In December 2019, nature gave Wanstead Park an unexpected but very welcome Christmas present.Continue reading "Wanstead’s little river once again shows its teeth"
In 2018 Ray Weekes completed a degree in Art History at Birkbeck.
As his primary interest is architecture and as he lives in Wanstead, he wrote his dissertation on the architecture of Wanstead House. This was well received and won a prize.
We are delighted that, to make his findings available to a wider audience, Mr Weekes produced a summary of his research in a more accessible form and kindly offered it to the Friends for publication.
The result is the linked series of four articles -
Count Ferenc Széchényi of Sárvár-Felsővidék (1754 –1820) is a well-known figure in Hungary. As well as being founder of the Hungarian National Library and National Museum, he was father of the reformer and nationalist hero Count István Széchenyi, often called "the Greatest Hungarian".Continue reading "The visit of Count Ferenc Széchényi to Wanstead Park"
Epping Forest's Steve Denford has curated an exhibition which is on display at The Temple until 27 September. The Temple over Time explores the building's different uses since it was built around 1760 by John, 2nd Earl Tylney of Castlemaine.
Epping Forest has kindly agreed to the Friends posting the content of the exhibition online.
Wanstead Park was added to Epping Forest in 1882 and is protected under the terms of the Epping Forest Act of 1878. The Park is a Grade II* listed landscape with a chain of lakes dug out some 300 years ago. There are woodlands and grassy areas with some scrubby patches, all of which provide shelter, food and nesting sites for many creatures. Continue reading "Wanstead Park: a biodiversity hotspot"
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