Wanstead on film again


Wansteadium reader Peter sends intelligence from Forest School, which he says is “sort of Wanstead, E17 postcode notwithstanding”.
Filming going on this week for The Death & Life of John F Donovan about a American actor (Kit Harington) & his controversial correspondence with an English schoolboy. Forest is standing in for the English school. Big name cast according to IMDB (Natalie Portman, Kathy Bates, Thandie Newton, Susan Sarandon, Michael Gambon). Not sure of any of the big name actors on location here.

Ginger Pig closed after break-in


Wanstead’s Ginger Pig is closed on Monday because of a break in.

A spokesman told the Wanstead Guardian:

“Our priority is establishing what’s happened and the situation inside the shop. The police are involved and they are dealing with it now. But we want to try to reopen as soon as possible.”