Category: News

  • 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. Autumn is the perfect time for a magical leaf adventures. Already the horse chestnut trees […]

  • 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.

  • The Park After Dark…..

    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 of Catherine Tylney flitting amongst the trees?  What is she looking for?  Why are there […]

  • Stuart Monro: 15 June 1938 – 7 September 2017

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

  • 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.

  • Friends of Wanstead Parklands Annual General Meeting

    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!

  • Chairman Runs for Charity

    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 has had a devastating effect on my family. Both my parents died of heart failure […]


    The Wren Group is putting on a photo exhibition at The Temple in Wanstead Park in January 2017 to celebrate the area’s wildlife diversity/Wanstead 1000. Please send in your best photographs of any animals, including insects, and plants. 20 will be selected by a panel of Wren committee members. The selected images will be professionally […]

  • Newsletter: Winter/Spring 2017

    Newsletter: Winter/Spring 2017

    Follow this link to a pdf download of the latest newsletter.

  • A chance to volunteer

    A chance to volunteer

    Did you ever fancy being a National Trust volunteer but there’s no historic properties nearby to love and cherish?  Do you  have an interest in history and a knowledge of  the heritage Wanstead Park in particular? Now is your chance  to help out at the historic property on our doorstep! The Temple in Wanstead Park […]