Collection of Wanstead images goes online

In recent years, local historian Richard Arnopp has built up a large collection of historic images of Wanstead Park, Bush Wood and Wanstead Flats. At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands, the audience was given a preview of what Richard describes as a “treasure trove” of material, which he has now placed on eHive for all to see. eHive is an online resource used by museums, societies and private collectors worldwide to catalogue and publish their collections. Continue reading Collection of Wanstead images goes online

Lakes and Bluebells walk

On Sunday 23 April 2017 members of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands led a free walk around Wanstead Park. A gentle stroll over about two miles, the main purpose of the walk was to explain the history and construction of the lake system in the park, which dates in its present form from the first half of the eighteenth century. Continue reading Lakes and Bluebells walk

Water levels in Wanstead Park

Latest statement from the City of London -

The City of London own four lakes at Wanstead Park. These lakes, along with one owned by our neighbours, comprise a five lake cascade that formed the centrepiece in one of England’s most significant gardens. Low water levels at two of the lakes at Wanstead Park have been a concern for some months. Below is an update on the current situation. Continue reading Water levels in Wanstead Park