June 2020

The-Shrubbery-1940-bombingBombing of The Shrubbery in Grosvenor Road in September 1940

Building history

In the second of two articles, Dr Colin Runeckles continues the discussion of his findings following research into a Wanstead and Woodford Borough Council building survey carried out in 1949

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The Putt Project

Robert Putt, who attended Woodbridge High School 80 years ago, is collaborating with the school’s History Department to document his memories of the area. In the third of a series of articles, Robert


Tale of two tutors

Children (and parents) have been getting to grips with home schooling and online learning. Here, 10-year-old Viva Sastry – a South Woodford Young Writers Club member – recounts an imaginary day from her...

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Post-COVID-19 world

What will Wanstead and Woodford look like in a post-COVID world? In the first of a series of articles, Chair of Wanstead Society Scott Wilding, who is exploring these issues as part of


Not on hold

Lockdown may have prevented South Woodford resident and Samaritans volunteer Barbara Collins from meeting people face to face, but volunteers are still answering the phone … and listening


School friends

The newly formed Friends of Aldersbrook Riding School is seeking community support to help the much-loved venue jump the lockdown hurdle. Tracey Adebowale-Jones reports


Swan lakes

In the second of a series of articles celebrating the swans that reside on the lakes of Wanstead Park and Wanstead Flats, Tracey Adebowale-Jones welcomes new life, locally and across the waterways of


Reaching for help

With first-hand experience of domestic abuse, Councillor Rosa Gomez (Churchfields, Labour) knows only too well how important Redbridge Council’s Reach Out service is