The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Falcon’s Flight

Dear Friends of Wanstead Parklands, This August we’re producing a brand new play in your area all funding be The Arts Council England! The Falcon’s Flight play is an outdoor immersive experience and tells the story of of Gytha, an…

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Cow Minders Wanted!

Message form Gill James Volunteer Induction Meeting August 4th 11am – Meet at the Temple You will be delighted to hear that three longhorn English cows will be returning to Wanstead Park for the conservation grazing project this summer. They…

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