ichstag-berlin-2©Anila Hussain

Photo Story: Anila Hussain

In the fourth of a series of articles by members of the Woodford and Wanstead Photographic Society, Anila Hussain tells the story behind this image of the Reichstag staircase Architecture...


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 second of a series...


Secrets of Wanstead Park

John Meehan, chairman of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands, reveals some of Wanstead Park’s secrets and the surviving features of its long history. Photo of the Repton Oak by Richard Arnopp...


Puppy Love

Colin Spence runs dog training classes in Snaresbrook and has been working with man’s best friend – and their owners – for 23 years. Here, he explains how much exercise...

Pastel-nude©Ged Rumak

Loving life

Woodford Arts Group member Ged Rumak explains his love of life drawing and why he thinks a good portrait is more than just a representation of the subject The BBC is wrong...


Hope & Glory

A project which has been bringing the community together by collating wartime memories of Redbridge will stage a theatre production in South Woodford this April. Alfie James reports Did you know...

20200120_114103Members of the Wanstead, Woodford and Barkingside Marie Curie Fundraising Group

£100k & counting

Members of the Wanstead, Woodford and Barkingside Marie Curie Fundraising Group have reached their £100,000 target. Jill Playford thanks local supporters and explains how the money will be used A celebration...

DSCF6189River Roding. ©Geoff Wilkinson

Floating ideas

Rising at Molehill Green in Essex, the River Roding passes through the Wanstead and Woodford area en route to the Thames, bringing with it a very real flood risk to...


Remarkable Lives

Historian and author Diane Atkinson – whose latest book has become the definitive history of the suffragettes – will be discussing some ‘remarkable lives’ at Wanstead Library this March I’m...