Category: News

  • Video: Wanstead House book launch

    Following the successful launch of Hannah Armstrong’s book, Wanstead House: East London’s Lost Palace, Wanstead Books have just released a short video of the event. The Friends still have a handful of copies of the book available at the discounted price of £35.00. These can be purchased from the monthly Litter pick stall at the […]

  • Wonderful afternoon of family cycling

    Wonderful afternoon of family cycling

    A very successful sponsored bike ride took place last Sunday 12th June in Wanstead Park, to raise funds for the new children’s play area. About 100 children and parents enjoyed a leisurely ride around the lake and raised money for the Play Area. We have already raised nearly a thousand pounds for equipment from the […]

  • Wanstead Park Family Cycle Ride

    Wanstead Park Family Cycle Ride

    Bring the family to enjoy a family cycle ride in Wanstead Park on the afternoon of Sunday June 12th. The ride is to raise funds for equipment for the Natural Play Area. in the Park. The route is suitable for all ages as it follows the wide circular shared-use path around the Ornamental Waters and […]

  • Royal Visit to Wanstead Park

    Royal Visit to Wanstead Park

    On April 12th representatives from the Friends of Wanstead Parklands were thrilled to be invited by the Heritage of London Trust (HoLT) to a prestigious visit to Wanstead Park by their Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester. The event was conceived to celebrate the completion of the first stage of works to the historic Grotto’s […]

  • High St photos: “a great success”

    High St photos: “a great success”

    Local photographer, Russell Boyce, thanks everyone who visited his exhibition of photographs of the High Street which attracted lots of attention around the Temple during March. After a month, my exhibition ‘A Portrait of the high Street’, has been taken down from around the Temple. I think it has been a great success, in part […]

  • Litter Pickers defy the weather

    Litter Pickers defy the weather

    Despite bitterly cold weather we had a great turnout on Sunday 13th February’s litter pick in Wanstead Park: 32 people, including one D of E Award lad. Today’s star find was a fishing rod. We sold lots of books and cards and took £48. Next time we will have a card reader. Well done, everyone!

  • Wanstead Park Free Talks begin in January

    Wanstead Park Free Talks begin in January

    Friends committee member Richard Arnopp will be starting a series of free monthly online talks in January under the title “Wanstead Park in Context”. Some of you may remember that Richard ran a popular two-year series of articles on the owners of Wanstead Park which were published by our friends at the Wanstead Village Directory. […]

  • Pointing the way

    Pointing the way

    Regular users of the park will have noticed the arrival of a number of fingerposts. These arrived and were installed this week to help less frequent visitors find their way around. The fingerposts have been wholly funded by the Friends of Wanstead Parklands as one of a number of projects planned for the park. Play […]

  • Nina, Goose and Nutty: photos

    Nina, Goose and Nutty: photos

    The welcome to the three cows in the park has been as warm this year as it was last year. Here are some photos taken by park users and sent in to us. Our thanks to Anila Hussain @akhussainphotography, Olenka Gradiosielska, Alison Sale, Jan Tallis, Ro Freeman, Cedric Knight, John Sharpe, Gill James, Greg Harper, […]

  • The cows are back

    The cows are back

    Nina, Nutty and Goose have arrived at Wanstead Park and are causing great interest. They are being accompanied by volunteers from the Wren Group and The Friends of Wanstead Parklands whose job is to make sure that the cows and park users are safe and well and to answer questions. The Wren Group will be […]