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History, tea and cake for Wanstead Park walkers 

20 Aug 17

The Friends of Wanstead Parklands had a record turnout for their free guided walk around Wanstead Park on Sunday 20 August.


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Maria’s mulching marvel 

19 Aug 17

It’s hard work, clearing.


Feature
London’s weekly railway news #214 

18 Aug 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The curious tale of Hammersmith’s abandoned railway viaduct London Underground Man’s neck broken during ‘violent’ Jubilee Line brawl in which men were punched and kicked in the head Get …


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Corporate volunteers and the horseradish challenge 

17 Aug 17

There are tasks around the garden that groups of volunteers can make light work of – and that’s where our corporate volunteers come in.


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Open House pre-booking 

17 Aug 17

Open House is returning to London in a month’s time, specifically Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September.


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Where the big ships go 

16 Aug 17

A business trip to Suffolk took me close to Felixstowe and it would have been rude not to call in to see some of the shipping traffic using the port complex and thus we have another #dlr_blog on tour report.


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London’s Largest Free Jazz Festival, JAZZ WITH PIZZAZZ, Returns! 

16 Aug 17

Looking for a weekend of live music in London, absolutely free of charge? Well, you’ve found it! Feel the beat at Canary Wharf’s free jazz festival, taking place this 19 th and 20 th August, with an array of live musical entertainment showcasing …


Feature
The ‘First’ Blitz 

16 Aug 17

A guest post by LH Member Suzie Grogan.


Feature
Bus Stop DG 

16 Aug 17

Approximately three-quarters of London’s nineteen-thousand-or-so bus stops have a letter on top.


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Islamic Art 

15 Aug 17

Islamic Art Course 11am – 1pm (weekday TBC) 6 Week beginner course £: FREE Come and learn the rich and varied forms that exist in Islamic Art and learn the essential design principals that go into creating floral compositions.


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The East-West Passage – Stratford to the City via Bethnal Green 

15 Aug 17

Fresh off the train from Ramsgate into Stratford International I needed to stretch my legs so set off Westwards.


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The Wanstead Fringe is ON 

15 Aug 17

We’re delighted to confirm that the Wanstead Fringe 2017 will take place between 9 and 16 September.


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Doctor in the House 

15 Aug 17

The death of Doctor in the House author Richard Gordon is a moment to remember again this picture from the opening scenes of the TV programme which were filmed outside what is now Clock Court.


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A pot of gold 

15 Aug 17

There is literally a pot of gold at or near the George pub, in case anyone was smart enough to be searching on Monday evening.


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well that was a surprise 

14 Aug 17

Online I ordered tickets for Late Night tonight at Tate Modern.


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Getting Chili in the Docks 

14 Aug 17

London based company  CPBS Marine Services  are regular visitors to the KGV Lock in London’s Royal Docks and the latest visit saw the latest addition to their fleet make its first visit.


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Mindfulness and tomato maintenance: the quiet rhythm of community gardening 

12 Aug 17

Mindfulness and tomato maintenance.


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Wanstead parking plans ‘dramatically reduced’ 

12 Aug 17

Google Streetview The campaign against radical reorganisation of parking restrictions in Wanstead, which saw passionate demands for proper consultation among Wanstead residents and businesses, seems to have won the argument.


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Top Five: Summer Hangouts 

11 Aug 17

At this time of year, we love nothing more than spending time outdoors and just relaxing with our friends (maybe with a drink in our hands as well!).


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On the Street 

10 Aug 17

Living on a street for 35 years is something to celebrate.


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Top Five: Urban Beaches 

9 Aug 17

Nothing beats the feeling of being lay on a beautiful beach in the hot weather with a beer in your hand… *sigh*.


Feature
London Overground extension approved for Barking Riverside 

8 Aug 17

Permission has been given for the London Overground to be extended to a new housing development at Barking riverside.


Outdoors
June/July 2017: Dead and buried 

8 Aug 17

I refer to the birding Hades that is summer, but equally I could be talking about the blog, which just about remains on life support waiting for someone to pull the plug.


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Spud Saturday: bringing in the potato harvest 

5 Aug 17

Potatoes.


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Next three trains (update) 

5 Aug 17

Q: Did the westbound Next Train Indicator at Bow Road get any better yesterday? A: Possibly.


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Phone snatching hits Wanstead 

4 Aug 17

The wave of mobile phone snatching by moped riders which has hit central London in the past few months has arrived in Wanstead.


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London’s weekly railway news #212 

4 Aug 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Sitting in the driving seat on a DLR train London Underground Proposals for Old Kent Road’s Underground station name SE1 The Mayor of Watford has said she will “not let go” of plans for a …


Feature
Next three trains 

4 Aug 17

The Next Train Indicators at Bow Road station have long been, well, not very good.


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V22 View Tube studios now open to the public every Saturday noon-5pm 

3 Aug 17

We’re delighted to announce that our group of brilliant artists have agreed to open to the public every Saturday noon-5pm.


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giant light tunnel 

3 Aug 17

We love a good light installation, so we were pretty excited to hear ASICS have unveiled a HUGE light tunnel as part of their #IMoveLondon campaign.


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Gail’s arrives in Wanstead – and is a thing of beauty 

3 Aug 17

Gail’s Bakery has launched – on schedule – and many Wanstead people already seem to love it.


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Capital Towers 

3 Aug 17

Five years ago an old carpet warehouse stood empty on the corner of Cooks Road and Stratford High Street.


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Top Five: London Summer Sporting Events 

2 Aug 17

This summer, we can’t think of a better way to get out and enjoy the sun than by being active outdoors.


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Redbrige: We WILL save money 

1 Aug 17

Redbridge Council says it will in fact save money from the withdrawal of Meals on Wheels which have been axed across the borough from today (1 August).


Feature
DLR 30 map 

1 Aug 17

The Docklands Light Railway is 30 years old this summer, and TfL are celebrating with a new map .


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Friends sponsor restoration of furniture at Wanstead Park’s historic Temple 

31 Jul 17

The Victorian table in use at a meeting of the Wanstead Park Liaison Group Two of the lovely old pieces of furniture at The Temple in Wanstead Park have been expertly repaired by local furniture restorer Chris Rigby following an initiative by the …


Outdoors
List advancement 

30 Jul 17

I have chosen my title with care, as although my list has indeed increased, I don’t believe it truly counts as twitching – I will elaborate shortly.


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The early plans for the DLR to be a Tram not a Train 

30 Jul 17

It seems difficult to believe, but London’s famous driverless trains came very close to having drivers, and being a tram network, not a train one.


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Scrapping Meals on Wheels won’t save Redbridge any money 

29 Jul 17

EXCLUSIVE Redbridge Council is scrapping Meals on Wheels from Tuesday but we can reveal that it won’t be saving any money by doing so – even though rising costs were the justification for the decision.


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Twirly carrots, snail hangouts and a haircut for the tomatoes 

29 Jul 17

Tomato hairdressing, anyone? Fancy discovering where snails hang out? Or are twirly carrots your thing? We’ve had all of that at our Saturday drop-in gardening session, with friends dropping in to garden, family gardening and some visitors keen to …


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An encounter with George H.W. Bush 

29 Jul 17

(or Navy Grey on a very rainy day!!) Occasionally I do a blog post about things outside the normal #dlr_blog area of coverage and when the chance to go and see George H.


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This Is Easily The Most Important Rule Of Commuting in London 

28 Jul 17

One of the biggest daily issues Londoners face is avoiding acquiantances on their commute.


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LONDON LINE-UP AUGUST 

28 Jul 17

Schools are out and, we imagine, so are most of you… August is the perfect time to kick back and relax; enjoy outdoor dinners, walks in the park and the summer sun.


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My longest walk – Waltham Cross to Welwyn Garden City 

28 Jul 17

Looking back now to this monumental yomp at the end of May I wonder what on earth I was thinking walking 30 mazy miles across Hertfordshire from Waltham Cross to Welwyn Garden City (29.2 miles to Welwyn Garden City the other 0.8 miles was finding the …


Feature
Olympic Games +5 

28 Jul 17

It’s five years since London’s Olympic Opening Ceremony, the surreal all-inclusive spectacle which made Britain proud.


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On board Peruvian Navy tallship BAP Union 

27 Jul 17

London is fortunate enough to get a wide variety of visiting sailing ships of various shapes and sizes but towards the end of July 2017 a very special visitor arrived on the River Thames in London.


Feature
The Greenway incident 

27 Jul 17

Don’t worry, this one doesn’t end badly.


Blog
Some break-in 

25 Jul 17

Longstanding Wanstead children’s clothes shop Bambini has been broken in to – amazingly through its outside wall.


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Rosetta Joins the Arts Council England NPO 

25 Jul 17

We are incredibly delighted to announce that we have been invited to join the Arts Council England National Portfolio of Organisations! For the past twenty five years we have championed visual art and engagement for local people, and built many …


Outdoors
Family twitching 

24 Jul 17

This Saturday was the mass exodus at the start of the summer holidays.






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