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London’s weekly railway news #254 

25 May 18

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The curious tale of Hammersmith’s abandoned railway viaduct London Underground Light rail or tram system could replace Met Line extension in Watford Watford Observer Drivers on London …


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The year a DLR train visited Manchester 

23 May 18

Shortly before arriving in London, a Docklands Light Railway train paid a visit to Manchester and carried excited passengers on short test trips.


Outdoors
Eastern Poland Trip Report: Bialowieza Forest 

22 May 18

Wanstead goes on tour! None of us are quite sure how this happened but at some point on a slow birding day on Wanstead Flats we must have started discussing where might be better than here.


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A calendar of London’s outdoor cinema screens for 2018 

21 May 18

Summer time now seems to mean watching a film at an outdoor location, whether it’s opera in Trafalgar Square, horror at a cemetery, or romance at an Abbey.


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The Only Way Is Wanstead! 

21 May 18

David Bowie tribute band Thin White Duke headlined Sunday’s The Only Way Is Wanstead Music Festival outside The Temple in Wanstead Park (20 May 2018).


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Hackney Wick’s brutalist new London Overground station opens 

21 May 18

The Southbank Centre has come to Hackney Wick in the form of a stunning new London Overground station, with vast expanses of wood shuttering concrete offset with weathering steel.


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New arrivals and old friends 

19 May 18

Gardens: you turn round and suddenly, flowers are out, fruits are forming and there are signs of early Summer.


Outdoors
Farewell 

18 May 18

Today at Bakers Arms I saw a blackbird sitting on a fruit stall-holder’s grapes.


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Bonfire of the box trees 

17 May 18

Wanstead is currently overrun with nasty little caterpillars which have devastated hundreds of gardeners’ box trees.


Outdoors
In praise of Hummingbirds 

16 May 18

Lesser Violetear.


Outdoors
Born to be Middle Aged 

14 May 18

Ah yes, middle age.


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Time Out sees error of its ways 

14 May 18

Time Out has belatedly realised that Wanstead is not part of Forest Gate, following complaints from two Wansteadium readers.


Outdoors
Costa Rica – Trip List 

13 May 18

The trip list was an impressive 412.


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The generosity of gardeners 

13 May 18

People have been arriving at our gardening sessions carrying mysterious bags and boxes of plants… Our greenhouse is awaiting repairs this season so our gardeners have been propagating plants in their own spaces, sourcing new things for us to …


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Sadiq’s junk food ban 

12 May 18

Yesterday the Mayor of London announced an eye-catching plan to ban adverts for harmful junk food across the entire TfL network.


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Wanstead Tube ‘second most dangerous’ 

11 May 18

Wanstead Tube station has come out second highest on the whole London Underground for passenger injuries.


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What IS Time Out’s problem with Wanstead? 

9 May 18

Results of one Forest Gate category Sadly no Wanstead establishments made it to the Time Out Love London Awards 2018.


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London railway upgrades – a progress report 

9 May 18

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


Outdoors
Lazy days 

8 May 18

Well what a weekend that was! Five Buzzards , three Peregrines , eight Sparrowhawks , a Kestrel and Hobby were the sum of my skywatching, by far the majority of which were on the Bank Holiday Monday.


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Sunshine, teamwork and random parsnips 

5 May 18

It takes teamwork to tend a community garden – and on a hot, blue sky Saturday we’ve had a good turnout, clearing around the fruit trees, tidying the raised beds and planting new seeds.


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A pier appears 

4 May 18

It is not everyday that you get to see 600 tonnes of metal being lowered into the River Thames – yesterday down at Orchard Wharf was one of those rare occasions.


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Big swing to Labour in Redbridge 

4 May 18

New Wanstead Village councillors (l-r) Paul Donovan, Jo Blackman and Daniel Morgan-Thomas Labour have made huge gains in the Redbridge council elections, winning 13 seats from the Conservatives and now holding 51 out of the available 63 seats.


Outdoors
Costa Rica – Day 8 

3 May 18

We met Leo early for a walk up the trail that follows the river behind the hotel.


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My morning up West 

3 May 18

A couple of years ago, some Up Your Street art artists and mature art appreciation students went to Rosetta in West Ham to meet via Skype, Angela Lyn , who was doing an art piece about place and building.


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elrow town is coming to london 

3 May 18

Elrow Town is taking over the Olympic Park for a big weekender this August and it’s set to be quite the party.


Outdoors
Costa Rica – Day 7 

2 May 18

I popped out early to explore the hotel grounds but I did not have much time as we were headed to Carara NP and wanted to arrive before everyone else.


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Top Five: Bank Holiday Events 

2 May 18

We’re in for a treat, two bank holidays this month and it’s like we’re practically on holiday for the most of May.


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Wanstead watercolour, VIII 

1 May 18

The final of the fine watercolours of Wanstead which Wansteadium reader Terry Law painted in the 1990s.


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InSAR Ground Deformation Map 

30 Apr 18

Here’s a fascinating data map of ground deformation (subsidence, upswelling) in central London, based on data from 2011-2017 and recalibrated to show the average annual change – be it rising (blue = 2mm/year upwards) or sinking (red = 2mm/year …


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Day Out Stimulus Matrix 

30 Apr 18

If you ever need inspiration for a day trip from London, try this.


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Danglefizz 

29 Apr 18

Dangleboss: We need a new gimmick for the cablecar.


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Stand by your beds! We’re ready for repairs… 

28 Apr 18

Our raised beds have done solid service.


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People of Wanstead Village: Your candidates… 

28 Apr 18

Thursday sees the first occasion where “Wanstead Village” is an actual thing, rather than just a romantic fondly-held notion the name on a couple of road signs.


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View Tube Market: Incredible lineup of local creatives confirmed 

27 Apr 18

With just two weeks to go until our first Local Creative Market at the View Tube we’re excited to be able to share more info about the emerging creatives, designers and makers that will be there.


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London Line Up: May 

27 Apr 18

Can you believe we’re already one quarter of our way through 2018? Time flies when you’re having fun! If, like us, you’re in the mood for making May the best month yet, you’ll want to read our top events coming up in the capital this month.


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Hmm. This is a bit odd. 

27 Apr 18

A tiny camera, almost like the kind of thing you might expect to see in the Moscow Ritz-Carlton? On a lamp-post on George Green? Whatever can it mean? Get Wansteadium in your inbox – sign up for our newsletter here…


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Life-enhancing gadgets 

26 Apr 18

Three new gadgets have recently been introduced to Chateau L, and all three are what I would term life-enhancing.


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We’ll Never Know 

26 Apr 18

We are not aware as a general public about records about women’s ailments say sixty years ago.


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Ebbs and Flows. 

26 Apr 18

Well, we have the ebbing of the waves about older people being visible and owning art spaces near them.


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Next-but-one Train Indicators 

26 Apr 18

Today’s post is about Next Train Indicators which refuse to tell you when the next train is.


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Costa Rica – Day 6 

25 Apr 18

Our day in the Highlands had been great, and today we were headed for another area with a new set of birds – the Pacific Lowlands.


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Nocturnal migration 

23 Apr 18

Nocmig.


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keep running with meetup 

23 Apr 18

The London Marathon is over for another year – massive congratulations to everyone who completed it – but if you need some motivation to keep running (or to actually start), Runaway Adventures has the answer.


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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 

23 Apr 18

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


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Busy as a busy bee 

22 Apr 18

I like being busy.


Outdoors
Check your phone and you go ‘cuckoo’ 

22 Apr 18

I had just been watching a pair of female Wheatear on the model aircraft field when a hawk-like shape caught my attention from the left of my field of vision and coming in low from SSSI.


Feature
Three Olympic Park bridges 

22 Apr 18

Three Olympic Park bridges…


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How’s it growing? Seeing and sorting in the Spring garden 

21 Apr 18

With Summer temperatures in April, it’s felt as though the garden has been making up for lost time.


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Happy bluebell season – from Epping Forest! 

20 Apr 18

So, it looks as if it’s safe to ‘officially’ declare it ‘bluebell season’! The very beautiful bluebells are putting on their breathtaking, annual display in Chalet Wood, Wanstead Park in Epping Forest.


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Wanstead win at Lord’s 

20 Apr 18

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club – who last year become cricket’s National Club Champions – won against the MCC at Lord’s this week.






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