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Ophelia please darken my door 

16 Oct 17

Well the old neighbourhood just ain’t the same.


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A momentary lapse 

15 Oct 17

It had been a wonderful morning on Wanstead Flats – two Short-eared Owls , a couple of Brambling and stacks of other great viz-mig.


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Abiding memory of confiding 

14 Oct 17

I nearly considered going on a twitch this weekend.


Feature
London’s weekly railway news #222 

13 Oct 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… London Underground Signal Box gets Listed Status London Underground Is Sadiq’s fares freeze behind London Underground’s falling investment in track maintenance and new trains? MayorWatch …


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I must be dreaming 

12 Oct 17

It has started.


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13 Nice Things To Do After Work Instead Of Going Straight Home 

12 Oct 17

It’s been Quite A Week round here.


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Today was supposed to be M&S’s day 

10 Oct 17

The long-awaited opening of the MS Simply Food on Wanstead High Street, which was announced as happening today, has not happened.


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Box closes 

10 Oct 17

The box tree caterpillar, which as we reported last year had reached Wanstead on its advance northwards through the country, has knocked Wanstead’s box trees for six.


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Driver cleared over Wanstead High Street death 

10 Oct 17

The scene following the incident last May The woman charged with causing the death of 91-year-old Wanstead man Basant Lal Sharma on the zebra crossing on Wanstead High Street was cleared at the Old Bailey last week.


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London railway upgrades – a progress report 

9 Oct 17

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls.


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My desired life – you can help!! 

8 Oct 17

I work in a bank.


Feature
25 timetables 

8 Oct 17

On Wednesday a reader called Alan Platt left this heartfelt comment.


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Community fun at the Chilli Festival 

7 Oct 17

What a turnout for the Chilli Festival! It’s been lovely to see old friends and new friends from all corners of our community trying delicious cakes, bakes and savouries, making mini chilli hats and listening to mellow music.


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Woodberry Wetlands: lessons for Wanstead Park? 

7 Oct 17

On Thursday 5 October a group organised by Epping Forest Operations Manager Geoff Sinclair visited the Woodberry Wetlands reserve in Stoke Newington.


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The parish marker of a Rotherhithe church – in Stratford 

6 Oct 17

If you wander along that broad avenue of Tesco Value Dubai that is post-Olympics Stratford High Street, you might spy a relic from the deep past.


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London’s weekly railway news #221 

6 Oct 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Meet the team restoring a London Underground signal box London Underground Old Street Tube Evacuated as Police Investigate Report of ‘Suspicious’ Man and ‘Bang’ Noise HuffPo Controlled …


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All going to PLAN 

2 Oct 17

The first week of October was a special occasion for naval visitors to the River Thames as it saw the arrival of three vessels from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Surface Force.


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The Low Line 

2 Oct 17

New York has the High Line , an elevated linear park on a railway viaduct.


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Scarcely September (2017) 

1 Oct 17

Our best month of the year, usually, and the epitome of how dire 2017 has been! Usually we have daily reports–this year I’ve had to pad things out with Twitter news.


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The project restoring London Underground’s Art-Deco era trains 

30 Sep 17

A train that hasn’t moved for nearly 50 years could be about to make a dramatic return to the London Underground — the Q-Stock is returning.


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What’s The Point? 

29 Sep 17

So irritating to me.


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New railway line for West London proposed 

29 Sep 17

An old railway line currently used for cargo trains could be converted into passenger use, linking parts of West London currently poorly served by rail services.


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London’s Moving 

29 Sep 17

Back in 2006, The Building Centre in Bloomsbury held an exhibition called London’s Moving .


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Production at Tate Modern 

28 Sep 17

Today some intrepid Up Your Street seniors found their way to meet BN Neu in the Blaveknik building at Tate.


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Spotted Crake 

27 Sep 17

A nice easy post today, a simple photo of a Spotted Crake .


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Confirmed: The Nightingale has closed 

25 Sep 17

Pic: Google Streetview Wansteadium can confirm the rumours which have been circulating round Wanstead on Monday that the Nightingale pub has closed.


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Art triumph 

25 Sep 17

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Art Trail – especially (to Wansteadium’s untrained eye) Alison Stenhouse whose tree pictures were on show in Revive, and Grace’s prints of fish in genuine squid ink, which were on show at Wanstead …


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Wanstead rallies for Imran 

25 Sep 17

Customers seem to be rallying round Imran Asghar, cricket-loving ironmonger and Tool Box proprietor, following a racist knife attack he suffered in his shop last week.


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Fringe hurrahs 

25 Sep 17

Wansteadium decompressed last week following the Fringe, which was a great success all round, with many events selling out.


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Large gathering bids farewell to Stuart Monro 

23 Sep 17

Stuart Monro filming in Wanstead Park in 2014.


Feature
The Bow Road black hole 

23 Sep 17

Users of Bow Road station might appreciate an update on how the westbound Next Train Indicator is doing.


Feature
Open House 2017 

22 Sep 17

To round off my Open House round-up, here are seven buildings you might like to visit in 51 weeks time.


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AoU Here and Now 

21 Sep 17

Generosity distinguishes collaborative urbanists and successful cities.


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Joan Littlewood – Stratford plaque 

20 Sep 17

Joan Littlewood, 1914 – 2002, theatre director.


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Joan Littlewood – Stratford statue 

20 Sep 17

{On a plaque attached to the front of the plinth:} Joan Littlewood…


Feature
Maximum fare 

20 Sep 17

As an intermission from Open House, let’s try to answer the question…


Outdoors
Top patch moments 

18 Sep 17

Between lulls in Redstart activity last weekend my fellow patch-workers and I got to talking about our best moments on the patch.


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My First Open House London In Photos. Lots of Photos. 

18 Sep 17

On Sunday I volunteered at Open House London.


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Scenes from the Wanstead Festival 2017 

17 Sep 17

Thanks to ace snapper Jennifer Schenck for another top collection of pictures – this time from Sunday’s Wanstead Festival.


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DSEi 2017 

17 Sep 17

In early September 2017 it was time once again for the ExCel exhibition centre to be taken over for two weeks for the hosting of the biannual  Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade show.


Outdoors
The inevitable 

16 Sep 17

Wouldn’t it be nice to wander round unencumbered by a camera I said to myself this morning.


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Scenes from the Fringe V – plus the final Fringe rundown 

15 Sep 17

A great Fringe Thursday saw sell-out crowds in three places at once across Wanstead.


Feature
Autonomous Shuttle Bus Trial 

15 Sep 17

If the future is driverless cars, then it’s also driverless buses.


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London’s weekly railway news #218 

15 Sep 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos from inside Down Street disused tube station London Underground Trivago’s tube ad campaign is hitting home – but has it altered brand perception? YouGov New floor marks on the Tube are…


Outdoors
Velociraptor trousers 

14 Sep 17

It will perhaps surprise you to know that at work I am known as a fashionista.


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Wanstead on screen again again 

14 Sep 17

Filming which has been taking place at Overton Drive and St Mary’s church this week is for a new adaptation of Thackeray’s novel Vanity Fair.


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Stuart Monro: 15 June 1938 – 7 September 2017 

13 Sep 17

Stuart Monro, founder of the campaign for Wanstead Park (1938-2017) Stuart Monro, videographer and founder of the campaign for Wanstead Park, has died aged 79.


Feature
Whitechapel and Bow Railway 

13 Sep 17

For no especially good reason, let’s have a dig in the National Archives.


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Scenes from the Fringe II 

12 Sep 17

The Kinema returns to near its original spot – upstairs at the Manor House – for a showing of Maxine Peake playing Hamlet A couple more tastes of the Fringe, from some of the various events which have already been going on this week.


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Visit to Wanstead Park by London Parks and Gardens Trust 

10 Sep 17

Geoff Sinclair, Epping Forest Operations Manager, discusses the problems of the lake system and potential solutions.






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