The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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Obituary: Alan Cornish MSc

Alan Cornish, for several decades a leading campaigner for Wanstead Park, died on 14 February 2018, aged 78. In recent years Alan’s declining health meant he had not been actively involved in the campaign for the park’s regeneration. However, the…

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Turf Wars at the Temple

TURF WARS: The struggle to cultivate Wanstead Flats in the 20th Century Sunday 25th February @ 1:00 pm The Temple, Wanstead Park A NEW talk by local historians Mark Gorman and Peter Williams Tickets £3:00 payable on the door. As places…

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Trees In The Landscape

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition, our second exhibition, is now on display at the Temple during weekend opening hours until early spring. The twenty-one photographs show various aspects of trees in the Wanstead and Epping Forest area, in all…

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Nature Club

The other day, I asked my son what he wanted for his fourth birthday. A magical leaf adventure, he said. Of course there were lots of other things he requested – mainly Lego related – but I like his sentiment….

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Large gathering bids farewell to Stuart Monro

The funeral of Stuart Monro, filmmaker and founder of the campaign for Wanstead Park, was held yesterday, 22 September 2017, at the City of London Crematorium in Manor Park.

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The Park After Dark…..

Have you ever walked through the woods in Wanstead Park on a winter’s night and heard the haunting cry of the tawny owl ?  Have you ever looked behind you as you think you catch a glimpse of the ghost…

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Stuart Monro: 15 June 1938 – 7 September 2017

Stuart Monro, videographer and founder of the campaign for Wanstead Park, has died aged 79.

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Friends’ AGM begins with fears that progress stalling, but ends on note of cautious optimism

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands (FWP) was held on Wednesday (29 March 2017) at Wanstead Golf Club. It was well attended, and saw some key developments in the Wanstead Park campaign.

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Friends of Wanstead Parklands Annual General Meeting

If you love Wanstead Park and care about its future, come along to the Friends’ AGM on Wednesday 29 March. All are welcome!

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Chairman Runs for Charity

Heart UK On the 23rd April I will be running the London Marathon for Heart UK, a national charity focussed on preventing unnecessary and early deaths caused by high cholesterol. I am running for Heart UK as sadly Heart disease…

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