Category: News

  • Friends’ AGM on 13 March: heavyweight speakers expected to attract a big audience

    Notice has been given of the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands.

  • Children celebrate the New Year – Roman-style!

    At the Temple open weekend (5 and 6 January 2019), local children celebrated the New Year with a Roman themed event – after all, the month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, who presided over gateways, transitions, beginnings and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks both […]

  • Talk: What the Fire Revealed

    Talk: What the Fire Revealed

    SUNDAY 27th JANUARY 2019 1.00pmThe Temple, Wanstead Park

  • Wanstead Park Nature Club

    Wanstead Park Nature Club

    Autumn Leaf Safari for children aged 3-7 Meet at the Temple, Wanstead Park Take a walk in the woods. Make a leaf lantern. Stories too. Cost £3.50 per child. Children must be accompanied. Contact: a Wren Group and Friends of Wanstead Parklands event

  • Peter Adams MBE

    Yesterday (18 July 2018) a memorial service for Verderer Peter Adams MBE, who died in April, was held at the beautiful church of St John the Baptist, Epping.


    We regret to announce that Peter Wilkinson, former Project Manager for Wanstead Park, died at the weekend. Peter’s involvement with the park began in 2010, and his contribution to the progress we have made since then has been incalculable. FWP Chairman John Meehan says –

  • The quiz will not now be held until later in the year

    The quiz will not now be held until later in the year

    The quiz has been postponed.  Hopefully it will be re-scheduled in the autumn. Tel: 020 8989 4898  email:  

  • 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 importance of his earlier work is difficult to overstate. A particular concern for Alan was […]

  • Turf Wars at the Temple

    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 are limited, advanced booking required with Before it became the leisure and recreation space […]

  • Trees In The Landscape

    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 seasons from winter snow to autumn glory.  Some images show details such as fungi doing […]