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Blog
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.


Blog
Walkers hit Wanstead Park’s Chestnut Trail 

19 Feb 17

In the Friends’ first walk of the year, a group which started out at about 10 people, most of them first-timers, walked Epping Forest’s Chestnut Trail around the core areas of Wanstead Park.


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Art in Barking Road. IWD 2017 

19 Feb 17

Wed 8th March free Launch night 6-8pm Tower Gallery, Barking Road.


Blog
Successful event at St Gabriel’s, Aldersbrook 

18 Feb 17

The Friends had a stall today (18 February 2017) at a coffee morning at St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook.


Blog
A Poem A Day .IWD 2017 

18 Feb 17

Annually I write a poem a day from February 8th to March 8th.


Blog
Beggars Belief 

18 Feb 17

Yesterday evening I bought some posh honey and Maple syrup to take along to pancake day at Claremont in Islington because I can and do.


Blog
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.


Blog
Coffee, Wanstead-style 

17 Feb 17

Amid talk of closures, it’s good to celebrate something new – and the Wanstead Coffee Company is just that.


Blog
Woodford goes 

17 Feb 17

Photo: Google Streetview The Woodford, one of the most celebrated restaurants to have opened within walking distance of Wanstead, has closed after its operator went into administration.


Blog
Closet closes 

17 Feb 17

Sad to note the passing of interesting little independent shop The Closet, three years after it came to the High Street.


Feature
London’s weekly railway news #188 

17 Feb 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station London Underground Police are investigating the death of an IT expert who lay undiscovered for seven hours after falling down stairs at Canning …


Blog
Champions 

15 Feb 17

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 Gillian Lawrence has an art exhibition at Hackney Central Library for the month of March.


Blog
Headscarves 1950s 

15 Feb 17

As a nod to International Women’s Day 2017 Gillian Lawrence’s canvases in homage to the women she interviewed and indeed grew up with on her Headscarves Project can be seen for the whole of March on the wall at Stratford east Picturehouse.


Blog
FGS Oker visits London 

15 Feb 17

Making a welcome addition to the variety of naval vessels that visit London this last weekend saw a visit from a spy ship that had arrived on a dark and foggy night.


Blog
Like a piece of art, “Untitled”. 

14 Feb 17

There was a Daily Mash article about retired people flooding galleries with their s**t art and that their relatives are emotionally blackmailed into buying the trash so that worthy art never gets sold.


Blog
Wanstead picks up 

13 Feb 17

Wansteadium reader Dan Slipper writes: As a resident of Cambridge Road I have become increasingly concerned about the amount of litter in my street and along Cambridge Park.


Blog
Tammy WhyNot or Louise Weaver 

13 Feb 17

After the pretty useless art session at Claremont I waited to meet an Elders Ambassador from Tammy Whynot’s scheme funded by the Wellcome Collection in London.


Blog
Syria comes to Wanstead 

13 Feb 17

Marian Temple of the Wanstead Community Gardeners writes:  “I say Syria, but really I’m talking about some horticultural delights originating from the rocky hillsides of Syria and Algeria.


Blog
Wansteadium’s back 

13 Feb 17

Wansteadium has been otherwise occupied.


Blog
Pleased As Punch 

13 Feb 17

To submit art work at The Mill Coppermill Lane E17  fiver To submit art work at the Claremont Project N1          zilch ”                   ”               ”        Hackney Central Library and …


Blog
Big Offence on No Offence. Crush FGM 

11 Feb 17

So, what did you think of the FGM treatment/pitch on “No Offence”? There was a tanned/ olive-skinned as they used to say Egyptian woman of colour cutter with pink ears.


Blog
Children enjoy Valentine’s Day craft event at The Temple 

11 Feb 17

Braving the sleety weather, about 25 children and their parents turned up today (11 February 2017) for a Valentine’s Day themed craft day.


Outdoors
Up Your Street Issue 5 

11 Feb 17

Sun 12th Feb   free 10-12 walking wild at Walthamstow Wetlands.


Outdoors
Gimme an O… 

10 Feb 17

The suspense has, I suspect, been killing you.


Blog
London’s weekly railway news #187 

10 Feb 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham London Underground Delays caused by overcrowding on the London Underground have tripled over the past five years, new figures show.


Outdoors
Missing: Any news in January and a large part of Wanstead Flats 

8 Feb 17

So with no news being posted on London Bird Club site by my colleagues, this looks like it will be the last time I have to do a monthly round up–just follow Twitter.


Blog
Top Five: Places to watch the rugby 

8 Feb 17

With the 6 Nations just around the corner once again (4 th Feb- 18 th Mar), we’re readying ourselves for the next few weekends full of Hakas, team chants and a bit of a buzz around London.


Blog
Wanstead Flats: scrub management 

8 Feb 17

Visitors to Wanstead Flats have recently commented on scrub clearance work there, and have expressed concern at the possible impact on wildlife.


Outdoors
Onwards and upwards 

7 Feb 17

The year ticks keep flowing.


Blog
loti does airbnb trips 

7 Feb 17

Airbnb has given us the opportunity to discover something new with their Trips experiences , meaning you can dive into all sorts of interests and explore your inquisitiveness with the aid of a local expert.


Outdoors
Omission 

6 Feb 17

There has been a terrible, unforgiveable omission in Wanstead listing.


Blog
London’s rail upgrades: A progress report 

5 Feb 17

As part of their bi-monthly meetings, TfL releases details about upgrades to the services it manages, often offering insights into otherwise unreported events.


Outdoors
February doldrums 

5 Feb 17

February is one of the worst months for local birding, sandwiched as it is between the excitement of January where everything is interesting again, and the anticipation of the first migrants in March.


Blog
Get involved in your local community garden 

4 Feb 17

There are all sorts of ways to get involved in Abbey Gardens – whether you want to get active, learn about growing food and flowers, take pictures, meet the neighbours, catch up on local chat, join in with the maintenance, volunteer your skills …


Outdoors
Big Garden Bullfinch 

3 Feb 17

I did this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch in Fife instead on Wanstead.


Blog
Pudding Mill Lane, Sugar House Lane & IKEA City 

3 Feb 17

Pudding Mill Lane I hadn’t been back to Pudding Mill Lane on the edge of Stratford for at least a year and the area around Sugar House Lane for around 2, so I was keen to see what was happening there now.


Outdoors
Largo Bay and around 

1 Feb 17

Early one morning last week whilst I was playing carer I managed to sneak out to Ruddon’s Point on Largo Bay.


Feature
Looking out for Asteroids! 

1 Feb 17

This week the students at Forest Gate Community School were learning how to spot asteroids.


Outdoors
A few Madeiran birds 

31 Jan 17

I didn’t do a great deal of birding whilst in Madeira in early January, but I made sure to catch up with at least a few of the endemics during some of my forays out into the countryside.


Outdoors
Understanding Redpolls 

30 Jan 17

In terms of UK birding I don’t do much twitchery these days, I prefer seeing no birds in Wanstead as this is a lot easier.


Blog
Fantastic frost and the 2017 gardening season 

30 Jan 17

We couldn’t get into planning for the Spring season without showing you some more of Cath French’s frost pictures.


Blog
Britain’s Binary Roads 

30 Jan 17

Britain’s Binary Roads A1 : London – Edinburgh (the Great North Road) [396 miles] A10 : London – King’s Lynn (the Great Cambridge Road) [100 miles] A11 : Aldgate – Bow (I live on it!) and M11 Junction 9A – Norwich [formerly 111 miles] A100 : Tower …


Outdoors
Snowy Egret 

29 Jan 17

Blogging is great isn’t it? I think I have almost reached the zenith, whereby I flip open the laptop and write down everything I’ve done recently in the mistaken belief that anyone cares.


Feature
Unbuilt London: The Docklands Southern Relief Road 

28 Jan 17

Long before the Isle of Dogs was filled with tower blocks, it was seen as a cheap plot of derelict land, and ideal for sticking a major road bypass through.


Outdoors
The Mill, Coppermill Lane. E17 

28 Jan 17

“The trouble with The Mill is that it’s too posh.


Outdoors
Failure (live) 

28 Jan 17

It had been going so well, but I am now staring failure in the face.


Outdoors
The Claremont Project 

28 Jan 17

Exhausted from and happy to have completed my art work for my exhibition called “Champions” acknowledging International Women’s Day 2017 because an artist has to promote and design that promotion too and curb vanity, modesty and find a path of …


Blog
Winter Lights revisited 

27 Jan 17

Friday, January 27th 2017 I recounted how on Friday last week we went to see the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf in Docklands (see Winter lights ).


Blog
Wanstead photographer gets the picture of the year 

27 Jan 17

Photo du Jour 2/2: Pres Donald Trump holds the hand of Prime Minister Theresa May at The White House today.


Outdoors
Gloom 

27 Jan 17

The fog barely lifted on Wednesday, it was the very definition of gloomy.






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