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Outdoors
Cyprus Weekender 

24 Apr 17

Little did I know when I booked a trip to Cyprus for my daughter and I quite how desperate I would be for a Wheatear fix come April 2017.


Blog
May Day Bank Holiday – 1st May 

24 Apr 17

Find out whether your class is open on the May Day Bank Holiday on Monday the 1st May below: Bethnal Green – closed Camden – classes running as normal Clapham Junction – closed Embankment – closed Forest Gate – closed Greenwich – classes …


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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.


Blog
Chocka 

24 Apr 17

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


Blog
Lakes and Bluebells walk 

23 Apr 17

On Sunday 23 April 2017 members of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands led a free walk around Wanstead Park.


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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 

23 Apr 17

William Shakespeare was born on or around this day in 1564, and died on this day in 1616.


Blog
Many hands and lots of ideas 

22 Apr 17

A mythical monster.


Outdoors
Waders – a decade of retrospection 

22 Apr 17

As I intimated in a recent post, Waders are the holy grail on my local patch.


Outdoors
Issue 14 Up Your Street 

22 Apr 17

Monday 24th April free 2-3pm.


Blog
Inundate Me 

22 Apr 17

Arts activities as groovy* for people of 65+ to purge the onset of dementia.


Outdoors
Churches and outreach. 

22 Apr 17

All happening my way.


Outdoors
Snipe 

21 Apr 17

More local birding this week produced a Snipe .


Blog
Water levels in Wanstead Park 

21 Apr 17

Latest statement from the City of London – The City of London own four lakes at Wanstead Park.


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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.


Blog
Front page 

21 Apr 17

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


Feature
Lady’s Guide to a Lovely Walk in Kensington 

21 Apr 17

I hope you enjoyed the London walk in Hampstead I shared earlier this week.


Feature
D Stock demise 

21 Apr 17

Today’s the last day that D Stock trains run on the District line in passenger service.


Blog
Communities and Public Space – Buenos Aires 1950s shantytowns 

20 Apr 17

For decades architects, geographers and urban designers have been fascinated by the link between communities and public space.


Outdoors
Back behind a lens and enjoying it 

20 Apr 17

I cannot remember if I whinged on here about 2017 being the worst year I can ever remember for taking photos.


Outdoors
Mute Swan 

19 Apr 17

Jubilee Pond, the aquatic equivalent of an open sewer, had over 20 Mute Swan on it earlier in the year.


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Step-free tube map 

19 Apr 17

Now that we have an updated tube map, I thought it would be interesting to count up the blobs and see how much of the tube map is accessible.


Blog
March 2017 tube map 

19 Apr 17

There’s a new tube map out.


Outdoors
A walk to work 

18 Apr 17

For some reason I was up at 5.30 this morning so I used it as an excuse to go birding on the way to work.


Blog
Rendez-Vous review 

18 Apr 17

So all but the last two sailing ships have now left the Thames after a busy Easter weekend of tall ship action on the river Thames in London, the background to the event can be found here .


Outdoors
Ladies Who Jerky 

17 Apr 17

It’s hard to get together sometimes.


Outdoors
Getting there 

17 Apr 17

Remiss of me not to mention the bonus Grey Wagtail whilst twitching the Little Ringed Plover .


Blog
On Later Years 

16 Apr 17

This getting old malarkey is hard.


Blog
Please do not use 

16 Apr 17

This poster is now a permanent fixture on Platform 11 at Stratford station.


Blog
Keeping up with Spring 

15 Apr 17

Weeding, watering, watering, weeding… it’s a race to keep up with the seedlings in a great growing season! We’ve been looking after our new crops, seeing what’s self-seeded and giving plants room to breathe.


Outdoors
I Love Telly 

14 Apr 17

It’s a cold Good Friday.


Blog
Issue 13 of Up Your Street, now ten years old. Whoop! 

13 Apr 17

Easter Holidays are on so many community centres are closed whilst planning post-Easter events.


Outdoors
A bit of a turn up for the books 

12 Apr 17

The weather changed on Monday and so did the birds.


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

12 Apr 17

Oh.


Blog
Clearly anti-social. But strangely intriguing 

12 Apr 17

On a garage in Nightingale Lane.


Blog
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 …


Outdoors
March 

12 Apr 17

Currently we are enjoying the worst start of any year that I can recall, can we blame the destruction brought against the best birding sites by the CoLC–of course we can, but its probably only a small factor in the poor showing of birds.


Outdoors
Lloyd Park Heritage Group. 

11 Apr 17

12noon in the Community Bowls Pavilion Welcoming all Waltham Forest Residents aged 50 plus Tea cake provided! Includes a variety of activities, from nature poetry to building bird boxes to Tai Chi… FREE Over 50s’ Group Vestry House Museum, …


Outdoors
Vange vistas 

10 Apr 17

After a dire Saturday in Wanstead I abandoned the patch on Sunday and went somewhere I might actually see some birds.


Outdoors
Muddy little ringos 

10 Apr 17

Not often nowadays that I need to put anything on the blog, nothing exciting appears to be happening.


Blog
Community, gardening 

9 Apr 17

A gift of a Mother’s Day plant too big to stay in a mum’s flat.


Blog
Tickets Alert: London Underground’s D Stock farewell tour 

8 Apr 17

Later this month the last remaining D stock train running on the London Underground will make its final trips as a public train service.


Blog
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.


Blog
Time to be consulted 

7 Apr 17

People of Wanstead.


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ldner #201: gerry cottle jr 

7 Apr 17

He’s the man took film screenings out of the cinema and onto the rooftops of Peckham, Hoxton, Stratford and Kensington before taking it Stateside with pop-ups in LA and New York.


Blog
Fun Fair in the Olympic Park 

7 Apr 17

‘Roll Up Roll Up for all the fun of the fair in the Olympic Park’, nobody said.


Blog
Promoting Blues 

6 Apr 17

Well, I spend much time promoting community hubs when in fact I’m actually watching them to see whether they genuinely want people to come along or whether they’re just building their own reputation in the Big Society and not bothered if seniors …


Blog
The E3 Coffee map 

6 Apr 17

Back in 2014 I noted the arrival of proper barista-style coffee in London E3, with a Costa arriving on Roman Road, and a handful of more independent specialists sprinkled here and there.


Outdoors
Slow spring 

5 Apr 17

Contrary to what finds it’s way on here, I have been birding a lot locally this spring.


Blog
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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