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Wanstead Park Family Cycle Ride

When: Sunday 12th June

Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Donate: Raising money for a new playground in Wanstead Park

Where: Circular ride around the Ornamental Waters, Wanstead Park (c.1.5 miles)

Details here.

Bovine Fascination?

If you’re missing the cows we all came to love last summer why not get to know the rest of the herd at Chingford?

Click here to see some walks arranged by the City of London.

Rediscovering Wanstead House
Up the Glade toward Wanstead House

Fourteen people, led by Russell Kenny, walked through the history of Wanstead Park today.

In a detailed and fascinating walking talk, Russell took his audience through the history of Wanstead House, it’s grounds and its many personalities.

Peter Pan kicks off

The Wanstead Park summer
season kicks off on Saturday
June 4 with JM Barrie’s Peter
Pan, a magical story about
Wendy and Peter’s adventures
in Neverland that promises
‘real’ flying!

For details, follow this link.

A message from Richard Arnopp

Local historian and long-standing Friend of Wanstead Park has announced on Facebook that he is to discontinue his series of talks on the history of Wanstead Park.

I am intending instead to produce a series of shorter, pre-recorded talks on more narrowly defined topics at some point in the future, hopefully starting later this year.

A very warm welcome

The Friends are a group of people who love Wanstead Park.

Once the site of one of England’s grandest houses, the Park still retains a 17th Century lake cascade unique to London.

It’s historical significance is complemented by its natural beauty, and provides a magical environment for the local community.

Now a Charity, our Mission is to raise public awareness of the history and ecology of Wanstead Park, fund improvements, and campaign for its preservation and enhancement.

We aim to represent the users of the Park, and are supported by an enthusiastic Membership and active Social Media following.

Please join us and help to ensure the Park remains the East London gem it is.

John Sharpe

Chair of Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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