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Music season in the Temple Garden gets off to a sunny start 

21 May 17

Hundreds of local people came to Wanstead Park today (21 May 2017) for an idyllic afternoon of music and picnicking in the Temple garden.


Outdoors
A veritable procession 

21 May 17

I went to Rainham today for the third time in as many weeks, the place is on fire at the moment.


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Teamwork and tomatoes 

20 May 17

Clearing the raised bed – and enjoying the fragrance from the lavender Composting and digging it over Counting the seedlings so that we know how many supports they need Building the framework of tomato supports Planting the seedlings Watering them …


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Becontree 

19 May 17

Post to the west Mayesbrook park Post to the east Goresbroo k Park Amesbury Avenue Fanshawe Tavern , This was built in 1934 as part of the facilties for the Becontree Estate.


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Collection of Wanstead images goes online 

19 May 17

In recent years, local historian Richard Arnopp has built up a large collection of historic images of Wanstead Park, Bush Wood and Wanstead Flats.


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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.


Feature
Stations on zone boundaries 

19 May 17

The London Underground has had a zonal fare system since the early 1980s, before which fares were based on far you travelled.


Feature
London’s weekly railway news #201 

19 May 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval London Underground The Central metro station in Newcastle has been twinned with Tower Hill Tube station to share best practice as tourism gateways in…


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Royal Albert 

18 May 17

Post to the south North Woolwich Albert Road 199 Kennard Street Community Centre and Health Centre.


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V22’s creative studios at the View Tube are nearly finished – get in touch to express interest 

18 May 17

Just a week or so to go.


Outdoors
Rainy Day 

17 May 17

This morning I thought a rat was in my bedroom.


Feature
TfL seeking suppliers for 43 new DLR trains 

17 May 17

Regular readers will know that TfL has been looking to buy some new trains for the DLR, and today has confirmed that it is now seeking a supplier.


Outdoors
Nearly over 

16 May 17

You feel that it is just about over.


Blog
Good luck Paola – cycling from Porto to Lisbon, fundraising for Coram 

15 May 17

@ClubPeloton and a big big thank you to @theviewtube and #movimentore for the support in the crowdfunding campaign! — Paola Zanotto (@PaolaZanotto) May 15, 2017 The View Tube is proud to sponsor Paola Zanotto’s involvement in the 2017 edition of…


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The Return of Roof East, Stratford 

15 May 17

Roof East is back! And it’s bigger and better than the last.


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New TV series about the Crossrail project coming soon 

15 May 17

Look out, as a second TV series about the construction of the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) starts on BBC 2 next week.


Blog
All the colours of the garden 

13 May 17

It’s been a week for weeding, watering, planning and planting-out, compost queen Nancy has been taking on the mountain of Spring clearings and on the honesty stall we have bags of garden produce.


Outdoors
Ditch of Dreams 

13 May 17

The Whinchats were fantastic, but look what else was in this ditch! Yes, Great Reed Warblers , and lots of them.


Blog
Beckton 

13 May 17

Post to the north East Ham Post to the east Bec k ton Aaron Hill Road New housing built under the London Docklands Development Corporation post -1980 This is on the site of part of the Beckton Gas Works Tar and Liquor works – but mainly on a tangle…


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Claremont on a platform. 

12 May 17

The Claremont Project in Islington does tons for seniors who can come in from outwith Islington and are made welcome anyway.


Feature
200th edition of London’s weekly railway news 

11 May 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… 200th Edition! London’s Lost Pneumatic Railways London Underground Campaign to open new Bakerloo line station between Borough and Old Kent Road Standard A disabled woman was unable to get off a…


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It was a good day. 

11 May 17

Well well well.


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Adding a bit of colour to the View Tube 

11 May 17

Come on by to get a closer look…


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The Great Greenway Clearup, with Thames Water 

11 May 17

The weather was foreboding this morning, but we were delighted to be involved in the Great Greenway Clean-up, organised by Thames Water.


Blog
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.


Outdoors
Predictions 

10 May 17

“And a Black-winged Stilt must drop in one of these days surely?” I wrote this yesterday, idly wondering what new species might propel my Rainham list to the magic 200.


Outdoors
Back on the Rainham tick trail 

9 May 17

Once upon a time I used to bird Rainham Marshes.


Outdoors
If you don’t ask, you don’t get. 

9 May 17

Feeling very proud and achieved.


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How much of London have you been to? 

8 May 17

You may be a Londoner, but how much of London have you actually been to ? Here’s a chance to find out, and to compare your score with others.


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Up Your Street. Issue 15 

7 May 17

Wed May 10th free 12.30-3pm Mosaic-making at Cornerstone at 149 Canterbury Road E10 off Essex Road.


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INS Tarkash F50 visits London 

7 May 17

London gets quite a few naval vessels paying a visit but today saw a rare and exotic visitor arrive in West India Dock at Canary Wharf in the shape of the Indian Navy’s Talwar-class Guided Missile Frigate the INS Tarkash, pennant number F50.


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Busy gardeners, busy wildlife 

7 May 17

It’s a great growing season and there’s been lots going on in the garden this week.


Feature
West Ham / East Ham 

6 May 17

K ♦ West Ham The borough now known as Newham was formerly two old boroughs, namely West Ham and East Ham , but in 1965 they were combined and the historic delineation was lost.


Outdoors
Of Whinchats and Wheatears 

5 May 17

How good are Whinchats ? I mean, just how wonderful are spring Whinchats ? I remember the first time I saw one on Wanstead Flats, and my initial thought was that it was some kind of exotic escape and it took a few minutes of hard grilling before I …


Outdoors
Cyprus Trip Report, April 2017 

4 May 17

Logistics A 3 day trip to Cyprus in mid April in order to give both child and parent a nice break in some warm sunshine, and to improve upon photographs of Cyprus Pied Wheatear by applying what is known as the “rock principle” Flights with good …


Blog
on the South 

4 May 17

I’m going to a meeting in Comuna 8 in Buenos Aires today.


Outdoors
How I saved the trees and other stories. 

4 May 17

In 1986 I drove and parked easily my Austin 1300 with sun roof and cassette player to Vicky Park at eight in the morning where the deer grazed and my family plucked shiny conkers from the ground.


Outdoors
It’s all about the Birds 

3 May 17

From the mural in Coppermill Lane to the Swifts in windows for The E17 Art Trail to the electronically tagged wrapped hens in Morrison’s it’s all about the birds.


Feature
London’s Festival of Architecture – Programme Announced 

2 May 17

The London Festival of Architecture 2017 programme has been announced, with over 450 events exploring this year’s ‘memory’ theme across the capital throughout the month of June.


Feature
Stations without bus stops 

2 May 17

How many London stations aren’t served by bus? That’s a very good question, so I’ve attempted to answer it.


Outdoors
April: of singers, ringers and sandpipers 

1 May 17

April really only started on the 10th, before that it was really March and a bit tiresome, but it all turned around nicely with 22 new species to our greedy but starving list.


Outdoors
The weekend delivers 

1 May 17

On Friday I tweeted that I was fully expecting at least 6 ticks the following day.


Blog
On the radio, in the garden and on the street 

29 Apr 17

It’s gorgeous in the garden this week – and our very own garden club leader, Alison Skeat, has been telling Robert Elms all about it on BBC Radio London.


Outdoors
High Hopes 

29 Apr 17

High hopes dashed! Once again a story of unrewarded effort, unrequited dreams.


Blog
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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Flotilla of hot air balloons to lift off from London City Airport 

28 Apr 17

The Lord Mayor’s personal hot air balloon, accompanied by up to 50 others are set to stage an early morning lift-off from London City Airport.


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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.


Blog
Strangely intriguing II 

28 Apr 17

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


Outdoors
Progress (aka death by numbers) 

27 Apr 17

So my Wanstead year list is on 89.


Blog
Top Five: Places to Train for a Marathon 

26 Apr 17

Following the big race itself on Sunday, the London Marathon, we’ve been inspired to start running ourselves! I mean, we won’t be completing a major marathon any time soon, but it has definitely got us thinking about running more often.






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