At the Temple open weekend (5 and 6 January 2019), local children celebrated the New Year with a Roman themed event - after all, the month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, who presided over gateways, transitions, beginnings and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks both to the future and to the past. Continue reading Children celebrate the New Year – Roman-style!
A drop-in Christmas family event was held at the Tea Hut in Wanstead Park on Sunday (23 December 2018). Continue reading Christmas gets off to a musical start in Wanstead Park
The Friends of Wanstead Parklands annual quiz night was held yesterday (23 November 2018) at the Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club. Continue reading Friends quiz night a huge success
Over the past few years the Friends of Wanstead Parklands have watched with interest - not to mention a degree of envy - as the London Borough of Redbridge develops plans for another major local open space, Hainault Forest. Continue reading ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR THE HLF-FUNDED PROJECT AT HAINAULT FOREST
This week (14 and 15 August 2018) 60 children participated in sessions run by the Field Studies Council in cooperation with the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. FSC ran two workshops for children to learn more about their natural environment. This included sessions on mini beasts and butterflies. Continue reading Children’s nature sessions are a Wanstead Park first
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Yesterday (18 July 2018) a memorial service for Verderer Peter Adams MBE, who died in April, was held at the beautiful church of St John the Baptist, Epping. Continue reading Peter Adams MBE
Brilliant sunshine welcomed the return of Music in Wanstead Park, the popular festival now under the management of Caitlin Downie, 30, and her brother Calum, 23. Continue reading Sun and fun as “Music in Wanstead Park” returns
We regret to report the death of Greer Nicholson, a former Vice-Chairman of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. Continue reading Greer Nicholson (1954-2018)
We regret to announce that Peter Wilkinson, former Project Manager for Wanstead Park, died at the weekend. Continue reading PETER WILKINSON