The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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Newsletter Winter 2015/16

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Special General Meeting

A Special General meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands is to be held at 6:30pm on Saturday 10 October, immediately prior to the Gala Dinner at Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club. The object of the meeting will be to…

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Friends of Wanstead Parklands Gala Dinner

Agatha Christie Presents… “THE DINNER FOR WANSTEAD PARK” Dwight, Chair of Wanstead Parklands Invites you to a 3-course celebration of our unique II* listed park Hosted by Friends of Wanstead Parklands, Agatha Christie & some Mysterious Characters… It’s the 125th…

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A Wanstead Art Treasure

The 17th century painting, ‘The Entombment of Christ’ has hung above the altar in St Mary’s Church for over 100 years.  It has now been assessed by a Masters student from the Courtauld Institute, confirming its age, and its status…

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Death of Peter Brown reported

The sad news has been reported that Peter Brown, Churchwarden of Wanstead Parish, has died suddenly at his home. Mr Brown oversaw the recent restoration of the Georgian St Mary’s Church, Overton Drive, and this will be a fitting momorial…

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AGM REPORT PART 2

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands was held on 25 February, at Wanstead Cricket Club. Following the main business of the evening, Wanstead Park Project Manager Peter Wilkinson gave a presentation about the draft “Parkland Plan” and…

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AGM report Part 1

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands was held yesterday, 25 February, at Wanstead Cricket Club. There was a record turnout, with 44 names on the attendance list, though a rough headcount suggested that was an understatement. We were…

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Friends of Wanstead Parklands recognised in 2013 Heritage Angels Awards

We are delighted to be able to tell our members and supporters that the Friends of Wanstead Parklands have been awarded a “certificate of recognition” in this year’s Heritage Angel Awards. Founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber to reward the efforts…

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Friends of Wanstead Parklands AGM

The Friends’ AGM this year will be taking place this Wednesday 26 February at Wanstead Golf Club, Overton Drive, E11 2LW, commencing 7:30.

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A Verderer’s thoughts in a changing forest

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands was preceded by an open meeting addressed by Mr. Peter Adams, one of the two Verderers for the southern parishes of Epping Forest. Mr. Adams spoke on the theme “A…

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