Category: Events

  • Friends Quiz Night Fun

    Friends Quiz Night Fun

    Another lovely event was enjoyed by nearly one hundred Friends and supporters on Friday 24th November. Thanks to all who turned out on a cold night. Massive thanks to Tricia Moxey for leading the quiz and to the Friends’ committee for setting up, running the event and providing the raffle prizes. And thanks to the…

  • Friends’ AGM ’23

    Friends’ AGM ’23

    An excellent turnout for this year’s AGM which featured a presentation by Ben Murphy Chairman of the Epping Forest and Commons Committee and a presentation to outgoing chair John Sharpe. Here are some pics: And here is the chairman’s report: And the annual accounts:

  • Wrens Virtual AGM 2023

    Wrens Virtual AGM 2023

    By Zoom (details below) 19:30 on 23 March 2023 Please do join us online for our AGM with presentation by our new Patron, the artist, Dr Gayle Chong-Kwan. The presentation will be on art and the natural world. The event is free and you don’t need to sign-up in advance. We will briefly conduct the…

  • AGM Guest Speaker confirmed

    AGM Guest Speaker confirmed

    The Friends are delighted to welcome Ben Murphy, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Epping Forest and Commons Committee, to be Keynote Speaker at the Friends of Wanstead Parklands AGM on 16th March 2023. The Epping Forest and Commons Committee acts as Conservator and delegate Trustee of the Epping Forest charity which manages a…

  • Litter Pickers brave the freeze

    Litter Pickers brave the freeze

    We have litter picked in snow, rain, sun, but never before in freezing fog! The 7 litter-pickers at our December litter pick in Wanstead Park had a good haul, including a very lethal carving knife and a frozen cushion. We sold £40 worth of knitted Santas and angels and several books and cards to those…

  • Friends’ Quiz Photo Special

    Friends’ Quiz Photo Special

    The Friends of Wanstead Parklands Quiz was a very enjoyable evening thanks to the hard work of Gill James, Tricia Moxey, Alan James, John Sharp, Richard Arnopp and all those who attended.

  • Winter Walk in Wanstead Park

    Winter Walk in Wanstead Park

    Looking at trees, buds and leaves in early winter- and anything else we can find. An easy walk for all the family. Mainly on gravel paths but wear stout footwear. Sunday 27th November, 2pm- 4pm Meet at Warren Road Car Park

  • L&LHS 2023 Diary Dates

    January 18th – L&LHS member Les Capon will give his annual archaeology lecture.February 15th – Ross MacFarlane of the Welcome Collection will speak about the Medical Officer of Health reports for Leyton, with emphasis on the 1918 flu’ pandemic.March 15th – London tourist guide Elanor Bloom will speak on ‘Legendary Woman of East London’.April 19th…

  • Friends’ Quiz 2022

    Friends’ Quiz 2022

    Friday 18 November at the Cricket Club

  • Wren Group 5oth Anniversary Celebration

    Wren Group 5oth Anniversary Celebration

    Saturday 8th October, 4pm -10pm Veggie Buffet and live music Displays of competition photographs and memorabilia from the past 50 years Keynote Speaker: our new Wren Patron,Gayle Chong Kwan, a local award-winning artist and academic. Tickets: £10 per person. Places are limited. Booking details: Bank transfer Santander Bank 39134007 sort code 090155 Please reference 50th…