbrothers.com<br />

Walthamstow, E17 3AY / Tel: 020 397 9797 / E: lo17@stowbrothers.com<br />

et, Str Hoe 236<br />

1@stowbrothers.com<br />

E: / 2 397 020 Tel: / 2RL 1 E Wanstead, et, Str High 17a<br />

wnstd.com Issue No: 176<br />

020 397 2<br />

your FR E valuation<br />

for now l Ca<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

October 2020 | FR E<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 184<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

Celebrating 10 Years<br />

as your local su plier of window shutters<br />

W ODTHORPE<br />

W ODTHORPE<br />

JOINERY<br />

your local su plier of w oden shu ters and blinds<br />

JOINERY<br />

your local su plier of w oden shu ters and blinds<br />

Wanstead • London • T: 0203 589 4879<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • w.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

Wanstead • London • T: 0203 589 4879<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • w.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

June 2021 | FREE<br />

WE WI L<br />

ON PRICE!<br />

INSIDE: Redbridge’s Humanist chaplain • Church consultation • Co mon blue • Park plans<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

plans<br />

Park • blue mon Co • consultation Church • chaplain Humanist Redbridge’s INSIDE:<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 184<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • w.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

0203 589 4879<br />

T: • London • Wanstead<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • w.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

589 4879<br />

0203 T: • London • Wanstead<br />

your local su plier of w oden shu ters and blinds<br />

your local su plier of w oden shu ters and blinds<br />

JOINERY<br />

JOINERY<br />

WOODTHORPE<br />

W ODTHORPE<br />

as your local supplier of window shu ters<br />

Celebrating 10 Years<br />

Privacy | Style<br />

Shade | Light<br />

Privacy | Style<br />

Shade | Light<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

ON PRICE!<br />

BE BEATEN<br />

NOT<br />

WILL WE<br />

June 2021 | FR E<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 174<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

Making a Wi l<br />

Are your affairs in order?<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

Lasting Power of Attorney<br />

Have you pla ned for your future?<br />

There is no better time to speak to one of our specialists.<br />

149 High Str et, Wanstead, E 1 2RL<br />

269-275 Cranbr ok Road, Ilford, IG1 4TG<br />

w.edwardsduthieshamash.co.uk<br />

Edwards Duthie Shamash<br />

Solicitors<br />

Ca l us on 0208 514 9 0<br />

37 Broadway, Stratford, E15 4BQ<br />

12 Baylis Road, Waterloo, SE1 7 A<br />

a linfo@edwardsduthieshamash.co.uk<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

August 2020 | FR E<br />

August 2020 Adverts - Wi ls and Probate Advice - Wanstead Vi lage Directory 120 m wide x 148 m ta l.indd 14/07/2020 1<br />

16:09<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

tree a Plant • tages co Wanstead’s • Bed Pye Cherry • Park Wanstead Bailey’s David INSIDE:<br />

August 2020 Adverts - Wills and Probate Advice - Wanstead Village Directory 120 m wide x 148 m ta l.in d 1<br />

14/07/2020 16:09<br />

w.edwardsduthieshamash.co.uk<br />

269-275 Cranbr ok Road, Ilford, IG1 4TG<br />

2RL 1 E Wanstead, Street, High 149<br />

Are your affairs in order?<br />

Making a Wi l<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 174<br />

Call us on 0208 514 9000<br />

There is no better time to speak to one of our specialists.<br />

Have you planned for your future?<br />

Lasting Power of Attorney<br />

importan than ever<br />

more is future Your<br />

Solicitors<br />

12 Baylis Road, Waterloo, SE1 7AA<br />

4BQ E15 Stratford, Broadway, 37<br />

Edwards Duthie Shamash<br />

a linfo@edwardsduthieshamash.co.uk<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

August 2020 | FREE<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 175<br />

OPEN FOR<br />

EAT IN,<br />

TAKE AWAY<br />

& DELIVERY<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

great-tasting, great-value pie and mash.<br />

Nisa and Budgens stores as we l as local<br />

pubs, cafes and sporting venues. We also<br />

• POACHED SALMON<br />

(Mon to Sat: 9.30am - 6pm & Sun: 10am - 5pm)<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

A family run business for the last fve generations<br />

September 2020 | FR E<br />

ie and mash goes back to the<br />

19th century, when Dutch<br />

ships delivered live eels to<br />

Bi lingsgate Market. Before the<br />

fish market was founded, the<br />

ships sailed up the Thames to<br />

Ludgate Str et, where their goods<br />

were sold on the quayside.<br />

The parsley liquor was brought<br />

with them, therefore the liquor<br />

from the very beginning was an<br />

a companiment with the els. It<br />

is also just as delicious with any<br />

fish, as well as pie and mash.<br />

In the beginning, the pies were<br />

fi led with eels. Nowadays, we are<br />

to proud to say a l our pies are<br />

handmade, and filled with 100%<br />

Scotch b ef and delicious gravy.<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

panels<br />

Ward • Kinema Wanstead • swans the ed F • Park Wanstead in Cycling INSIDE:<br />

& DELIVERY<br />

AWAY<br />

TAKE<br />

EAT IN,<br />

FOR<br />

OPEN<br />

FOR WEDDINGS, PARTIES & COCKNEY NIGHTS, CALL 020 8508 1513<br />

(Mon to Sat: 9.30am - 6pm & Sun: 10am - 5pm)<br />

14 HIGH STREET, WANSTEAD<br />

POACHED SALMON<br />

•<br />

• VEGAN & VEGETARIAN PIES<br />

AVAILABLE:<br />

ALSO Canary Islands and, more recently, Cyprus.<br />

the Spain, mainland in supermarkets Iceland<br />

k ep the ex-pat community satisfed through<br />

also We venues. sporting and cafes pubs,<br />

Nisa and Budgen stores as we l as local<br />

Asda, to suppliers proud very also are We<br />

great-tasting, great-value pie and mash.<br />

have established a loyal following for our<br />

and E sex<br />

London East in shops retail Ou wnstd.com Issue No: 175<br />

TEL: 020 8989 1988<br />

Scotch b ef and delicious gravy.<br />

handmade, and fi led with 100%<br />

pies are<br />

our l a say to proud to<br />

filled with eels. Nowadays, we are<br />

were pies the beginning, the In<br />

fish, as we l as pie and mash.<br />

any with delicious as just also is<br />

accompaniment with the eels. It<br />

an was beginning very the from<br />

with them, therefore the liquor<br />

brought<br />

was liquor parsley The<br />

were sold on the quayside.<br />

goods<br />

their where Street, Ludgate<br />

ships sailed up the Thames to<br />

the<br />

founded, was market fish<br />

Bi lingsgate Market. Before the<br />

to els live delivered ships<br />

19th century, when Dutch<br />

to the<br />

back goes mash and ie<br />

A family run busine s for the last fve generations<br />

PIE & MASH<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

September 2020 | FR E<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

Thebungalowcafe_77<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

E S T : 1 9 3 8<br />

COMPLETELY REFURBISHED<br />

Rating 5.in d 1 25/ 1/2013 12:31<br />

1938 – 2020<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

Independent directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook<br />

Independent directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

phone box<br />

Our • watchers Swan • Project House Corner • update grazing tle Ca INSIDE:<br />

Like us on TCafe1938<br />

Thebungalowcafe_77<br />

thebungalowcafe.com 0208 989 5620<br />

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

a roast dinner, we are here to serve.<br />

to fry-up lovely a From meal. memorable<br />

endeavour to ensure you always have a<br />

we alive, traditions old our Keeping<br />

and home-made dinners…<br />

breakfast<br />

British Traditional<br />

Open Monday to Saturday, 7am – 3pm<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 177<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

1938 – 2020<br />

Y E A R S<br />

Rating 5.indd 1 25/ 1/2013 12:31<br />

COMPLETELY REFURBISHED<br />

E S T : 1 9 3 8<br />

<strong>November</strong> 2020 | FREE<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 185<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

Independent directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook<br />

I N F O @ K A N D D.O R G<br />

0 2 0 8 5 2 6 7 0 2 0<br />

K A N D D.O R G<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 185<br />

our positive reviews<br />

read & kandd Search<br />

Nearly four decades<br />

of passion for joinery<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

July 2021 | FREE<br />

JOINERY<br />

JOINERY<br />

JOINERY<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

INSIDE: School Streets • Refugee family welcome • Festival of nightingales • 1960s Wanstead<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

Independent directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

Wanstead<br />

1960s • nightingales of Festival • welcome family Refugee • Streets School INSIDE:<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 180<br />

Est. 2006<br />

Est. 2006<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • www.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

0203 589 4879<br />

T: • London • Wanstead<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • www.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

0203 589 4879<br />

T: • London • Wanstead<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • www.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

0203 589 4879<br />

T: • London • Wanstead<br />

your local supplier of wooden shu ters and blinds<br />

your local supplier of wooden shu ters and blinds<br />

your local supplier of wooden window shutters<br />

JOINERY<br />

your local supplier of wooden shu ters and blinds<br />

JOINERY<br />

WOODTHORPE<br />

JOINERY<br />

WOODTHORPE<br />

WOODTHORPE<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

WE WILL<br />

February 2021 | FREE<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 181<br />

Now b oking for a l the things you mi sed .<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

March 2021 | FR E<br />

DINING@THEDUKEWANSTEAD.COM EVENTS@THEDUKEWANSTEAD.COM<br />

INSIDE: Endangered in Wanstead • Wheelie bins • High Street memories • Swan update<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

update<br />

Swan • memories et Str High • bins elie Wh • Wanstead in Endangered INSIDE:<br />

DINING@THEDUKEWANSTEAD.COM EVENTS@THEDUKEWANSTEAD.COM<br />

Long Lunches | Even longer evenings | Just being in your local, saying hi to other locals.<br />

Garden<br />

the in Rosé | Christenings | Thursday Night Steak | Tuesday’s Co-Working | Brunch | Birthdays Family<br />

Sustainably sourced menu | Str et Party! | Sunday night DukeBox | Wine with Friends<br />

ry Club<br />

Cu Wednesday | pint quiet A | Roast Sunday | Volante! Disco - DJ’s Night Friday<br />

BBQ’s | Garden Parties | Birthday parties | Local breweries on tap<br />

Lunch | Dining | Pints | Fancy Cocktails | Organic Wines | Craft Beer | Live Music<br />

Wanstead’s Neighbourhood<br />

wnstd.com Issue No: 181<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

Now b oking for a l the things you mi sed...<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 179<br />

Ca l now for your FR E valuation<br />

0203 397 2222<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

117a High Str et, Wanstead, E11 2RL / Tel: 020 397 22 / E: he lo 1@stowbrothers.com<br />

236 Hoe Str et, Walthamstow, E17 3AY / Tel: 020 397 9797 / E: he lo17@stowbrothers.com<br />

1 Bank Buildings, Highams Park, E4 9LE / Tel: 0203 369 6 4 / E: he lo4@stowbrothers.com<br />

Web: stowbrothers.com / @StowBrothers<br />

January 2021 | FR E<br />

INSIDE: Gro to g od news • Co munity gardeners • Remembering Ji l Stock • Local walks<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

• Local walks<br />

Stock Jill Remembering • gardeners munity Co • news od g to Gro INSIDE:<br />

Web: stowbrothers.com / @StowBrothers<br />

E4 9LE / Tel: 020 369 6 44 / E: he lo4@stowbrothers.com<br />

Park, Highams Buildings, Bank 1<br />

236 Hoe Str et, Walthamstow, E17 3AY / Tel: 020 397 9797 / E: he lo17@stowbrothers.com<br />

1@stowbrothers.com<br />

lo he E: 2 397 020 Tel: 2RL E11 Wanstead, et, Str High 17a<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 179<br />

March 2021 | FR E<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

0203 397 2222<br />

your FR E valuation<br />

for now l Ca<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

January 2021 | FREE<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 176<br />

Ca l now for your FREE valuation<br />

020 397 2 2<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

17a High Street, Wanstead, E 1 2RL / Tel: 020 397 2 / E: 1@stowbrothers.com<br />

236 Hoe Str et, Walthamstow, E17 3AY / Tel: 020 397 9797 / E: hello17@stowbrothers.com<br />

1 Bank Buildings, Highams Park, E4 9LE / Tel: 020 369 64 / E: hello4@stowbrothers.com<br />

Web: stowbrothers.com / @StowBrothers<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

October 2020 | FREE<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

project<br />

language Sign • tests od Bl • welcome es Refug • cows Park’s Wanstead INSIDE:<br />

1 Bank Buildings, Highams Park, E4 9LE / Tel: 020 369 6 4 / E: he lo4@stowbrothers.com<br />

Walthamstow, E17 3AY / Tel: 0203 397 9797 / E: lo17@stowbrothers.com<br />

Street, Hoe 236<br />

hello11@stowbrothers.com<br />

E: / 2 397 020 Tel: / 2RL 1 E Wanstead, Street, High 17a<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 176<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

Est. 2006<br />

Web: stowbrothers.com / @StowBrothers<br />

020 397 22<br />

your FR E valuation<br />

for now l Ca<br />

ISSN 2059-013X<br />

.<br />

wnstd.com Issue No: 173<br />

ok<br />

Aldersbr<br />

Training<br />

Personal<br />

. .<br />

IN PRIVATE STUDIO<br />

1:1<br />

OUTD OR SPACE<br />

WITH<br />

078 3230969<br />

info@aldersbr okpersonaltraining.co.uk<br />

ww.aldersbr okpersonaltraining.co.uk<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

OR<br />

OUTD<br />

TrAINING<br />

Sanitised<br />

Environment<br />

LY FU<br />

EQUIPPED<br />

July 2020 | FR E<br />

wnstd.com Issue No: 168<br />

Finding it hard to<br />

get an a pointment<br />

with your local GP?<br />

Our private GP Surgery is<br />

now open 7 days a week.<br />

All patients are welcome whether<br />

they are registered with us or not.<br />

S e a Private GP from<br />

ONLY<br />

£90<br />

INSIDE: Ice hockey memories • Look up, Wanstead • Truffles return • Wanstead Park li ter<br />

Co munity groups • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Co munity groups • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

Wanstead Park li ter<br />

• return Truffles • Wanstead up, ok L • memories hockey Ice INSIDE:<br />

WITH OUTD OR SPACE<br />

1:1 IN PRIVATE STUDIO<br />

..<br />

Personal Training<br />

Aldersbr ok<br />

...<br />

October 2020 | FR E<br />

w.aldersbr okpersonaltraining.co.uk<br />

info@aldersbr okpersonaltraining.co.uk<br />

078 3230969<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 173<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

To book an a pointment ca l 020 8936 1201<br />

or email info@theho ly.com<br />

The Ho ly Private Hospital, Buckhurst Hi l, E sex, IG9 5HX theho ly.com<br />

TH240-JAN20-V1<br />

INSIDE: Mama G returns • Whi ps Cro update • Swans of Wanstead • A siste dying discu sion<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbr ok<br />

Co munity groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

siste dying discu sion<br />

A • Wanstead of Swans • update Cro ps Whi • returns G Mama INSIDE:<br />

EQUIPPED<br />

FU LY<br />

Environment<br />

Sanitised<br />

TrAINING<br />

OUTDOOR<br />

The Ho ly Private Hospital, Buckhurst Hi l, E sex, IG9 5HX theho ly.com<br />

S e a Private GP from<br />

or email info@theho ly.com<br />

pointment ca l 020 8936 1201<br />

a an ok b To<br />

£90<br />

ONLY<br />

they are registered with us or not.<br />

whether<br />

welcome are patients l A<br />

now open 7 days a w ek.<br />

is<br />

Surgery GP private Our<br />

with your local GP?<br />

an a pointment<br />

get<br />

to hard it Finding<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 168<br />

July 2020 | FR E<br />

Est. 2006<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

I SN 2059-013X<br />

TH240-JAN20-V1<br />

February 2020 | FR E<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

February 2020 | FR E<br />

Est. 2 06<br />

54<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

July 2021 | FREE<br />

Light | Shade<br />

Privacy | Style<br />

Light | Shade<br />

Privacy | Style<br />

NOT BE BEATEN<br />

Your future is more<br />

important than ever<br />

ROBINS<br />

Ou retail shops in East London and E sex<br />

have established a loyal fo lowing for our<br />

We are also very proud suppliers to Asda,<br />

k ep the ex-pat community satisfed through<br />

Iceland supermarkets in mainland Spain, the<br />

Canary Islands and, more recently, Cyprus.<br />

ALSO AVAILABLE:<br />

• VEGAN & VEGETARIAN PIES<br />

PIE & MASH<br />

P<br />

wnstd.com I sue No: 177<br />

The Bungalow Café<br />

Open Monday to Saturday, 7am – 3pm<br />

<strong>November</strong> 2020 | FREE<br />

WE ARE BACK!<br />

Traditional British breakfast<br />

and home-made dinners…<br />

Keeping our old traditions alive, we<br />

endeavour to ensure you always have a<br />

memorable meal. From a lovely fry-up to<br />

a roast dinner, we are here to serve.<br />

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

thebungalowcafe.com 0208 989 5620<br />

K A N D D.O R G<br />

0 2 0 8 5 2 6 7 0 2 0<br />

I N F O @ K A N D D.O R G<br />

Nearly four decades<br />

of passion for joinery<br />

Search kandd & read<br />

our positive reviews<br />

Light | Shade<br />

Privacy | Style<br />

Light | Shade<br />

Privacy | Style<br />

Light | Shade<br />

Privacy | Style<br />

wnstd.com Issue No: 180<br />

February 2021 | FREE<br />

WE WILL<br />

NOT BE BEATEN<br />

ON PRICE!<br />

Wanstead’s Neighbourhood<br />

Pub and Dining Room.<br />

Independent directory of busine ses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbr ok and Aldersbrook INSIDE: Wanstead Park’s cows • Refug es welcome • Bl od tests • Sign language project<br />

INSIDE: David Bailey’s Wanstead Park • Che ry Pye Bed • Wanstead’s cottages • Plant a tr e<br />

14 HIGH STREET, WANSTEAD<br />

TEL: 020 8989 1988<br />

FOR WEDDINGS, PARTIES & COCKNEY NIGHTS, CALL 020 8508 1513<br />

INSIDE: Cycling in Wanstead Park • Feed the swans • Wanstead Kinema • Ward panels<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local busine ses<br />

Like us on TCafe1938<br />

82<br />

Y E A R S<br />

WOODTHORPE<br />

WOODTHORPE<br />

WOODTHORPE<br />

your local supplier of wooden shu ters and blinds<br />

your local supplier of wooden window shu ters<br />

your local supplier of wooden shu ters and blinds<br />

your local supplier of wooden shu ters and blinds<br />

Wanstead • London • T: 0203 589 4879<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • www.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

Wanstead • London • T: 0203 589 4879<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • www.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

Wanstead • London • T: 0203 589 4879<br />

E: info@wjoinery.co.uk • www.wjoinery.co.uk<br />

Lunch | Dining | Pints | Fancy Cocktails | Organic Wines | Craft Beer | Live Music<br />

BBQ’s | Garden Parties | Birthday parties | Local breweries on tap<br />

Friday Night DJ’s - Disco Volante! | Sunday Roast | A quiet pint | Wednesday Cu ry Club<br />

Sustainably sourced menu | Str et Party! | Sunday night DukeBox | Wine with Friends<br />

Family Birthdays | Brunch | Co-Working Tuesday’s | Steak Night Thursday | Christenings | Rosé in the Garden<br />

Long Lunches | Even longer evenings | Just being in your local, saying hi to other locals.<br />

INSIDE: Ca tle grazing update • Corner House Project • Swan watchers • Our phone box<br />

Call: 020 8819 6645<br />

P<br />

82<br />

INSIDE: Wanstead Fringe plans • Aldersbrook gardens • Sprout There! • School memories<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

Independent directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook<br />

INSIDE: Wanstead Fringe plans • Aldersbrook gardens • Sprout There! • School memories<br />

Community groups • Local events • Useful numbers • Directory of local businesses<br />

Email: ads@wnstd.com<br />

Independent directory of businesses, news and events in Wanstead, Snaresbrook and Aldersbrook<br />

Promote your business in the next issue… visit wnstd.com<br />

ROBINS<br />

Pub and Dining Room.<br />

PUBLISHED EVERY MONTH SINCE MARCH 2006<br />

locally-based<br />

WE ARE BACK!<br />

The Bungalow Café<br />

Wanstead<br />

Anagram<br />

Puzzle<br />

WHERE IN WANSTEAD?<br />

The village<br />

sign has been<br />

replaced<br />

with the<br />

anagram of<br />

a location or<br />

landmark in<br />

Wanstead.<br />

Privacy | Style<br />

Shade | Light<br />

Privacy | Style<br />

Shade | Light<br />

Privacy | Style<br />

Shade | Light<br />

Clue: 100<br />

years of<br />

history (and<br />

English, art,<br />

maths, science etc).<br />

Answer on page 30<br />

ON PRICE!<br />

BEATEN<br />

BE NOT<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

55<br />

Our design, materials, manufacturing processes & finishes are second<br />

to none. We employ local joinery craftsmen, CAD technicians, fitters,<br />

apprentices & office staff; creating a passionate team environment.<br />

Are you experiencing difficulty with obtaining planning permission<br />

for your new joinery? Speak to K&D who can provide assistance.<br />

DOORS/GLAZING<br />

Stunning front doors & frames add value to your home & create the perfect first impression. Whatever the<br />

design & details you require, our highly skilled joiners at K&D will create your perfect door. High security<br />

locks & beautiful leaded & coloured glass are just two of the extra services we can provide.<br />

BRICKWORK<br />

SLIDING DOORS<br />

PORCHES/GARAGE DOORS<br />

As part of K&D services, we can<br />

include brick cleaning, re-pointing<br />

& exterior refurbishment to give<br />

your property stunning results.<br />

Two sets of impressive glazed<br />

sliding doors bring the wow factor<br />

to this new bespoke garden room<br />

extension.<br />

Traditional entrance porches &<br />

garage doors, perfectly manufactured,<br />

decorated & installed, will enhance<br />

the first impression of any property.<br />

Nearly four decades of passion for joinery<br />

JOINERY HOUSE<br />

69 CHEQUERS LANE<br />

DAGENHAM RM9 6QJ<br />

020 8526 7020<br />

INFO@KANDD.ORG<br />

KANDD.ORG<br />

Search kandd for<br />

our reviews &<br />

latest projects<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


56<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Mrs Churchill<br />

Often too busy to visit his Woodford constituency, Churchill would<br />

send his wife in his place. Now, director Chris Jaeger is bringing the play<br />

Mrs Churchill – My Life With Winston to South Woodford this <strong>November</strong><br />

Winston Churchill is one of the most<br />

famous Englishmen that has ever<br />

lived. Several years ago, he was<br />

voted first in a top 100 Englishmen poll. He<br />

is often portrayed as a bulldog because<br />

of his tenacity as a politician and his<br />

toughness on the international stage.<br />

He was an MP for 62 years but there were<br />

many other sides to him. He was a talented<br />

painter, he wrote many books, winning a<br />

Nobel Prize for literature; and, of course,<br />

nobody could forget his biting humour<br />

(eg. Nancy Astor: “If I were married to you, I’d<br />

put poison in your coffee.” Winston: “If I were<br />

married to you, I’d drink it.”)<br />

They say that behind every great man, there<br />

is a great woman. Was this true in Churchill’s<br />

case? What of Clementine, his wife of 56<br />

years? Did he bully her like he did so many<br />

other people? Was he as grumpy and irascible<br />

at home as he often was in the House of<br />

Commons? Given his strength and conviction,<br />

did Clem have any influence on him at all? Or<br />

was she ‘the little lady at home’? The clue lies<br />

in another of Winston’s quotes. He said: “My<br />

most brilliant achievement was my ability to<br />

be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”<br />

Despite his bullish and aggressive reputation,<br />

when Clem first met him, he was a tonguetied,<br />

stammering young man with few social<br />

graces. Yes, he was already a war hero. Yes,<br />

he was already an established politician. But<br />

these were men-dominated areas and he’d<br />

had little contact with women. Clem was very<br />

unimpressed with him and they did not meet<br />

again for four years. It was better the second<br />

time, and despite Winston treading on her feet<br />

several times while dancing, they talked and<br />

talked and found they had much in common.<br />

Within six months, they were married.<br />

Liz Grand as<br />

Clementine Churchill<br />

In truth, Clem was really the only person who<br />

could control him. It didn’t happen very often,<br />

but when she put her foot down, he rarely<br />

went against her. A prime example was the<br />

D-Day landings. Winston wanted to be in the<br />

lead boat, but the navy was very unhappy<br />

about that and talked to Clem. She told him<br />

he wasn’t going… and that was that.<br />

In the play, not for the first time, Winston<br />

is too busy to attend his local Woodford<br />

constituency and is sending Clementine.<br />

She says: “Tomorrow, I shall thank the good<br />

people of Woodford for their loyalty and their<br />

kindness. You have taken us both to your<br />

hearts and I’m delighted we’ve been able to<br />

serve you for 30 years and more.”<br />

But what of her children, her life and her<br />

grief at his death? All these questions will<br />

be answered, and many more, in Liz Grand’s<br />

superb, moving, funny, sensitive and<br />

informative portrayal of Clementine Churchill.<br />

This was one of the great love affairs of<br />

all time.<br />

Mrs Churchill – My Life with Winston will be<br />

performed at Redbridge Drama Centre in<br />

South Woodford on 17 <strong>November</strong> (7.30pm;<br />

tickets: £16.50). Visit wnstd.com/mrsc<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

57<br />

WHAT WHAT I AM I AM WEARING PERSONAL STYLING STYLING<br />

Hi I'm Catherine, and I'm a personal stylist, let me help you<br />

Hi I'm Catherine, and I'm a personal stylist, let me help you<br />

ARE YOU?<br />

Struggling to put together outfits you<br />

like even ARE though YOU? you have a wardrobe<br />

Struggling full of clothes to put together outfits you<br />

like Overwhelmed even though with you have all the a choice wardrobe & no<br />

full time of clothes to find what you really love<br />

Uncertain what styles & colours suit<br />

Overwhelmed with all the choice & no<br />

you & make you look your best<br />

time to find what you really love<br />

Uncertain what styles & colours suit<br />

you & make BOOK you YOUR look your FREE best<br />

INDIVIDUAL<br />

CONSULTATION<br />

BOOK YOUR<br />

NOW<br />

FREE<br />

INDIVIDUAL<br />

CONSULTATION<br />

NOW<br />

Find Your<br />

Find STYLE Your<br />

STYLE<br />

WHAT I OFFER<br />

Style Consultation<br />

WHAT Body Shape I Analysis OFFER<br />

Wardrobe Style Consultation Edit<br />

Personal Body Shape Shopping Analysis<br />

Colour Wardrobe Analysis Edit<br />

Complete<br />

Personal<br />

Restyle<br />

Shopping<br />

Online Styling Services<br />

Colour Analysis<br />

Complete Restyle<br />

Online tel: 07743 Styling 589887Services<br />

website: whatiamwearing.com<br />

email: catherine@whatiamwearing.com<br />

website: whatiamwearing.com<br />

email: catherine@whatiamwearing.com<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


58<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Rightio Plumbing &<br />

Heating<br />

020 8798 2870<br />

12 Month OAP<br />

guarantee<br />

Discount<br />

on labour! Speak to<br />

us today!<br />

Excludes blockages<br />

We work in Wanstead,<br />

Aldersbrook,<br />

Snaresbrook and all<br />

surrounding areas.<br />

COMPETITIVE RATES<br />

Fast Response<br />

All Work Guaranteed<br />

Flexible Appointment Times<br />

1-2 Hour<br />

Emergency<br />

Response<br />

time!<br />

650921<br />

OUR SERVICES<br />

Boiler Breakdowns<br />

Boiler Servicing<br />

Radiators & Pipes<br />

Tanks & Cylinders<br />

Toilets & Taps<br />

Leaks & Bursts<br />

Showers<br />

Clearing Blockages<br />

Pipework Replacement<br />

Gas Safe Certified<br />

Garden Design,<br />

Construction<br />

& Maintenance<br />

For a Garden to suit your needs<br />

• For gardens large or small • Friendly, reliable service<br />

• Free initial consultation<br />

Contact Tony Sephton B.Eng<br />

Tel: 020 8521 4225 Mob: 07940 715 221<br />

Email: tonysephton66@gmail.com<br />

29, Melville Road, Walthamstow E17 6QS<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

59<br />

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

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

Homesdale, Hunter Court & Mountier Court<br />

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

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

•Meals and activities included<br />

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

WE ARE A HOME THAT CARES.<br />

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

020 8989 0847<br />

ROOM<br />

VACANCY<br />

WITH EN-SUITE<br />

FACILITY<br />

www.homesdale.co.uk<br />

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

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

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


SNARESBROOK<br />

1<br />

34-40 High Street<br />

020 8989 5147<br />

www.thp.co.uk<br />

wanstead@thp.co.uk<br />

2<br />

providing genuine,<br />

honest and<br />

reliable service<br />

to Wanstead<br />

since 1987<br />

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

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

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

3<br />

Homesdale<br />

(Woodford Baptist Homes) Ltd.<br />

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

Homesdale, Hunter Court & Mountier Court<br />

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

www.homesdale.co.uk<br />

Phone 0208 989 0847<br />

16<br />

Eightyfour<br />

Gallery<br />

15<br />

020 8530 0366<br />

To Woodford Road<br />

Sylvan Road<br />

Lillies of Wanstead<br />

6<br />

Hermon Hill<br />

Wellesley Road<br />

Wellington Road<br />

Ryancare Fostering<br />

11<br />

Cuckfield<br />

Nightingale on the Green<br />

Nightingale Lane<br />

NatWest<br />

Grosvenor Road<br />

Tesco<br />

Geoffrey Wilkinson<br />

Photography at<br />

Eightyfour<br />

15<br />

84 Nightingale Lane, E11 2EZ<br />

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

www.geoffwilkinsonphotography.co.uk<br />

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

Snaresbrook Crown Court<br />

Hollybush Hill<br />

To Green Man Rbt<br />

Wanstead High Street<br />

War Memorial<br />

Homesdale<br />

Tarzy Wood<br />

3<br />

New Wanstead To Green Man Rbt<br />

Doctors<br />

Church Path<br />

The Bungalow Café 9<br />

Wanstead Place Voluntary Place<br />

Osteopath 8<br />

Doctors<br />

Chaucer Road<br />

14<br />

– wet FiSH SpecialiStS –<br />

020 8989 4433<br />

119b HigH Street<br />

Hospice charity shop<br />

3 items for £10 on all clothing<br />

Open 9am - 5pm,<br />

Monday to Saturday<br />

Visit today, grab a bargain!<br />

56-58 High St,<br />

Wanstead, E11 2RJ<br />

Call 0208 049 7014<br />

13<br />

12


4<br />

Oxfam Books &<br />

Music Shop<br />

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

vinyl and sheet music welcomed<br />

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

Sunday: 11am to 4pm<br />

Call: 020 8530 3413<br />

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

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

5<br />

6<br />

Pharmacy / Post Office<br />

Oxfam Bookshop<br />

Co-op<br />

Christ Church<br />

Green<br />

Grove Park<br />

Allan Burgess Centre<br />

Woodbine Place<br />

Spratt Hall Road<br />

P<br />

British Heart Foundation<br />

Wanstead Fish<br />

Addison Road<br />

Dangan Road<br />

Gordon Road<br />

Keating Jewellers<br />

P<br />

To A12<br />

Cambridge Park<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

12 5<br />

14 16 2<br />

4<br />

St Francis<br />

Hospice<br />

The Bull<br />

Wanstead Library<br />

Barnardo’s<br />

The George<br />

Wanstead High Street<br />

THP<br />

Smile in London 7<br />

5a Wellington Rd,<br />

Wanstead, E11 2AN<br />

020 8989 4970<br />

1<br />

13<br />

10<br />

11<br />

The Green<br />

George<br />

Green<br />

Draycot Road<br />

Seagry Road<br />

Redbridge Lane West<br />

Wanstead House<br />

Felstead Road<br />

For great value today and everyday,<br />

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

Wanstead<br />

Leisure<br />

Centre<br />

Wanstead<br />

High<br />

School<br />

Map not to scale<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

our team in store.<br />

70 High Street<br />

Mon–Sat: 9am – 5pm<br />

Sun: 10am – 4pm<br />

Tel: 020 8989 3641<br />

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

10<br />

Smilein London<br />

Personalised dental care<br />

with a gentle touch<br />

19 CAMBRIDGE PARK<br />

WANSTEAD, E11 2PU<br />

020 8532 9990<br />

www.smileinlondon.co.uk<br />

8<br />

Wanstead<br />

Osteopaths<br />

24 High Street Wanstead E11 2AQ<br />

Providing Treatment<br />

and Pain Relief<br />

• Back and Neck Pain • Sciatica<br />

• Sports Injuries • Expectant Mothers<br />

• Cranial Osteopathy for<br />

Babies and Children<br />

Simply Call for an Appointment<br />

020 8530 3388<br />

The Bungalow<br />

Café<br />

Open 6 days a week<br />

Monday to Saturday<br />

7am – 3pm<br />

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

Call: 0208 989 5620<br />

7<br />

9


62<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

THE WARREN DRIVE, WANSTEAD<br />

£1,350,000 F/H<br />

• Detached family home • Three bedrooms • Two / three receptions<br />

• Ground floor WC • Potential to extend STPP<br />

• Off-street parking • Attached garage<br />

32 High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RJ<br />

0208 989 0011 wanstead@churchill-estates.co.uk<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

63<br />

South Woodford, Woodford Green<br />

South Woodford<br />

Guide price £875,000 Freehold<br />

Woodford Gree<br />

FIRS ESTATE<br />

POTENTIA<br />

HAINAULT ROAD, LEYTONSTONE<br />

£775,000 F/H<br />

South Woodford, Woodford Green<br />

020 8530 3333<br />

southwoodford@churchill-estates.co.uk<br />

South Woodford<br />

Guide price £875,000 Freehold<br />

Woodford Green<br />

Guide price £499,995 Freehold<br />

FIRS ESTATE<br />

POTENTIAL TO EXTEND SUBJECT TO PLANNING CONSENT<br />

0208 530 3333<br />

Woodford Green<br />

NO ONWARD CHAIN<br />

• Three/four bedrooms • End of terrace home<br />

• Two shower rooms • Off-street parking • Garage at rear<br />

• Close proximity to Leytonstone Central line station (0.5 miles)<br />

Guide price £275,000 Leasehold<br />

South Woodfor<br />

0208 530 3333<br />

0208 530 3333<br />

Woodford Green<br />

Guide price £275,000 Leasehold<br />

South Woodford<br />

£574,995 Freehold<br />

NO ONWARD CHAIN<br />

CHURCH END ESTATE<br />

0208 530 3333<br />

churchill-estates.co.uk<br />

churchill-estates.co.uk<br />

Mention this advertisement globrix.com when you rightmove.co.uk give us a call propertyfinder.com<br />

0208 530 3333<br />

0208 530 3333<br />

churchill-estates.co<br />

globrix.com rightmove.co.uk proper<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


64<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

A SAD DAY<br />

Wiseman Lee was part of the fabric of Wanstead since 1953. Here,<br />

former employee Derek Inkpin explains the build-up to the sad day that<br />

was 3 October <strong>2023</strong>, when it all came to a sudden end<br />

Shortly after The Beatles broke up in<br />

1970, George Harrison issued a triple<br />

album called All Things Must Pass.<br />

Sadly, since the beginning of October,<br />

that’s how it has felt for all of us who<br />

worked at Wiseman Lee. For some of us,<br />

that has been since the 1970s and 1980s.<br />

With the older partners at Wiseman Lee<br />

nearing retirement, something had to be<br />

done, and in the absence of younger solicitors<br />

stepping up and taking over the reins, a<br />

disposal of the business was the only option.<br />

So it was at the end of February, with hopeful<br />

hearts and minds, the firm’s Wanstead and<br />

Walthamstow offices joined Axiom DWFM, a<br />

London-based solicitors practice with offices<br />

in other parts of the UK.<br />

Everything seemed fine at first, but the<br />

news in July that the sole owner of Axiom<br />

was suspected of dishonesty in connection<br />

with the Axiom business, and was being<br />

investigated by the Solicitors Regulation<br />

Authority (SRA), caused shock waves<br />

throughout the whole firm. Very soon, the<br />

position was widely reported in both the<br />

legal and national press. From then on, it<br />

felt like death by a thousand cuts, where<br />

the extent of the alleged dishonesty was so<br />

great that Axiom would slowly but surely not<br />

survive. And so it proved to be the case. One<br />

kind Wanstead estate agent has described<br />

Wiseman Lee as part of the fabric of Wanstead,<br />

which considering we were in practice for 70<br />

years is an understandable description. For<br />

years, all of us working there felt like being<br />

part of an extended family. We supported<br />

each other and enjoyed each other’s company.<br />

By the end of September, it was common<br />

knowledge the end was coming. We knew at<br />

Wanstead we had done nothing wrong, but<br />

when notice of termination of employment<br />

was issued to all of us on 3 October, the end<br />

we feared for weeks had arrived.<br />

By this stage, the SRA had decided to<br />

intervene at all Axiom offices. And so SRA<br />

representatives arrived in Wanstead to remove<br />

all our files, deeds and wills. They have been<br />

placed in a warehouse somewhere else in<br />

the country. There were endless vans taking<br />

everything away, and the office now looks sad,<br />

dark and forlorn. There were hugs and tears<br />

between all of us as we said our goodbyes.<br />

Our offices, which had served the Wanstead<br />

and Walthamstow communities (and<br />

before that East Ham and Manor Park) and<br />

whose clients were the grandparents, their<br />

children and their grandchildren through the<br />

generations are no more.<br />

Hopefully, all those who have lost their jobs<br />

will find alternative employment. A lengthy<br />

chapter in all our lives has come to an end, as<br />

it does for all businesses which fail. George<br />

Harrison was right. Nothing lasts forever.<br />

Former Wiseman Lee clients can request<br />

archived documents from SRA-appointed<br />

solicitors Gordons LLP. Call 0113 227 0394<br />

or email axiom@gordonsllp.com<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

65<br />

Working Hard To Make The Law Easy For You<br />

Two familiar faces have found a new home with Barretts Law in Buckhurst Hill.<br />

Hollie Skipper<br />

Tracey Galley<br />

Hollie Skipper and Tracey Galley, formerly of Wiseman Lee, have over 20 years’<br />

combined experience serving the people of Wanstead with their Private Client needs.<br />

Please get in touch with either Hollie, Tracey or David Mead if you need any<br />

assistance with Wills, Probate & Estate Administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney or<br />

Trusts & Estate Planning.<br />

We can also assist with the retrieval of your original documentation from the<br />

Intervention Archives at the Solicitors Regulation Authority.<br />

We are happy to take instructions over the telephone or by email and can also<br />

facilitate home visits in Wanstead and the surrounding areas.<br />

OTHER WAYS WE CAN HELP<br />

PROPERTY<br />

PERSONAL<br />

INJURY<br />

Clinical<br />

Negligence<br />

employment<br />

DIVORCE<br />

Debt<br />

Recovery<br />

Immigration<br />

CHILDREN<br />

company and<br />

commercial<br />

barrettslaw.co.uk / 0203 649 0550<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


66<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

COMPASSIONATE<br />

FUNERALS<br />

Personalised funerals that reflect the life, character and values of the<br />

Compassionate Funerals<br />

person who has died.<br />

We are here to serve families; respecting their beliefs, background and<br />

Create A Beautiful Farewell<br />

financial situation.<br />

Compassionate Funerals services provide bespoke funeral<br />

Headstones<br />

services. Our Funeral Pre-paid Directors funeral plans will provide you<br />

with the support you need during this difficult time.<br />

89a Aldersbrook Road<br />

Wanstead<br />

E12 5DG<br />

0208 989 0493<br />

3-5 Devon House, Hermon 0208 989 Hill, 0493 Wanstead, E11 2AW<br />

info@compassionatefunerals.co.uk<br />

www.compassionatefunerals.co.uk<br />

Weald Hall<br />

Landscapes<br />

Weald Hall Landscapes are<br />

experts in Patios, Driveways<br />

and Indian Sandstone.<br />

We work with clients throughout Essex, London<br />

and Herts, delivering bespoke solutions on all<br />

sizes of driveways and gardens, ranging from<br />

urban courtyards to country estates.<br />

Our Services include:<br />

• All driveways and patios<br />

• Indian sandstone paving<br />

• Block paving<br />

• Fencing<br />

• All Brickwork<br />

• Turfing<br />

• Decking<br />

• Garden paths<br />

www.wh-landscapes.co.uk<br />

For more information or for a free estimate<br />

contact David Sealey on:<br />

Mob: 07734 107 353 // Tel: 01992 523830<br />

Email: info@wh-landscapes.co.uk<br />

WHL_0212_Ad_120x85_2014_AW.indd 1 21/02/2014 11:55<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

67<br />

Smilein London<br />

INTRODUCING<br />

MR RAJ DUBAL<br />

Specialist in Restorative Dentistry<br />

and Fixed and Removable<br />

Prosthodontics<br />

NOW LOCATED AT SMILE IN<br />

LONDON DENTAL PRACTICE<br />

am a Consultant in Restorative<br />

Dentistry at Bart’s Health NHS<br />

I Trust and a General Dental Council<br />

registered Specialist in Restorative<br />

Dentistry and Fixed and Removable<br />

Prosthodontics..<br />

rehabilitations. Within my role as a<br />

hospital consultant I have a strong<br />

focus on the care and rehabilitation<br />

of head and neck cancer patients and<br />

those with severe traumatic oro-facial<br />

injuries.<br />

I have trained extensively and<br />

developed considerable skills which<br />

have enabled me to comprehensively<br />

assess, plan and provide simple<br />

and complex treatment plans which<br />

blend prosthodontic, endodontic,<br />

periodontic and implant dentistry<br />

based disciplines. I am committed<br />

to dental rehabilitative approaches<br />

which employ a conservative,<br />

patient-centred and evidence-based<br />

approach.<br />

I have a keen interest in the<br />

management of toothwear as well<br />

as rehabilitations which incorporate<br />

conventional crowns and bridges,<br />

as well as implant-supported<br />

I have a strong appreciation<br />

for treatment planning which<br />

incorporates the<br />

skills of allied<br />

specialists, where<br />

necessary, to<br />

provide the highest<br />

quality and most<br />

individualised<br />

treatment possible<br />

for each patient.<br />

Outside of<br />

dentistry I enjoy<br />

spending time with<br />

my wife and young son, and enjoy<br />

cycling and running as well as reading<br />

and painting.<br />

Find us at 19 Cambridge Park, Wanstead, E11 2PU<br />

smileinlondon.co.uk info@smileinlondon.co.uk 020 8532 9990<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


25/ 1/2013 12:31<br />

Khai, Mar <strong>2023</strong><br />

McCarty & Smith specialise in the conversion of period timber windows to<br />

double-glazed timber sashes, achieving modern insulation requirements while<br />

preserving the character of your home. Our work is carried out with minimal<br />

internal and external disruption, so you can enjoy the performance of new<br />

double-glazed windows that are indistinguishable from the originals.<br />

Find us on Facebook:<br />

mccartyandsmithltd<br />

Unit 2a, 109 Maybank Road, London, E18 1AB Tel: 020 8498 0219<br />

Fo low us on Twi ter:<br />

@KeatingShop<br />

DR SABBA<br />

@Safeclean chigwell<br />

@Safeclean chigwell<br />

@Safeclean_chigwell<br />

@Safeclean_chigwell<br />

THE REDBRIDGE CREATES THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS<br />

Bath & Journey<br />

1 DEC <strong>2023</strong> - 7 JAN 2024<br />

H 24.11.22.pdf 1 25/11/2022 16:55:56<br />

vrcl.uk/peterpan | 0208 708 8800<br />

Kenneth More Theatre, Oakkeld Road, Ilford, IG1 1BT<br />

CHARLES CROWN FINANCIAL YOUR LOCAL SPECIALIST MORTGAGE BROKERS<br />

BUY TO LETS PORTFOLIO LANDLORDS BRIDGING DEVELOPMENT LOANS<br />

54-58 Wanstead High Street, London E11 2JN<br />

0800 368 8292 www.charlescrownfinancial.co.uk<br />

CHARLES CROWN FINANCIAL YOUR LOCAL SPECIALIST MORTGAGE BROKERS<br />

CHARLES CROWN FINANCIAL YOUR LOCAL SPECIALIST MORTGAGE BROKERS<br />

BUY TO LETS PORTFOLIO LANDLORDS BRIDGING DEVELOPMENT LOANS<br />

BUY TO LETS PORTFOLIO LANDLORDS BRIDGING DEVELOPMENT LOANS<br />

54-58 Wanstead High Street, London E11 2JN 0800 368 8292 www.charlescrownfinancial.co.uk<br />

54-58 Wanstead High Street, London E11 2JN 0800 368 8292 www.charlescrownfinancial.co.uk<br />

CHARLES CROWN FINANCIAL YOUR LOCAL SPECIALIST MORTGAGE BROKERS<br />

CHARLES CROWN FINANCIAL YOUR LOCAL SPECIALIST MORTGAGE BROKERS<br />

BUY TO LETS PORTFOLIO LANDLORDS BRIDGING DEVELOPMENT LOANS<br />

BUY TO LETS PORTFOLIO LANDLORDS BRIDGING DEVELOPMENT LOANS<br />

54-58 Wanstead High Street, London E11 2JN<br />

CHARLES CROWN FINANCIAL YOUR LOCAL SPECIALIST MORTGAGE BROKERS<br />

54-58 Wanstead High Street, London E11 2JN 0800 368 8292 www.charlescrownfinancial.co.uk<br />

PROPERTY<br />

RESTAURANTS PROF. INDEMNITY<br />

TAKEAWAYS PUBLIC LIABILITY<br />

BUY TO LETS PORTFOLIO LANDLORDS BRIDGING DEVELOPMENT LOANS<br />

54-58 Wanstead High Street, London E11 2JN<br />

0800 368 8292 www.charlescrownfinancial.co.uk<br />

0800 368 8292 www.charlescrownfinancial.co.uk<br />

PROPERTY<br />

RESTAURANTS PROF. INDEMNITY<br />

TAKEAWAYS PUBLIC LIABILITY<br />

YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY A LOT FOR<br />

YOUR COMMERCIAL INSURANCE!<br />

PROPERTY TRADESMEN<br />

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE BROKERS<br />

PROPERTY TRADESMEN<br />

PROPERTY<br />

RESTAURANTS PROF. INDEMNITY<br />

TAKEAWAYS PUBLIC LIABILITY<br />

GIVE US A CALL FOR A QUICK QUOTE<br />

0800 368 8292 / 07960 415 916<br />

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE BROKERS<br />

OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE<br />

WWW.CHARLESCROWNINSURANCE .CO.UK<br />

GIVE US A CALL FOR A QUICK QUOTE<br />

0800 368 8292 / 07960 415 916<br />

OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE<br />

WWW.CHARLESCROWNINSURANCE .CO.UK<br />

YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY A LOT FOR<br />

TRADESMEN<br />

YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY A LOT FOR<br />

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE BROKERS<br />

YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY A LOT FOR YOUR INSURANCE<br />

GIVE US A CALL FOR A QUICK QUOTE<br />

0800 368 8292 / 07960 415 916<br />

OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE<br />

WWW.CHARLESCROWNINSURANCE .CO.UK<br />

YOUR COMMERCIAL INSURANCE!<br />

YOUR COMMERCIAL INSURANCE!<br />

PROPERTY TRADESMEN<br />

rlene Dunkley-Wood<br />

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE BROKERS<br />

GIVE US A CALL FOR A QUICK QUOTE<br />

0800 368 8292 / 07960 415 916<br />

ay of the month / 7.30pm<br />

ng House, Bush Road, E11 3AU<br />

details and<br />

session now<br />

ord,<br />

Wanstead<br />

Thousands of books - fiction,<br />

biography, children's and more -<br />

online at<br />

Thousands of books - fiction,<br />

biography, children's and more -<br />

online at<br />

TRADESMEN<br />

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE BROKERS<br />

YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY A LOT FOR YOUR INSURANCE<br />

GIVE US A CALL FOR A QUICK QUOTE<br />

wansteadbookshop.com<br />

wansteadbookshop.com<br />

0800 368 8292 / 07960 415 916<br />

OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE<br />

WWW.CHARLESCROWNINSURANCE .CO.UK<br />

TRADESMEN<br />

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE BROKERS<br />

YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY A LOT FOR YOUR INSURANCE<br />

GIVE US A CALL FOR A QUICK QUOTE<br />

OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE<br />

WWW.CHARLESCROWNINSURANCE .CO.UK<br />

nedunkleywood.co.uk<br />

undbatharlene<br />

skills<br />

e!<br />

Scan me:<br />

rest<br />

tumbletots.com<br />

low Café<br />

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE YOU<br />

D YOU’RE IN SAFE HANDS<br />

• SALADS • SANDWICHES • HOT DRINKS<br />

F OUR<br />

TAR<br />

PEDICURE // LYCON WAXING<br />

/ DERMALOGICA FACIALS<br />

AY TAN // LASH LIFT<br />

GOOGLE<br />

S // BROW LAMINATION<br />

SSAGE // BROW SHAPING<br />

LL, OUR ECO-FRIENDLY REFILL STATION<br />

SOUTH WOODFORD, E18 1NG<br />

000<br />

t-london.co.uk<br />

o.uk<br />

<br />

ay, 7am – 3pm<br />

ead, E11 2RQ<br />

08 989 5620<br />

<br />

“A hidden gem<br />

in Wanstead, great food!”<br />

“Fantastic service, very<br />

friendly & clean.” Josh Skey, Oct 20 2<br />

TCafe1938<br />

<br />

ADVERTISING IN THE<br />

WANSTEAD VILLAGE DIRECTORY<br />

WILL GET YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS<br />

LOUD AND CLEAR<br />

Registered Charity: 1155249<br />

0800 368 8292 / 07960 415 916<br />

OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE<br />

WWW.CHARLESCROWNINSURANCE .CO.UK<br />

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

Little Actors Theatre<br />

Theatre Club (ages 2½-12)<br />

at Wanstead House<br />

Saturday 10.15am – 12.15pm<br />

InterACT Youth Theatre (13+)<br />

at Wanstead High School<br />

Saturday 10am – 12pm<br />

Join Wanstead's<br />

Join Wanstead's<br />

Join Wanstead's<br />

Join Wanstead's<br />

Scholarships for low/no income families<br />

Monthly litter pick<br />

Monthly litter pick<br />

Call: 07385 849 864<br />

mail@littleactorstheatre.com<br />

10am on 3rd Saturday of the month<br />

10am on 3rd Saturday of the month<br />

Meeting at bus stop on Woodbine Place<br />

Meeting at bus stop on Woodbine Place<br />

Book Your<br />

Free Trial!<br />

Contact: Jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Contact: Jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Hello Again.<br />

Pay nothing when joining to become<br />

a Sylvestrian Gym member<br />

throughout January <strong>2023</strong> to kick start<br />

the new year routine.<br />

Pay nothing when joining to become a<br />

Hello<br />

Again.<br />

McCarty & Smith<br />

Window restoration and upgrades in Wanstead<br />

Sylvestrian Gym member throughout January <strong>2023</strong><br />

to kick-start the new year routine.<br />

020 8509 6526<br />

Monthly litter pick<br />

10am on 3rd Saturday of the month<br />

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

10am on 3rd Saturday of the month<br />

Meeting at bus stop on Woodbine Place<br />

Tickets £16<br />

St John's Leytonstone E111HH<br />

Saturday<br />

9th September 7.30pm<br />

Passing Open Windows<br />

Meeting at bus stop on Woodbine Place<br />

Contact: Jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Thames Valley<br />

Festival Orchestra<br />

stephenelleryconductor.co.uk<br />

www.vrcl.uk/ladiesday<br />

A Symphonic Tribute to<br />

Contact: Jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

by Dee Palmer<br />

SPECIALISING IN BESPOKE HANDMADE JEWELLERY<br />

Now an official stockist of Lorus watches.<br />

Come and see the range in store now…<br />

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

Âdouble glazed timber windows<br />

Âpatented sash window system<br />

Ârestoration and resin repair<br />

Âprofessional draught sealing<br />

Âleaded lights and stained glass<br />

Âminimal disruption<br />

Aesthetic doctor<br />

specialising in<br />

natural-looking<br />

results<br />

Lillies<br />

Same day<br />

flower deliveries<br />

in Wanstead and<br />

local areas<br />

(order by 1pm Monday to Saturday)<br />

OF WANSTEAD<br />

2 Gwynne House, High Street, Wanstead, E11 1QH<br />

Call: 020 8518 8893<br />

www.lilliesofwanstead.co.uk<br />

lilliesofwanstead1@hotmail.com<br />

ANTI-WRINKLE<br />

INJECTIONS<br />

FULL FACIAL<br />

REJUVENATION<br />

DERMAL FILLERS<br />

PROFHILO<br />

SKINPEN<br />

MICRONEEDLING<br />

BASED IN BAAN SPA, SOUTH WOODFORD<br />

107 George Lane, E18 1AN<br />

Dr Sabba: 020 3633 4908 @drsabba<br />

PLUMBING SERVICES | HEATING SERVICES | CENTRAL HEATING<br />

For a free quote please email us at:<br />

information@mccartyandsmith.com<br />

Sir James Hawkey Hall Woodford Green IG8 0BG<br />

Gift vouchers<br />

available<br />

01992 524371<br />

Group<br />

Boiler Repairs and General Plumbing<br />

www.woodfordpantomime.co.uk<br />

Burst pipes • Central heating installations • Energy efficient advice • Gas safety inspections<br />

Ground source heat pumps • Heated towel rail fitting • Landlord safety certificates<br />

Call us today: 0800 8247 989<br />

wansteadgroup.co.uk<br />

020 8989 2532 123a High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RL<br />

w w w. keat i n g j ewe l l e r s .co.u k Mon-Sat 10:00-17:30 (exc. Bank Holidays)<br />

We buy gold, best prices paid instantly.<br />

keatingjewe lerswanstead<br />

Accredited Insta ler<br />

PLATELET RICH<br />

PLASMA<br />

PEELS<br />

UNDER-EYE<br />

REJUVENATION<br />

Edwards Duthie Shamash<br />

Solicitors<br />

SKIN SCANNER<br />

AND SKIN CARE<br />

Disputes<br />

concerning<br />

inheritance<br />

Quick<br />

Goes!<br />

Before it<br />

A collection of photos by local<br />

photographer Geoff Wilkinson<br />

depicting London’s East End<br />

Call 020 8530 1244 or visit<br />

geoffwilkinsonphotography.co.uk<br />

Eightyfour Ga lery, 84 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EZ<br />

COMPASSIONATE<br />

FUNERALS<br />

Fo low us on Twi ter:<br />

@Li lieswanstead<br />

Fo low us on Instagram:<br />

Li liesofwanstead_flowers<br />

Find us on Facebook:<br />

li liesofwansteadflowers<br />

G E O F W I L K I N S O N P H O T O G R A P H Y<br />

Personalised funerals that reflect the life, character and values of the<br />

Compassionate<br />

person who has died.<br />

Funerals<br />

We are here to serve families; respecting their beliefs, background and<br />

Create A Beautiful Farewell<br />

financial situation.<br />

Compassionate Funerals services provide bespoke funeral<br />

Headstones<br />

services. Our Funeral Pre-paid Directors funeral plans will provide you<br />

with the support you need during this difficult time.<br />

89a Aldersbrook Road<br />

Wanstead<br />

0208 E12 989 5DG 0493<br />

3-5 Devon House, Hermon 0208 989 Hill, 0493 Wanstead, E11 2AW<br />

Call us on: 0208 514 9000<br />

allinfo@edslaw.co.uk | www.edslaw.co.uk |<br />

Wanstead | Waterloo | Stratford | Ilford<br />

info@compassionatefunerals.co.uk<br />

www.compassionatefunerals.co.uk<br />

Disputes concerning wi ls and inheritance can be tricky and<br />

sensitive. When a person dies, their estate is administered in<br />

accordance with the wishes in their wi l. If the deceased does<br />

not have a wi l and dies intestate, the Intestancy Rules govern<br />

the distribution of the estate.<br />

Was the wi l properly drafted?<br />

Do you feel that you have been inadequately provided for<br />

in a will?<br />

Ca l 0208 514 9000 or visit our website<br />

for further information<br />

ELGAR<br />

Lovat Lane, London, EC3<br />

FIZZ FRI<br />

Smilein Lo<br />

Personalised dental care with<br />

• Smile make overs<br />

• Dental implants<br />

• Dental Hygiene<br />

• Teeth whitening<br />

• Crowns/Veneers<br />

• Teeth straightening<br />

• Anti wrinkle treatments<br />

£<br />

Cha<br />

£<br />

31 High Street, Wans<br />

thecuckfieldwanstead<br />

• Sedation for nervous patients<br />

EASTER HALF TERM<br />

• Specialist treatments and much more<br />

FOOTBALL CAMP<br />

WO SPORTS<br />

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS IN<br />

Forest Philharmonic<br />

In The South, (Alassio)<br />

Wanstead Locksmiths<br />

Barry & Sons<br />

No call-out charge<br />

All work guaranteed<br />

24 hour service<br />

HOLST<br />

Mark Shanahan Conductor<br />

£100 OFF HOME WHITEN<br />

Monday 3rd April <strong>2023</strong> - Thursday 6th April <strong>2023</strong><br />

Tuesday 11th April <strong>2023</strong> - Friday 14th April <strong>2023</strong><br />

RRP £395 OFFER EXPIRES 31 ST JULY 20<br />

See our website for latest offers smileinlondo<br />

3-5 years<br />

5-10 years<br />

11-15 years<br />

Beginners<br />

Player Development Player Progression<br />

10am-3pm<br />

10am-3pm<br />

10am-3pm<br />

£10 daily<br />

£20 daily<br />

£20 daily<br />

Our courses cater for both boys and girls of all abilities. WO Sports staff bring<br />

a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to our course. WO Sports introduces<br />

children to a game based learning approach.<br />

Ages: 3-15 year olds<br />

MON–FRI: 9AM–5:30PM<br />

SAT: 9AM–1PM<br />

SATURDAY<br />

APPOINTMENTS<br />

AVAILABLE<br />

19 CAMBRIDGE PARK WANSTEAD, E11 2PU<br />

Call: 02032873616 | Visit: www.wo-sports.co.uk | Email: info@wo-sports.co.uk<br />

TO BOOK OR FOR MORE INFORMATION<br />

020 8532 9990<br />

Venue: Salisbury Hall Playing Fields, Walthamstow Road, Chingford, E4 8SN<br />

Beni Mora, Oriental Suite in E minor<br />

PRICE<br />

• Established in Wanstead over 35 years<br />

• First-class work at reasonable prices<br />

• Free advice and estimates<br />

• All types of locks opened<br />

• Locks supplied, fitted and repaired<br />

Balloons for all occasions<br />

Girt Wrapping<br />

70 GEORGE LANE<br />

SOUTH WOODFORD<br />

E18 1JJ<br />

Symphony No. 3 in C minor<br />

Forest Philharmonic performs a work<br />

by the wonderful, but long-underrated,<br />

black American pianist and composer<br />

Florence Price (1887-1953).<br />

In the first half, we hear music inspired<br />

by English composers on their travels:<br />

Elgar evokes Italy, Holst evokes Algeria.<br />

www.forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

BOOK YOUR FREE<br />

INDIVIDUAL<br />

CONSULTATION<br />

NOW<br />

@ForestPO Forest Philharmonic Orchestra<br />

ELGAR<br />

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER<br />

6.30PM<br />

Forest Philharmonic<br />

In The South, (Alassio)<br />

HOLST<br />

Beni Mora, Oriental Suite in E minor<br />

PRICE<br />

Symphony No. 3 in C minor<br />

Mark Shanahan Conductor<br />

Forest Philharmonic performs a work<br />

by the wonderful, but long-underrated,<br />

black American pianist and composer<br />

Florence Price (1887-1953).<br />

In the first half, we hear music inspired<br />

by English composers on their travels:<br />

Elgar evokes Italy, Holst evokes Algeria.<br />

www.forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

@ForestPO Forest Philharmonic Orchestra<br />

Forest Philharmonic<br />

CHRISTMAS CONCERT<br />

WHAT I AM WEARING PERSONAL STYLING<br />

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER<br />

6.30PM<br />

ELGAR<br />

In The South, (Alassio)<br />

HOLST<br />

SIR JAMES HAWKEY HALL<br />

BROOMHILL RD, IG8 0BG<br />

Beni Mora, Oriental Suite in E minor<br />

PRICE<br />

Symphony No. 3 in C minor<br />

Mark Shanahan Conductor<br />

Forest Philharmonic performs a work<br />

by the wonderful, but long-underrated,<br />

black American pianist and composer<br />

Florence Price (1887-1953).<br />

In the first half, we hear music inspired<br />

by English composers on their travels:<br />

Elgar evokes Italy, Holst evokes Algeria.<br />

VENUE<br />

Hawkey Hall, Broomhill Road,<br />

Woodford Green IG8 0BG<br />

ELGAR: IN THE SOUTH<br />

HOLST: BENI MORA<br />

TICKETS<br />

Hi I'm Catherine, and I'm a personal stylist, let me help you<br />

FLORENCE PRICE: SYMPHONY NO 3<br />

Find Your<br />

Stalls - £18<br />

Concessions - £15<br />

Under 25s - £6.50<br />

Family (1 adult + 1 child under 16) - £18<br />

forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

www.forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

A R E Y O U ?<br />

Struggling to pu together outfits you<br />

like even though you have a wardrobe<br />

fu l of clothes<br />

Overwhelmed with a l the choice & no<br />

time to find what you rea ly love<br />

Uncertain what styles & colour suit<br />

you & make you look your best<br />

BOOK YOUR FREE<br />

INDIVIDUAL<br />

CONSULTATION<br />

NOW<br />

A R E Y O U ?<br />

Struggling to pu together outfits you<br />

like even though you have a wardrobe<br />

full of clothes<br />

Overwhelmed with all the choice & no<br />

time to find what you really love<br />

Uncertain what styles & colour suit<br />

you & make you look your best<br />

Tel: 020 8530 6557<br />

M: 07988 690 358<br />

Delivery 24/7<br />

07706691642<br />

hello@oballoons.co.uk<br />

www.oballoons.co.uk<br />

“I have been advertising in the Wanstead<br />

Village Directory for a few years… Overtime,<br />

my advert has been seen, with many<br />

customers finding our service from this great<br />

local magazine. Would highly recommend."<br />

Manj Hansra, Safeclean<br />

12, Limes Avenue, Wanstead, E11 2BP<br />

WHAT I AM WEARING PERSONAL STYLING<br />

Find Your<br />

STYLE<br />

@ForestPO Forest Philharmonic Orchestra<br />

STYLE<br />

Box Office:<br />

email: tickets@forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER<br />

6.30PM<br />

VENUE<br />

Hawkey Hall, Broomhill Road,<br />

Woodford Green IG8 0BG<br />

TICKETS<br />

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER<br />

6.30PM<br />

VENUE<br />

Hawkey Ha l, Broomhill Road,<br />

Woodford Green IG8 0BG<br />

TICKETS<br />

Hi I'm Catherine, and I'm a personal stylist, let me help you<br />

Social membership £63<br />

Stalls - £18<br />

Concessions - £15<br />

Under 25s - £6.50<br />

Family (1 adult + 1 child under 16) - £18<br />

Email: info@whwww.wh-landscapes.co.uk<br />

MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE<br />

Box Office:<br />

email: tickets@forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

• E11 2 postcode receive £20 on membership card<br />

• 15% off bar purchases after 3 months<br />

WHL_0212_Ad_120x85_2014_AW.indd 1<br />

• Special rates for society bookings and private functions<br />

Golf membership<br />

W H A T I O F F E R<br />

5 Day £1,235 / 6.5 Day £1,500 / 7 Day £1,610 (plus joining fee)<br />

Discounted membership for under 30’s on application.<br />

Style Consultation<br />

Body Shape Analysis<br />

Wardrobe Edit<br />

Personal Shopping<br />

Colour Analysis<br />

Complete Restyle<br />

Online Styling Services<br />

W H A T I O F F E R<br />

• Up to 20% discount on drink purchases<br />

• Special rates for society bookings and private functions<br />

Style Consultation<br />

Body Shape Analysis<br />

Wardrobe Edit<br />

Personal Shopping<br />

Colour Analysis<br />

Complete Restyle<br />

Online Styling Services<br />

• Access to a l Club facilities<br />

• Members may bring up to 3 guests at any one time<br />

• Advance tee time booking<br />

• Reduced green fees at reciprocal golf courses across the UK<br />

• Free access to the members Hub and Howdidido<br />

• Members only playing times and competitions<br />

tel: 07743 589887<br />

Stalls - £18<br />

Concessions - £15<br />

Under 25s - £6.50<br />

Family (1 adult + 1 child under 16) - £18<br />

Box Office:<br />

email: tickets@forestphilharmonic.org.uk<br />

Take a lead<br />

Change a l<br />

Start your guide dog<br />

fosterer journey today:<br />

guidedogs.org.uk/foste<br />

Weald Hall<br />

Landscapes<br />

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is a regist<br />

charity in England and Wales (209617), Scotland<br />

(SC038979) and Isle of Man (1334). A710 09/23<br />

W. G. C.<br />

1 8 9 3<br />

s<br />

u<br />

Our<br />

• Al<br />

• Indi<br />

• Block<br />

• Fencin<br />

For more in<br />

contact Davi<br />

Mob: 07734 10<br />

Project: WHL Advert Feb14<br />

Client: David Sealey / WHL<br />

Size: 120 x 85mm C<br />

Any other info: N/A<br />

Contact Details hello@elbow-creative.co.uk // 0<br />

© 2014 // Elbow Creative Ltd<br />

Wanstead Go<br />

GREEN FEES<br />

Wanstead Golf Club offer stunning views and ch<br />

at every skill level. We l-groomed fairways and g<br />

Club difficult yet friendly. Wanstead Golf Club is a<br />

enjoy regula rounds of golf or a new destination<br />

18 Holes Midwee<br />

18 Holes Weekend & Bank<br />

Twilight from after 18<br />

Call: 020 8989 3938 wansteadgolfclub<br />

website: whatiamwearing.com<br />

email: catherine@whatiamwearing.com<br />

website: whatiamwearing.com<br />

email: catherine@whatiamwearing.com<br />

Treat your home to our professional carpet & upholstery services<br />

• Carpets • Fabric Upholstery • Mattresses •Stain Removal<br />

Contact Manj at Safeclean Chigwell for a free, no obligation quote:<br />

Telephone: 07949 455 189 or 0808 143 1310<br />

Email: manj@safeclean.co.uk<br />

www.safeclean.co.uk/chigwell<br />

Overton Drive, Wanstead,<br />

Why not promote your business in the next issue?<br />

Prices start from just £55 PLUS VAT<br />

To view our media pack, scan this code,<br />

call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com/mp


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

69<br />

ESTABLISHED BUILDERS SINCE 1985<br />

Our building projects cover areas in<br />

East London including Wanstead,<br />

South Woodford, Woodford, Aldersbrook,<br />

Walthamstow, Leyton & Leytonstone.<br />

Our services include<br />

Loft Conversions<br />

Extensions<br />

Refurbishments<br />

New Builds<br />

Architects & Planning<br />

Party Wall Agreements<br />

T. 020 8504 7688 | M. 07811 329 979<br />

glenwardbuilders@gmail.com<br />

glenwardbuilders.co.uk<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


70<br />

* Ballet * Modern * Jazz * Tap *<br />

* Baby Bear Ballet<br />

Wanstead Village<br />

Parent<br />

Directory<br />

& Child Class *<br />

* 18 Months to 18 Years * Adult Ballet & Tap *<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance Studios<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance Studios is a thriving local<br />

dance school with an excellent reputation.<br />

A THRIVING LOCAL DANCE SCHOOL WITH AN EXCELLENT REPUTATION<br />

Classes in Snaresbrook, Wanstead & South Woodford<br />

* PERFORMANCE<br />

PERFORMANCE<br />

* REWARD * INSPIRATION * ACHIEVEMENT * PROFESSIONALISM<br />

* REWARD<br />

* INSPIRATION<br />

* Ballet * Modern ** Jazz Ballet * Tap * Modern * * Jazz * Tap *<br />

* Baby Bear Ballet Parent * Baby & Child Bear Ballet Class * Parent & Child Class *<br />

* 18 Months to 18 Years * 18 * Months Adult Ballet to 18 Years &* Tap ACHIEVEMENT<br />

*<br />

Adult Ballet & Tap *<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance Studios is a thriving local<br />

* Ballet Redbridge Classical<br />

* Modern Dance Studios is<br />

* Jazz a thriving local<br />

* Tap *<br />

Baby Bear dance Ballet school with an Parent excellent dance reputation. school & Child with an excellent Classes reputation.<br />

* 18 Months to 18 Years * PERFORMANCE<br />

* Adult Ballet * PERFORMANCE<br />

& Tap *<br />

It’s never too late to shine!<br />

Silver Swans ® classes have been<br />

specifically designed for the over-<br />

55s, but whatever your age, if you<br />

are looking for a new way to keep fit<br />

and active our ballet classes will put<br />

a spring in your step. Whether you’ve<br />

never danced before or want to get<br />

back into the swing of it, our classes<br />

have something for everyone.<br />

* REWARD<br />

* INSPIRATION<br />

* ACHIEVEMENT<br />

* REWARD<br />

* PROFESSIONALISM<br />

FREE TRIAL LESSON : 020 8488 3066<br />

* INSPIRATION<br />

Photo: David Tett<br />

* ACHIEVEMENT<br />

FREE TRIAL LESSON : 020 FREE 8488 TRIAL 3066 LESSON : 020 8488 3066<br />

www.rcds-online.com<br />

www.rcds-online.com www.rcds-online.com<br />

* PROFESSIONALIS<br />

*<br />

NEW<br />

* *<br />

*<br />

SILVER SWANS<br />

TAP CLASSES<br />

NOW AVAILABLE<br />

*<br />

*<br />

* PROFESSIONALISM<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

71<br />

Community events<br />

WANSTEAD PARK WARD<br />

COUNCILLOR SURGERY<br />

Councillors Sheila Bain and Bayo Alaba.<br />

Date: Saturday 4 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10–11am<br />

Venue: St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook, E12 5HH<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/councillors<br />

NOV<br />

4<br />

FUNGI FORAY:<br />

WALKS AND TALKS<br />

Fungi talks, fungus foray and art activities.<br />

A Wren Group event.<br />

Date: Saturday 4 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10am–3.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Quaker Meeting House<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/fungi4nov<br />

NOV<br />

4<br />

WALKING FOR HEALTH:<br />

CHRIST CHURCH GREEN<br />

This walk features some gentle slopes and<br />

uneven terrain. Repeats every Saturday.<br />

Date: Saturday 4 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10.30–11.30am<br />

Venue: meet on Wanstead Place<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/walking<br />

NOV<br />

4<br />

LOCAL MAKERS<br />

MARKET<br />

Featuring the work of local designer-makers.<br />

Date: Saturday 4 <strong>November</strong> Time: 11am–4.30pm<br />

Venue: Christ Church Hall, E11 2SW<br />

Cost: free entry Enquiries: wnstd.com/makers<br />

NOV<br />

4<br />

What’s happening,<br />

what’s on and where...<br />

Are you organising an event?<br />

Let us know... events@wnstd.com<br />

Please note: all events are<br />

subject to change. Please<br />

check with the relevant<br />

organisers to confirm details.<br />

Booking may be required.<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

COMMUNITY MARKET<br />

Date: Sunday 5 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10am–4pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead High Street<br />

NOV<br />

5<br />

WANSTEAD & WOODFORD<br />

WEA FILM CLUB<br />

A screening of The Lost King (2022).<br />

Date: Monday 6 <strong>November</strong> Time: 12.30pm<br />

Venue: Odeon, South Woodford, E18 2QL<br />

Cost: 20p plus the cinema’s usual charges<br />

Enquiries: weafilmclub18@gmail.com<br />

NOV<br />

6<br />

NHS RETIREMENT<br />

FELLOWSHIP<br />

For retired NHS and social care staff.<br />

Date: Monday 6 <strong>November</strong> Time: 2pm<br />

Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes, E11 2PR<br />

Cost: £2 Enquiries: 020 8514 8286<br />

NOV<br />

6<br />

AS THE OLD<br />

SAYING GOES<br />

How have so many familiar sayings become<br />

woven into London folklore? A talk by Eleanor<br />

Bloom for the Wanstead Historical Society.<br />

Date: Monday 6 <strong>November</strong> Time: 8pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 07949 026 212<br />

NOV<br />

6<br />

A WALK IN THE WOODS:<br />

WANSTEAD FLATS<br />

Hosted by Tinder Sticks.<br />

Date: Tuesday 7 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10am–12pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Flats, Capel Road, E11 2LT<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/tindersticks<br />

NOV<br />

7<br />

BEREAVEMENT CAFÉ<br />

AFTERNOON SESSION<br />

Date: Tuesday 7 <strong>November</strong> Time: 2–3pm<br />

Venue: St Mary’s Church, South Woodford<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8505 3000<br />

NOV<br />

7<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


72<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

ELECTRONIC<br />

KEYBOARD CONCERT<br />

An East London and Essex Electronic Keyboard<br />

Club event featuring Brett Wales.<br />

Date: Wednesday 8 <strong>November</strong> Time: 7.15–10.15pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £12; under-16s: £2 Enquiries: 020 8530 3717<br />

NOV<br />

8<br />

WHO DO WE<br />

THINK WE ARE?<br />

The Friends of St Gabriel’s have invited local<br />

historian Jane Skelding to host an event<br />

exploring the history of the Aldersbrook and<br />

Lake House estates.<br />

Date: Thursday 9 <strong>November</strong> Time: 6pm<br />

Venue: St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook, E12 5HH<br />

Cost: £5 Enquiries: wnstd.com/weare<br />

NOV<br />

9<br />

WANSTEAD WORDSMITHS<br />

OPEN MIC NIGHT<br />

Recite your own work or read a poem or piece<br />

of prose you treasure. Each reading should<br />

last about five minutes. Suitable for anyone<br />

aged 12 and over who wishes to perform or<br />

simply listen.<br />

Date: Thursday 9 <strong>November</strong> Time: 6.30–8.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/openmic<br />

NOV<br />

9<br />

WP DRAMA PRESENTS:<br />

LADIES’ DAY<br />

WP Drama, formerly The Wanstead Players,<br />

will take the audience on a rollercoaster of<br />

laughter, drama and friendship.<br />

Date: Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 <strong>November</strong><br />

Time: 7.30–9.30pm<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: £15 Enquiries: 020 8708 8803<br />

NOV<br />

9<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

DEATH CAFE<br />

Join Debbie and her team from Creating<br />

Conversations CIC to talk openly about death<br />

and dying in a safe and confidential space.<br />

Open to all. Refreshments provided.<br />

Date: Friday 10 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10.30am–12.30pm<br />

Venue: Chestnut Manor Care Home, Wanstead<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/wdc10nov<br />

NOV<br />

10<br />

VISUAL ARTISTS<br />

ASSOCIATION NETWORKING<br />

A Visual Artists Association networking event<br />

open to all artists.<br />

Date: Friday 10 <strong>November</strong> Time: 2–3pm<br />

Venue: The Cuckfield, 31 High Street, Wanstead<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/vaa<br />

NOV<br />

10<br />

FOREST MUSICAL THEATRE<br />

PRESENTS: SEUSSICAL<br />

A magical and musical extravaganza.<br />

Date: Friday 10 to Sunday 12 <strong>November</strong><br />

Time: 7.30–9.30pm<br />

Venue: Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford, IG1 1BT<br />

Cost: £21 Enquiries: wnstd.com/seussical<br />

NOV<br />

10<br />

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE<br />

IN SOUTH WOODFORD<br />

Date: Saturday 11 <strong>November</strong> Time: 8.40am<br />

Venue: Woodford War Memorial, E18 2PA<br />

NOV<br />

11<br />

WANSTEAD VILLAGE WARD<br />

COUNCILLOR SURGERY<br />

Councillors Jo Blackman, Paul Donovan<br />

and Daniel Morgan-Thomas. Repeated on<br />

25 <strong>November</strong>.<br />

Date: Saturday 11 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10.30–11.30am<br />

Venue: Allan Burgess Centre, High Street, E11 2AE<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/councillors<br />

NOV<br />

11<br />

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE<br />

IN SNARESBROOK<br />

Date: Saturday 11 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10.45am<br />

Venue: Snaresbrook Garden of Remembrance<br />

NOV<br />

11<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

LITTER PICK<br />

Hosted by the Friends of Wanstead Parklands.<br />

Date: Sunday 12 <strong>November</strong> Time: 11am<br />

Venue: the Temple, Wanstead Park, E11 2LT<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wansteadpark.org.uk<br />

NOV<br />

12<br />

OPEN DAY AT THE TEMPLE IN<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Date: Sunday 12 <strong>November</strong> Time: 12–4pm<br />

Venue: the Temple, Wanstead Park, E11 2LT<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/temple<br />

NOV<br />

12<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

73<br />

AVON HOUSE<br />

PREPARATORY SCHOOL<br />

Independent Prep School For Children Aged 3-11 Years<br />

NURSERY AND RECEPTION 2024 ENTRY<br />

Places Now Open<br />

• 3+ Years Entry<br />

• 4+ Years Entry<br />

• 7+ Years Entry<br />

• Small Class Sizes<br />

• Specialist Subject Teachers<br />

• Extensive Sports Facilities<br />

• Co-Curricular Clubs<br />

• Qualified School Nurse<br />

September <strong>2023</strong> fees from £3,800 per term / £11,400 annual<br />

To book your place, contact:<br />

admissions@ahsprep.co.uk / 020 8504 1749<br />

490-492 High Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0PN<br />

www.avonhouseschool.co.uk<br />

• SENCO Support<br />

• Wraparound Care<br />

• Holiday Clubs<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


74<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE<br />

IN WANSTEAD<br />

Date: Sunday 12 <strong>November</strong> Time: 12.15pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead War Memorial, E11 2AA<br />

NOV<br />

12<br />

THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT<br />

TOUR: MARY KELLY<br />

A walking tour marking the 135th anniversary<br />

of the death of Mary Kelly. Booking required.<br />

Date: Sunday 12 <strong>November</strong> Time: 1pm<br />

Venue: meet at The Birkbek Tavern, E11 4HL<br />

Cost: by donation Enquiries: 07793 817 759<br />

NOV<br />

12<br />

A WALK IN THE WOODS:<br />

WANSTEAD PARK<br />

Date: Tuesday 14 <strong>November</strong> Time: 1–3pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Park, E11 2LT<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/tindersticks<br />

NOV<br />

14<br />

THE LOST GARDENS OF<br />

WANSTEAD HOUSE<br />

An Aldersbrook Horticultural Society event.<br />

Date: Tuesday 14 <strong>November</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Aldersbrook Bowls Club, E12 5DY<br />

Cost: £5 Enquiries: wnstd.com/ahs<br />

NOV<br />

14<br />

SPICES FROM AN<br />

EASTERN PARADISE<br />

The Arts Society Woodford Green welcomes<br />

V&A lecturer Anne Howarth. Visitors welcome.<br />

Date: Tuesday 14 <strong>November</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Bancroft’s School, High Road, IG8 0RF<br />

Cost: donation Enquiries: wnstd.com/artssociety<br />

NOV<br />

14<br />

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION<br />

AROUND COPPED HALL<br />

A talk for the local RSPB group by Peter Warne.<br />

Date: Tuesday 14 <strong>November</strong> Time: 8pm<br />

Venue: St Mary’s Church, South Woodford<br />

Cost: £4.50 Enquiries: wnstd.com/rspb<br />

NOV<br />

14<br />

HISTORIC HOUSES<br />

ASSOCIATION<br />

A National Trust talk by Dr Ben Cowell.<br />

Date: Wednesday 15 <strong>November</strong> Time: 2.30pm<br />

Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Woodford Green<br />

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 07774 164 407<br />

NOV<br />

15<br />

WANSTEAD CHRISTMAS<br />

LIGHTS SWITCH-ON<br />

Gather round Wanstead’s Christmas tree as the<br />

lights are switched on.<br />

Date: Friday 17 <strong>November</strong> Time: from 4pm<br />

Venue: George Green, Wanstead<br />

NOV<br />

17<br />

WANSTEAD WORKS<br />

CHARITY FUNDRAISER<br />

Art auction, networking, music and free<br />

refreshments. Free entry (booking required;<br />

£10 raffle ticket purchase required on entry).<br />

Date: Friday 17 <strong>November</strong> Time: 6.30–10pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Works, 34–40 High Street<br />

Enquiries: hey@wansteadworks.com<br />

NOV<br />

17<br />

MRS CHURCHILL:<br />

MY LIFE WITH WINSTON<br />

Liz Grand’s sensitive and informative portrayal<br />

of Clementine Churchill.<br />

Date: Friday 17 <strong>November</strong> Time: 7.30–9.30pm<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: £16.50 Enquiries: wnstd.com/mrschurchill<br />

NOV<br />

17<br />

WANSTEAD PARK WARD<br />

COUNCILLOR SURGERY<br />

Councillors Sheila Bain and Bayo Alaba.<br />

Date: Saturday 18 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10–11am<br />

Venue: Allan Burgess Centre, High Street, E11 2AE<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: wnstd.com/councillors<br />

NOV<br />

18<br />

WANSTEAD COMMUNITY<br />

LITTER PICK<br />

Join local residents and councillors to help<br />

keep Wanstead tidy.<br />

Date: Saturday 18 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10am<br />

Venue: meet at the Woodbine Place bus stop<br />

Enquiries: jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

NOV<br />

18<br />

OUR LADY OF LOURDES<br />

CHURCH CHRISTMAS FAYRE<br />

Start your Christmas shopping with a<br />

broad selection of gifts and crafts from<br />

local designers and makers. Repeated on<br />

19 <strong>November</strong> from 10am to 1.30pm.<br />

Date: Saturday 18 <strong>November</strong> Time: 7–9pm<br />

Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes, E11 2PR<br />

NOV<br />

18<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

75<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


76<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

SOUTH WOODFORD<br />

COMMUNITY MARKET<br />

Monthly market offering a range of products.<br />

Date: Sunday 19 <strong>November</strong> Time: 11am–5pm<br />

Venue: George Lane, South Woodford<br />

Enquiries: aceeventsltd.co.uk<br />

NOV<br />

19<br />

NORTH-EAST LONDON<br />

ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY<br />

An astronomical-themed presentation.<br />

Free entry for new visitors.<br />

Date: Sunday 19 <strong>November</strong> Time: 1.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT<br />

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 020 8995 9853<br />

NOV<br />

19<br />

AN EVENING AT<br />

THE MUSIC HALL<br />

Experience a night out Victorian style as<br />

The Naughty Nineties present a selection of<br />

the period’s greatest hits.<br />

Date: Sunday 19 <strong>November</strong> Time: 6–8pm<br />

Venue: Redbridge Drama Centre, E18 2RB<br />

Cost: £15 Enquiries: wnstd.com/musichall<br />

NOV<br />

19<br />

FLOWER ARRANGING<br />

DEMONSTRATION<br />

Gill McGregor presents to the Woodford<br />

and District Floral Arrangement Group.<br />

Visitors welcome.<br />

Date: Monday 20 <strong>November</strong> Time: 7.30–9.45pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £8 Enquiries: 020 8508 9765<br />

NOV<br />

20<br />

BEREAVEMENT CAFÉ<br />

MORNING SESSION<br />

For people struggling with feelings of loss.<br />

Date: Tuesday 21 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10.30–11.30am<br />

Venue: Christ Church, Wanstead Place, E11 2SW<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: 020 8505 3000<br />

NOV<br />

21<br />

EAST OF LONDON FAMILY<br />

HISTORY SOCIETY<br />

AGM and presentations by members.<br />

Visitors welcome.<br />

Date: Wednesday 22 <strong>November</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road<br />

Cost: £3 Enquiries: 07762 514 238<br />

NOV<br />

22<br />

FRIENDS OF WANSTEAD<br />

PARKLANDS QUIZ NIGHT<br />

Date: Friday 24 <strong>November</strong> Time: 7.30pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead Cricket Club, Overton Drive<br />

Cost: £10 Enquiries: 020 8989 4898<br />

NOV<br />

24<br />

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR<br />

AT THE HOSPITAL CHAPEL<br />

Date: Saturday 25 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10am–2pm<br />

Venue: Hospital Chapel, Ilford Hill, IG1 2AT<br />

Cost: free entry Enquiries: 020 8514 8286<br />

NOV<br />

25<br />

WANSTEAD<br />

STAMP FAIR<br />

Date: Saturday 25 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10am–3pm<br />

Venue: Our Lady of Lourdes, E11 2PR<br />

Cost: free entry Enquiries: 07534 496 845<br />

NOV<br />

25<br />

WOODFORD CHRISTMAS<br />

CRAFT MARKET<br />

Promoting the work of community creatives.<br />

Date: Saturday 25 <strong>November</strong> Time: 10am–3pm<br />

Venue: Woodford Memorial Hall, E18 2PA<br />

Cost: free Enquiries: woodfordcraftmarket.co.uk<br />

NOV<br />

25<br />

OUR LADY OF LOURDES<br />

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAYRE<br />

Free entry with children’s wristbands available<br />

to buy. Go-karts, face painting, games, bouncy<br />

castle and a Christmas market.<br />

Date: Saturday 25 <strong>November</strong> Time: 12–4pm<br />

Venue: Chestnut Drive, Wanstead, E11 2TA<br />

NOV<br />

25<br />

EAST LONDON ME/CFS<br />

SUPPORT GROUP<br />

Conversation, information and support.<br />

Date: Saturday 25 <strong>November</strong> Time: 2.30–5pm<br />

Venue: Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT<br />

Cost: by donation Enquiries: 07957 152 566<br />

NOV<br />

25<br />

SNARESBROOK PRIMARY<br />

SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FETE<br />

Santa’s Grotto, arts and crafts, tombola and<br />

refreshments. Free entry.<br />

Date: Sunday 26 <strong>November</strong> Time: 12–3pm<br />

Venue: Snaresbrook Primary School, E18 2EN<br />

Enquiries: snaresbrookpta@googlegroups.com<br />

NOV<br />

26<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

77<br />

Independent Co-educational Day School For 3 - 11 Years<br />

7+ Assessments 2024<br />

Book a 7+ Tour<br />

www.wgprep.co.uk<br />

Assisted places available from 7+<br />

EXCELLENT<br />

IN ALL AREAS<br />

(Inspection June <strong>2023</strong>)<br />

Tel: 0208 504 5045<br />

Email: admissions@wgprep.co.uk www.wgprep.co.uk<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


78<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Local community groups<br />

ALDERSBROOK LINE DANCING CLUB<br />

Thursday evenings (8pm to 10pm) at<br />

Aldersbrook Bowls Club (£4). Beginners<br />

welcome. Call 07983 618 856<br />

ALDERSBROOK BOWLS CLUB<br />

New members welcome. Located at<br />

34 Aldersbrook Road, Aldersbrook, E12 5DY.<br />

Call 020 8989 8282<br />

ALLAN BURGESS CENTRE<br />

Offering a wide range of activities for the<br />

over-55s. Freshly cooked two-course lunches<br />

available (£7; booking required). Located at<br />

2 Grove Park, Wanstead. Call 020 8989 6338<br />

EAST LONDON AND ESSEX ELECTRONIC<br />

KEYBOARD CLUB<br />

Concerts held every second Wednesday of the<br />

month from 7.50pm to 10.15pm at Wanstead<br />

Library (visitors: £12). Call 020 8530 3717<br />

SATISFACTION<br />

GUARANTEED<br />

• Interior/Exterior Painting<br />

• Woodwork Restoration<br />

• Wallpapering<br />

• Decorating • Varnishing<br />

Tel: 07943 848 437<br />

contact@jasonsdecorators.co.uk<br />

jasonsdecorators.co.uk<br />

UNBEATABLE<br />

PRICES<br />

EAST LONDON ME GROUP<br />

Support group for those with ME/CFS.<br />

Meetings held at Wanstead House at various<br />

dates throughout the year. Call 07957 152566<br />

or email ianpurser81@gmail.com<br />

NCT REDBRIDGE & DISTRICT<br />

Offering support and information to parents<br />

and parents-to-be. Call 0300 330 0700<br />

THE EAST OF LONDON<br />

FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY<br />

Fourth Wednesday of every month, 7.30pm<br />

at Wanstead Library. Free entry. Call<br />

020 8530 4514 or visit eolfhs.org.uk<br />

WANSTEAD AND WOODFORD BLIND CLUB<br />

Social club for people with sight problems<br />

meeting Thursday afternoons (2pm to 4pm) in<br />

South Woodford. Call 07840 850 838<br />

WANSTEAD AND WOODFORD<br />

CENTENARY FILM CLUB<br />

Meets on the first Monday of each month<br />

(except August), 12.30pm at the Odeon, South<br />

Woodford (the cinema’s usual charges apply).<br />

Email weafilmclub18@gmail.com<br />

WANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY<br />

Meeting on the first Monday of the month<br />

(September to May) from 8pm at Wanstead<br />

Library. Call 07949 026 212<br />

WANSTEAD SOCIETY<br />

Making Wanstead a better place to live and<br />

work. Visit wansteadsociety.org.uk<br />

WOODFORD AND DISTRICT FLORAL<br />

ARRANGEMENT GROUP<br />

A floral demonstration and refreshments<br />

every third Monday of the month, 7.30pm at<br />

Wanstead Library. Cost: £5. Call 020 8530 2427<br />

WOODFORD AND WANSTEAD<br />

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY<br />

Meeting virtually or at Wanstead House every<br />

Monday to share photography tips and advice.<br />

Visit wnstd.com/wwps<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

79<br />

THP Chartered<br />

Accountants<br />

Offering you a FREE consultation<br />

Hands on Expertise<br />

How do you find an<br />

accountant who is right for you?<br />

Accounts . Payroll . Audits . Wills . Tax Returns<br />

Whether you’re a sole trader looking for a no-frills accounting service,<br />

a Landlord looking for guidance on Capital Gains Tax issues or a larger<br />

business seeking a firm that provides more complex tax planning or<br />

business advice, we can help.<br />

VAT Returns . Bookkeeping . Legal Services<br />

Whereas the majority of local accountancy firms offer a basic service<br />

to smaller companies, we can truly cover ALL your financial needs<br />

while maintaining the feel of a friendly local firm. Large enough to cope<br />

and small enough to care as the cliché goes.<br />

If you are confused by the latest Making Tax Digital requirements we<br />

have a variety of tried and tested solutions on offer. We are both Xero<br />

Certified Advisors (Gold Champions) and FreeAgent partners.<br />

We can help renew<br />

your Will – ask for Ian<br />

So, if you’re looking for anything accountancy, financial, tax or wealthmanagement<br />

related, we hope to be your first port of call!<br />

Free no obligation meeting with one of our professionals<br />

Accounts when you • Payroll use this • token Audits – please • Tax Returns bring this along with you.<br />

VAT Returns • Bookkeeping • Tax Planning<br />

FOLLOW US ON<br />

SOCIAL MEDIA<br />

Xero Certified Advisor<br />

GOLD CHAMPIONS<br />

THP Wanstead 34–40 High Street, Wanstead, E11 2RJ<br />

020 8989 5147 • wanstead@thp.co.uk • thp.co.uk<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


80<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

Useful numbers in and around Wanstead<br />

ADVICE & SUPPORT<br />

Samaritans116 123<br />

Citizens Advice Redbridge 0300 330 9063<br />

Community Legal Advice 0845 345 4 345<br />

National Debtline 0808 808 4000<br />

HEALTH<br />

Whipps Cross Hospital 020 8539 5522<br />

Wanstead Pharmacy 020 8989 0597<br />

The Evergreen Surgery 020 8518 8746<br />

Wanstead Place Clinic 020 8926 1450<br />

Wanstead Place Surgery 020 8989 1968<br />

Wanstead Village<br />

Dental & Health Centre 020 8530 2126<br />

Out of hours GP 020 3770 1888<br />

LEISURE & LIBRARIES<br />

Wanstead Leisure Centre 020 8989 1172<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre 020 8509 6526<br />

Wanstead Library 020 8708 7400<br />

Aldersbrook Library 020 8496 0006<br />

IN THE BUILDING TRADE FOR 30 YEARS<br />

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Village ward<br />

Jo Blackman (Lab) 07435 258 060<br />

jo.blackman@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Paul Donovan (Lab) 07741 197 406<br />

paul.donovan@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Daniel Morgan-Thomas (Lab) 07741 194 993<br />

daniel.morgan-thomas@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

LOCAL COUNCILLORS Wanstead Park ward<br />

Sheila Bain (Lab) 07741 904 843<br />

sheila.bain@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

Bayo Alaba (Lab) 07918 273 096<br />

bayo.alaba@redbridge.gov.uk<br />

LOCAL MP Leyton and Wanstead<br />

John Cryer MP (Lab) 020 8989 5249<br />

johncryermp.co.uk<br />

LOCAL MP Chingford and Woodford Green<br />

Iain Duncan Smith MP (Con) 020 7219 3000<br />

iainduncansmith.org.uk<br />

POLICE & NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH<br />

Emergency 999<br />

Non-emergency 101<br />

Crimestoppers0800 555 111<br />

Anti-terrorist Hotline0800 789 321<br />

Neighbourhood Watch redbridgenhw.info<br />

Wanstead Village SNT 020 8345 3616<br />

Wanstead Park SNT 020 8345 3616<br />

REDBRIDGE COUNCIL<br />

Customer contact centre 020 8554 5000<br />

Council Tax enquiries 020 8708 5670<br />

Housing 020 8708 4002<br />

Benefits 020 8708 5690<br />

Adult Social Service 020 8708 7333<br />

Children’s Services 020 8708 3885<br />

Report antisocial behaviour 020 8478 4679<br />

UTILITIES<br />

Electricity (power cut) 105<br />

Electricity emergency 0800 40 40 90<br />

Gas emergency0800 111 999<br />

Thames Water (report a leak)0800 714 614<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

81<br />

Catholic Independent<br />

Boys’ School<br />

A small school,<br />

achieving big results!<br />

Pupils of all faiths welcome<br />

Small classes<br />

11+ preparation<br />

Ranking 39th in the Sunday<br />

Times Top 100 Prep Schools<br />

“Loyola is an Outstanding School”<br />

Diocese of Brentwood Inspection Report<br />

Call the school office on 020 8504 7372 to arrange a tour<br />

www.loyola.essex.sch.uk<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


82<br />

ACCOUNTANTS<br />

THP Chartered Accountants ....... 60 & 79<br />

ACTING LESSONS<br />

Little Actors Theatre..................................26<br />

AERIALS<br />

Aerials Direct ................................................. 4<br />

BALLET<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance .................... 70<br />

BALLOONS<br />

OBalloons ......................................................12<br />

BATHROOMS<br />

Bathworks .................................................... 35<br />

BEAUTY<br />

Dr Sabba ........................................................31<br />

The Beauty Spot .......................................... 11<br />

BUILDERS<br />

Finch Contracts .......................................... 22<br />

Glenward ......................................................69<br />

North London Loft Rooms ..................... 25<br />

Trim Loft Conversions .............................. 38<br />

CALENDAR<br />

Epping Forest 2024 Calendar ................40<br />

CARPENTRY & JOINERY<br />

K&D Joinery .................................................. 55<br />

CHARITIES<br />

Barnardo’s ......................................................61<br />

British Heart Foundation .......................60<br />

Guide Dogs ...................................................37<br />

Oxfam .............................................................61<br />

Saint Francis Hospice ..............................60<br />

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES<br />

Christmas in Redbridge ............................ 9<br />

Little Actors Theatre..................................26<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance .................... 70<br />

Robin Hood .....................................................2<br />

Rumble Wrestling ........................................ 6<br />

Victorian Christmas.................................. 83<br />

Wanstead House ........................................61<br />

COMMUNITY & GROUPS<br />

Wanstead House ........................................61<br />

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE<br />

Computer Solutions ....................... 26 & 54<br />

DANCE LESSONS<br />

Redbridge Classical Dance .................... 70<br />

DECORATORS<br />

Jason’s Decorating .................................... 78<br />

MG Décor ...................................................... 34<br />

DENTIST<br />

Smile in London ................................61 & 67<br />

Woodford House ............................. 27 & 84<br />

DOORS<br />

K&D Joinery .................................................. 55<br />

Wanstead Village Directory<br />

– Index of advertisers –<br />

ELDERLY CARE<br />

Chestnut Manor Care Home ................ 39<br />

Home Instead .............................................45<br />

Homesdale ......................................... 59 & 60<br />

ELECTRICIAN<br />

SW Radley Electrical Contractors ....... 34<br />

ESTATE AGENTS<br />

Churchill Estates .................................62–63<br />

Martin & Co .................................................. 47<br />

Petty Son & Prestwich ...............................21<br />

The Stow Brothers ......................................75<br />

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES<br />

Christmas in Redbridge ............................ 9<br />

Forest Philharmonic ................................... 8<br />

Robin Hood .....................................................2<br />

Rumble Wrestling ........................................ 6<br />

Victorian Christmas.................................. 83<br />

FISHMONGER<br />

Wanstead Fish ............................................60<br />

FITNESS<br />

Fitness Fox London ......................................7<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre........................41<br />

FLORIST<br />

Lillies of Wanstead ........................... 14 & 61<br />

FOSTERING<br />

Foster For Redbridge ................................ 22<br />

Ryancare Fostering ....................................61<br />

FUNERAL DIRECTORS<br />

Compassionate Funerals .......................66<br />

GARAGE SERVICES<br />

DC Dodd Motor Repairs .........................50<br />

GARDENS & LANDSCAPING<br />

Growing Gardens ...................................... 58<br />

Weald Hall Landscapes ..........................66<br />

GIFTS<br />

Creative Giftware .......................................26<br />

HANDYMAN<br />

E18 Handyman ...........................................80<br />

Stuart Green Property Solutions .........46<br />

HEALTH<br />

Meducate .......................................................37<br />

HOME APPLIANCES<br />

Wanstead Domestic Appliances ...42–43<br />

JEWELLERS<br />

Keating Jewellers ............................. 18 & 60<br />

KITCHENS<br />

London Kitchen Designer .......................13<br />

LOCKSMITH<br />

Barry & Sons ................................................. 30<br />

LOFT CONVERSIONS<br />

North London Loft Rooms ..................... 25<br />

Trim Loft Conversions .............................. 38<br />

OSTEOPATH<br />

Wanstead Osteopaths .............................61<br />

PERSONAL SHOPPER<br />

What I Am Wearing ..................................57<br />

PHARMACY<br />

Wanstead Pharmacy ...............................60<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Geoff Wilkinson ................................30 & 60<br />

PLASTERING<br />

Heritage Plaster Services .........................19<br />

PLUMBING & HEATING<br />

Heating Plus .................................................33<br />

Rightio Plumbing & Heating ................ 58<br />

Wanstead Group ......................................... 4<br />

POLITICS<br />

John Cryer MP .............................................50<br />

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS<br />

The Bungalow Café ...................................61<br />

The Lane ...........................................................5<br />

ROOFING<br />

Cox and Sons Roofing ..............................14<br />

SCHOOLS & NURSERIES<br />

Avon House Prep School .........................73<br />

Loyola Preparatory School .....................81<br />

Our Lady of Lourdes School ...................51<br />

St Aubyn’s School .......................................15<br />

Woodford Green Prep School ................77<br />

SOLICITORS<br />

Barretts Law ................................................. 65<br />

Edwards Duthie Shamash .................... 23<br />

Paul John & Co Solicitors.........................18<br />

SPORT & LEISURE<br />

Sylvestrian Leisure Centre........................41<br />

STAIRS<br />

K&D Joinery .................................................. 55<br />

STYLIST<br />

What I Am Wearing ..................................57<br />

TOURS<br />

The Graveyard Shift ...................................10<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Scott Whitehead Trees ............................46<br />

TUITION & COURSES<br />

Wanstead House ........................................61<br />

WASTE DISPOSAL<br />

Arbis Waste Disposal ...............................26<br />

WINDOW RESTORATION<br />

McCarty & Smith .......................................49<br />

WINDOW SHUTTERS<br />

Woodthorpe Joinery ................................... 1<br />

WRESTLING<br />

Rumble Wrestling ........................................ 6<br />

To advertise, call 020 8819 6645 or visit wnstd.com


<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

83<br />

Victorian<br />

Christmas<br />

at<br />

Valentines<br />

FREE<br />

Entry<br />

mansion<br />

Face<br />

painting<br />

for<br />

children<br />

Sunday only<br />

Saturday 25 Nov 12pm-6pm<br />

Sunday 26 Nov 11am-7pm<br />

Craft Stalls Festive Music<br />

Children’s Activities Raffles<br />

Artists’ Open Studios<br />

Refreshments<br />

www.valentinesmansion.com<br />

Emerson Road IG1 4XA<br />

Please mention the Wanstead Village Directory when responding to adverts


curious about<br />

Facial aesthetics?<br />

We’re taking our commitment<br />

to enhancing your natural<br />

beauty to a whole new level<br />

With his skill and expertise,<br />

GP Dr Shaan will work with you<br />

to achieve the look you desire<br />

• Dermal fillers<br />

• Full-facial contouring<br />

• non-surgical rhinoplasty<br />

Dr Shaan also treats medical conditions such<br />

as Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction in<br />

the jaw and excessive sweating<br />

There’s never been a better time to satisfy your curiosity!<br />

LookInG<br />

GooD HaS<br />

nEvER bEEn<br />

So SImPLE!<br />

Scan the QR code to<br />

take you to our website<br />

for more information<br />

020 8504 2704<br />

162 High Road • Woodford Green • IG8 9EF<br />

ExpEriEncE You can TrusT<br />

WVD.indd 1 26/10/<strong>2023</strong> 13:00<br />

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

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!