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Gail’s is really coming… this is the proof 

21 Jun 17

This is real transparency – the Gantt chart setting out the refurbishment of Barclays Bank for it to become a Gail’s Bakery – displayed in the shop window.


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We are loving this… 

20 Jun 17

The Wanstead-themed products made by resident Bryony MacQueen are just about the coolest thing going.


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Is there a rich art-loving philanthropist out there? 

20 Jun 17

St Mary’s, as photographed by the inestimable Geoff Wilkinson This beautiful watercolour of St.


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This now counts as a spate 

13 Jun 17

A Ghostbusters Robin Reliant, fully bedecked and ready for action from its base somewhere in the Counties.


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Seriously? 

13 Jun 17

“Seriously?” asks regular snapper Marcus Tylor.


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Leyton and Wanstead election result 

9 Jun 17

Results for Leyton and Wanstead, as reported by the BBC ( More details here.


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Missing animal… a HAWK?? 

8 Jun 17

Not the sort of poster you see every day.


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Some questions it would be really good to have answers to 

8 Jun 17

There are some unresolved questions following the incident on Hermon Hill on Wednesday which it would be good if the Met Police could answer.


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Hermon Hill attack: Police should clarify matters 

7 Jun 17

An incident in which a Wanstead nursery worker was injured with a knife at 9.30am on Hermon Hill by three women reportedly shouting “Allah” is not being treated as terrorism by the Metropolitan Police.


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Stabbing ‘not terrorism’ 

7 Jun 17

The Ilford Recorder is reporting that a nursery worker was stabbed on Hermon Hill on Wednesday morning by three women who, it is reported, shouted “Allah Allah”.


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Wanstead to get a Gail’s Bakery 

19 May 17

EXCLUSIVE: The saga of the former Barclays Bank on Wanstead High Street has reached a conclusion with an announcement that Gail’s Bakery is to open a new shop on the site.


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Mysterious hall closing? 

11 May 17

Picture: Google Streetview Users of the Aldersbrook Community Centre are trying to work out what its future is, after word went around that it was to close down.


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By all means take part, but… 

29 Apr 17

…don’t do what this photographer appears to have done and take bluebell photos from among the flowers themselves.


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Wanstead Corner House statue stolen 

28 Apr 17

The statue of Venus which has been elegantly situated in the Corner House garden for the past two years has been nicked.


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Strangely intriguing II 

28 Apr 17

OK so this is beginning to look either like trolling, performance art, or attention seeking.


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Scenes from the library 

24 Apr 17

Wanstead Library refurb in full flow, as observed by neighbour Sally Anne who is wondering what will happen to the discarded furnishings.


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Chocka 

24 Apr 17

Wanstead High Street New Wanstead Hermon Hill all chockablock on Monday morning with queueing traffic.


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Space age 

21 Apr 17

Anyone care to volunteer the story behind the space shuttle which has takes off and lands regularly in Grosvenor Road? Tinfoil seat covers are a nice touch.


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Front page 

21 Apr 17

Best of luck to the new Turkish barber opening in the former Closet site.


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Exciting news! The successor to the much-loved Andrew’s Builders Merchant is… 

12 Apr 17

Oh.


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Clearly anti-social. But strangely intriguing 

12 Apr 17

On a garage in Nightingale Lane.


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Bluebell boycott 

12 Apr 17

This year Wansteadium is minded to boycott photographs of bluebells in Wanstead Park – we don’t want to be accused of encouraging people to walk on the bulbs to get pictures… walking on them destroys the flowers, compacts the soil, damages …


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Vansky 

7 Apr 17

Got to cherish the passive aggressive sarcasm  acerbic wit displayed by this spate of posters attached to decrepit vehicles parked on Aldersbrook streets.


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Time to be consulted 

7 Apr 17

People of Wanstead.


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That big thing? Looks like it’s Superdrug 

5 Apr 17

Rumours that Superdrug is coming to Wanstead have been confirmed by a job advert published by the company .


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Something big is coming 

5 Apr 17

Wanstead’s lamented Londis, and its neighbour, the missing Midland hollowed HSBC are being redeveloped.


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Looking good 

5 Apr 17

Wanstead’s newest estate agents, Stow Brothers, is now open and looking good.


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Wanstead on film again 

30 Mar 17

Wansteadium reader Peter sends intelligence from Forest School, which he says is “sort of Wanstead, E17 postcode notwithstanding”.


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More cuts 

30 Mar 17

Really? Is that all they could find to replace The Closet? @Wansteadium pic.


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Totally different 

29 Mar 17

Just met this cute little fella in Chalet Wood, Wanstead Park.


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New Co-op 

29 Mar 17

Who would have thought the old Argus Lighting shop on George Lane would turn into something useful? But lo and behold, a brand new Co-op, looking stylish in 2017 regulation grey.


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Ginger Pig closed after break-in 

20 Mar 17

Wanstead’s Ginger Pig is closed on Monday because of a break in.


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The best extension in Wanstead? 

17 Mar 17

The attention to detail on the outside of this extension on Grosvenor Road is something to behold.


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Another spring clean 

17 Mar 17

There is a second opportunity to join a clean-up at Tarzy Wood on Saturday so that it can be opened up a bit for wildlife and visitors.


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The glorious twelfth 

17 Mar 17

Marion Temple writes: On Sunday 12 March, 12 enthusiastic would-be gardeners met with some of the up-and-running Wanstead Community Gardeners to form a commuter gardening group to maintain and improve the little garden behind platform 2 at …


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Up West 

17 Mar 17

One of the sights of Theatreland as taken by friend of this site, Geoff Wilkinson.


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Brave camper 

13 Mar 17

Some brave soul has pitched a tent on the Evergreen Field – Wanstead’s lost green.


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Sshh. Wanstead Domino’s has opened 

13 Mar 17

They clearly don’t want anyone noticing, but we believe Domino’s in Wanstead is opening.


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M&S for Wanstead: It’s a yes 

11 Mar 17

Unconfirmed rumours have been swirling round Wanstead for months now, with MS themselves given little information about their intentions away.


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Saving Snaresbrook garden and other ‘makes you proud of Wanstead’ news 

10 Mar 17

Marian Temple writes: A few years ago the staff at Snaresbrook station started a little garden behind platform two.


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New market 

9 Mar 17

An area can’t have too many farmers’ markets, and the good news is that the one in Aldersbrook which was tried out before Christmas is returning on Saturday.


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More Taboo 

9 Mar 17

The Tom Hardy BBC series Taboo, briefly Wanstead’s favourite TV programme on account of its opening scenes being filmed in St Mary’s church on Overton Drive, is to return for a second series.


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Mysterons return to Wanstead in disguise? 

6 Mar 17

Grainy footage obtained over the weekend The sight, earlier this year, of the Mysterons on Wanstead pavements – white rings painted all over the place – turned out to be a false alarm.


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Wanstead’s wild crocus meadow 

5 Mar 17

Wanstead’s guerrilla gardener Marian Temple writes: “Over sixty years ago, my mother planted the first few corms of crocus thomassianus in the garden of the house at the bottom of Grove Park.


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Mysterious street graffiti 

3 Mar 17

Wanstead pavements being used as unofficial billboards? All in a good cause, Wansteadium supposes.


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Parking consultation in March 

25 Feb 17

A typical parking scene, as captured by Google Streetview Redbridge Council has announced that the consultation on changes to parking – which was won by residents after a passionate campaign in January – is to take place next month.


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Clean-up mood spreads 

24 Feb 17

Tarzy Wood.


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Small mercy for pedants 

24 Feb 17

Good to see Judith’s new sign, and better still that the poster in the window has now been removed.


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Another day down the tubes… so here’s the wisdom of the crowd 

21 Feb 17

Photo: Sunil060902 Another day’s strike on the Central Line means another day of patience from commuters is in order.


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Here comes Domino’s… 

17 Feb 17

Domino’s Pizza has applied to open a branch in the old Dunhuang Chinese takeaway at the top of the High Street.







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