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Outdoors
Birding Hosmer Grove, Maui 

24 Mar 17

There was only ever really one spot where I was going to look for the endemic Honeycreepers on Maui, and this is Hosmer Grove about half way up the road that leads to the Haleakala Observatory, just after the entrance booth to the park.


Outdoors
Everglades interlude 

22 Mar 17

Predictably I got up in the middle of the night, my mistake for sleeping on the flight over.


Feature
Bow Road update 

22 Mar 17

A month ago I told you how badly wrong the eastbound Next Train Indicator at Bow Road station was.


Blog
Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours 

21 Mar 17

Following on from the (sold out) Modernist tours, here are three more London Underground architecture tours that have gone on sale today.


Outdoors
In praise of being a travel geek 

21 Mar 17

I am over the Pacific somewhere.


Blog
Ginger Pig closed after break-in 

20 Mar 17

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


Outdoors
Getting back to Morocco 

19 Mar 17

You know that post where I mentioned Morocco, the one where I originally planned to write about how great the birds were there but instead wrote four paragraphs of drivel? Yes? Well this is it.


Outdoors
Up Your Street. Issue 10 

19 Mar 17

Tues Mar 21st £1 on the first day of Spring.10-1pm.


Blog
Planning and planting 

18 Mar 17

Mapping.


Outdoors
Nearly about Morocco 

18 Mar 17

I am galivanting again, or I will be by the time you read this.


Blog
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.


Outdoors
Migrating socks 

17 Mar 17

I think I peaked too early.


Blog
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.


Blog
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 …


Blog
Up West 

17 Mar 17

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


Outdoors
Hoi An Lanterns 

15 Mar 17

The entire town is strung with innumerable silk lanterns – outside shops, along streets and waterfronts, in all the bars, restaurants and cafés.


Blog
#51%RememberHer – A cultural return for E13.. 

14 Mar 17

Source: #51%RememberHer – A cultural return for E13..


Outdoors
A short stay in central Vietnam 

14 Mar 17

Rather than stay in Hong Kong, a city that as a family we have already “done”, we went to Vietnam for something different.


Feature
Bromley Marshgate 

14 Mar 17

Consultation hats on.


Outdoors
Issue 9 Up Your Street. 

14 Mar 17

Tues Mar 14th free to view Great art (and bread) at Wynwood-Art-District next to The Bell E17.


Blog
Brave camper 

13 Mar 17

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


Blog
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.


Blog
Creatives Found. 

12 Mar 17

It was raining nay spitting.


Blog
London turns Navy 

12 Mar 17

The past week has seen no less than 4 Royal Navy vessels in the capital with 3 different Archer-class patrol vessels as well as a Type 23 Frigate in the shape of HMS St Albans.


Blog
Whoever Knew? 

11 Mar 17

Resonance FM’s The News Agents is a chat show.


Blog
Springing into action 

11 Mar 17

Spring! A bit of warm sunshine has brought new gardeners, old friends and visitors into Abbey Gardens.


Outdoors
The dating game 

11 Mar 17

Here are some dates.


Blog
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.


Outdoors
Champions: The Tour 

11 Mar 17

On Thursday I invited Up Your Street seniors some of whom are artists and certainly all have seen many art exhibitions in their lives or so you’d assume plus two champions who’d been my subjects in acrylic and are seniors too.


Blog
Tubesquash 

11 Mar 17

Which are London’s most squashed tube journeys, and when? It’s now possible to answer this question thanks to the release of a massive datafile by the TfL digital team.


Blog
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.


Feature
Half a lifetime 

10 Mar 17

My 25th birthday was on a Friday.


Blog
London’s weekly railway news #191 

9 Mar 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos from the Crossrail tunnels under Farringdon London Underground London Underground’s controversial ‘standing only’ escalator experiment put on hold ITV Walworth residents are lobbying…


Hyperlocal
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.


Blog
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.


Feature
Fade to Black 

9 Mar 17

Le Gateau Chocolat talks mental health, travel and more.


Outdoors
Printing From A Women’s Perspective 

8 Mar 17

March 8th 2017 At The Mill Coppermill Lane.


Feature
Stars in their Eyes! 

8 Mar 17

The students at Forest Gate Community School have got stars in their eyes this week! They have been using new images to search for their very own variable stars.


Feature
Upton Park 

8 Mar 17

Q ♦ East Ham The borough now known as Newham was formerly two old boroughs, namely West Ham and East Ham .


Outdoors
Spring is in the air! 

7 Mar 17

I can feel it, it is mild, and I can be birding by about six in the morning.


Blog
Friends of Wanstead Parklands Annual General Meeting 

7 Mar 17

If you love Wanstead Park and care about its future, come along to the Friends’ AGM on Wednesday 29 March.


Feature
Boundary changes in Bexley 

7 Mar 17

Yesterday the Evening Standard published a story about proposed changes to parliamentary constituencies in southeast London.


Outdoors
Am I on Shetland? 

6 Mar 17

There is a funny buzzing sound.


Blog
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.


Blog
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.


Outdoors
issue 8 of Up Your Street 

5 Mar 17

Finding free local events usually all depending for seniors around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


Blog
Darkhorse, East Village, Stratford 

5 Mar 17

Set at the base of one of the East Village towers (former Olympic Athletes Village) in Stratford, Darkhorse is a seemingly aptly named contender for one of the best places to eat in London I’ve come across in quite a while.


Blog
Getting the gardening started 

5 Mar 17

The daffs are ready and so are we.


Feature
St Joseph, Plaistow Lane, Bromley (Roman Catholic) 

5 Mar 17

Around a mile north east of the town centre on a busy roundabout this is a tall basilica of 1912 by Edward Goldie.


Blog
TfL looking to replace its aging DLR trains 

5 Mar 17

TfL has outlined plans to replace some of its aging DLR trains and in the process increase the size of the fleet to cope with extra demand.






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